Panama Cruise & Eco Lodge
Explore the old and new sides of Panama City, Cruise on a Two–Ocean Yacht Tour in Panama, ending with an amazing experience at a luxury eco-lodge in Isla Palenque in the Gulf of Chiriquí
Our Panama Cruise and Eco Lodge Tour begins with 3 nights and 4 days exploring both the Historical and Modern faces of Panama City. We will include a Daytime transit of the Panama Canal and overnight in its waters. An amazing Visit to a traditional indigenous Embera Indian Village in the Darien jungle. A Kayak and snorkel around a sunken submarine near the Pearl Islands and Overnight on the Chagres River and wake up to sound of howler monkeys. The 7-Day Discovery Catamaran cruise takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey, showing its guests the best of Panama. Witness the unique flora and fauna of the region and learn from the traditional Emera and Kunda natives in the Darien Jungle. We sail to paradise to discover the white sandy beaches of the Pearl Islands and get up-close and personal with the Panama Canal, a world-famous engineering marvel. Your crew of ten, will ensure your adventure on the 24-passenger Discovery is the best one yet. Please note that the itinerary below is dependent on canal regulations, sea and weather conditions, wildlife behavior, and accessibility to locations, so may vary. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change. The itinerary below is the ‘Northbound’ itinerary, but may be done in reverse as a ‘Southbound’ itinerary. For the final three days we explore the Ilha Palenque lodge in the Gulf of Chiriquí. The Island bursts with the wildlife from its dense jungles, volcanic bluffs, mangroves, lagoons and coastline. The Amenities are first-rate, but the island is largely undeveloped, suiting the sophisticated but adventurous traveler.
Summary of the Panama Luxury Cruise & Eco Lodge Tour:
Day 1: Panama City / Welcome to Panama!
Upon, your arrival a VIP Journeys representative awaits you at the Tocumen International Airport, where they will transfer you to the Central Hotel in Panama City, for check-in.
Day 2: Historical City Tour and visit the Biodiversity Museum
In the morning, you’ll go on a half-day tour to visit the ruins of Old Panama, climb the Cathedral tower, Old Panama Museum, and Casco Viejo. Later in the day, you continue to tour the Biodiversity Museum.
Day 3: The Pirate Trail: Agua Clara Locks & Fort San Lorenzo
You’ll be transferred to the train station to take a train to the Colon province, where you can visit the Agua Clara Visitors Center.
Day 4: Panama City – Flamenco Marina – Discovery Catamaran Northbound Journey
After a morning for leisure, you’ll be transferred to Flamenco Marina, where you board the M/V Discovery to sail towards Contadora.
Day 5: Darien Jungle – Embera India Tribe
Today, you will be able to witness the daily lives of the Embera Indians.
Day 6: Pearl Islands: San Telmo & Mogo Mogo
On day six, you snorkel and swim in the waters of the Pearls Islands, and you view the remains of the Civil War-era submarine Explorer.
Day 7: Panama Canal Transit / Gatun Lake
We begin our northbound canal passage traveling to Miraflores Locks and Pedro Miguel Locks.
Day 8: Panama Canal / Gatun Lake
You have the opportunity to explore the Gatun Lake and kayak in the Panama Canal waters.
Day 9: Charges River / Fort San Lorenzo
After touring the Fort, we then continue to Colon.
Day 10: Disembark / Portobelo / Panama City
Our last stop is Portobelo, where we will visit the Church of San Felipe. Later, we take the Panama Canal railway train back to Panama City.
Day 11: Panama / David / Isla Palenque
Today, you’ll take a flight to David located in the Chiriquí Province. In the afternoon, we take paddleboards and head out to the ocean to explore nearby islands.
Day 12: Isla Palenque
On day twelve, take the opportunity to hike to Isla Palenque to learn all about its history.
Day 13: Isla Palenque
You have the choice of choosing between from the “Islands Tour to Isla Secas” or the “Island Hopping Tour”.
Day 14: David / Boquete / Panama City / Home
After departing from Isla Palenque, you head to visit a coffee plantation. Once the tour has ended, you’ll be transferred to David airport for your flight back to Panama City.
Day 15: Departure
You’ll be transferred to the Tocumen International Airport for your safe return flight home.
Panama Luxury Cruise & Eco Lodge Tour Highlights
– Daylight canal transit guaranteed
– Snorkel and kayak in pristine beaches
– A day with the Embera Indians in Darien
– Bathe in history and nature at the same time in the Chagres River
– Isla Palenque discussions about indigenous groups of Panama
– Rum tastings
– Cooking classes
– Tours on the island’s trails
– Isla Palenque Island Tours
– Optional Tour – Secrets of the Island Tour
– Optional Tour – Kayaking or SUP tours
– Optional Tour – Island Tour to Isla Secas (longer) or Island Hopping Tour (shorter) visits two stunning islands in the Gulf of Chiriqui National Park with gorgeous white sand beaches and picture perfect palm trees.
IncludeEntry Fees5 Star AccommodationPersonal GuideAirport TransfersBreakfast
Not IncludedDeparture Taxes