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Introduction

Tipped as the Central American destination to watch, Panama travel is on the verge of taking off. Other than Panama cruises, beach holidays in Panama and eco-oriented wildlife holidays in Panama are the main attraction.

Panama City is a cosmopolitan mix of old and modern. Its colonial architecture, impressive churches and the President's Palace all merit your attention. Head to the Peninsula de Azuero to discover traditional Spanish culture and Panama's many folkloric festivals.

The main tourist destination is the Panama Canal, the short cut that connects the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean; the scenery and engineering are both awe-inspiring and best taken in from a Panama cruise.

The Chiriqui province is a place of waterfalls, rivers, mountainous scenery and volcanic highlands. The highland resort of Boquette is located near the dormant Barú Volcano and the Barú National Park, which is good for bird watching and for walking.

Wildlife enthusiasts should also travel to Parque Internacional La Amistad, Parque Nacional Coiba or Parque Nacional Soberania for trekking, marine wildlife and bird watching respectively.

The Bocas del Toro archipelago is a laidback beach haven, as is the San Blás archipelago, which is also the home of the Kuna people, whilst Santa Catalina is a Panama's surfing hotspot

The infamous Darién Gap is an almost impenetrable wilderness. The only break on the Pan-American Highway it can be crossed by 4WD.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
11 hours

Time Zone
GMT -5

Currency
Balboa (B) = 100 centésimos

Language
Spanish

Visa
Please check the FCO for latest advice

Top itineraries in Panama

Costa Rica & The Panama Canal

10-day stay & cruise from £4,699 pp incl. flights

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offer

Special Fly-Cruise fares

Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, hummingbirds, toucans, and whales! By kayak, skiff, on foot, and small ship—uncover the wonders of jungles, mangroves, national parks, preserves, and the Panama Canal.

Costa Rica & The Panama Canal

10-day stay & cruise from £4,699 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special Fly-Cruise fares

Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, hummingbirds, toucans, and whales! By kayak, skiff, on foot, and small ship—uncover the wonders of jungles, mangroves, national parks, preserves, and the Panama Canal.

Cuba and Jewels of the Caribbean Sea

16-day cruise from £6,499 pp incl. flights

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offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Expedition highlights include tropical fish, white beaches, Cuban architecture, exotic wildlife, Cartagena's fortified old quarters and a private tour through the Panama Canal.

Panama Journey

11-day tailor-made journey from £3,455 pp incl. flights

Panama, South America's southernmost country, remains more or less free from mass tourism and it's the fact that the country remains off-the-beaten-track that is its real draw card.

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Special offers in Panama

Costa Rica & The Panama Canal

10-day stay & cruise from £4,699 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special Fly-Cruise fares

Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, hummingbirds, toucans, and whales! By kayak, skiff, on foot, and small ship—uncover the wonders of jungles, mangroves, national parks, preserves, and the Panama Canal.

Costa Rica & The Panama Canal

10-day stay & cruise from £4,699 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special Fly-Cruise fares

Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, hummingbirds, toucans, and whales! By kayak, skiff, on foot, and small ship—uncover the wonders of jungles, mangroves, national parks, preserves, and the Panama Canal.

Cuba and Jewels of the Caribbean Sea

16-day cruise from £6,499 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Expedition highlights include tropical fish, white beaches, Cuban architecture, exotic wildlife, Cartagena's fortified old quarters and a private tour through the Panama Canal.

See all offers

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