Ethiopia, The Historic Route

This little known destination offers a spectacular adventure throught the Historic Route of Ethiopia for the intrepid traveller. The country’s magic unfolds as you trek in the majestic Simien Mountains and discover painted monasteries, ancient castles and rock-hewn churches. Experience traditional village life, visit an authentic African market and be welcomed into a private home to participate in an Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa

Welcome to the Ethiopian capital and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Sheraton Addis, 2 nights

Day 2: Addis Ababa

Explore the city of Addis Ababa, founded in 1886. Visit the National Museum, home to the fossilised hominid ‘Lucy’; St. George and Holy Trinity Cathedrals and the Mercato, Africa’s largest market.

Day 3: Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar

Fly north to Bahir Dar, located on the southern shores of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile. Afternoon sightseeing of this town referred to by some as the Ethiopian Riviera, thanks to its wide streets shaded by palm trees and views across Lake Tana’s shimmering waters.

Hotel: Kuriftu Spa & Resort, 2 nights

Day 4: Bahir Dar

Hike to the beautiful Tis Isat Falls (Blue Nile Falls) followed by an afternoon cruise on Lake Tana. Watch local fishermen at work in traditional papyrus reed boats, and visit a selection of the remote island monasteries including Ura Kidane Mehret with its extraordinary murals and frescoes.

Day 5: Bahir Dar – Simien Mountains

Skirt the northern shores of the lake passing rural villages and farmers along the road to Gondar, the 17th and 18th century capital. Famous for its medieval castles and churches, some of the sights you’ll explore include Fasiledes Castle and the 16th century Church of Debre Birhan Selassie with its iconic ceiling of painted angels. Late afternoon, continue by road to the breathtaking Simien Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your lodge is situated on the edge of an escarpment with breathtaking views all around.

Hotel: Limalimo Lodge

Day 6: Simien Mountains – Gondar

Spend a full day exploring the parks truly dramatic jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices. The national park is also home to some extremely rare animals such as the Gelada monkey, the Simien fox and the Walia ibex, found nowhere else in the world. Discover the extraordinary wildlife and scenery on a short trek through the park. Afterwards return by road to Gondar.

Hotel: Mayleko Lodge

Day 7: Gondar – Axum

A flight north to the oldest city in Ethiopia. An afternoon exploring this ancient trading post and the impressive stelae fields where carved columns represent the tombs of ancient rulers.

Hotel: Sabean Axum

Day 8: Axum – Lalibela

Fly to the World Heritage site of Lalibela. Explore the monolithic red-hued churches carved into the rock. Your guide will lead you through the network of crevices and tunnels linking each of the churches. Still in use today, step inside and you may see a robed priest observing the faith in time-honoured fashion.

Hotel: Mezena Lodge, 2 nights

Day 9: Lalibela

Discover the eastern group of rock churches. Smaller in size, these are no less impressive with intricate carvings and many dark tunnels to explore. Finish the day with an Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

Day 10: Lalibela – Addis Ababa

Journey back to Addis Ababa by air.

Hotel: Sheraton Addis

Day 11: Depart Addis Ababa

Transfer to the airport where your tour ends. 

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Addis AbabaFrom $9,995.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & air-conditioned vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar / Gondar – Axum - Lalibela - Addis Ababa
Accommodation:10 nights accommodation
Guide: Local Experienced Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Tribes of Omo Valley

Discover the incredible number of different ethnic groups in and around the Omo Valley. Explore their villages, learn about local customs and wander through bustling markets.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Addis Ababa – Jinka

Transfer to Addis Ababa Airport for your flight to Jinka. On arrival visit the South Omo Research Centre and museum which focuses on the various ethnic groups living in South Omo. You also visit a Yetnebersh village to watch how the Ari distil their own liquor from sorghum, garlic and maize.

Hotel: Eco Omo Lodge

Day 2: Jinka – Turmi

This morning head into Mago National Park on the east bank of the River Omo, home to a wide range of ethnic groups. Visit a Mursi village and learn something of their unique habits including lip plates and large decorative ear plugs. En route to Turmi there will be a stop in a Bena village to visit the Beshada people who are adorned with clay and wear impressive headdresses. Afterwards continue to Turmi, home of the proud Hamar tribe. If your visit falls on a Saturday there is an opportunity to wander around the colourful Saturday Dimeka market, where tribes travel for miles to trade.

