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Self-drive Panama: Discover the Pacific Coast

13 days from £2,678pp

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Self-drive Panama: Discover the Pacific Coast

13 days from £2,678pp

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


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With its laid-back, peaceful ambience, sunny weather and genial people, Panama is an increasingly popular destination for visitors who want to widen their horizons beyond the capital city and the Canal.  It’s easy to see why - there’s a string of natural and cultural delights studding the mostly flawless Pacific coastline and its hinterland of cloud forest-clad mountains.

But what’s the best way to explore them? The charm of these highlights is enhanced by their feeling of remoteness, but they are in fact easily accessed by an expanding network of blissfully smooth highways and virtually vehicle-free paved rural roads. So we are excited by our new self-drive holiday, devised to guide you to discover our best-loved spots in Panama and rest up at a few of our favourite hotels and lodges. 

Driving is utterly pleasurable and mostly easy-going as you cruise along an innovative route we’ve devised from first-hand experience.  Armed with Wifi, your map and plenty of advice and tips exclusive to Journey Latin America, you will progress at a leisurely pace with plenty of opportunities to stop and discover hidden corners of this amiable country.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Transfer to your hotel in the historic centre of Panama City, Casco Viejo.

Day 2

Guided tour of the Panama Canal and Casco Viejo

Day 3

Collect your hire car and drive to El Valle de Anton.

Day 4

Drive from El Valle to Chitre on the Azuero Peninsula.

Day 5

Drive from Chitre to Playa Venao via Pese and Pedasi

Day 6

At leisure in Playa Venao.

Day 7

Drive from Playa Venao to Boca Chica via Sona and Puerto Vidal.

Day 8

At leisure on Boca Brava Island.

Day 9

Further opportunities to explore Boca Brava.

Day 10

Drive from Boca Chica to Boquete via Cerro Punta.

Day 11

At leisure in the Boquete area.

Day 12

Drive from Boquete to David, drop off car. Fly back to Panama City.

Day 13

Guided boat tour on Gatún lake; transfer to the airport for your international flight.

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Included in this holiday

Panama City
Places visited

Things to do

hotel central


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Speak to an expert Travel Consultant or send us your enquiry today.

Our travel experts all have first-hand experience, which they are excited to share with you.

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

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Speak to an expert Travel Consultant or send us your enquiry today.

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for over 37 years.
We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

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