|DAY 1: Departure from USA
- Depart on your flight to Panama.
|DAY 2: Panama City
- Meeting at Tocumen International Airport. Transfer to the hotel in Panama City.
- Accommodation in Panama City, free time.
|DAY 3: Tour to Fort San Lorenzo + Agua Clara Canal Locks
- At 8:00 in the morning, we will head to the Caribbean coast. Crossing to the right side of the canal, through the new bridge opened on August 2, 2019, we will proceed to the San Lorenzo Nature Reserve. Perched on a cliff at a height of 25 meters above sea level, the majestic San Lorenzo fortress, built by the Spaniards in 1596, stands at the very edge of the land. From here, there is a magnificent view of the Caribbean Sea and the mouth of the Chagres River.
- The Caribbean coast of Panama, with its beautiful wild beaches, islands, and bays, holds the history of great conquests by conquistadors and daring pirate attacks. The names of Francis Drake, Henry Morgan, Edward Vernon, and other buccaneers are inseparably linked to the fortresses of San Lorenzo and Portobelo. To safeguard their treasures from maritime marauders, King Philip II of Spain ordered the construction of a series of fortresses along the Caribbean coast, most of which have survived to this day: San Lorenzo, San Jeronimo, Santiago de la Gloria, San Fernando, and San Fernandín.
- In 1980, all colonial buildings and fortresses of the 17th and 18th centuries on the Caribbean coast of Panama were included in UNESCOs list of cultural heritage.
- During this tour, we will also visit the new Agua Clara Locks on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal. The Agua Clara Locks, which began operations on June 26, 2016, allow large vessels known as PANAMAX or NEOPANAMAX to pass through from the Caribbean Sea. The operation principle is the same as the old locks: lowering or raising ships by 26 meters above sea level. This three-chambered lock has a visitor center located on a cliff, providing an excellent vantage point to observe ship movements. Telescopes are installed, offering views of Lake Gatun and ships waiting their turn to enter the canal. The Visitor Center also features a film about the construction of this lock.
- Meal: Breakfast
|DAY 4: Tour to Embera
- Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for an excursion at 8:00 in the morning.
- An exciting journey to Chagres National Park to the village of Tusipono, where the Embera Indians, the origins of Panama culture, live, is where people peacefully coexist with nature and where nature can be so unpredictable. You will learn about the pre-Columbian history of Panama and Mesoamerica, the origin of the Embera tribe, their traditions, crafts, and way of life. The Indians make amazingly beautiful and intricately woven baskets, sculptures from the red Cocobolo wood, statues from the "tau" fruit, beads, bracelets, and much more. You will see Indian dances and even be able to participate in them.
- The most enjoyable part of this journey is a boat ride on the Chagres River and swimming in the waterfall "Chorro del Mono", where capuchin monkeys and howler monkeys sometimes come down. Traditional dances, a traditional Indian lunch - fried tilapia and fried bananas, and fruits.
- For this excursion, we recommend wearing sports shoes with laces. Depending on the time of year, sometimes you have to reach the waterfall along a jungle trail, crossing a stream on foot. The water can be knee-deep.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
|DAY 5: El Valle -Tour to Pineapple Farm
- Breakfast in the hotel. After check-out in the hotel you will be transferred to a local pineapple farm.
- Embark on an exciting journey to a local pineapple farm, where youll have the opportunity to witness the cultivation and harvesting of this tropical delight. Engage with local farmers, learn about the intricacies of pineapple farming, and savor the fresh, sweet taste of recently harvested pineapples. Discover the agricultural techniques used in growing this delicious fruit and gain insights into the local communitys way of life.
- After the delightful experience at the pineapple farm, the journey continues to El Valle. Nestled in a scenic valley surrounded by mountains, El Valle de Anton is a charming town known for its cool climate, lush landscapes, and vibrant market. Explore the bustling market, where locals and visitors alike gather to buy and sell a variety of goods, from fresh produce to handmade crafts.
- Take a stroll through the town, admiring the unique architecture and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. El Valle is home to several natural attractions, including the impressive El Macho waterfall and the "square" trees. Consider visiting the El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden, where you can encounter native wildlife and diverse plant species.
- Whether youre interested in cultural experiences, outdoor adventures, or simply soaking in the natural beauty, El Valle offers a diverse range of activities to suit every travelers preferences. Relax and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this picturesque town before heading back to your accommodation, enriched with memories of a day well spent.
