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Fantastic deal for Panama -City & beach program 6n with tours, transfers, meals & more $961 pp/dbl

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANAMA

 

 

Panama has a rich and fabulous history that dates to Pre-Columbian times and a modern soaring skyline. Panama has endless white sand beaches from the coral laden Atlantic to the emerald green Pacific. You will find the Panama Canal an engineering feat whose scope and daring will take your breath away. Panama also has one of the most beautiful and unspoiled rain forests in Central America.

 

Come Join Us And Discover The New Panama !

 

Best of Panama 8 days discovering Panama City, Canal, Rain forest, Embera Indians and more.....

Playa Blanca -all inclusive beach resorts  Great buy..!! Royal Decameron, Sheraton Bijao, Riu...7 days, transfers, all drinks and more... !

Just Panama City & the Canal- 5 days Discover the 8th, Wonder of the World -The Panama Canal- with private tours & transfers featuring Deluxe Hotel Trump, Astoria, Bristol, Hard Rock & more....

Deluxe Panama program - 8 days - Panama, Rain Forest & Beach, 5* hotels (Westin, Waldorf Astoria, Gamboa)  and private services

Panama City, Canal & Beach   -7 days to Discover the new Panama, 2 nights in Panama and enjoy the all inclusive service of the Royal Decameron Playa Blanca, Riu, Sheraton Bijao plus other options at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach resort.

Gamboa Rainforest Adventure -6 days jungle adventure   including private transfers, tours, accommodations ....

Panama & Bocas del Toro  8 days visiting the Canal and Bastimentos Marine National Park

Deluxe Cruise Discovery  9 days/ 8 nights Discovering unspoiled new regions of Panama...

OPTIONALS:

San Blas Islands....2 days

Contadora Island .....Discover one the most beautiful islands in the world...!

Panama Canal Cruise dates.....half day and full day canal transit

 

 

 

 

Super buy ! Westin Playa Bonita

Private Services

5 days/4 nights 

Daily departures

 

INCLUDING

• 4 nights accommodations at the Deluxe Beach Resort Westin Playa Bonita

• Private transfers on arrival and departure .

• Private City tour of Panama and visit to the Canal (half a day).

• Daily buffet breakfast.

• Deluxe Ocean View with room taxes and service charges.

• 24 hour room service.

• Assistance of our local representative.

 

Land tour rates per person:

 2017 Double Triple Single Child
Deluxe room-Ocean View Jan.04-Apr.15, 2017 US$952 853 1808 322
Deluxe room-Ocean View Apr.16-Dec.10, 2017 871 745 1555 259

Children rates: Valid when sharing room with parents (Children from 1 to 11 years old)

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare, insurance, airport departure taxes (usually included in your international air ticket) and any other service not specifically mentioned in the included section.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE: 

From Miami US$500-600, New York US$600-750, Los Angeles $700-900; Washington DC $700-800

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panama City, Jungles & Beach

 

Deluxe program

 

Waldorf Astoria, Gamboa Rainforest Resort & Westin Beach Resort –all 5 star properties

 

8 days/7 nights 

 

Daily departures

 

INCLUDING

 

• 2 nights accommodations at the new Waldorf Astoria or Bristol- Deluxe room
2 nights at Gamboa Rainforest Resort with Deluxe room with river view & balcony
• 3 nights at Westin Playa Bonita Beach Resort with Deluxe room ocean view.
• Daily buffet breakfast with room taxes and service charges
• Room taxes and service charges
• Private transfers on arrival and departure as well as City-Gamboa-Beach
• Private City tour of Panama and visit to the Canal (half day)
• Visit the Aerial Tram and exhibitions (half day)
• Assistance of our local representatives
• 24 hour room service
• Assistance of our local representative
Free WI-FI at Gamboa Resort and
the Astoria hotel.

 

Land tour rates per person:

2017 Double Triple Single Child
Jan.06 to Apr.15 US$1834 1754 2999 499
Apr.16 to Dec.19 1627 1566 2780 448

Christmas & New Year Rates available upon request.

Airfare not included. Rates are subject to change at any time.

