Panama sits at a crossroads, a meeting of mighty oceans and the thread from which South America dangles on the map. The Panama Canal is a remarkable feat of engineering that links the Atlantic and the Pacific, and a trip along this famous waterway is a real bucket list experience. It’s not just maritime enthusiasts who will appreciate the Canal; along the way you’ll see parrots, toucans and monkeys amongst the dense foliage that lines the route. The huge volume of trade that passes through the Canal, together with some controversial tax policies, mean that Panama is one of the wealthiest countries in the Americas, as evidenced by the soaring skyscrapers of the capital, Panama City.
But head away from the Canal and you’ll find rugged highlands thick with rainforest, spectacular surf breaks and unspoilt Caribbean island chains where indigenous groups still paddle the waves in dugout canoes. The interior is defined by cloud forest and coffee plantations, home to an astonishing diversity of wildlife including more than 900 species of bird. At the southern tip of Panama is the notorious Darién Gap, the only break in the 19,000-mile-long Pan-American Highway, where the road peters out and thick jungle separates Central and South America.
Highlights of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala discovering verdant rainforests, smouldering volcanoes, islands and ruins.
This adventurous cycle trip takes us on a journey through beautiful Central America to see the best of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama
Cycle three Central American countries from Nicaragua to Panama and enjoy in this tour.
Embark on an in-depth Central American adventure with Lonely Planet and Intrepid Travel from Mexico’s capital to the home of the Panama Canal
Come on a zig-zagging adventure through the jungles, beaches, islands and villages of Costa Rica and Panama
Explore incredible worlds above and below the water on a Lonely Planet Experience through some of Central America's best
Get ready for a 29-day Lonely Planet Experience through Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, powered by Intrepid
Enjoy and explore the adventure on this San Blas Chichime Islands Experience 4D/3N tour.
Enjoy and explore the adventure on this San Blas Islands Air-Expedition 4D/3N tour.
This tour visits the incredible Panama Canal as well as a selection of Costa Rica’s most renowned national parks, from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific coast.
Discover the best of Costa Rica and Panama, with stops in the idyllic San Blas Islands and Bocas del Toro.
From Costa Rica to Mexico, unmask the beauty and culture of San Jose, San Salvador, Copan, Antigua, Caye Caulker and Cancun. Explore cities, immerse yourself in natural environments and trek a live volcano...this is an adventure of a lifetime!
From Mexico City to Panama City, this is an adventure you can´t miss! Through more than 10 different activities you will have the chance to swim in crystal clear Caribbean waters, catch a glimpse of diverse and beautiful flora and fauna as well as discover colonial buildings and native ruins.
From Panama to Mexico, discover the greatness Central America has to offer! Whether you prefer the beach, colonial cities, trekking adventures or diving with sharks, this tour is designed to satisfy everyone's spirit. Visit Chichen Itza, Tulum, Tikal, Pacaya and Arenal volcanoes, and many cities on your way.
Discover Colombia and Panama in this incredible adventure that will unveil the distinctive architecture, attractions and Carribean waters of these countries.
Discover the incredible natural wonders and vibrant cultures of Costa Rica & Panama on this trip through verdant national parks, stunning white-sand beaches, bustling Panama City, and the beautiful San Blas islands!
Explore the best of Central America as you travel from Cancun to Panama City. Visit historic ruins, buzzing cities and stunning beaches on your way!
Marvel at the natural wonders and see the historical highlights of Central America on this one-of-a-kind trip to Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Relax on the paradisical beaches of the San Blas Islands, visit the pristine rainforests of Tortuguero National Park, stay the night with a local family and discover their customs, explore the Copán Mayan Archaeological Site, trek the Pacaya Volcano, and much more!
Experience the most beautiful landscapes of Central America and discover the Mayan civilization through the visit of spectacular archeological sites. Snorkel with nurses sharks and colorful fishes in crystallines waters and marvel at the abundant tropical wildlife. Visit some colonial and picturesque towns as well as traditional villages and learn more about the customs of the inhabitants.