Santa Rita Working farm

Pre-Program Panama Adventure (ending in Colón)

A four-day adventure exploring the Panamanian rainforest including a night river safari and cable car ride

  • Extend your stay in Panama with Hurtigruten
  • Stay three nights in a jungle lodge next to Chagres River
  • Visit a rainforest centre and a farm working with reforestation
  • Explore the jungle on a night boat safari and by cable car
  • Destinations

    Caribbean and Central America, South America

  • Season

    Autumn (Sep - Oct), Spring (Apr - May)

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Min. passengers

    10

  • Booking Code

    ONXPANPRE

  • From

    $ 1,665

Itinerary for your Pre-Program

Day 1: Arrival, Gamboa

Spend the night at Gamboa Rainforest Resort or similar. This lodge is located by the banks of the Chagres River in the jungle reserve of Soberanía.

Day 2: Gamboa, Rainforest Discovery Center, Night Safari
Join a morning excursion to the nearby Rainforest Discovery Center. The visitor center is a self-sustainable open-air structure that stands in the middle of the jungle. The observation tower rises 32 meters tall, offering amazing views just above the forest canopy. Hiking trails run a circuit through the forest, perfect for spotting flora and fauna like butterflies, over 350 bird species, and even howler monkeys. We return to the hotel for lunch and have the afternoon to relax at the hotel swimming pool. In the evening, you’ll embark on a Night Jungle Safari by boat on the Chagres River before spending the night back at Gamboa Rainforest Resort.

Day 3: Gamboa, Sloth Sanctuary, Jungle Cable Car
Start the day with a visit to the Sloth Sanctuary, the only one in Panama, and created for the rehabilitation and liberation of these slow but hardworking “gardeners of the forest”. We enjoy lunch back at the hotel and then it’s off to the Jungle Cable Car, the only one of its kind in the country. The ride up takes approximately 20 minutes, journeying 1.2 km over the lush canopy of Soberanía natural reserve while you keep an eye out for toucans, monkeys and iguana. Once at the top of the hill, there is a quick walk to an observation tower offering a stunning view of the Panama Canal, the Chagres River, the jungle and the village of Gamboa. Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 4: Gamboa, Panama City or Colón
Today we will take you on a full day excursion up into the hills and forests of Sierra Llorona. Our destination is the Santa Rita working farm which belongs to a German-Panamanian reforestation organisation. On this site, we will learn about different species of trees and how their leaves, bark and resins are used for medicinal and other traditional usages. Meeting some of the workers, we will come to appreciate the importance of reforestation and forest management even more. What better place to enjoy a picnic for lunch. Your adventure here ends with a transfer to the JW Marriott Hotel in Panama City (FRCAM2107) or to the pier in Colón (FRSOU2121) for embarkation on MS Fram.

FRCAM2107: The following overnight and next day transfer with excursion/lunch to Colón is included with your ship voyage.

Please note that the order of sights might vary.

Practical information 

Included: 

The price includes three hotel nights at Gamboa Rainforest Resort (standard hotel), excursions and transportation with an English-speaking guide, 2 x lunch and 1 x lunch box with beverage.

 

Not included: dinner, gratuities

Remarks/requirements: 

  • This tour starts before embarkation in Colón and ends at JW Marriott Hotel in Panama City (FRCAM2107) or pier in Colón (FRSOU2121). This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the land adventure up to six weeks before departure.

Tour dates: 04.18 - 04.21.2021, 09.28 - 10.01.2021