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2017 Panama Canal Cruise & Panama: A Continent Divided, Oceans United

Panama: Panama City, Chitre, Chorrera, Gamboa, Taboga Island, Panama Canal, San Lorenzo National Park

CRUISE COMFORTABLY IN SMALL GROUPS OF 24 ABOARD OUR PRIVATELY CHARTERED 24-PASSENGER M/S DISCOVERY
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12 Days from only $4095 including international airfare

Courtesy Matteo Borgardt
Resisting "the Foreign Tentacle"

Discover how Panama's indigenous Kuna people are striving to maintain their culture in a changing world.

©2014 The New York Times
36 Hours in Cartagena

Sample Cartagena’s culture, featured on our post-trip extension—from traditional cuisine to beloved art.

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Diablo Rojo

Witness the demise of the Diablos Rojos, the wildly decorated school buses that once comprised Panama City’s bus system.

Courtesy of David Conover & Paul Villanova
Travelogue: Panama 1936

Embark on a time traveling adventure—discover the Panama Canal in this travel film from 1936.

Courtesy Darrell Hartman
La Ciudad Vieja

Get a local perspective of Cartagena, then see it for yourself on our Panama trip’s extension.

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NEW: Activity Level

Our NEW Activity Level rating system ranks our trips on a scale of 1 (easiest) to 5 (most difficult) to help you determine if a trip is right for you. The information below is a general guide to our rating system, but see our itineraries for much more detailed physical activity information about each trip.

Activity Level 1:

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Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

1 2 3 4 5

Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

Post-trip: Colonial Cartagena, Colombia: The Emerald of the Caribbean

3 nights from: $745 Single Supplement: FREE

Trip Extension: Cartagena, Colombia

Meet the locals striving to improve their lives in Cartagena, Colombia, which you can experience on our trip extension.

On a small Caribbean peninsula, discover Cartagena, Colombia, a city with a rich history and languorous charm. Find Spanish, Indian, and African influences in Cartagena’s colorful architecture and percussion-heavy music, and enjoy gentle tradewinds that waft salt air from the nearby beaches.

It's Included:
Airfare from Panama City to Cartagena
Accommodations for 3 nights
4 meals: All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Included tours: Cartagena • La Boquilla
Dedicated services of a local Program Director
Gratuities for local guides and motorcoach drivers 
All transfers
  • Fly from Panama City to Cartagena and transfer to your hotel. Discover this charming city on an orientation walk with your Program Director before exploring further at your leisure. Enjoy dinner on your own tonight at one of Cartagena's many quaint restaurants.

  • Early in its colonial history, Cartagena was the most important—and beautiful—Spanish port in the New World, protecting the seas for the shipment of gold and silver from Peru. In fact, the city's official name remains Cartagena de Indias, a holdover from the days when Spanish explorers landed here seeking a spice trade route to India.

    Today, this booming city is enjoying a renaissance. Travelers can find warm breezes, sandy beaches, a vibrant history, and colonial charm touched with Caribbean flair. You'll set out to discover it for yourself after breakfast, when you embark on an included tour. Begin at the 17th-century San Felipe Castle, a commanding fortress built by the Spaniards to protect the city from pirates, and admire the grand architecture and elaborate courtyards that are characteristic of the area. From there, travel to Cartagena's Ciudad Amurallada, or Walled City—a UNESCO World Heritage Site that you'll explore on foot. Afterward, discover the Castillo Grande neighborhood during a panoramic tour, then cap your morning off with a stop at a local shop where you'll discover a magnificent emerald collection and learn about Colombia's famous green gem.

    Enjoy lunch on your own in this historic part of the city before an afternoon at leisure and dinner on your own.

  • After breakfast at the hotel, depart for La Boquilla, a charming fishing village outside of Cartagena, where you'll canoe through narrow channels of mangroves. As you go, you might see locals fishing in the shallow waters with their circular nets. You'll make a stop along the way at an Archaeological Park on El Eden Island.

    After a lunch on your own, you’ll head back to your hotel for an afternoon siesta—opting perhaps to relax on the beach.

    Later this afternoon, you’ll venture into downtown Cartagena for a walking tour. You'll set out from the Torre del Reloj, also known as the Tower Clock—the original entrance to the old walled city. As you stroll through the Plaza de los Coches, Plaza de la Aduana, and other picturesque areas, take notice of the elegant old balconied houses with colonial-era architecture.

    Join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner this evening.

    • Meals included:

    After breakfast, you'll transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Please note: If you make your own international air arrangements, your extension price will increase due to internal air transportation. This extension may not be available on all departures. Ask our Travel Counselors for details. Call 1-800-221-2610.

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