Hotel: Buska Lodge, 2 nights

Day 3: Turmi

Following breakfast drive and cross the Omo River and visit the Bume tribe who are renowned as great warriors. They are also specialised crocodile hunters using harpoons from a dugout canoe. Cross back over the Omo River and drive to the village of Kolcho to visit the Karo tribes who are considered the masters of body painting when preparing for a dance, feast or celebration.

Day 4: Turmi – Arba Minch

This morning after breakfast drive to Arba Minch. En route you will view the beautiful terraced agricultural fields of the Konso people who are well known for their intricately terraced hillsides, fine woven materials, and the carved totems with which they decorate their graves. This afternoon enjoy a boat trip on Lake Chamo for an opportunity to spot hippos and Nile crocodiles.

Hotel: Haile Arba Minch Resort

Day 5: Arba Minch – Addis Ababa

This morning drive up into the hills to visit to the village of Chencha, home to the Dorze who are renowned cotton weavers whose tall beehive-shaped dwellings are among the most distinctive traditional structures to be seen anywhere in Africa. Their weavings and the shama cloth produced around Chencha is considered to be the finest in Ethiopia. Transfer to Arba Minch Airport your departure flight back to Addis Ababa where tonight you will have a wonderful cultural evening at a local Restaurant. Witness a performance displaying some of the country’s many diverse cultural dances and costumes, and enjoy a traditional meal with a drink of Tej, a type of wine made from Honey.

Hotel: Sheraton Addis Ababa

Day 6: Depart Addis Ababa

This morning transfer to the airport for your departure flight. 

Note: We recommend that this journey commences on a Friday to take advantage of a local market visit on Day 2. Departures on alternate days will not include market visits as detailed above and alternate activities will be included. Ask your Travel Specialists for more details.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Addis AbabaPrice on ApplicationPrice on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & air-conditioned vehicle
Flights: Air Ticket: Addis Ababa - Jinka / Arba Minch - Addis Ababa
Accommodation:5 nights accommodation
Guide: Local Experienced Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Colorful Guatemala

A visit of the highlands of Colorful Guatemala where its Maya groups inhabitants have kept alive their culture. Glance at the traditional highland Indian markets of Chichicastenango and Quetzaltenango, visit lake Atitlan and Antigua, the former Spanish-colonial capital and a center of art and culture for all the Americas.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Guatemala City

Arrive at Guatemala’s International Airport and after proceeding through immigration and customs formalities, our representative will transfer you to your hotel for accommodations in Guatemala City.

Day 2: Chichicastenango

In the morning transfer to the Archaeological Site of El Baul and La Democracia on the South Coast of Guatemala to visit both sites. In the afternoon transfer to Chichicastenango.

Day 3: Quetzaltenango

Visit the coloful open-air market and the Church of Santo Tomas. In the afternoon transfer for Quetzaltenango.

Day 4: Lake Atitlan

Visit the colorful open-air animal market of San Francisco El Alto, the Church of San Andres Xecul and beautiful Valley of Almolonga. In the afternoon transfer to Panajachel (Lake Atitlan).

Day 5: Antigua

After breakfast, join the launch excursion to the picturesque lake-side village of Santiago Atitlan. After lunch transfer to Antigua.

Day 6: Guatemala City

During the morning you will have a sightseeing of this old colonial capital and its surroundings. In the afternoon return to Guatemala City.

Day 7: Depart Guatemala City

Transfer to the airport for your International flight.

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Tuesday from Guatemala City:From $1,133.00From $1,645.00

Inclusions 
Meals:6 breakfasts
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned Private Car or Van
Accommodation:6 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Guatemala Highlands

A little more leisurely discovery of the highlands of Guatemala and its traditional Maya culture on this 6 day Guatemala Highlands Tour. Glance at the traditional highland Indian market of Chichicastenango and visit lake Atitlan. Overnight in Antigua, the former Spanish-colonial capital, founded in 1543 at the foot of Agua Volcano and a center of art and culture for all the Americas. The Highlands region is an outstanding cultural universe. Its inhabitants, belonging to the Maya Kaqchiquel, Tzutujil, and Quiché groups, keep alive their cultures, the manifestations of which can be admired by the visitor.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Guatemala City

Meet and assist at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Day 2: Chichicastenango

Leave for Chichicastenango’s colorful open-air market and Church of Santo Tomas. Afternoon free for shopping or to see the town on your own.

Day 3: Lake Atitlan

Continue to Solola to visit the Indian market. In the afternoon, continue to Lake Atitlan.

Day 4: Antigua

Launch excursion to the lake-side village of Santiago Atitilan. Continue to Antigua.