NOTE: If you want to stay at the RIU -all inclusive beach resort, please add DBL $223, TRP 214, SGL $350, CHD 105 (per person) to above rates. Transfers Panama-Riu-Panama are shared.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE; Insurance, airport  departure taxes -from USA or Panama (usually included in your International air ticket) and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

Miami: US$450-600; From New York $600-800; Los Angeles $800-950;  Washington DC $650-850.

More airfares available upon request.

 

 

 

 

 

Playa Blanca Beach Resorts

All inclusive

 

 

ALL INCLUSIVE BEACH RESORTS: 

 

7 days-6 nights

 

 

DAILY DEPARTURES - RATES PER PERSON

 

2017 Rates

Double

Triple

Single

Child

Royal Decameron Playa Blanca Jan.04-Apr.30, 2017 US$970 952 1399 556
Royal Decameron Playa Blanca May 01-Dec. 25  Special 780 763 1096 484
Royal Decameron Playa Blanca Dec.26, 2016- Jan.03, 2018 1798 1771 2591 880

Riu Playa Blanca (Standard rooms)  Jan.06-Apr.30 & Jun 15-Aug 15

1222

1150

1420

610

Riu Playa Blanca (Standard rooms) May 1-Jun.14 & Aug.16-Dec.20 1096 1051 1555 556
Sheraton Bijao (Jan 05-Apr.30, 2016) 1591 1511 2099 574
Sheraton Bijao (Nov.01-Dec.24) 1555 1493 2050 520

 

International airfare not included. (Sample air from Miami US$400-500, New York $500-700, Los Angeles $600-800.

*During Holy week Mar.23,24,25,26, 2016 please add US$60  per person per night. Rates subject to change at any time.


INCLUDING: 
6 nights at hotel of your choice; Transfers on arrival & departure (the hotel is 1 1/2 from the airport); all meals at any of their restaurants (breakfast & lunch are buffet style and a la carte dinners); unlimited domestic and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; daily activities program; non motorized water sports (wind glider, kayaks, snorkeling and sailboats); beach towels, chairs; tennis courts, basketball, volleys; nightly entertainment; unlimited drinks at the discotheque; taxes & tips included. PLUS FREE INSURANCE OFFER BY THE PANAMA TOURIST OFFICE.

Click here for more information about Royal Decameron Playa Blanca

Click here for more information about hotel Playa Blanca

Click here for more information about Sheraton Bijao

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International air portion; Insurance, Airport  departure  from USA & Panama (usually included in your international air ticket) and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

CHILDREN RATES:
Apply to 3 to 11 years old sharing room with 2 adults. Children under 3 years old are FREE at the Royal Decameron.
Rooms with ocean view -please add US$15 per person per night. For ocean front rooms please add US$30 per person per night.
VILLAS has a surcharge of US$29 per person double or triple for Saturdays (Single $53 and child $15).

For further info emails us at: reservations@taratours.com

 

Sample air from Miami:

US$450-600

 

Sample add-ons: 

Add $250 from DFW, HOU and Zone 1; Add $270 from ATL, WAS and Zone 2; Add $320 from BDL, BOS, BWI, EWR, NYC, PHI and Zone 3; Add $350 from CHI; Add $350 from SJU and Zone 4; Add $380 from LAX, SFO and Zone 6; Add $400 from Zone 5.


Zone Chart: Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

 

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panama City, Canal & Beach 

 

 

 

Land Tour Rates per person 2017

Double 

Triple

Single

Children

Bristol (B) & Royal Decameron all inclusive (Jun.15-Dec.19) SPECIAL

US$961

925

1780

448

Bristol (B) & Riu Playa Blanca all inclusive (Jun.15-Dec.19)

1195

1150

1870

520

Riu Panama City & Riu Playa Blanca-all inclusive (Apr.20-Dec.15)

1222

1186

1870

520

Bristol & JW Marriott Golf & Beach Resort (EP)(Jan.06-Apr.19)

1788

NA

3027

691

Bristol & JW Marriott Golf & Beach Resort (EP)(Apr.20-Dec.15)

1630

NA

2865

592

*During Holy week add 10% to all rates.

