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Panama: a tropical vacation to remember

Every traveller dreams of sailing through the Panama Canal, wearing a hat of the same name and emulating Pierce Brosnan’s squint in The Tailor of Panama. But this much-storied country also boasts diverse wildlife, delightful weather, impressive landscapes, dazzling beaches and a rich cultural and historic past—making Panama the ideal hub for vacations and tourism down south.

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Panama the Transat Way

In addition to our much-beloved all-inclusive packages to sun-soaked wonderlands, we also offer:

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  • Travelling to Panama, At the Crossroads of the Americas

     By By TANYA SOLARI / 18 February 2015
    This gem of a country may be home to one of the seven wonders of the modern world, but there’s more to it than the Panama Canal. Although most of Panama is covered in dense vegetation, its ultra-modern, fast-growing capital is one-of-a-kind: imagine new-world innovation juxtaposed with old-world charm, bordered by tropical rainforest on one end and the blue waters of the Pacific on the other. Let us guide you in and around Panama City to some of Panama’s most enchanting things to see and do.

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Top Excursions in Panama

An excursion is the best way to explore a country and infuse a little excitement into your vacation! At Transat, we offer options for all tastes in each of our destinations. Whether you enjoy spa treatments, water sports, hiking, boat tours and museums, Transat can help you make the most of your vacation with our selection of excursions.
  • Aerial Tram & Gatun Expedition

    Enjoy a wonderful combination eco-tour! Ride up to the observation tower on the aerial tram. Admire the tropical rainforest, its flora and fauna and the vastness of Lake Gatun. Visit the orchid nursery, the butterfly house, the aquarium and the serpentarium, then enjoy a boat ride on the Panama Canal.

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  • City tour & canal

    This tour takes us to see the Miraflores Locks, where we can admire the operation of the Canal and the passage of ships (subject to the Panama Canal Authority's transit schedule. We visit the colonial city - or Casco Viejo, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with attractions such as the Golden Altar, the Plaza de Francia, and Las Bóvedas. A panoramic visit to the ruins of Panamá La Vieja - now a historical monument to a time gone-by and also designated World Heritage Site - the original settlement that was destroyed in 1671 by the infamous pirate Sir Henry Morgan. Appreciate the panorama of the modern city of Panama and the Balboa Boulevard, where the statue of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, the discoverer of the South Sea is situated. An impression upon departing will make the panoramic tour on the Amador Causeway from where you have a magnificent view.

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  • Macano Trail (ATV)

    This tour will take us from the warm palm-clad lowlands, at sea level, to a fascinating mountainous region. It's a day of riding through fun muddy terrain, crossing streams among reforestation areas and passing through picturesque rural settlements until reaching a natural dam for a well-deserved rest and a bath.

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  • The Yayas Falls

    Located at the entrance of Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park in El Cope, approximately one hour away from the Resort, “Las Yayas” Falls are found. This is a place where the water slides down huge volcanic rocks to finally divide itself in three falls. It is Mother Nature’s treasure, inviting you to learn about its history. You will also observe a variety of exuberant ferns, moss, orchids, bromelias, heliconias, and an endless number of endemic plants. Along the road, we will find a small view point that invites you to admire the great scenery. It is about an hour and a half walk that allows you to take a close look a nature in an ecological adventure. At the end of the walk, you will enjoy a refreshing dip into this natural pool: the Yayas Falls.

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