Diving Tour

Dive the beautiful waters of Panama’s Caribbean Coast.

The tour begins around 7:30 am with a scenic ride to Portobelo, home of the Black Christ, is a town full of history and legends. It became one of the most important points in the transfer of gold and silver because of its system of fairs and galleons and its long harbor and forts built to protect the growing town.

Portobelo introduces visitors to the adventure and intrigue of the age of pirates and conquistadors.

Includes: transportation, lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, boat (with captain and trip leader), and diving gear.

What to bring: bathing suit, towel, hat, sun block

Duration: approximately 7-8 hours total from Panama City.

Jungle Boat Adventure

Lake Gatun is situated in the heart of the Isthmus of Panama. It was constructed between 1910-14 to make the Panama Canal possible.

From the lake’s shore you will board our fast panga style boats for a voyage of discovery.

We will navigate above ancient routes that crossed the isthmus long before the lakes creation.

Hugh Ocean going ships can be seen transiting across this water bridge that links the Caribbean sea to the Pacific Ocean.

We will glide past lush rainforests to a scenic region of the lake and witness first hand the splendor and excitement of the jungle. Exotic birds, monkeys, slouths, iguanas, and crocodiles are just a few of the animals that you can view in their native surroundings.

The sights, sounds and scents that make up this tropical paradise will engulf you.

Our ultimate destination will be the Gatun Explorer, the lake’s first custom exploration vessel. This spacious 61′ long double-decked boat has plenty of room for you to relax and enjoy the day.

A delicious native style lunch with refreshments will be served onboard.

Afterwards numerous activities are available at no additional costs.

Explore on your own while kayaking, swimming, and fishing.
Or if you prefer, just relax onboard the Gatun Explorer and sip a cool drink while taking in the beauty of the area. Learn about this remarkable land from our informative narrations, or study on your own in one of our two lounges equipped with TV’s, VCR’s, videos and books.

There is a cash bar and gift shop where you can purchase unique souvenirs.

Come experience why our guests consider a day spent with us, as one of the highlights of their visit to Panama.

Jungle Boat Adventure

Chiva Parrandera – A Party on Wheels

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Shopping Tours

ph_entrada_mall In recent years, as the city has grown, malls have been developed, aimed to supply the demand from native and foreigners looking for good quality of products, gathering the most exclusive and popular stores…

Our shopping tours (Full day or half day) visit to the most known malls such as Albrook Mall, Multiplaza or Multicentro.

Half Day Visit to Mi Pueblito

Mi Pueblito * This tour can be combined with other Day Tours.

Mi Pueblito is a theme park that is a replica of a small interior town but in the countryside!. Come and feel the experience of being in a small town inside Panama, with schools, states’offices, houses, a church and a little plaza. You will also visit an interesting museum inside this theme park, where you will admire the “Pollera”, Panama’s national dress.

Mi Pueblito also consists of:

Pueblito Afro-Antillano
Which have replicas of Antillean’s village, honoring the black workers who came to work on the construction of the Panama Canal, and they remained in the isthmus bringing their customs and culture.

Pueblito Indigena
Shows the way of living of our indigenous Indian groups like: Kunas, Emberas and Guaymies.

Gamboa Resort Day Tour

gamboa-panama-vacation62Today we’ll visit the Gamboa Rainforest Resort and visit the orchids and butterfly exhibits & the aerial tram.

The resort has built 5 exhibits that showcase local flora and fauna as well as a replica of an Embera Indian village.
Exhibits:

  • Orchid and plant nurseries
  • Serpentarium
  • Butterfly house
  • Fresh water fish & and reptiles ecology exhibit
  • Model Embera Village

Monkey Island Boat Tour

DSC00030DSC00199 Lake Gatun is situated in the heart of the Isthmus of Panama. It was constructed between 1910-14 to make the Panama Canal possible. From the lake’s shore you will board our fast panga style boats for a voyage of discovery.

