P.O. Box 741122
New Orleans, Louisiana 70174
Phone 504-398-0056
Email: ttravel@thomascruise.com


Caravan Tours Arrow Latin America Tours Arrow Panama Canal Cruise, Rainforests & Beaches - 2018
Panama Canal Cruise, Rainforests & Beaches - 2018
Call 504-398-0056 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13485347
Tour OperatorCaravan Tours
OfferOffer valid through 12/30/2018
8 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1Panama CityPanama City, Panama : Welcome to fun, vibrant Panama, home to the Panama Canal, the most important waterway in the world. Take two daytime cruises on the Panama Canal: one through the canal locks and another cruise on Gatun Lake. The Isthmus of Panama links North and South America. See both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. With Caravan you explore rainforests and sandy beaches. Meet the friendly native Embera tribe living in the jungle. Caravan provides transfers from Panama's Tocumen Airport to your hotel for a two night stay. Rooms are available for check in after 4:00 p.m. Join Caravan for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing. Dinner is served until 9:30 p.m. at your hotel. D
Day 2Panama CityOld Panama, Miraflores Locks : This morning, visit the ruins of Panama Viejo (Old Panama), the city founded by the Spanish in 1519, as a gateway for gold from the Inca Empire. Next, on your scenic drive of Panama City's bayfront, enjoy views of Casco Antiquo (The Old French Quarter) and today's modern skyline. Panama City is a blend of Manhattan, Miami, and Las Vegas seasoned with Latin American flavor and style. Lunch. Visit the Canal Museum at Miraflores, overlooking the Panama Canal locks. Learn about the Canal construction and operation. From Pre-Columbian times to the present day, Panama had a prominent role as the major transit route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Next, drive through the City of Knowledge, the former United States Army Base, Fort Clayton. Enjoy dinner. BLD
Day 3GamboaPanama Canal Cruise - Gatun Lake : This morning cross the Isthmus to Colon, the Caribbean port at the north end of the Panama Canal. Your short drive through Colon passes by the Free Trade Zone, the largest in the Americas and the Panama Canal Railway Station. Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center. See the newly constructed locks at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. Learn how the locks raise ships 87 feet above the Caribbean Sea on to the Panama Canal. Lunch. Afternoon boat ride on Gatun Lake, the artificial lake which forms part of the Panama Canal. See the lush jungle watershed region of the Panama Canal. Cruise through jungle canals and by hilltop islands, home to a variety of wildlife. Look for monkeys. Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at your resort located in the rainforest. Dinner. BLD
Day 4GamboaPanama Canal Cruise - Locks Transit : Today an unforgettable adventure as you cruise another portion of the Panama Canal. Cruise by the Bridge of the Americas, pass through Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, and cross the Continental Divide. Then wind through the Gaillard Cut to the town of Gamboa. Your small passenger vessel allows for close-up views of the opening and closing of the huge six foot thick steel gates of both the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks. See, at eye-level, how transiting vessels are guided by tugboats and pulled by small trains. (Please note, route may be reversed.) Lunch. Return to your jungle resort. Stroll the gardens, swim in the pool, or enjoy the scenic views from your private balcony. Dinner. BLD
Day 5Playa BonitaEmbera Tribe, Playa Bonita : This morning, cruise on the Chagres River to visit an Embera tribal village. The Embera inhabit the rainforests of Panama. See exotic Embera handicrafts, such as tightly woven palm fiber baskets and carvings made form tagua nuts and the cocobolo tree. Lunch. Look for colorful butterflies on your visit to a butterfly garden. See rare tropical orchids at an orchid nursery. Visit an open air frog garden. Next, cross over the Panama Canal on the Centenario Bridge. Continue to your beach hotel for a relaxing two night stay on the Pacific Coast. Dinner. BLD
Day 6Playa BonitaPlaya Bonita : Entire day at leisure to enjoy your beach resort. Swim in your hotel's infinity pool. Lunch. Enjoy a carefree afternoon. Time to beachcomb and enjoy your resort's amenities. Dinner. BLD
Day 7Panama CityHandicrafts, Biodiversity Museum : Morning return to Panama City via the Bridge of the Americas. Enjoy spectacular views from Amador Causeway connecting Perico, Naos, Culebra and Flamenco Islands. Visit a Kuna tribal marketplace. Shop for colorful Kuna mola embroidery depicting rainforest animals and marine life, and exotic wood handicrafts. Lunch. Visit the world-renowned Museum of Biodiversity, designed by architect Frank Gehry. Enjoy a farewell dinner. BLD
Day 8Panama CityPanama City : Your tour ends after breakfast this morning at your hotel. Breakfast begins at 6:00 a.m. Caravan provides transfers to Panama's Tocumen airport, arriving at 5:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan.¡Hasta la vista! B
Click Quote or call 504-398-0056 to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
July 14, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
July 21, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
July 28, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
August 04, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
August 11, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
August 18, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
October 20, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
October 26, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
October 27, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
November 02, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
November 04, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
November 09, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
November 11, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 01, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 08, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 18, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 19, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 20, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 21, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 22, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 23, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 24, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 25, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 26, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 27, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 28, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 29, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
December 30, 2018$1,295.00* (USD) / DoubleQuote
Courtyard by Marriott : Panama CityGamboa Rainforest Resort : Gamboa
Westin Playa Bonita Resort : Playa BonitaInterContinental Miramar Panama : Panama

Plus Taxes and Fees:
Double $330; Triple $323; Single $374

You can reserve space free for up to 3 days, then a $300 deposit per person is due. Full payment due 60 days prior to departure.

In Latin America, Caravan transfers you between the airport and hotel on the starting and ending dates of your tour.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

All Meals Included
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Thomas Travel & Cruise

P.O. Box 741122 • New Orleans, Louisiana 70174  Phone 504-398-0056

ttravel@thomascruise.com • www.thomascruise.com