8 daysActivity Level
EasyYour family will spend most of your time relaxing and not expending too much energy. These adventures are easy! Every member of your family will be comfortable and able to take part in this adventure no matter their fitness level.
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
For families of varying ages and interests, this Panama family vacation is the perfect mix of adventure, relaxation, and cultural intrigue. Visit traditional villages, walk city streets lined with skyscrapers, explore remote islands, search for exotic wildlife, and zip-line through a cloud forest canopy.
Recommended Age: 6+
Friends Across Borders With the Emberá Tribe
Visit a local indigenous community to learn about their culture and lifestyle and watch as your kids make friends with the friendly kids of the Emberá.
Up Close Look at the Panama Canal
Get an up close look at this modern engineering marvel on a tour of the Miraflores Locks, an information center and three levels of viewing points to watch the ships as they pass through.
Explore Remote Gamez Island
Take a boat ride to the remote and exotic Gamez Island for a relaxed, no frills day of playing on gorgeous white-sand beaches and swimming in clear turquoise waters.
Hike a Trail of Suspended Bridges in Boquete
Find adventure and wildlife while hiking across suspended bridges in the highland jungles of Boquete, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ride a Jungle Aerial Tram
See the rainforest from the top down on an easy, relaxing, and modest aerial tram ride that travels through the tree tops to a hill top for a magnificent view of the region below.
Fly to Panama
Visit an Emberá village, learning about the importance of living by a river to their customs and daily life. Kids will especially love being “tattooed” with traditional jagua, a natural dye the Emberá use to adorn their bodies.
Friends Across Borders Meeting
We’ll meet the Emberá community and learn their unique language and traditional dances, and anjoy a soccer match. Your kids will have an incredible time getting to know and play with the kids in the Emberá Village.
Gatún Lake Jungle Boat Adventure
We’ll take a voyage across Gatún Lake in the Panama Canal, passing gigantic ships and observing plenty of wildlife— iguanas, crocodiles, Geoffrey’s tamarins, and howler and white- faced capuchin monkeys, just to name a few— along the way!
Miraflores Visitor Center
Tour the Miraflores Visitor Center, offering three levels for visitors to observe the Panama Canal’s operation as the ships pass through the Locks. It’s the best place to take photos and learn about how incredible the canal system really is!
Zip-line Canopy Ride
Enjoy the thrill of zip-lining through the trees—an adrenaline rush that’s nearly impossible for brave-hearted adventurers of all ages not to relish!
Boquete Tree Trek
Explore the gorgeous views of the cloud forest on a series of trails interconnected by stationary and suspension bridges. All the bridges are made of galvanized steel and high-strength aluminum for utmost safety.
Experience the fun of whitewater rafting down a Class II or III river, giving us ample opportunities for adventure, tropical-wildlife viewing, and swimming!
Enjoy a relaxing day on the unspoiled, white-sand beaches on the gorgeous uninhabited island of Gámez. A perfect place to enjoy a total lack of obligations!
Farewell Dinner at Salsipuedes
Enjoy a farewell dinner at Salsipuedes, one of Panama’s best restaurants, conveniently located in our hotel.
Depart / Arrive home
Dates & Prices
11/17-11/24Adult $4140Teen $4140Child $3940Internal Air $350
12/25-01/01Adult $4590Teen $4590Child $4390Internal Air $350
02/16-02/23Adult $4290Teen $4290Child $4090Internal Air $350
03/09-03/16Adult $4290Teen $4290Child $4090Internal Air $350
07/13-07/20Adult $4290Teen $4290Child $4090Internal Air $350
08/24-08/31Adult $4290Teen $4290Child $4090Internal Air $350
11/23-11/30Adult $4290Teen $4290Child $4090Internal Air $350
12/26-01/02Adult $4640Teen $4640Child $4440Internal Air $350
Smart Traveler Advantages
Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get a free GoPro and Travel Protection!
$100 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.
If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We’ve received great feedback about Travel Insured – you can learn more about the benefits of travel insurance there.
All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.
Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.
- Why Thomson
Friends Across Borders
Your child will have a cultural connection like no other by meeting kids the same age from the country you’re traveling by playing games, throwing a Frisbee, kicking a ball around, or just chatting. Ask us about our pen pal program.
Smart Traveler Advantages
Book your trip 9 months in advance and get access to all of the advantages that come with being a smart traveler; from Travel Protection to a brand new GoPro.
Guaranteed DeparturesNo matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.
GuidesBe accompanied for your entire trip by an expert local in-country guide who will know all of the ins and outs of the adventure and destination.
Small GroupsWith a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.