We will glide past lush rainforests to a scenic region of the lake and witness first hand the splendor and excitement of the jungle. Exotic birds, monkeys, slouths, iguanas, and crocodiles are just a few of the animals that you can view in their native surroundings

Includes: Transportation, English- Speaking tour guide

What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, binoculars, camera.

Duration: 1 hour

Birding at Achiote Road

DSC00211 DSC00373 One of the world’s best birding spots, about 1.5 hour easy drive by highway from Panama City.

This is the site of Panama Audubon Society’s world-famed Christmas Bird Count, which regularly reports over 340 species in a 24-hour period.

White Hawk, Mealy Parrot, Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift, Black-throated Trogon, Black-breasted and Pied Puffbirds, Spot-crowned Barbet, Montezuma Oropendula, Fasciated Antshrike, Bare-crowned and Bicolored Antbirds, White-headed Wren, Red-breasted Blackbird, Yellow-rumped Tanager and Black-headed Saltator are all regularly seen here

++ Optional  –  (Train runs during week days, NOT weekends)  ADD $35 P/P

On the way back, you will board the transcontinental train for a historical ride alongside the Panama Canal. This 8th wonder of the world is famous for its breathtaking beauty and drama of its construction.

Originally completed in 1855, The Panama Railroad became the first transcontinental railroad. The French Panama Canal Company purchased the railroad in 1880 to assist in their attempt to build the Panama Canal. In 1904, the United States purchased the New Panama Canal Company’s assets from the French, including the railroad. The United States rebuilt and operated the railroad until 1979, when it was transferred to Panama under the terms of the Panama Canal Treaty. In 1998, Panama privatized the railroad and awarded a 50-year concession to the Panama Canal Company, a joint venture of Kansas City Southern and Mi-Jack Products, to rebuild and operate the line. The new “reborn” railroad began operations in 2000. The visual charms of this train ride will make this an unforgettable trip.

Birding at Pipeline Road

DSC00163DSC00031DSC00243Early in the morning we are picked up at the lobby of our hotel and transferred to Soberania National Park in the Panama Canal Watershed. We will reach world renowned Pipeline Rd. by vehicle and start our hike from the entrance.

Pipeline Road,  is a dirt road that goes through the heart of this national park and affords us views of some of the diverse bird life that abounds in the area.

Eight species of wrens, five trogons, four puffbirds, three motmots, many antbirds and even more flycatchers have been reported from the road.

Besides birds, you’ll hear or even see Howler monkeys or other mammal life like sloth, anteaters and agoutis.

Includes: Transportation, English- Speaking tour guide, entrance fees & box lunch.

What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, binoculars.

Duration: 6 hours.

Note: This tour is recommended for the early morning hours when the bird and animal activity are highest.

Partial or Full Transits

miraflores 7 fantasia del mar miraflores 3 crucero 4 Through the Canal, onboard boats that comply with the most stringent Panama Canal Commission safety requirements, both in their operating systems as well as in their passenger safety equipment.

This tour operates every Saturday, except for the day when it operates as a full transit. Depart from Pier 18 in Balboa or Flamenco in Amador, go through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks, were you will be able to experience first hand the handling and operations of the canal itself.

On a Full Transit ourvessel goes up to Miraflores Locks, the first of the Panama Canal’s three sets of locks. After transiting the Miraflores Locks, cruises through the famous Gailliard Cut, a nine-mile excavation through Panama’s back bone and into Gatun Lake.

On arrival of the vessel at Cristobal, on the Atlantic (Caribbean) side of the Canal at about 3:30 p.m., (depending on Canal traffic) an air conditioned bus will be awaiting us for our return to Flamenco or Pier 18.

OnPartial Transits we cruise through both Pacific sets of locks (Miraflores and Pedro Miguel), and the Gailard Cut, and make our way back.

We recommend: Casual clothing, comfortable shoes, sun block, hat and a camera.