 

7 days/6 nights-

Daily Departures

 

INCLUDING:

Two nights in Panama city at hotel of your choice; Private transfer upon arrival in Panama city; Private City Tour of Panama with visit to the Panama Canal;  then 4 nights at the beach hotel of your choice  with all all meals, drinks, shows and alcoholic drinks (JW Marriott not meals); All ground transfers Hotel-Beach-Airport; all room taxes and service charges.

 

*Royal Decameron includes all meals at any of the 8 restaurants (breakfast & lunch are buffet style and a la carte dinners); unlimited domestic and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; daily activities  program; non motorized water sports (wind glider, kayaks, snorkeling and sailboats); beach towels, chairs; tennis courts, basketball, volleys; nightly entertainment; unlimited drinks at the discotheque; taxes & tips included. Standard rooms.

Sheraton Bijao includes all meals at any of its  restaurants. Deluxe rooms are used in this package.

JW Marriott Golf & Beach resort: meals are not included.

Riu Playa Blanca: 5 star property, all inclusive. Standard rooms are use in this package

 

NOT INCLUDED:

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE; Insurance, airport  departure taxes from USA;  Panama airport tax $40, tourist card $5.00 and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

CHILDREN: 3 to 11 years old sharing room with 2 adults

 

Sample air from Miami:

US$450-600

 

Sample add-ons: 

Add $250 from DFW, HOU and Zone 1; Add $270 from ATL, WAS and Zone 2; Add $320 from BDL, BOS, BWI, EWR, NYC, PHI and Zone 3; Add $350 from CHI; Add $350 from SJU and Zone 4; Add $380 from LAX, SFO and Zone 6; Add $400 from Zone 5.


Zone Chart: Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

 

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

For updates on airfares -please call your travel agent or email us at: reservations@taratours.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of Panama

 

 

Visiting the Panama Canal, Embera Indian Village,

Gamboa Rainforest & Playa Blanca

 

 

8 days/7 nights

Daily Departures

Locally Hosted

 

DAY 1  USA-PANAMA

Arrive in Panama. Upon arrival meeting and transfer to deluxe hotel in Panama (see city hotel choices below).

 

DAY 2  PANAMA-HALF DAY CANAL CRUISE

This tour is a once in a lifetime experience. Transiting by ferry through 2 sets of locks. This feat is accomplished on gravity alone, no water pumps are used. You will cross the Continental divide and thru the narrowest part of the Panama Canal. You viewing the sites and towns such as: the infamous dredging división of Gamboa, under the new Centennial Bridge, Pedro Miguel and also view the first bridge, That brought together, the east and west banks of the the Panama. Disembark at Gamboa on Gatun Lake (B)

Note: Half day Canal cruise -almost every THU,FRI,SAT during Jan/Feb/Mar, then almost all FRI & SAT the rest of the year.

For exact dates call Tara Tours call us at 1800-327-0080 or click here PANAMA CANAL CRUISE DATES

 

Day 3  PANAMA EMBERA VILLAGE

Depart in the morning by car and then by boat going thru a fascinating and dense jungle to visit the Embera Village.. You will arrive at a village of the Emberá. Indians, one of seven indigenous tribes in Panama. The people of the Emberá tribe will welcome you at the pier and gladly give you an idea on how they live. The Emberá Indians will experience an authentic view into thousands of years of culture and human tradition, who already were there before the Europeans arrived to the Americas. The Emberá women will also prepare a typical snack for you..  Return to your hotel in Panama city. (B,L)

 

Day 4  PANAMA CITY TOUR - GAMBOA

Our day will start with a sight seeing tour of the new Panama. 

During this tour, participants will have the opportunity to visit the most interesting places of the new Panama, like:
Casco Antiguo: the second city built Franco-Spanish heritage, historical churches and squares with important monuments. It is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Many buildings have been restored to their colonial glory.
Panama City: Hotels, office blocks, condominiums and homes are sprouting faster in Panama City than in Latin American capitals many times its size. Architecture is often imaginative, sometimes nostalgic.
Miraflores Locks/ Panama Canal: This classic experience brings you to the very best that Panama has to offer: The Panama Canal. Participants will be able to witness the magnificent Miraflores Locks and most probably, its operation.
Artisan Shopping: Panama boasts 7 indigenous tribes and all of their beautiful, handcrafted treasures. You could buy a
souvenir of your stay in Panamá.

