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Tranquilo Bay Escape

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Retreat to the tranquil waters of the Caribbean seas, while at the same time enjoying the comforts of a casually elegant hideaway on Isla Bastimentos. Your days are wide open in this all-inclusive package to explore the surrounding islands, whether by land or by sea. One of the most biodiverse areas in Panama, come and see all that the Bocas del Toro Archipelago can offer!
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Highlights
  • Navigate through the Bocas archipelago's canals, mangroves, and communities
  • Search for an array of wildlife
  • Kayak Boca del Toro, the "Galapagos of the Caribbean"
  • Hike beneath the canopy and through the cool moist air of the jungle
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arrive in Panama City

Arrive to Panama City. Overnight.

Day 2: Fly to Bocas del Toro

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning you are off to your private island escape. You are picked up and transferred to the domestic airport for your flight west to Bocas del Toro. Once you arrive, board a water taxi and navigate through the Bocas archipelago's small canals, passing local communities, mangroves, and into the Caribbean Sea. Arrive to your home for the next 5 nights, a secluded casually elegant resort overlooking Tranquilo Bay. Enjoy a welcome lunch upon your arrival, and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring your new surroundings.

Day 3-6: Marine and Island Adventures

  • Hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Awake in your bungalow overlooking the Caribbean Sea ready for a day of exploration of the natural beauty all around. Included during your stay is one standard activity each day.

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You can spend your days snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, surfing, birding, or exploring nearby beaches. Your days are filled with marine and inland exploration, followed by a relaxing evening in the middle of paradise!

The island's midsection and surrounding waters are protected in the Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park, and the entire island offers nature lovers an array of wildlife, both terrestrial and marine. The waters here are filled with brilliant parrot fish, angel fish, red snapper, slender needle fish, and many others. The forests are home to many endemic and endangered species such as neon-colored frogs, the red-billed tropic bird, and two- and three-toed sloths.

Day 7: Return to Panama City

This morning return to Bocas del Toro to catch your short flight over the vast jungles and into the center of Panama's vibrant capital city. You are met at the airport for a tour of the Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal to observe the "eighth wonder of the world." Locomotives tie onto the mammoth ships and pull them through the locks to lessen the chance of mishap. Next you will visit Casco Antiguo Panama's "second" city, whose Spanish and French architecture reminds one of its past citizens. Last, you will finish up the tour with ruins of Panama La Vieja, where loads of Peru's gold once crossed. Later the pirate Henry Morgan came in search of the famed gold, and after Morgan's attack in 1671, Casco Antiguo was built. You are transferred back to your hotel to enjoy your last afternoon in Panama City.

Day 8: Return Home

Accommodations

Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge

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Payment in full for internal flights is due at time of booking.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners, 2 Snacks
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • 2 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Snorkeling gear (mask, fins, snorkel) is provided on your trip free of charge.  Occasionally the snorkeling gear that is supplied is worn, and there may not be enough sizes available to fit every traveler. Therefore, you may want to bring your own snorkeling gear (particularly a mask and snorkel).
  • Miraflores Locks Visitor Center Entrance Fee
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Internal Flight: Bocas del Toro - Panama City 
  • Internal Flight: Panama City - Bocas del Toro
  • Panama Viejo Museum Entrance Fee $15

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