- Meal: Breakfast
|DAY 6: Tour to Golden Frog, Square Trees, Piedra Pintada, and Craft Market
- Breakfast in the hotel. Embark on an enchanting tour that combines nature, culture, and local crafts, creating a well-rounded experience for all types of travelers.
- Golden Frog Sanctuary:
- Begin your journey at the Golden Frog Sanctuary, dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Panamanian Golden Frog. Learn about the unique characteristics and the critical role these amphibians play in the local ecosystem. Observe these vibrant creatures in a safe and controlled environment, contributing to the efforts of preserving this iconic species.
- Square Trees:
- Venture into the lush landscapes to witness the extraordinary Square Trees, a natural wonder found in the area. These trees, known for their unique square-shaped trunks, add a touch of peculiarity to the surrounding forests. Your guide will provide insights into the ecological significance of these trees and the factors contributing to their distinct shape.
- Piedra Pintada:
- Explore Piedra Pintada, a site known for its ancient petroglyphs (rock carvings) created by indigenous peoples centuries ago. Your guide will unravel the stories behind these mysterious carvings, providing a glimpse into the rich cultural history of the region. Capture the intricate details of the petroglyphs as you immerse yourself in this archaeological treasure.
- Craft Market:
- Conclude your tour with a visit to the local Craft Market. Here, youll have the opportunity to browse through a diverse array of handmade crafts, textiles, and traditional artifacts. Engage with local artisans, learning about their craft techniques and perhaps even acquiring a unique souvenir to remember your visit.
- Throughout the tour, relish the natural beauty of the surroundings, from the vibrant colors of the Golden Frogs to the serene landscapes where the Square Trees stand. This immersive experience combines nature appreciation with cultural exploration, offering a memorable adventure for those seeking a deeper connection with Panamas diverse heritage.
- After a nice tour return to the hotel.
- Meal: Breakfast
|DAY 7: Santiago
- Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Santiago. On the way you will have a visit to Natas church and El Caño. Your journey takes a spiritual turn with a visit to Nata Church. This historic church, with its colonial architecture, stands as a testament to the regions cultural and religious heritage. Explore the serene surroundings.
- As you continue your journey, the ancient archaeological site of El Caño unfolds before you. El Caño is an archaeological site in Panama known for its pre-Columbian graves and artifacts. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the indigenous cultures that thrived in the region long before the arrival of the Spanish. The site is renowned for its mysterious burial mounds, which hold clues to the rituals and beliefs of the ancient inhabitants. Take a walk through history as you explore this significant archaeological site, appreciating the rich cultural tapestry woven by those who once called this land home. The artifacts found here shed light on the rituals, beliefs, and way of life of these early societies, making El Cano a captivating destination for history enthusiasts and curious travelers alike.
- After the tour - return to the hotel in El Valle.
- Meal: Breakfast
|DAY 8: Boquete
- After  breakfast in the hotel  we will  be transferred to  Boquete. In  Boquete we will   take a Coffee Tour.
- Coffee Tour in Boquete:
- Embark on a captivating journey into the world of coffee with a tour in Boquete, renowned for its lush coffee plantations and high-quality beans. Boquete, nestled in the picturesque highlands of Panama, offers an ideal climate for cultivating some of the finest coffee beans globally.
- Highlights of the Coffee Tour:
- Plantation Walk: Begin your tour with a leisurely stroll through the coffee plantation. Learn about the different varieties of coffee plants, the cultivation process, and the factors that contribute to the unique flavors of Boquete coffee.
- Harvesting Experience: Depending on the season, you might have the opportunity to participate in the coffee harvesting process. Experience firsthand the meticulous work involved in picking ripe coffee cherries.
- Processing Plant Visit: Explore the processing plant where the harvested coffee cherries are transformed into the beans we recognize. Understand the steps involved in washing, drying, and roasting the beans to perfection.
- Tasting Session: Engage your senses in a delightful coffee tasting session. Savour various coffee blends, learning to distinguish subtle notes and aromas. Experienced guides often provide insights into the art of coffee cupping.
- Panoramic Views: Many coffee plantations in Boquete boast stunning natural surroundings. Enjoy panoramic views of the lush landscapes and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Barú Volcano in the distance.
- Educational Sessions: Knowledgeable guides share information about the history of coffee in the region, the impact of microclimates on flavor profiles, and the sustainable practices adopted by the plantations.
