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 tribe, learning their unique language and traditional dances, getting a chance to experience the authentically rich Panamanian culture firsthand! Your kids will have an incredible time getting to know and play with the kids in the Emberá Village.
Visit Cocoli Locks
Visit the newly inaugurated Cocoli Locks, which opened in June 2016 and doubled the Panama Canal’s capacity. We’ll learn about the way the locks work and watch this modern phenomenon work up close!
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!
Enjoy the view as we ride on Gamboa’s aerial tram up in the sky for a different perspective of the rainforest and surroundings.
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!
Experience the fun of whitewater rafting down a Class II or III river, giving us ample opportunities for adventure, tropical-wildlife viewing, and swimming!
Boquete Town Visit
Get a chance to tour the charming town of Boquete on the Caldera River, nestled in Panama’s cooler cloud forest and famous for its gorgeous rainbows!
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!
Boquete Tree Trek
Get introduced to an amazing cloud forest with an hour-long interpretive walk on the newly erected suspended bridges trail that will take us along the ground and up into the canopy!
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
03/10-03/17Sold OutAdult $4140PPTeen $4140PPChild $3940PPInternal Air $350
07/14-07/2120th Anniversary SpecialAdult $4140PPTeen $4140PPChild $3940PPInternal Air $350
08/25-09/01Adult $4140PPTeen $4140PPChild $3940PPInternal Air $350
11/17-11/24Adult $4140PPTeen $4140PPChild $3940PPInternal Air $350
12/25-01/01Adult $4590PPTeen $4590PPChild $4390PPInternal Air $350
Smart Traveler Advantages
Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get free flight insurance, free cancellation insurance, and a GoPro Hero Session!
$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.
All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
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 free flight insurance and trip cancellation 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.
Every Thomson Family Adventures trip comes with travel insurance for your entire family at no extra cost.