Day 5: Guatemala City

Morning city tour of Antigua. After lunch, return to Guatemala City

Day 6: Depart Guatemala City

Transfer to the airport for your International flight.

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Wednesday from Guatemala City:From $1,048.00 From $1,532.00

Inclusions 
Meals:5 breakfasts
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned Private Car or Van
Accommodation:5 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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South Coast Jamaica

Get to know more of South Coast Jamaica also known as “Treasure Beach,” an hour drive from the International Airport at Montego Bay through the beautiful tropical countryside with breathtaking views. Fishing villages, miles of beaches, centuries old great houses, natural waterfalls and wetlands create an atmosphere for adventure, quiet wonder and relaxation. The towns of Treasure Beach and Black River are picturesque and inviting. The South Coast with its beauty unblemished, and natural wonders of flora and fauna virtually untouched extends a warm invitation to the discerning holiday visitor.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Montego Bay

Upon arrival into Montego Bay airport, be met and transferred to your accommodation in Negril.

Hotel: Legends Hotel, 2 Nights

Day 2: Negril

Breakfast and morning briefing on the next few days will be followed with some free time for you to relax on the beach or maybe do some shopping while in Negril. After dinner perhaps head to where live reggae music is being played at the many beach bars.

Day 3: Negril – Treasure Beach

After breakfast be ready for your departure to the South Coast, along the way visit the YS falls where you will have a Jamaican lunch and boat ride on the Black River, a natural reserve for crocodiles and other types of birds.

Hotel: Treasure Beach Hotel, 2 Nights

Day 4: Treasure Beach

Free time to explore and enjoy on your own. At lunchtime head to Alligator Pond where lunch will be served, there perhaps visit the Lover’s Leap – a breathtaking scenery area, where legends of romantic tragedy are often associated with Lovers’ Leap.

Day 5: Treasure Beach – Montego Bay Airport

At the appropriate time be transferred to Montego Bay airport or continue in exploring more of Jamaica.

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Montego Bay:On ApplicationOn Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Seat In Coach Air-conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation:4 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Best of Nicaragua

Our tour takes you to the highlights of this still largely unknown land. Experience the natural riches of Nicaragua as well as colonial and relax at the end of the trip for a few days on the beautiful Pacific beach!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Managua

Upon arrival transfer to city hotel.

Day 2: Managua – León Viejo – Juan Venado Nature Reserve – Leon

Drive to Loma de Tiscapa with fantastic views of the crater lake Tiscapa , the city of Managua and Momotombo volcano . Then you will visit the ruins of León Viejo , which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites . In the afternoon, take a boat tour of the Juan Venado Nature Reserve with its tropical forest with mangrove habitat for a variety of wildlife .

Day 3: Leon – Cerro Negro volcano – Leon

City tour with visit of the historical center , the famous Cathedral , the Bishop’s Palace and the small museum of Rubén Darío . Afternoon trip to the Cerro Negro volcano to enjoy fantastic views of surrounding area. Return to Leon.

Day 4: Leon – San Jacinto – Matagalpa

After breakfast, drive to San Jacinto , visiting the bubbling mud holes . Continue to Selva Negra (Matagalpa) with a stop at Estelí . This region is known for growing tobacco and its excellent cigars. After a tour of a cigar factory Continue on to Matagalpa Selva Negra Lodge. Walk through the tropical rainforest.

Day 5: Selva Negra – Masaya Volcano National Park – Granada

Ride through the grounds of the Selva Negra, where you will learn more about the coffee and cheese production , animal husbandry , social projects and the sustainability of the farm. Then continue to Matagalpa to visit the small chocolate factory ” El Castillo ” . Along the Pan American Highway , the journey continues to the Masaya Volcano National Park.

Day 6: Granada – Catarina – Masaya – Las Islets – Granada

Walking tour of the charming colonial town , and then drive to Catarina , where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Laguna de Apoyo . In the afternoon take a trip to the ” Islets ” , an archipelago consisting of more than 350 small volcanic islands close to Granada.

Day 7: Granada – Charco Verde – Isla de Ometepe

Transfer to the port of San Jorge and continue by ferry across Lake Nicaragua to the volcanic island of Ometepe . Along the way you still visit the legendary Charco Verde , known for the dark green lake, the lush vegetation and many birds.

Day 8: Isla de Ometepe – Montelimar or San Juan del Sur

Return by ferry and transfer to your desired seaside hotel on the Pacific coast.

