Travel on Your Own in Panama

Travel on Your Own in Panama

Travel around Panama at your own pace. This travel proposal gives you a good start to your trip with a transfer from the airport and two nights in Panama City as well as a city tour and a visit to the Panama Canal. From here you continue your adventure on your own

The Panama Canal is an exciting stop during a city tour of Panama City. The canal itself is one of today’s greatest engineering feats and has had enormous significance for the world economy. In addition to the famous canal, Panama offers beautiful paradise islands, magnificent and untouched nature and exciting cultural experiences.

Along the Caribbean coast lies Bocas del Toro with some of the country’s finest beaches. The San Blas Islands are an even more remote and untouched paradise with about 365 islands of which 49 are inhabited by the colorful Kuna Indians who are also responsible for the whole of San Blas.

In the southeastern part of the country near the border country between Panama and Colombia lies Darien National Park with untouched and deep rainforest which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to great nature experiences and jungle walks, you can stay with the Emberá Indians in one of their small villages and get close to their unique culture and symbiosis with nature.

In northern Panama there is the mountain village of Boquete which is perfect for those looking for adventure, trekking and coffee plantations. Here you can explore the surroundings by quad bike or do a fun rafting – here there are lots of opportunities. If you want impressive nature experiences, you can make a hike up to the top of Volcan Baru – hard work with worth every drop of sweat. On a cloudless day, you can see both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean coast looming in the distance.

Santa Catalina on the Pacific coast is a perfect destination for surfers – both beginners and experienced. The beach is wide and there is plenty of room for lights. There are also many nice surf camps to stay at near the city. If you are a passionate diver and looking for nature and animal experiences far from civilization, Isla Cohiba can be something for you. Animal and nature experiences with a good chance to see whales during June-August.

Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia and arrival in Panama City

You travel from Scandinavia and arrive in Panama City late at night local time. You will be picked up at the airport and driven to your hotel.

Day 2: City tour of Panama City and visit at Mirafloresslussen

Today awaits an eventful day! You first do a city tour and see Panama City – it is usually said that Panama City consists of 3 cities and you see all three; The historic city – remnants of 16th century Panama “La Vieja”, the old city, “Casco Antiguo” with the colonial buildings and then the modern city with skyscrapers and modern houses. After lunch you continue to Miraflores where there are balconies from which you have a very good view of the lock and canal and the huge container ships that begin their journey through the Panama Canal. Every year, more than 14,000 ships make the 10-hour journey through the Panama Canal and it has had an enormous impact on the country’s economy as well as the world economy. By passing through the Panama Canal instead of rounding Cape Horn, you save almost 12,500 kilometers each time. The canal officially opened in 1914 after many years of work. It was mainly the United States that saw the importance of creating a connection between the world’s two largest seas and entered into a cooperation agreement with Panama that gave them the rights until 1999 when they transferred to Panama. The canal is also one of today’s largest engineering companies. Enjoy the fantastic story that you get to experience a part of today! (F , L )

Day 3 and onwards

You now have the rest of your journey on your own. We are happy to help you tailor and book the trip of your trip. When it’s time to go home again, do it from Panama City or if we have booked the trip home for you from another place in Central or South America.

Overnight stays

Two nights in a hostel in Panama City

Travel on Your Own in Panama