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Authenticity & Essence of Panama - 3 Days Tour

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What to Expect

Day 1: Three Historical Sites - Portobelo, Panama Canal Expansion and the Railroad

Pass By: Portobelo National Park, Colon Panama

Stop At: Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, Calle principal, s/n, Portobelo Panama
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Black Christ, Town Square, Portobelo Panama
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Agua Clara Locks, Avenida Bolivar Lago Gatun, Colon 0301 Panama
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Panama Canal Railway, Colon Panama
Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Gatun Lake, Panama City Panama
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Portobelo, Panama
This is an excellent excursion, that combines 3 different part of the history of Panama, past, present and future, very relevant to what Panama is today. You will be picked up at your hotel from Panama city, then drive towards the Atlantic side or North of Panama, to Discover Portobelo, a unique piece of the history Panama. The chance to visit the Church to see the Black Christ, Forts, Museum and Custom building. Later on, we drive to Colon City, there we visit the New Locks of Panama where we can see the mega vessels going transiting, and to conclude the journey, a great ride on the Panama Railway, more than a 150 years old but modern enough to make feel comfortable. You can appreciate the flora and fauna of the Canal of Panama. The Gatun lake and areas that can only be seen from the moving train. Once you are back to Panama city, your transportation will be waiting for you to drop you at the same pick up location.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Explore Panama Canal- Casco Antiguo- Panama City + Shopping

Stop At: Casco Viejo, Avenida Central, Panama City Panama
Discover the old town, witha majestual history, and recently hosted the Pope for the major religious that took place in Panama.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Miraflores Visitor Center, East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City Panama
A tailored visit to the visitor center of Miraflores, museum, theather and the observation deck to see the operation of the canal live.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Panama Canal Administration Building, Av Roosevelt, Balboa, Panama City Panama
This is a great opportunity to get to know the history behind the Panama Canal admistration building, and the palm trees right across.
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), Av Amador, Panama City Panama
A drive through this renovated area, that once was part of the US military based in Panama. A remarkable view of the Fort and the City.

Stop At: Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), Av Amador, Panama City Panama
Shopping at the Duty free of Amador
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Avenida Balboa, Panama City Panama
The opportunity to learn every thing about Panama, its culture, people and economy. A drive through the modern city of Panama to discover its beauty, then a walk in Casco Antiguo, visit the Canal of Panama, the Administration building, an impressive view of the city from the Causeway, see the Unique Frank Gehry Art in Latin America, the BioMuseum.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Embera Village

Stop At: Emberá Purú Village, Panama
A mutli-experiences type of Excursion, that takes you back in time and fast forward to the present in seconds. National Park, lake, waterfall, wildlife and the indigenous village are what make this a breathtaking Adventure. Together with the villagers explore the Lake Alajuela aboard empirical canoes, be welcome by the melody of drum, flute all-natural musical instrument to relax your senses and intensifies the experience. A real and unique excursion, where you can connect with nature and fall in love with your surroundings. Let yourself be amazed by their lifestyles, homes, museum, school, culture and tradition. Handcrafted items are available as souvenirs you may want to purchase and to top off your experience you may have a traditional embera tattoo, it is non-permanent, the ink is made out off of a fruit and no needle is used.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chagres National Park, Carretera Madden, Colon Panama
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Gatun Lake, Panama City Panama

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up directly at your hotel in Panama city, just let us know the name of your hotel.
3 days
  • 1x Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo
  • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks
  • Entry/Admission - Panama Canal Railway
  • Entry/Admission - Gatun Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Portobelo
  • Entry/Admission - Casco Viejo
  • Entry/Admission - Miraflores Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Panama Canal Administration Building
  • Entry/Admission - Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
  • Entry/Admission - Avenida Balboa
  • Entry/Admission - Emberá Purú Village
  • Entry/Admission - Chagres National Park
  • WiFi on board
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Liquor
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I must say these are the greatest experiences we have ever had; in 15 years traveling the world my family and I, never have had such experiences before. I do not usually leave comments, my wife does, but this time I feel inspired to share my family experiences and to recommend
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Response from 493livefolks, Guest Relations Manager at Authenticity & Essence of Panama - 3 Days Tour
Responded 14 Aug 2019
We are speechless! It was an honor and a privilege for us to provide the best experiences that we could to you and your family members. We surely will pass along your words of encouragement to our team of local experts.
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