Day 9, 10 & 11: Montelimar or San Juan del Sur

Enjoy a free days at the beach. Stay in hotel Barceló Montelimar or Hotel Posada Azul.

Day 12: Montelimar / San Juan del Sur – Managua

Transfer from hotel swimming to Managua.

Day 13: Depart Managua

At convenient time, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Managua:$3,262.00On Application

Inclusions 
Meals:12 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Transport:Airport Transfers, Ferry transfers, Air-conditioned Car or Van,
Accommodation:12 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Around Nicaragua

This trip is ideal for those wishing to visit all the main highlights and alternate colonial cities, native villages, mountains and coffee plantations, Caribbean and Pacific beaches, but also visiting small villages/meeting people and interesting tours on the way and in each destination.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Managua

Arrive in Managua and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Camino Real Managua

Day 2: Managua – Matagalpa

In the morning, go for a short city tour of Managua. Then drive north towards to mountainous region Matagalpa and its fresh weather, home of famous coffee plantations. On the way visit a chocolate factory. make a stop by An artisanal chocolate factory “El Castillo del Cacao” run by Dutch partners, you will visit and learn more about the way chocolate is made, the castle project and of course, distribution channels, and try the chocolate where it is made.

Hotel: Selva Negra Ecolodge, 2 nights

Day 3: Matagalpa

Today you will go for a tour of sustainability in the property, around the coffee activity. The tour takes about 1h30 to 2h30 according to the season (harvest time or no) and includes visit to the Coffee museum, Beneficio humedo (small processing plants where the first steps of coffee cleaning and beans preselection are realized), visit the coffee plantations and more. Rest of the day at leisure to sign up for the other tours that the property offers, such as horseback riding and hiking with a local guide. Some of the trails are also self-guided.

Day 4: Matagalpa – San Jacinto – Leon

Leave the highlands, reach the plains around Sebaco, and continue west towards the pacific part of Nicaragua. On the way enjoy stunning views to the Maribios range of volcanoes: First, the Momotombo, on your left: then, Cerro Negro and others; later, Telica and its enormous crater on your right (all active!). Stop at San Jacinto, a small rural village located in between volcanoes. There observe another volcanic phenomenon, the boiling mud and thermal waters; these are geysers coming out of the earth. Please note that a guide (local or our guide) is mandatory for the visit, as the terrain is not solid and new, boiling geysers come out of the earth all the time. Arrive in Leon. Originally located in a different place, the city of Léon was rebuilt at its actual location after an eruption of the Momotombo volcano destroyed the city, on the shores of Lake Managua. It’s been the capital of Nicaragua for around 200 years until Managua was named as the capital. The oldest university is located in Leon, still the intellectual capital of Nicaragua. one of the oldest colonial cities in Central America. In the afternoon go for a city tour of Leon, its huge cathedral, the most complete art gallery of Central America and old churches. Free evening and night in Leon, very lively city.

Hotel: El Convento Hotel

Day 5: Leon – Managua – Caribbean Coast – Corn Island

Leave the hotel in the morning, drive south until you reach Managua and the international airport. Take a 2pm flight to Corn Island.

Hotel: Arenas Beach Hotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Corn Island

Free time at Corn Island. Optional activities available: visit to Little Corn, fishing, boat rides, beach, snorkeling and diving.

Day 7: Corn Island – Managua – Granada

Fly back to Managua, in the mid afternoon. Transfer to Granada, the jewel of Nicaraguan cities. Free evening in Granada. Granada is the oldest colonial city in the Americas, founded by the Spanish in 1524. Touring Granada will transport us back to the colonial times, with its classical and neo-classical buildings, its horse-drawn carriages!

Hotel: Patio del Malinche, 2 nights

Day 8: Granada – Boat tour in Lake Nicaragua & Isletas

Morning at leisure to wander in Nicaragua’s most beautiful city.

Optional activities: Adventures in Mombacho nature reserve:
– Excursion to Mombacho volcano, natural reserve with a cloud forest, a very nicely designed trail circles around one of the craters.
– Canopy Tour/zip lines: Get ready to climb and swing through trees!! This tour offers you an unforgettable experience sliding down from tree to tree through seventeen platforms and bridges very safely built, overlooking the coffee plantations. It takes around 2 hours to experience this unique activity.

