9 Day Panama and Colombia Highlights
Cosmopolitan cities, glorious Caribbean beaches, lush natural spaces, and remarkably preserved colonial architecture await in Panama and Colombia, two of Central America’s best-kept secrets. Designed for travelers eager to experience the next big thing before word gets around, this stylish itinerary combines the very best of these under-the-radar destinations into an experience that will stay with you for years to come.
It all starts in Panama City, one of Central America’s most sophisticated capitals. Once you’re settled, join your private guide for an exploration of Biomuseo, the fascinating Frank Gehry-designed natural history museum, before exploring the historic Casco Viejo (also known as Casco Antiguo) district, home to cobblestone streets, stately colonial homes, and grand churches.
Experience the Panama Canal and its lush surroundings from a unique perspective on a privately guided boat tour introducing you to the biodiverse ecosystem. After an early morning pick-up from your hotel lobby, along with your naturalist guide you will transfer to the town of Gamboa, where the Chagres River meets the Panama Canal. Here you will board a boat starting a jungle-adventure expedition across the Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal.
Bidding a fond adiós to Panama City, the journey moves north to the edge of the Caribbean Sea and the beautiful Rosario Islands.At the Rosario Islands, stay at Punta Faro, a haven of tranquility. Feel the warmth of white-sand beaches under your feet, allow the calm blue waters wash your stress away, stay active with a game of beach volleyball or discover the hidden gems of the island by bicycle.
Snorkel and relax on the grounds of a secluded island resort before visiting romantic Cartagena, the "Venice of Colombia." Document your adventures in the beautiful UNESCO-protected city of Cartagena with the help of a professional photographer on a private tour of Cartagena’s colonial architecture before strolling its stylish bars, exquisite restaurants, and gorgeous plazas on your own.
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