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  • Panama City is typically the starting point of all Panama vacations
  • Kuna indian Balboa Park

Panama City is the political and administrative centre of the country and is also its capital and largest city.  Located in the Pacific entrance of the world famous Panama Canal, Panama City hosts many high rise buildings yet is surrounded by tropical rainforests to be enjoyed ona Panama vacation.

The city was founded in August 1519 by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila.  It became a stopover point on the trade route from which all the gold and silver that Spain took from the Americas passed through.  It was also the starting point for the expeditions that eventually conquered Peru’s Inca Empire.  Pirate Henry Morgan destroyed the city by setting fire to it in 1671 and the inhabitants were forced to resettle 8 km (4.9 mi) away.  This new city was reestablished on 28 January 1673 and the old city’s ruins are a popular tourist destination.  Panama City became the capital of the country upon independence from Colombia in 1903.

Today Panama City is by far the wealthiest city in Central America.  With the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914, the city became a hub for international business.  Despite being a modern and cosmopolitan area, Panama City still maintains ties to its past including the UNESCO World Heritage listed Panamá Viejo, the site of the original city.  Not far from comfortable hotels visitors on Panama vacations have the opportunity to embark on journeys through the spectacular rainforest making Panama City a destination that truly has it all.

 


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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  • 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
    Prices From:
    US$ 870
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays
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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
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,343
    Trip Type:
    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
    Prices From:
    US$ 517
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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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.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 881
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays
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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$ 1,559
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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