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Join us for a Once-In-a-Lifetime Excursion to Panama!
From clear turquoise seas to the coffee farms and cloud forests of Chiriquí, Panama can be as chilled out or as thrilling as you wish.
With a plethora of deserted islands, chilled Caribbean vibes on one side and monster Pacific swells on the other, Panama sits poised to deliver the best of beach life. And a whole other world begins at the water's edge. Seize it by scuba diving with whale sharks in the Pacific, snorkeling the rainbow reefs of Bocas del Toro or setting sail in the indigenous territory of Guna Yala, where virgin isles sport nary a footprint. Meanwhile surfers will be psyched to have world-class breaks all to themselves. Hello, paradise.
The dazzling blue coastline and shimmering skyscrapers say Miami, though many joke that you hear more English spoken in Panama. Panama City is culturally diverse and driven, rough-edged yet sophisticated. And there's much that's new or improved. Central America's first subway is operating, the historic Casco district has been beautifully restored and a massive canal expansion completed. Take in the city's funky particulars. Pedal the coastal green space, explore the Casco or attend an avant-garde performance and you will realize this tropical capital isn't only about salsa: that's just the backbeat.
The Great Outdoors
In Panama, nature is all about discovery. Explore the ruins of Spanish forts on the Caribbean coast or boat deep into indigenous territories in a dugout canoe. Wildlife is incidental: a resplendent quetzal on the highland trail, an unruly troupe of screeching howler monkeys outside your cabin or a breaching whale that turns your ferry ride into an adrenaline-filled event. Adventure tourism means zipping through rainforest canopies, swimming alongside sea turtles or trekking to sublime cloud-forest vistas. One small tropical country with two long coasts makes for a pretty big playground.
You don't have to make it all the way to the Darién to get off the beaten path – though if you do, you've hit one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet. Go where the wild things are. Soak in the spray of towering waterfalls near highland Santa Fé. Visit one of Panama's seven indigenous groups through community tourism. Live out your castaway fantasies in the Guna Yala or idle on a wilderness beach in Península de Azuero. Howl back at the creatures sharing the canopy. Panama is as wild as you want it to be.
The American Trade Hotel is a 5 star deluxe hotel and you will really feel at home here. Full American style breakfast is available daily.
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*Prices per person (adults 18+) based on double occupancy (unless otherwise stated). Escorted tour packages items listed. Panama Airfare is extra and can cost from $600.00-800.00 depending on departure city and finalized dates.
Trip Cancellation and supplemental insurance policies apply. Be certain to understand how and what is possible in Cuba.
A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is required to secure your participation on this program. After you are confirmed the space, air should be booked next. Book your air by Emailing marty @ email@example.com or calling Marty at 973-239-4005 ext 110.
Flight from Newark on the nonstop is under 7 hours.
Marty (Director of Reservations Services at Summit) can explain the options. He can be reached at (973) 239-4005 ext 110.
Service Fee is $25.00 per ticket
Early Arrivals (We suggest you extend your stay and not arrive early)
thursday November 7
Arrivals (Please note- Most guests will land at 2:00pm)
Afternoon at leisure
Hotel Check in after 3:00pm
Dinner at American Trade (optional and on own)]
Friday November 8
AM Walking tour of Panama City and visit to the famous Panama Canal
Afternoon at leisure
Dinner included at a local public restaurant
saturday November 9
Afternoon Tour of Panamanian Countryside
Dinner at Private Mansion
sunday November 10
Afternoon at leisure
Farewell group dinner at private restaurant
monday November 11
Are you thinking about staying an extra night on your own? Extra Nights if desired is $ per person. Includes Breakfast tax and gratuity. Add $ if single.
Included in our PANAMA IMMERSION Program:
4 nights Hotel at The American Trade Hotel
Meet and greet services at the airport
Round-trip airport to hotel transpiration
Hotel taxes gratuities and baggage handling,
Local fuel surcharges,
All pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes and fees (including September 11th Security Fee).
Baggage fees at the hotel.
Wi Fi Internet connectivity at the hotel is included
Meals as specified
Breakfast Daily at the hotel
1 evening dance club with 2 drinks
3 private restaurant dinner experiences
Excursions and touring as specified
General gratuities for the itinerary are included
Services of an English-speaking local tour guide and driver tour transfers.
Please Note: We have taken care of mostly everything. For any charges at the hotel of personal nature, Spa, mini bar, bottles of wine on own, etc., you will be asked to sign your check and pay your final bill after you return to the United States. US currency is accepted, but and US credit Cards are noy accepted. Local currency is accepted everywhere.
The official currency of Panama is the Balboa, named after Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa, who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513. One Balboa is divided into 100 cents. Since 1904 one Balboa equals one US Dollar and since then, the US Dollar has legally circulated in Panama. In other words, in practice, the currency used day-to-day in Panama is the US dollar, which is also legal tender. For this reason, Panama is considered a dollarized country and was the second economy in the continent to become a dollarized economy. Currently there are Panamanian coins that have the same weight, dimension and composition of the coins used in the USA (1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents). Panama also has its own $1 coin. For paper money, only the US Dollar is used (there are no paper Balboas).
Don’t Forget to Add Trip Protection with “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage!
Here’s what you get if you purchase a plan for your program:
Cash reimbursement of fees if canceling for a covered reason
“Cancel for Any Reason” benefit provides a credit good for future travel with Road Scholar for the full amount of the Road Scholar cancellation fee if you cancel for a reason not covered by insurance.
Trip Interruption coverage
Travel Delay coverage
Your airfare is covered whether you purchase it through Road Scholar or independently