7 Day Panama City & Cartagena

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El Panama Hotel Panama City
Armeria Real Luxury Hotel & Spa Cartagena

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*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Zika Virus - Passengers are recommended to visit www.cdc.gov/zika/ for current information. CDC advises pregnant women to avoid travel to the countries visited in this itinerary.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. The program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent Package Includes

  • Flights Miami-Panama City-Cartagena, Cartagena-Miami
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 Nights Accommodations in your choice of hotels
    • 3 nights Panama City
    • 3 nights Cartagena
  • All transfers
  • Breakfast daily
 

Special Features

  • Enjoy a city tour of Panama City, view the famous Miraflores locks and discover how the Canal works
  • Walking tour of Cartagena, a magical city with massive fortifications and wonderful sea breezes

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Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
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  • The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Half Day Soberania National Park Walking Tour 8:00 AM

This morning discover the immense natural beauty of Panama on this half day tour to Soberania National Park, a tropical rainforest situated along the shores of the Panama Canal. Walk with a naturalist guide along Pipeline Road, a graveled and easy path that goes through the forest, known for its excellent bird watching. Along the way your guide will point out different birds, including toucans, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and eagles as well as other animals such as sloths, white-faced capuchins, howler monkeys and the diminutive Geoffroys' tamarins. Return to your hotel in time for lunch.

Tour departs approximately at 8:00 pm. Please be in the hotel lobby at least 45 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #2 01 Jun 2016 - 31 Dec 2018 $89.00
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Half Day Partial Transit of Panama Canal with lunch 8:00 AM

Experience the thrill of a Partial transit of the Panama Canal. A specialized guide on board will give you detailed information on every step of the lock process. Pass under the beautiful arched Bridge of the Americas and continue through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks. Shortly after, you will enter the narrowest section of the canal known as the Gaillard Cut, one of the main points of interest for visitors, because it was carved through the Continental Divide. This section of the canal is full of history, it was the most difficult part of the construction and thousands of lives were lost there. Enjoy lunch onboard. After the Gaillard Cut your ship will meet with the mighty Gatun lake, which was until 1936 the biggest man-made lake in the world. Your final destination will be the town of Gamboa, Panama canal's maintenance and dredging port, where you will disembark and transfer back to Panama City.

Tour departs approximately at 8:00 am. Please be in the hotel lobby at least 45 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 5-6 hours.

**Due to low water levels in the Gatun Lake, which provides all the water for canal operations, the Panama Canal has implemented strict water conservation guidelines. These measures restrict transit schedule and may cause changes to tour departure time. This optional tour cannot be selected with any other tours.

Day #3 02 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2017 $179.00
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Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove 2:00 PM

Enjoy a tour of the mangrove swamps of La Boquilla, a fishing village located twenty minutes north of Cartagena. Take a ride on an original wooden canoe that glides through the dense growth of mangroves, providing a close up view of this rich and diverse ecosystem; you will observe different birds. Your guide will provide facts about the surroundings and talk about the flora and fauna that you will encounter. Afterwards, return to the hotel.

Departs at 2:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 5:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 $69.00
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Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine 6:00 PM

Surrender yourself to the majesty of this historic city by taking a magical tour of the walled city, stepping back in time to the days of the conquistadors. Enjoy the sights from an open horse-drawn carriage. Riding along the narrow cobblestone streets you will pass age-old plazas and elegant colonial mansions with balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. Finish the tour with a special gastronomic experience at a restaurant renowned for its innovative nuevo-Caribbean cuisine. With your gourmet meal, enjoy a welcome cocktail, along with white or red house wine and sangria. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Departs at 6:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 9:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 $119.00
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Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM

Escape to the picturesque paradise of the Rosario Islands*, a must-see in Colombia. The 'Islas del Rosario' archipelago is a national park and a natural habitat for a large variety of marine flora and fauna. Three ecosystems thrive here: coastal lagoons, mangroves, and tropical forests. As you cruise along, experience the idyllic splendor of the silken sands and crystal clear Caribbean sea. After a refreshing swim in the pristine waters, relax in the shade of a palm tree. Perhaps, choose to rent equipment for snorkeling, in the beautiful barrier reefs, full of colorful marine life and gorgeous soft and hard corals. For lunch, a buffet of traditional Colombian specialties is offered to you. Late afternoon return to your hotel.


*Please note that it takes one hour to get to the Rosario islands by boat.

Departs at 8:00 am from your hotel and returns at 4:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 7-8 hours.

The Full Day Rosario Island Tour and Half Day Colombian National Aviary Tour operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 $99.00
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Half Day Colombian National Aviary Tour 8:00 AM

Depart Cartagena and travel south for about an hour through the picturesque countryside to the Colombia National Aviary, which houses more than 1.750 birds, representing 135 species. It’s the second biggest aviary in Latin America, and sixth in the world. This fascinating place, with its unique flora and fauna, aims to educate and create awareness about the diversity of birds found in Colombia. Take a walking tour through the three ecosystems, tropical rainforest, seaboard and desert. At the end of the tour, enjoy a typical Colombian coffee before returning to Cartagena.

Departs at 8:00 am from your hotel and returns at 12:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at your hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

The Full Day Rosario Island Tour and Half Day Colombian National Aviary Tour operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $109.00
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4 Day Panama City Vacation , December 2016
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It was very nice. I want to highly commend Jesus who took me on two half day tours around Panama City. He was beyond excellent. Transfers and pickups went well, too. It was a nice little getaway. I have a unique need in recent years when it comes to travel; I can only take short trips. Very few companies offer these, but this is the second one I've done with Gate 1. I bet there are more people like me out there, who want to see the world but are very limited in time, so keep designing some short ones!

Marcia P. Miami, FL

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