 After your city tour you will be transfer to Gamboa Rainforest Resort for overnight. (B)

About Gamboa: Gamboa Rainforest Resort is a 5 star resort located on the Panama Canal, in the heart of the lush Panamanian rainforest. The resort has been carefully designed to provide a variety of educational and adventure experiences. Exploring the rainforest has never been easier, since all of the attractions and most of the tours are found right on the property.

 

Day 5  GAMBOA AERIAL TRAM

This beautiful resort located on the Chagras River and only a mile away from the Canal. This morning, you will start your excursion visiting  the Aerial Tram and ending at the Ecological Exhibits. The tram takes you from the shadowy rainforest floor through the under growth and into the sun drenched canopy. There you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of a thousand acres of green forest interspersed with flora and fauna. You will also visit the Orchid Gardens, the Serpentarium, the butterfly exhibit, the reptile and fish exhibit. (B,L)

Gamboa Rainforest Resort is located within the Soberania National Park, 30 minutes away from Panama City on the Pacific Coast, and 30 minutes from the Colon Free Zone on the Caribbean. It also lies along the banks of the Chagres River and Gatun Lake, the main water sources for the Panama Canal and part of Panama's most precious assets. Overnight at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. (B)

 

DAY 6  GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT TO BEACH RESORT

Transfer to your  beach resort in Playa Blanca with all meals at any of their restaurants (breakfast & lunch are buffet style and a la carte dinners); unlimited domestic and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; daily activities  program; non motorized water sports (wind glider, kayaks, snorkeling and sailboats); beach towels, chairs; tennis courts, basketball, volleys; nightly entertainment; unlimited drinks at the discotheque; taxes & tips included. See choices of hotels below. (B,D)

Click here for more information about Royal Decameron Playa Blanca .

 

DAY 7 BEACH RESORT IN PLAYA BLANCA

Day at leisure to enjoy the beach resort with restaurants, large swimming pools, bars, beautiful beach and more. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 8 BEACH RESORT PLAYA BLANCA-PANAMA-USA

Transfer to the airport. (B)

 

2017 LAND TOUR COST PER PERSON

 

Rate per person DBL TRP SGL CHD
Jan.06-Apr.30  with Crown Plaza, Gamboa & Royal Decameron 1997 1943 3194 1051
May 01-Dec.15 with Crown Plaza, Gamboa & Royal Decameron 1898 1844 3050 970
Jan.06-Apr.30  with Waldorf Astoria, Gamboa & Riu Playa Blanca 2321 2150 3090 1024
May 01-Dec.15 with Waldorf Astoria, Gamboa & Riu Playa Blanca 2194 2032 2960 880

 

Child rate under 11 years old (sharing room with 2 adults).  SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI US$450-650; NEW YORK $600-750;

LOS ANGELES $650-850 (Upon request, add-ons available from more than 80 USA cities)

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Seven nights hotel accommodations with room taxes, service charges and daily breakfast (3 nights in Panama city, 2 nights at Gamboa Resort deluxe rooms, 2 nights at the Beach Resort) transfers on arrival and departure, tours as mentioned in itinerary with English speaking tour guides, entrance fees. (Royal Decameron & Riu Playa Blanca include all meals, drinks and nightly entertainment). Most tours and transfers are private.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

 

International airfare. Insurance, USA/Panama airport tax (usually included in your airline ticket), tourist card  and any other service not specifically mentioned here

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI: US$450-650

 

Sample add-ons: Add $250 from DFW, HOU and Zone 1; Add $270 from ATL, WAS and Zone 2; Add $290 from BDL, BOS, BWI, EWR, NYC, PHI and Zone 3; Add $300 from CHI; Add $350 from SJU and Zone 4; Add $330 from LAX, SFO and Zone 6; Add $350 from Zone 5.

 

Sample Zone Chart: Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

 

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

For updates on airfares -please call your travel agent or email us at: reservations@taratours.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gamboa Rainforest Adventure

 

 

6 day/5 night

Locally hosted

Daily Departures

INCLUDING:
Five nights at the Gamboa Rainforest & Hotel deluxe river view room with balcony and hummock . Tour of the ecological exhibits and visit to the Aerial Tram. Half day tour Gatun Lake expedition. Unlimited use of Kayaks and Pedal Boats (need reservations). Complimentary use of the Gamboa Gym facilities. Buffet breakfast daily. PRIVATE transfers on arrival and departure. Room taxes, service charges and English speaking tour guides. Assistance of our local representative. PLUS FREE INSURANCE OFFER BY THE PANAMA TOURIST OFFICE.
 