Around Midday we’ll drive to Lake Nicaragua. First, enjoy a delicious typical lunch in a “palapa style” restaurant in front of the water, with beautiful views to Lake Nicaragua, the islands “Isletas” and the Mombacho cloud forest. Then you will go for a Boat Ride and discover Lake Nicaragua and some of its 356 islands “isletas”, a must see. The islands “Isletas” were formed thousands years ago, after an eruption of nearby Mombacho volcano (now extinct). They are now covered with lush, tropical vegetation, some of them are inhabited by natives, others have vacation houses built on them, and others are still deserted. You will be able to observe some of the many species of tropical birds that live in the islands. The inhabitants (“Isleños”) live peacefully in simple yet decent conditions and dedicate themselves to fishing and small agriculture, and now to tourism too. After the tour return to Granada.

Day 9: Granada – Ometepe Island

Transfer to San Jorge and then take a ferry to Ometepe Island, world largest volcanic island in a lake. In the afternoon you can discover the island or just relax at the beach. Dinner in the hotel.

Hotel: Hotel Charco Verde, 2 nights

Day 10: Ometepe Island

Free day in the island. Optional tours are available, like hiking in the rain forest, tour of the island and petroglyphs tour, see the petroglyphs or kayaking. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

Day 11: Ometepe – San Juan del Sur

After breakfast, leave the hotel and the island. Go to San Juan del Sur, typical fishermen port located at the south west, 15 miles away from the border with Costa Rica. Time on your own to enjoy swimming in the Pacific Ocean.

Hotel: La Posada Azul, 2 nights

Day 12: San Juan del Sur

Day at leisure at the beach! Optional activities can be arranged, such as horseback riding, snorkeling tours. Canopy tours, sailboat tours or surf lessons. There is also a regular shared shuttles service that go to the beautiful beaches located north of San Juan, such as Maderas and Majagual.

Day 13: San Juan del Sur – Masaya tour – Managua

Leave the beach in the mid-morning, enjoy a tour in the Masaya area, on the way to Managua: Then we will visit the finest Handicraft Market where you will enjoy the creativity and variety of Nicaraguan art at bargain prices. Later transfer to Catarina, this is a small and characteristic village of Nicaragua where people work seedling nurseries, make handcraft and raise horses. Placed on top of a hill at 520 meters over the sea level, present a very agreeable climate, the temperature is between 22 and 27 degrees, from here you can have a magnificent view of the Apoyo lagoon, Mombacho volcano, Granada and Lake Nicaragua. Then, we will go to San Juan de Oriente, famous for its ceramic arts. Visit a workshop (Mon-Fri), all items are handmade and the “know how” is transmitted from fathers to sons. Eventually, arrive back in Granada. Then, continue to Masaya, start visiting the Nicaragua’s First National Park created in Nicaragua in 1979, one of Nicaragua’s most interesting and beautiful natural phenomena. It comprises an area of 54 km2 with more than 20 km of scenic roads and trails, leading to and around the one impressive volcano and five formidable craters; one of them currently displays gaseous activity and incandescent lava in its interior. You can also visit the Museum that offer interesting history and legends. Arrive in Managua.

Hotel: Camino Real Managua

Day 14: Depart Managua

Transfer to Managua International Airport to reach your flight back to your country (hotel shuttle).

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Managua:$4,042.00On Application

Inclusions 
Meals:13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers, & Air-conditioned Car or Van
Flights:Flight Ticket: Managua - Corn Island - Managua
Accommodation:12 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Panama City Stopover

Panama City is home to a diverse blend of cultures and an enormous historical sector in the Old City. The lively and vibrant banking district on the other hand is very modern and often compared to Miami. Panama City is a thrilling location you will surely enjoy during your visit to this gorgeous country.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Panama City

Upon arrival to Panama you will be picked up at the airport and transfer you to your city hotel.

Hotel Options:

  • Tryp by Wyndham, 2 nights
  • Marriot Finisterre, 2 nights
  • Bristol, 2 nights
  • Las Clementinas, 2 nights
Day 2: Panama City – Half Day City Tour & Miraflores Locks Tour

Casco Antiguo: The oldest sector of modern Panama City, founded in 1673, it is known as the Casco Viejo. This beautiful little area has several attractions that tourist shouldn’t miss and can easily cover in a walking tour of a few hours. A monument to the French entrepreneurs who began the Panama Canal stands at the bayside end of the Casco Viejo.

Panama City: is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful city, Capital of the Republic of Panama, and located at the Pacific side of the American Continent. Built in 1519 by Pedro Arias Davila, a Spanish Governor, it has been considered as on of the most important cities of the Americas.

