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Winter Getaway in Panama

January 20 - 26, 2022

 

Itinerary       Pricing       Highlights

   

 

January 20: 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.

January 21: 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

January 22: 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

January 23: 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

January 24: 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

January 25: Playa Bonita

A final day of rest and relaxation on the beach or poolside is in store for today.

Meal: B

January 26: 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

 

 

Tour Rates

Based on Double Occupancy:

From $1,099 pp

Single Supplement: + $599

 

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.

 

Optional Excursion*

Embera Indigenous Village: $175 per person

*Note: minimum number of guests required to operate

 

Highlights:

• 7 Meals: 6 breakfasts and 1 lunch
• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
• 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
• Sail to the Pacific Ocean on a partial transit of the Panama Canal
• Relax during a three-night stay at a beach resort
• $35 in Mayflower Money

 

Tour Activity Level

Easy 1 2 3 4 5 Active

 

Hotel Accommodations

Days 1 through 3 – InterContinental Miramar, Panama City
Days 4 through 6 – Westin Playa Bonita, Playa Bonita

 

 

*All pricing, itinerary, and inclusions subject to change and based on availability.

 

Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) – $249 per person - land only (optional)

This nonrefundable fee waives all cancellation fees when we are notified of cancellation one day before the tour departs. If you must leave the tour early due to personal illness, illness or death of a member of your immediate family, TPP guarantees full refund for any unused services after the departure of the tour. Other benefits include medical expenses for illness and injury, emergency transportation, 24 hour hot line, and lost or stolen baggage assistance. Return air transportation is included ONLY if your air tickets were provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours. If you purchase the optional Travelers Protection Plan (TPP), you will be refunded all payments, including deposit amount, less the TPP premium amount.

Cancellation Charges Without Traveler’s Protection Plan (TPP)

• 91 days or more Deposit Amount
• 90 to 45 days prior 20% of tour cost
• 44 to 15 day prior 30% of tour cost
• 14 to 1 day prior 40% of tour cost
• Day 1 of departure 100% of tour cost or early departure from tour
• No refund on unused portions of the tour

Exclusions: Mayflower Cruises & Tours reserves the right to alter its refund and cancellation policy when a substantial amount of cancellation or postponement of travel is attributable to: conditions resulting from an act of God, natural or man-made disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities between nations, or unavailability of transportation through no fault of  Mayflower Cruises & Tours.

 

 

 

 

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