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Panama Canal: A Journey Between the Seas

9 days from £4,607pp

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Panama Canal: A Journey Between the Seas

9 days from £4,607pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip


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Panama is a strategically vital country uniting two oceans, but its potential interest to the leisure visitor has perhaps been underplayed.  Most have heard of its history, chequered with the movement of plundered gold, dodgy dictators, straw hats (these actually come from Ecuador) and, of course, the monumental feat of engineering which is the Panama Canal.

Fewer are aware of the abundant and diverse wildlife populating unsullied tropical rainforest and the intact, even flourishing, indigenous cultures which have survived the switchback ride of its history.

Much of the country’s interior is almost impenetrable, which makes an expedition cruise which passes both through the canal itself and along the little republic’s jungle-stifled shores the best way to discover its hidden charms. On this holiday, you spend a couple of days discovering the highlights at either end of the canal before setting sail to traverse it.

(Some departures travel southwards through the Canal from Colon to Panama City. The holiday is effectively the same as the one here, but in reverse).

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Panama City, transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Guided tour of Casco Viejo and the Biodiversity Museum.

Day 3

Visit the Darien jungle and the Embera indians

Day 4

Swim and snorkel among the palm-fringed Pearl Islands.

Day 5

Transit the Panama Canal to Lake Gatun.

Day 6

Explore Gatún Lake and exit the Canal at the Caribbean end.

Day 7

Explore the Chagres river and fort at San Lorenzo.

Day 8

Disembark. Guided tour of Portobelo, transfer to hotel in Panama City.

Day 9

Transfer to Panama City airport for your international flight.

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Included in this holiday

Panama City
Places visited

Take the Transcontinental Railroad
Things to do



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