NOT INCLUDED: INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE. Insurance. USA airport departure taxes $250.00. Panama departure tax $40.00. Tourist card $5.00 and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON 2017 --Deluxe rooms
Double US$ 880; Triple $755; Single $1499; Children $295
International airfare not included - Rates subject to change

CHILDREN: 3 to 11 years old sharing room with 2 adults. For more information about Gamboa click here

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI: US$ 400-600 (Call your travel agent or 1-800-327-0080 for updates on airfares)Sample add-ons : Add $250 from DFW, HOU and Zone 1; Add $270 from ATL, WAS and Zone 2; Add $320

 

 

Panama city & Bocas del Toro

 

8 days / 7 nights

 

Day 1  USA-PANAMA
Arrive in Panama. Upon arrival meeting and transfer to hotel selected. (see below)

Day 2  PANAMA-HALF DAY CITY TOUR & CANAL
Our day will start at the Miraflores locks, located at the Pacific entrance to the Canal where our expert guide will let you in on the secrets and histories surrounding the building of the Canal while you experience this magnificent architectural masterpiece and have a breathtaking view of the ships transiting through the 8th wonder of the world. The trip then takes to the city, where you will be able to experience not only the banking capital of Central America but also the beauty of the colonial city of Panama. We will visit the “Cause Way, a leisure paradise with shopping, restaurants and bars that offers spectacular views of the modern city and its skyscrapers. In contrast, the oldest sector of the modern Panama City founded in 1673, has a charming mixture of colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and ethnic diversity. UNESCO recently named this area “World Heritage Site”.

 

Day 3  PANAMA-
Day at leisure to explore Panama on your own or take an optional excursion to explore the rain forest.


Day 4  PANAMA-BOCAS DEL TORO FLIGHT
You will be picked up at your Panama City hotel and taken to a local airport for your air transfer to Bocas Del Toro, the most important city in Colon Island. Colon is the biggest island in the archipelago of the same name. Transfer to your hotel PLAYA TORTUGA (or Punta Caracol...see rates below) where you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the crystal emerald waters and white sand beaches.

Day 5 BOCAS DEL TORO
Morning tour by boat to Isla de los Pajaros, an island protected by the Bastimentos National Marine Park, a definite must for tourists. The Marine Park, partially due to its isolation has been preserved in pristine conditions boasting virgin coral reefs, manatee zones, prolific tarpon reproduction, and turtle nesting between the months of October and April. Hotel selected
 

Day 6-7  BOCAS DEL TORO
Day at leisure to explore Bocas del Toro on your own. Hotel selected

Day 8  BOCAS DEL TORO-PANAMA-USA
Transfer to the airport for flight to Panama City, where you will arrive and be transferred to the international airport for flight back to USA.


2017 LAND TOUR COST PER PERSON (includes local airfare Panama-Bocas-Panama)

Hotels used: Double Triple Single
Country Inn Suites Dorado (B) & Playa Tortuga (Std.room) (B) US$1366 1321 2257

Bristol-Deluxe room (B) & Punta Caracol (Suite) (B,D) Jan.04-Apr.15, 2017

2591 2492 4491
Bristol-Deluxe room (B) & Punta Caracol (Suite) (B,D) Apr.16-Dec.19, 2017 2430 2322 4050
Bristol-Dlx room (B) & Azul Paradise -all inclusive-dlx bungalow 2770 Call 4930

Children under 11 years old: 20% discount rooming with parents.


RATES NOT VALID DURING CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS -PLEASE CALL 1-800-327-0080
 

INCLUDING: 3 nights in Panama at hotel selected, 4 nights in Bocas del Toro at Hotel selected, all transfers, tours as mentioned in itinerary, meals as per each hotel (B=Buffet Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), local airfare Panama-Bocas del Toro-Panama, room taxes and service charges. Assistance of our local representatives. PLUS FREE INSURANCE OFFER BY THE PANAMA TOURIST OFFICE.

