"Panama sits at a crossroads, a meeting of mighty oceans and the thread from which South America dangles on the map."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in Panama

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.

 

Touring Highlights of Panama

  • The Panama Canal changed the world when it opened in 1914, shaving some 8,000 miles off shipping routes between the Atlantic and Pacific, and it’s an absolute must-see.
  • The air is cooler up in the highlands around Boquete, where you’ll find coffee plantations, hot springs and beautiful scenery. It’s also a birdwatching hotspot.
  • Visiting the tropical San Blas islands, just off the Caribbean coast, is a real privilege. This hard-to-reach archipelago is home to the indigenous Kuna people, who still follow a deeply traditional way of life.
  • The wealth generated by the Canal is reflected in the glittering skyscrapers of Panama City, Central America’s most cosmopolitan capital.
  • The Bocas del Toro archipelago is a step back in time to the Caribbean as it was before mass market tourism, a set of sleepy islands fringed by brilliant white beaches.

Tour Types in Panama


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24 Nights

Central American Explorer

Highlights of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala discovering verdant rainforests, smouldering volcanoes, islands and ruins.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £59pp
Starts:Panama City
Ends:Antigua
Group Size:4- 18
Difficulty:FullOn
Operator:Explore!

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13 Nights

Cycle Nicaragua to the Panama Canal

This adventurous cycle trip takes us on a journey through beautiful Central America to see the best of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama

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Starts:Granada
Ends:Panama City
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:None
Operator:Explore!

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14 Nights

Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama

Cycle three Central American countries from Nicaragua to Panama

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £60pp
Starts:Granada
Ends:Panama City
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate / Challenging
Operator:Exodus

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59 Nights

Ultimate Central America

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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £87pp
Starts:Mexico City
Ends:Panama City
Group Size:1- 16
Difficulty:Low
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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9 Nights

San Jose to Panama City Travel Pass

Discover the best of Costa Rica and Panama, with stops in the idyllic San Blas Islands and Bocas del Toro.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £13pp
Starts:San Jose, Costa Rica
Ends:Panama City, Panama
Operator:bamba Travel

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15 Nights

Costa Rica & Panama Adventure 14D/13N

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!

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £41pp
Starts:San Jose, Costa Rica
Ends:Panama City, Panama
Operator:bamba Travel

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13 Nights

Costa Rica & Panama Adventure 14D/13N

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!

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £22pp
Starts:San Jose, Costa Rica
Ends:Panama City, Panama
Operator:bamba Travel

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13 Nights

Costa Rica & Panama Adventure 14D/13N

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!

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Starts:San Jose, Costa Rica
Ends:Panama City, Panama
Operator:bamba Travel

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13 Nights

Costa Rica & Panama Adventure 14D/13N

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!

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Starts:San Jose, Costa Rica
Ends:Panama City, Panama
Operator:bamba Travel

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10 Nights

Florida Encounter Ways (from New Orleans)

Have an in-depth taste of Florida and Lousiana as you travel to New Orleans, Panama Beach, Fort Myers, Naples and Miami. Enjoy an amazing walking tour in New Orleans' French Quarter, then end your trip exploring Biscayne Bay and the Everglades National Park.

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Starts:New Orleans, USA
Ends:Miami, USA
Operator:bamba Travel

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15 Nights

Panama City to San Jose Travel Pass

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!

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Starts:Panama City, Panama
Ends:San Jose, Costa Rica
Operator:bamba Travel

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33 Nights

Panama City to Cancun Travel Pass

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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £39pp
Starts:Panama City, Panama
Ends:Cancun, Mexico
Operator:bamba Travel

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2 Nights

San Blas Cayos Holandeses Adventure 3D/2N

Leave the noise and rush of the modern world behind as you travel to the pristine, laid-back San Blas Islands. Swim around your host island in crystal clear Caribbean waters and enjoy a tour to discover the island’s breathtaking surroundings.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £6pp
Starts:Panama City, Panama
Ends:Panama City, Panama
Group Size:1- 16
Difficulty:Easy
Operator:bamba Travel

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18 Nights

Cancun to Panama City Travel Pass

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!

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Starts:Cancun, Mexico
Ends:Panama City, Panama
Operator:bamba Travel

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3 Nights

San Blas Chichime Islands Experience 4D/3N

This island is considered the best island in San Blas, It is a place where you can leave the noise and rush of the modern world behind travelling to the pristine, laid-back Chichime Islands. Stay away from the crowded beaches and swim around your host island in crystal clear Caribbean waters. Enjoy a tour to discover the island’s breathtaking surroundings, Chichime Island has a nice lagoon and a beach bigger than all the other islands which are perfect for singles, couples or families that want to get relax in a Caribbean paradise.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £6pp
Starts:Panama City, Panama
Ends:Panama City, Panama
Group Size:1- 16
Difficulty:Easy
Operator:bamba Travel

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3 Nights

San Blas Authentic Guna Yala Experience 4D/3N

Leave the noise and rush of the modern world behind as you travel to the pristine, laid-back San Blas Islands. Swim around your host island in crystal clear Caribbean waters and enjoy a tour to discover the island’s breathtaking surroundings.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £5pp
Starts:Panama City, Panama
Ends:Panama City, Panama
Group Size:1- 16
Difficulty:Easy
Operator:bamba Travel

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12 Nights

Panama City, Boquete & Chiriquí - LUXURY

Discover the highlights of Panama, a treasure of Central America, from the iconic Panama Canal to the idyllic natural haven of Boca Chica. Get to know Panama City and it contrasts between new and old, explore the lush highlands of Boquete and its coffee plantations and kick-back in beautiful Boca Chica, where the amazing Gulf of Chiriquí is yours to explore.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £28pp
Group Size:1- 9
Operator:Exoticca

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12 Nights

Panama City, Boquete & Chiriquí - DELUXE

Discover the highlights of Panama, a treasure of Central America, from the iconic Panama Canal to the idyllic natural haven of Boca Chica. Get to know Panama City and it contrasts between new and old, explore the lush highlands of Boquete and its coffee plantations and kick-back in beautiful Boca Chica, where the amazing Gulf of Chiriquí is yours to explore.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £25pp
Group Size:1- 9
Operator:Exoticca

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46 Nights

Central America & Colombia

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Starts:Antigua
Ends:Quito
Group Size:0- 22
Difficulty:Low
Operator:Dragoman

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73 Nights

Mexico, Central America & Colombia

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Starts:Mexico City
Ends:Quito
Group Size:0- 22
Difficulty:Low
Operator:Dragoman

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