- Boquetes Coffee Tour provides not only a sensory experience for coffee enthusiasts but also an educational journey into the intricate world of coffee production.Hotel in Boquete
- Meal: Breakfast
|DAY 9: Orchids + Butterflies or Sky Walk
- Breakfast in the hotel. We will start to explore the enchanting world of orchids and butterflies in Boquete,  with a guided tour that promises a delightful experience for nature lovers.
- The Highlights of the tour are:
- Orchid Garden: Begin your journey in a lush orchid garden showcasing a stunning variety of orchid species. Learn about the unique characteristics, life cycle, and cultivation of these exquisite flowers. Knowledgeable guides provide fascinating insights into the world of orchids.
- Butterfly Sanctuary: Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of a butterfly sanctuary. Walk through enclosed habitats where butterflies flutter freely, showcasing their diverse shapes and hues. Guides often share information about the different butterfly species and their importance in the ecosystem.
- Educational Sessions: Gain knowledge about the symbiotic relationship between orchids and butterflies. Understand the role of butterflies in orchid pollination, contributing to the reproductive cycle of these beautiful flowers.
- Photography Opportunities: Capture the mesmerizing beauty of orchids and butterflies against the back of lush tropical surroundings. The tour provides excellent opportunities for nature photography.
- On this day  you can choose Sky Walk Adventure in Boquete instead of Orhids and Butterflies.
- For those seeking an adrenaline-filled adventure and breathtaking views, the Sky Walk in Boquete offers a thrilling experience.The highlights of the tour are:
-  Traverse through the treetops via suspension bridges, providing a unique perspective of the cloud forest canopy. The bridges are securely suspended, offering a thrilling yet safe experience.
- Nature Trails: Walk along well-maintained nature trails, immersing yourself in the diverse flora and fauna of the cloud forest. Guides may share insights into the local ecology and point out interesting plant and animal species.
- Panoramic Views: Ascend to elevated platforms that offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and the Barú Volcano. Capture stunning photographs and appreciate the beauty of Panamas natural landscapes.
- Birdwatching: The cloud forest is home to a variety of bird species. Birdwatching enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to spot unique and colorful birds during the walk.
- Safety Measures: Sky Walk tours prioritize safety, with trained guides providing equipment and instructions. The experience is suitable for individuals of various fitness levels.
- After the tour we&rsquol return to the hotel.
- Meal: Breakfast
|DAY 10: David –Panama City
- After bbreakfast in the hotel we will have transfer to  David.  Flight to Panama City.Arrival in Panama city. You will be met at the airport and then you will have a guided city tour in Panama City.
- The city of Panama City, founded by conquistadors in the 16th century, was the first Spanish city and port on the Pacific coast. Today, there are two cities in the country: Old Panama (Panama Viejo) and New Panama. In Old Panama, there are continuous ruins of cathedrals from the early 17th century, monasteries, and bridges. New Panama is a beautiful modern city, and a special part of it is the well-preserved Colonial district (Casco Antiguo), where many buildings from that era still stand. This part of New Panama has been declared a World Heritage Site and is under the protection of UNESCO.
- A 6-hour city tour includes a visit to the Archaeological Park "Panama Viejo" and its museum. We will also explore both the historic and modern parts of the city. We will visit the residential area of the canal, the former zone where Americans working on canal construction used to live. One of the most beautiful streets in the capital, Balboa Boulevard, extends along the coast of the Panama Bay.
- Casco Antiguo is a colorful district with narrow streets, squares, and parks where a significant part of the countrys history has been preserved and is undergoing revitalization and reconstruction. We will be near the National Theater, one of the most expressive examples of neoclassicism in Panama. Well stroll through Plaza de Francia, visit the Church of San Jose, and learn about the history of saving its unique Golden Altar. Well have the opportunity to see the wonderful nativity scene installed for Christmas 2017. In Bolivar Square, the monument to the Liberator Simon Bolivar, a national hero in many Central and South American countries, stands tall. Our route continues to Cathedral Square, where the Cathedral was reopened after restoration in 2019, and houses the Museum of the Panama Canal and the Municipal Palace.
- Next, well head to Amador Causeway, the most amazing area of Panama City, which was once three separate islands in the ocean: Naos, Perico, and Flamenco.Return to the hotel  in Panama City.
- Meal: Breakfast
|DAY 11: Departure from Panama to USA
- Breakfast in the hotel. Then  transfer to the airport for your flight home.
- Meal: Breakfast