NOT INCLUDED:
Insurance, USA & Panama airport tax (usually included in your international air ticket), tourist card $5.00 and any other service not specifically mentioned here

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI: US$450-600 plus taxes

SAMPLA ADD-ONS: 

Add $250 from DFW, HOU and Zone 1; Add $270 from ATL, WAS and Zone 2; Add $320 from BDL, BOS, BWI, EWR, NYC, PHI and Zone 3; Add $350 from CHI; Add $350 from SJU and Zone 4; Add $380 from LAX, SFO and Zone 6; Add $400 from Zone 5.

 

ZONE Chart: Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

 

 

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

 

 

 

 

Panama City & the Canal

 

 

Visiting one of the 8th. Wonders of the World

 

-The Panama Canal- with private services.

 

5 days / 4 nights

Daily Departures

Locally hosted

 

DAY 1  USA-PANAMA

Arrive in Panama. Upon arrival meeting and private transfer to hotel selected.

 

DAY 2  PANAMA CITY TOUR & CANAL VISIT

Morning private sightseeing tour. Our day will start at the Miraflores locks, located at the Pacific entrance to the Canal where our expert guide will let you in on the secrets and histories surrounding the building of the Canal while you experience this magnificent architectural masterpiece and have a breathtaking view of the ships transiting through the 8th wonder of the world. The trip then takes to the city, where you will be able to experience not only the banking capital of Central America but also the beauty of the colonial city of Panama. We will visit the “Cause Way, a leisure paradise with shopping, restaurants and bars that offers spectacular views of the modern city and its skyscrapers. In contrast, the oldest sector of the modern Panama City founded in 1673, has a charming mixture of colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and ethnic diversity. UNESCO recently named this area “World Heritage Site”.

 

DAY 3 & 4 PANAMA

Days at leisure to explore Panama city and surroundings on your own. You can set up your own tours by visiting our optional tour page...Optional to San Blas, Taboga Island, Boquete, the Beaches, full & half day Panama Canal Cruise Transit with departure dates, Embera village and more....(B) 

 

DAY 5 PANAMA

Transfer to the airport. (B)

 

 

INCLUDING:

4 nights hotel accommodations with room taxes and service charges of 10%; Daily breakfast (Trump does not include breakfast);  PRIVATE transfers on arrival and departure;  PRIVATE city tour with visit to the Panama Canal with English speaking tour guide. Assistance of our local representatives while in Panama city. PLUS FREE INSURANCE OFFER BY THE PANAMA TOURIST OFFICE.

 

2017 Rates per person 

Double Triple Single Children
New Hotel Metro (3*) Standard room US$457 448 799 120
Crown Plaza (4*) Standard room 556 547 1025 178
Hard Rock Hotel (5*) Deluxe room (BB) 691 673 1133 151
Intercontinental Miramar (5*) Standard room (BB) 781 745 1385 196
Deluxe Trump Ocean Club (5*) Deluxe Ocean view (EP) 898 NA 1494 277
Le Meridien (5*) Deluxe room (CB) 745 656 1394 241
Deluxe Bristol (5*) Deluxe room (BB) 718 656 1295 214
The Westin Panama -deluxe room (BB) 727 656 1376 241

International airfare not included. Children must be under 11 years old.

 

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare, Insurance, airport  departure tax from USA & Panama (usually included in your international air ticket), tourist card $5.00 and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI:

US$400-600

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS: 

Add $250 from DFW, HOU and Zone 1; Add $270 from ATL, WAS and Zone 2; Add $320 from BDL, BOS, BWI, EWR, NYC, PHI and Zone 3; Add $350 from CHI; Add $350 from SJU and Zone 4; Add $380 from LAX, SFO and Zone 6; Add $400 from Zone 5.

Zone Chart: Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

 

 

 

 

 

Panama Deluxe Cruise Discovery

 

 

"Three million years ago a thin strip of land emerged from the sea, uniting the Americas. The recently formed bridge later became what is now Panama and it turned into the path of an ongoing natural pilgrimage that has never stopped". Come to Panama's to discover unspoiled new regions aboard the deluxe catamaran "Discovery"
 

 


Departure dates:2017: see below
 

9 days/8 nights program

Day 1 FRI. USA-PANAMA
Arrive in Panama. Upon arrival meeting and transfer to the five star property Miramar Intercontinental.

