Winter Getaway in Panama

March 7th – 13th, 2024

We can only take sign ups for this tour until May 1st, 2023!   Space is limited to the first 30 sign ups

Tour Highlights:

  • Motor coach transportation from Grand Island to Eppley Airfield in Omaha (with a minimum of 25 passengers)
  • 7 Meals: 6 Breakfasts and 1 lunch plus an all inclusive upgrade at the Westin Playa Bonita that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and unlimited premium drinks and wine.
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises and 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 The Westin Playa Bonita Beach Resort including the all inclusive upgrade package!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – USA / Panama City, Panama:  Depart the USA on your flight to Panama City.  Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Mayflower Cruises and Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.  The remainder of the day is yours to relax and become acquainted with your new surroundings.

Day 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 designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Notice the architecture – from crumbling facades of days gone by to the 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

Day 3 – Panama Canal Cruise:  Today may well be the 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

Day 4 – 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.   All inclusive upgrade includes: B,L, D and unlimited drink package.

Day 5 – Playa Bonita:  Enjoy a full day at leisure, discovering the amenities of the resort, or, join an optional excursion to the Embera Indiginous 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.  Meals:  B,L,D

Day 6 – Playa Bonita:  A final day of rest and relaxation on the beach or poolside is in store for today.  Meals: B, L, D

Day 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

Itinerary subject to change and order of events may vary.

Hotel Accommodations

Days 1-3 – InterContinental Miramar, Panama City

Days 4-6 – Westin Playa Bonita, Playa Bonita

Travel Dates:  March 7th – 13th, 2024

Tour Price

Per Person/ Double Occupancy – $3, 629

Single Room add $749

Price includes Land, Roundtrip Motorcoach Transfer from Grand Island to Omaha with a minimum of 25 passengers, “All Inclusive” Upgrade at the Westin Playa Bonita, and Roundtrip Air from Omaha.

“All Inclusive” Upgrade – The upgrade includes lunch and dinner daily (days 4-6), unlimited premium drinks and premium house wines ( all served by the glass), taxes and tips.  Only available to guests 18 years and older.

Mini-bar items are not included in the “All Inclusive” package.

Traveler Protection Plan is available for $299/person and this non-refundable 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 an immediate member of your family,  TPP guarantees full refund for any unused services after the departure of the tour.

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