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  • One of Panama's icons, the Panama Canal, is a highlight on all Panama vacations
  • Panama city at dusk
  • Pearl Islands
  • The Panamanian tree frog is one of the many local wildlife you can encounter during your Panama tour

Panama is the southernmost country in Central America lying between Costa Rica and Colombia. For a small country, it has much to offer the visitor on a Panama vacation. It is a progressive and economically strong nation and an important centre for international banking and trade. The terrain does include large swaths of undeveloped swampland and cloud forest. However, there are areas which have been developed.

Panama City, at first glance, is totally cosmopolitan and modern and has been called the “Miami of Central America” with its Manhattan-like skyline. There is a wide array of dining opportunities and an excellent nightlife exists. However, one can find distinctly different areas in the city such as Casco Viejo, a neighbourhood of historical buildings and cobblestone streets. There are also some excellent beaches not far from the centre of the city.

It is from Panama City that usually one first meets the famous Panama Canal which is 77 kilometres/48 miles in length travelling all the way from the Caribbean Sea to Panama’s second largest city, Colon on the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts right through the narrowest segment of Panama. A trip along the canal reveals many interesting facets and attractions while on trips to Panama.  There is Gatun Lake, an artificial man-made lake formed by building a dam. In the middle of the lake is Barro Colorado, a nature reserve which the Smithsonian Institute has been using to study in great detail its consequences as a rainforest.

At the southern end of the country is Darien, the wildest part of the country, located on the Colombian border. It is a large undeveloped area of spectacular rainforest and mountains and also a bird watching centre. 

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 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

The Inspiration Behind the Panama Canal

Guests Cruise With Freedom on Norwegian Cruise Line

 


Panama Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Panama vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Panama, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Panama's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Panama for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Panama tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Panama Tour why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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  • 15 Day Panama Canal Cruise: Los Angeles to Miami

    Enjoy some of Central America’s most beautiful beaches and cities on this bi-coastal cruise. Relax on the famous beaches of Acapulco, sail through the stunning engineering feat of the Panama Canal and walk through the colonial old town of Cartagena.
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    15 Days
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    Cruises & Sailing
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  • 15 Day Panama Canal Cruise: Miami to Los Angeles

    Enjoy some of Central America's most beautiful beaches and cities on this bi-coastal cruise. Walk through the colonial old town of Cartagena, sail through the stunning engineering feat of the Panama Canal and relax on the famous beaches of Acapulco.
    Duration:
    15 Days
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  • Bocas del Toro

    Bocas del Toro is the best place to sink your toes in the sand, to explore lush tropical rainforest and coral reefs and to look for sea turtles that have come to these islands for millennia.
    Duration:
    3 Days
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    US$ 870
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  • Gamboa Rainforest Adventure: Panama City

    Escape to the banks of the Rio Chagres River to explore the jungles of Panama from the comfort of an eco-friendly resort. Spend your days venturing through the canopies of the rainforest in search of sloths, cruise out onto the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake to see howler monkeys at Monkey Island, and enjoy excellent food, drink, and service while staying at Gamboa Rainforest Resort.
    Duration:
    8 Days
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    US$ 1,343
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    Active & Adventurous
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  • Historic Panama Stopover

    This city is a delightful combination of the historic and the ultra modern. Explore the centre of Panama City with restored colonial houses, interesting museums, cathedrals and plazas.
    Duration:
    3 Days
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    US$ 517
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  • Kuna Kingdom: San Blas Islands

    Spend 3 days in Panama’s San Blas Island. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the Kuna Indian principal community, then take time to soak up the sun and relax or explore the island.
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    3 Days
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    US$ 881
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  • Panama City: City & Canal Full Day Tour

    Take a day to explore Panama City and the history of the Panama Canal, one of the greatest marvels of human engineering. Pass through the ruins of Old Panama and visit Casco Viejo to learn about the city’s foundation before spotting massive trade barges passing through the canal at Miraflores Locks and touring the old canal town of Balboa.
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    6 Hours
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  • Panama City: City Half Day Tour

    Take the morning to explore the ruins of Old Panama and Casco Viejo, learning about the city’s history and its transformation over the centuries. On this half-day tour, you’ll climb the old cathedral tower, stroll through neighbourhoods dating back to the seventeenth century, and visit museums detailing the old city and the construction of the Panama Canal.
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    4 Hours
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  • Panama City: Gatun & Agua Clara Locks Full Day Tour

    Explore Spanish colonial sites and verdant national parks on this full-day tour of the Panama Canal and its surrounding landmarks. Cross the canal at Gatun Locks, visit the Castle of San Lorenzo, spot the remnants of Las Cruces Trail, and search for sloths, monkeys, and toucans in San Lorenzo National Park.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
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  • Panama City: Jungle Boat Tour & Hiking the Soberania National Park Full Day Tour

    Embark on a jungle boat adventure along the Panama Canal. On this day tour of Gatun Lake and Soberania National Park, you’ll search for incredible wildlife, spotting toucans, crocodiles, and three-toed sloths on your boat journey and later hiking through rainforest in search of primates, from spider monkeys to white-faced capuchins.
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    6 Hours
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  • Panama City: Kayaking the Gatun Lake at the Panama Canal Half Day Tour

    Head out onto Gatun Lake to kayak along the Panama Canal and search for rare tropical animals. This half-day excursion takes you from Gamboa through the waterways of Soberania National Park, where you’ll see toucans, sloths, and monkeys in the surrounding rainforest.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
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  • Panama City: Panama Canal Full or Partial Transit

    Take a full day to cruise the famous Panama Canal, the largest engineering marvel in human history. As you pass through the canal’s locks, you’ll learn about the canal’s history and witness the incredible work that continues to expand and upkeep this icon of human ingenuity.
    Duration:
    12 Hours
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  • Panama Less Travelled

    Experience the contrasts of Panama in this great 7 day itinerary. This program allows you to combine tours to historical areas, a visit to a tropical rainforest, and of course an exploration of the famous Panama Canal.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,762
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    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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