Day 2 SAT. PANAMA-DISCOVERY CRUISE (Northbound Journey)
DEPARTS: April 20th, May 26th, June 24th, July 4th, October 27th, December 1st (sold out)
Morning half day tour of Panama, visiting the most outstanding places of old and new Panama. Then a visit to Miraflores locks to see the famous canal and how it is operated. Afternoon transfer to Flamenco Marina and start sailing the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean towards Contadora, where the Discovery will stay the first night before navigating to the Darien Jungle. Take this opportunity to meet your expedition leaders, the crew and your fellow travelers while you savor our tempting native cuisine. (B,D)

Day 3 SUN. DARIEN JUNGLES
Step aboard a time machine and travel back more than 600 years to a place that not many have had the privilege of experiencing. More than an excursion, this is a journey into the lives of the Embera Indians. A proud people who have been able to maintain their traditions and lifestyle as they were before the Spaniards colonized the region. These natives are also master crafters of cocobolo wood carvings and basketry. After motoring up river you will see the village emerging from the jungle, as if by magic. Keep your eyes open along the way as the region offers abundant wildlife that is particularly active along the rivers edge. (B,L,D)

Day 4 MON. PEARL ISLANDS – San Telmo
Snorkel and swim on the waters of the Pearl Islands. The archipelago owes its name to the abundance of Pearl Oysters which supported a substantial fishery in the early 1900`s. On the outer portion of the archipelago, the islands of San Telmo and Galera are home to some pristine beaches and fertile fishing grounds. Join the divers from Esmeralda in their search for pearls and kayak along beautiful and unspoiled beaches. View the remains of the submarine Explorer built in 1865 during the Civil War and which sunk off the coast of San Telmo during the oyster fishery of the late 1800´s.(B,L,D)

Day 5 TUE. PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT – Gatun Lake
Wake up at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal and join the morning’s ship convoy for our northbound canal passage traversing Miraflores Locks and Pedro Miguel Locks. The Discovery will be raised 85 feet above sea level to Gatun Lake. You will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience up close the history and operation of this engineering marvel. Navigate the Gaillard Cut, the narrowest section of the Panama Canal, bisecting the Continental Divide. This section of the canal is full of history and geological value and you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides. Spend the night in Gatun Lake on Panama Canal waters. (B,L,D)

Day 6 WED. PANAMA CANAL – Barro Colorado
Prior to the construction of the Panama Canal, the vast jungle area that is now the Gatun Lake was teeming with an overwhelming abundance of wildlife. As the region was flooded to create the lake, animals took refuge in the mountain peaks, which are now the many islands that dot the renowned lake. Explore Barro Colorado Island where the Smithsonian´s Tropical Research Center is located. Your expedition leader will take you on board small crafts past lush rainforests to secluded areas of the lake to witness first-hand the splendor and excitement of the jungle. Exotic birds, monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and crocodiles are just a few of the animals that you could see in their native surroundings. The sights, sounds and scents that make up this beautiful, tropical jungle will engulf you. Cameras are a must as this is considered the world’s premier location for viewing monkeys and other animals in the wild. The Discovery will exit the Panama Canal in the afternoon on its way to the mouth of the Chagres River.(B,L,D)

Day 7 THU. CHAGRAS RIVER - Fort San Lorenzo
Experience the magnificent Chagres River which was used by the conquistadors to move their gold across the Isthmus of Panama en-route from Peru to Spain and by the gold prospectors who attempted a "short cut" from the US East coast to the gold fields of California. The river was the center piece of the colonial inter-oceanic route and is now the lifeline of the Panama Canal full of wildlife and tropical jungle. Explore Fort San Lorenzo which is located on a cliff at the mouth of the Chagres on the Atlantic side where your leader will offer details of the immense amount of history found on this area. The fort was built by the Spaniards in the 16th century to defend their well known gold trail. Later that evening, the Discovery will reposition to Colon, where it will spend the night before disembarking the next day. (B,L,D)

