Day 1: Panama City, Panama
Arrive in Panama City.
Day 2: Panama City / Chiriquí Highlands
Visit Panama La Vieja, the original location of Panama City, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour the Panama Canal Museum and the French Plaza. Fly to David, capital of the Chiriquí province dotted with flowers, fruit and vegetable farms, coffee plantations, and lush tropical cloud forests.
Day 3: Chiriquí Highlands
Explore La Amistad International Park, a World Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Finca Dracula, a private orchid farm with more than 1,500 orchid species.
Day 4: Chiriquí Highlands / Panama City / Gamboa
Learn about coffee during a hands-on coffee estate tour. Visit Sitio Barriles, an archeological site of the extinct Barril culture. Fly back to Panama City and transfer to the town of Gamboa, located on the shores of the Panama Canal.
Day 5: Gamboa / Panama Canal
Cruise by boat across Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal. Spot green iguana, three-toed sloth, crocodile, and keel-billed toucan. Spend the afternoon bird watching, kayaking, fishing, or simply relaxing in a hammock.
Day 6: Gamboa / Chagres National Park
Board a motorized piragua (dugout canoe) and cruise up the Chagres River. Learn about Embera culture during a visit to the indigenous village of Embera Drua. Visit a nearby waterfall and dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Chagres River.
Day 7: Gamboa
Enjoy the day at leisure to enjoy the sunny beach. Alternatively, tour the Isthmus of Panama.
Day 8: Gamboa / Depart for Home
Say farewell to Panama and depart for home.