Miraflores Locks/ Panama Canal: This classic experience brings you to the very best that Panama has to offer: The Panama Canal. Participants will be able to witness the magnificent Miraflores Locks and most probably, its operation. An expert canal guide will take us back in time to be part of it. What a wonderful way to experience this magnificent
architectural masterpiece and to have a breathtaking view of the 8th wonder of the World. This tour will also include a visit to the Miraflores Locks Exhibits.

Day 3: Depart Panama City

At convenient time, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Panama City :
Tryp by Wyndham$417.00$749.00
Marriot Finisterre$417.00$749.00
Bristol$525.00$966.00
Las Clementinas$708.00$989.00
Inclusions 
Meals:2 breakfasts
Transport:Seat in coach airport transfers & touring
Accommodation:2 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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San Blas Archipelago – Kuna Kingdom

Kuna Yala (San Blas Archipelago) is a refreshing experience in Panama with the country’s Indigenous people that share a strong desire to maintain their traditions. The Kuna have preserved everything about their way of life that makes them special: native dress, arts & crafts, language, and a large unspoiled environment. We invite you to join us in exploring their magnificent land and culture!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Panama City – San Blas Archipelago

Depart from your hotel early in the morning for a 25- 40-minute flight to San Blas Archipelago airstrip on Panama’s Atlantic Coast. Then a motorized dugout canoe will transfer you to the rustic but very charming Yandup Island Lodge of. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the Kuna India’s principal community. Enjoy beautiful beaches on the nearby islands!

Hotel: Yandup Island Lodge, 2 nights

Day 2: San Blas Archipelago

Rent (or bring your own) snorkeling gear to explore the beautiful reefs in San Blas, relax on white- sand beaches or in a hammock under the palm trees.

Day 3: San Blas Archipelago – Panama City

Early in the morning return from San Blas to Panama City.

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Panama City:From $895.00On Application

Inclusions 
Meals:2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Motorized Dugout Canoe Transfers
Flights:Flight Ticket: Panama City - San Blas Archipelago - Panama City
Accommodation:2 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Darien Ethnic Expedition

Experience a Jungle Adventure in Panama. The trip starts from Panama City where we will take the Panamerican highway towards the eastern side of the republic of Panama with destination to the world famous forest of the Darien National Park.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Panama City – Embera Village

Depart from Panama City in a 4×4 vehicle and travel along the Pan-American Highway toward the border of Colombia. After several police checkpoints, we travel through a Kuna Indian reserve (comarca) and stop at a small Kuna market. Once in the Darien Province the paved road ends and we begin travelling on rough terrain. We will lunch at local restaurant with simple food based on rice, beans and meat (usually chicken, pork or beef). After lunch we continue to Meteti where we drive through grassland and forest until Puerto Kimba, where we will take a motorboat to La Palma or Mogue, depending on tide conditions. Once we arrive in Mogue we meet our local native host and the leader of the jungle expedition and proceed to the jungle camp at the beautiful and remote Mogue Embera Village, your home for the coming days. Dinner in the community.

Hotel: Mogue Embera Village Jungle Camp, 3 nights

Day 2: Hiking the Harpy Eagle Trail

After breakfast we hike through a secondary growth forest looking for birds and especially the Harpy Eagle, the national bird of Panama and an endangered species. Our naturalist and Embera guides will lead the walk and, after lunch, join us for a hike on a short botanical trail to learn about the plant-based medicine used by the Embera people. Dinner in the community.

Day 3: Hiking an Old Growth Forest

After breakfast we hike through a private, old-growth forest protected by a local organization. We will learn about the neotropical plants here and more about the history and way of life of the Embera and Wounaan people. In the evening, we will experience a “gathering” with the community members. They will share their traditional dance and display finely-crafted handcrafts. The Embera and Wounaan men are renowned for intricate sculptures made from cocobolo and Tagua, also known as vegetable ivory. The women are expert basket weavers, made from two different kinds of palm leaf fibers. The women dye the palm leaf with natural dyes they collect in the jungle.

Day 4: Mangrove Cruise – Panama City

Depending on the tide, we depart the Mogue community by motorized canoe sometime after breakfast. We will learn about the important ecosystem of the mangrove forest surrounding us along the river. On our way back to Puerto Kimba, we may observe different bird species such as herons, kingfishers, ibis and many others. Marine wildlife can also be observed. Our trip ends in Puerto Kimba, where we will take a car back to Panama City.

** Price based on min. 4 participants

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Panama City :From $1,750.00On Application

Inclusions 
Meals:3 breakfasts, 3 lunches. 3 dinners
Transport:4x4 Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation:3 nights of lodging in an indigenous lodge with tents
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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