Day 8 FRI. PORTOBELO – Caribbean
Wake up to a farewell breakfast before you disembark the Discovery. Travel by motor coach to Portobelo and enjoy this town located on Caribbean waters which was founded by Christopher Columbus on his fourth voyage to the new continent in 1597. This quaint town is rich in history as it was the site of many sea and land battles between the Spanish colonials and the pirates and corsairs raiding the Spanish Main. Explore the fortifications built by the Spaniards to protect their treasures and visit the Church of San Felipe, the sanctuary of the Black Christ. Later in the afternoon, board the Panama Canal Railway train back to Panama City. This one hour railroad trip will allow you to traverse the picturesque trans-isthmian route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. The line flanks the Panama Canal passing through lush rainforests, cruising alongside the Canal’s locks, through the historic Gaillard Cut and gliding over slender causeways in Gatun Lake. Arrive and transfer to hotel Hard Rock for the night. (B,L)


Day 9 SAT. PANAMA-USA
Transfe to the airport for flight home. (B)

LAND CRUISE RATES PER PERSON
2017 Cruise -Category 1  Double US$4,750; Single $6991
CHARTERS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
US$500 off per person for departures of May 26, Jun 24, Jul 4

 

 

SEASONS: Rates valid all year. The Catamaran Discovery is available for Charters. Please call.

 

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Two nights hotel accommodations in Panama city at the Miramar Intercontinental with room taxes, service charges and daily breakfast; your six night deluxe cruise aboard the Discovery with all meals and wines, daily shore excursions , transfers on arrival and departure and city tour with visit to the Panama Canal.  

NOT INCLUDED:
AIRFARE, Insurance, airport  departure tax, tourist card $5.00 upon arrival and any other service not specifically mentioned here.
  

SAMPLE AIRFARES:
FROM MIAMI: US$450-600; New York $550-750; Los Angeles $750-950

 

 

 

 

 

Contadora - The Pearl Island

 

 

 

Daily Departures from Panama

4 days-3 nights

Rates per person

 

Seasons 2017-all meals

Double 

Triple

Single

Children

Hotel The Point Jan.06-Dec.20 US$880 826 1267 376
Extra night 199 180 273 56

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED. Rates subject to confirmation...

All rates per person based on standard rooms. (Children 3-11 years old; 0-2 years old free, sharing room with parents . ALL RATES SUBJECT

TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

INCLUDING:

- 3 nights at Hotel The Point in Contadora Island

- Transfers in Contadora on arrival & departure

- Local flight Panama-Contadora-Panama

- All meals

- Room taxes and service charges

- Assistance of our local representative

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare, Insurance, airport departure taxes -from USA or Panama (usually included in your International air ticket), tourist card $5.00 and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Blas Island

 

 

 

Daily Departures from Panama

 

2 days-1 night

Day 1: PANAMA-SAN BLAS
Flight to San Blas Island departs Panama City by 6:00 am. Arrive and welcome to San Blas. Transfer by canoe or boat to selected “Kuna Lodge”. Visit to an indigenous village and meet the Kuna culture, then visit to other nearby islands.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today. (Beverages are not included).
Accommodation on selected “Kuna Lodge” in San Blas. (LD)

Day 2: SAN BLAS-PANAMA
After breakfast flight from San Blas to Panama City (Flights from San Blas to Panama City departs between 7:30am. and 7:45 am). Arrrive in Panama. END

2017 LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON

Hotels Twin Triple Single Child
Akwadup US$370 358 583 199
Yandup Island Lodge 421 385 599 560

PLUS COST OF THE LOCAL AIRFARE US$282 per person (subject to change)

Extra nights available upon request.

Children rates apply to 2-10 years old sharing room with parents. 

Planes used: Twin Otter Aircraft (12-18 passengers).

 

Rate Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (rates does not include beverages), Visit to a Kuna Indigenous Village and to nearby islands ( 2 tours), Hotel & Kuna reservation taxes. Children rate apply with a child sleeping with a minimum of 2 adults. Transfer from San Blas (Achutupu) Airstrip to Hotel (by boat).

 

 

For questions or further information on Panama or about these programs 

Have your Travel Agent call Tara Tours at 1-800-327-0080

reservations@taratours.com