Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Casco Antiguo in Panama City, discover the operational marvel of the Panama
Canal at the Miraflores Lock Visitor Center and relax during a three-night stay at the Playa Bonita beach resort.
1 USA / Panama City, Panama
Depart the USA on your flight to Panama City. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Mayflower Cruises & Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax and become acquainted with your new surroundings.
2 Panama City
Depart the hotel with your local guide for a panoramic and walking tour of this historic city. Stroll through Casco Antiguo - the oldest section of Panama City and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Notice the architecture – from crumbling façades of days gone by to beautifully restored buildings in the classic style. See the locals as they go about their everyday life from selling crafts on street corners, to shopkeepers running their businesses. Continue to the Miraflores Lock Visitor Center where an expert guide helps you experience the construction history of the canal. From the balcony, you have a chance to see the operation of the lock, as you overlook this amazing architectural masterpiece. Meal: B
3 Panama Canal Cruise
Today may well be a highlight of your trip! Depart for the Gamboa area and embark a ship to begin the partial transit of the Panama Canal, narrated by a local expert. Cruise through the Gaillard Cut, cross under the Centennial Bridge and transit the Pedro Miguel Locks. Enjoy lunch onboard while experiencing the operation of the lock as you descend 30-feet in one step and reach Miraflores Lake. Enter the Miraflores Locks in the Pacific Ocean where you are lowered 60-feet in a two-step process. Sail on the Pacific Ocean, pass under the Bridge of the Americas and disembark at Amador Causeway in the Panama Bay. After an exciting day in the Panama Canal, return to the hotel by coach for an afternoon and evening at leisure. Meals: B, L
4 Panama City – Playa Bonita
Depart the city and journey by coach to La Playa Bonita beach area. Enjoy the next three nights in the relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Meal: B
5 Playa Bonita
Enjoy a full day at leisure, discovering all the amenities of the resort, or, join an optional excursion to the Embera Indigenous Village. Mix and mingle with these happy people, living in the rainforest, with no “modern conveniences”. See some of their cultural dances and explore the area’s abundant variety of birds and wildlife during a trek through the untouched jungle and past sparkling waterfalls. Meal: B
6 Playa Bonita
A final day of rest and relaxation on the beach or poolside is in store for today. Meal: B
7 Panama City / USA
After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to Panama as you return to the Tocumen International Airport for your flight home. Meal: B
During Your Stay Optional “All Inclusive” Upgrade
“All Inclusive” upgrade available at the Westin Playa Bonita for an additional $360 per person.
The upgrade includes lunch and dinner daily (days 4 through 6), unlimited premium drinks and premium house wines (all served by the glass), taxes and tips.
The upgrade is available on a per ‘room’ basis (both guests in the room must purchase it), and only to guests 18 years and older. Mini-bar items are not included in the “All Inclusive” option.