Panama

Panama for Everyone

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $4290

    Duration

    8 days

    Activity Level

    Easy

    Your 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.
    Meals

    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.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to Panama


    Days 1-3

    Panama City

    Embera Village

    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!


    Days 3-7

    Chiriqui Highlands

    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.

    Whitewater Rafting

    Experience the fun of whitewater rafting down a Class II or III river, giving us ample opportunities for adventure, tropical-wildlife viewing, and swimming!

    Gámez Island

    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!


    Day 7

    Panama City

    Farewell Dinner at Salsipuedes

    Enjoy a farewell dinner at Salsipuedes, one of Panama’s best restaurants, conveniently located in our hotel.


    Day 8

    Depart / Arrive home


  • Dates & Prices

    2019 Dates


    02/16-02/23

    Adult $4290
    Teen $4290
    Child $4090
    Internal Air $350

    03/09-03/16

    Adult $4290
    Teen $4290
    Child $4090
    Internal Air $350

    07/13-07/20

    Adult $4290
    Teen $4290
    Child $4090
    Internal Air $350

    08/24-08/31

    Adult $4290
    Teen $4290
    Child $4090
    Internal Air $350

    11/23-11/30

    Adult $4290
    Teen $4290
    Child $4090
    Internal Air $350

    12/26-01/02

    Adult $4640
    Teen $4640
    Child $4440
    Internal Air $350

    Additional Info

    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!

    Triple Discount

    $100 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults

    Groups 

    Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.

    Alumni Discount 

    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.

    Travel Insurance

    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.

    Price includes

    All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.

  • Hotels

    Gamboa Rainforest Resort

    Gamboa Rainforest Resort is a luxury destination resort located on the Chagres River and the Panama Canal, in the heart of the lush Panamanian rain forest. The hotel offers over 100 clean, air-conditioned rooms, each featuring a balcony with spectacular views of the Chagres River. Other highlights include an aerial tram that goes all the way from the rain forest floor to the canopy, business center, kayaks, tennis courts, jogging and cycling trails, laundry service, spa, free Wi-Fi at the bar and lobby, in room hair dryers and multiple restaurants.

    Panamonte Inn & Spa

    Tucked into the flourishing highland cloud forest landscape of Boquete, in the valley of an immense dormant volcano, the Panamonte Inn & Spa offers unexpected European-style luxury. It is Panama’s only registered member of the esteemed and exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Although simple and charming, the rooms at this bed and breakfast are spacious, elegant, and quite comfortable. The Panamonte Inn & Spa is a relaxing sanctuary amid a host of eco-adventure opportunities.

    Bocas del Mar Hotel

    Bocas del Mar Hotel is a stunning boutique hotel with modern, luxury features. In a privileged coastal location on the mainland at Boca Chica, it is perfectly positioned for a completely relaxing vacation. Your day can be as relaxed or as adventurous as you want it to be. You can cool off in the infinity style pool, or explore the gorgeous surroundings.

    Bristol Hotel

    Located in the heart of the Panama City, the Bristol Hotel offers 125 upscale rooms. Find a pool and play area for the kids, Frette cotton sheets and Molton Brown bath amenities for the adults, and service sure to satisfy everyone. Other amenities include wireless internet, spa and fitness center, and a restaurant.

    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 Departures

    No matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.

    Guides

    Be 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 Groups

    With a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.

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Starts at

$4440

Duration

9 days

Activity Level

Active

Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
Starts at

$4240

Duration

9 days

Activity Level

Active

Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
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