Caribbean treasures : tour in Colombia & Panama

Our suggestion of multi-country trip to discover Colombia and Panama

If you don’t know which country to choose for your relaxing holidays in the Caribbean, we offer you both Colombia and Panama. Enjoy a few days in the colorful city of Cartagena in the caribbean coast of Colombia before taking off to Panama city and the wonderful San Blas Islands.

Length of stay: 10 days

Kind: Tropical

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Countries visited: Colombia

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Day 1 : Cartagena de Indias

Arrival in Cartagena de Indias , the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast , a city of romance, legends and superbly preserved beauty lying within an impressive 13km of centuries-old colonial stone walls. Cartagena’s old town is a Unesco World Heritage site – a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies covered in bougainvillea, and massive churches that cast their shadows across the plazas.

Transfer to your hotel in the historical center. Free time to enjoy the rest of the day. Overnight at Casa la Factoria Hotel in Classic room.

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Day 2 : Cartagena de Indias

Half day dedicated to the visit of the historic center and the main sites of Cartagena. It is on foot that we invite you to discover the past and present of Cartagena by visiting the most beautiful monuments of the city such as the Clock Tower or Don Pedro de Heredia .

During the visit, you will notice the different influences – Romanesque, Moorish, Colonial, Military, Arab, Spanish and North American – that shaped Cartagena.

You will also discover the Palace of the Inquisition , one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, or the San Pedro Claver sanctuary , formerly dedicated to Spanish priests and missionaries. Free afternoon to enjoy the city at your own pace. Overnight at Casa la Factoria Hotel in Classic room.

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Day 3 : Cartagena de Indias

Free morning to enjoy Cartagena at your own pace. Departure for an adventure in Getsemani district , at a stone’s throw from the walled city… You will go for a walking tour in the streets of this Bohemian district to discover the foo d the “local” way , the real Colombian food that the Cartageneros love!

Whether you are looking for a snack or something more substantial, a healthy starter or a sweet dessert, the streets of Cartagena offer everything! This is one of the best ways to get insight into the daily life and culture of the local people.

The visit will allow you a more personal contact with the Authentic Cartagena , with street vendors filling your bellies with their delights and warming your hearts with their hospitality! You will taste tropical fruits, arepas, buñuelos, chicharrones, limonada and other cocadas…

Note: About 2 hours

Overnight at Casa la Factoria Hotel in Classic room.

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Day 4 : Cartagena de Indias

Cartagena is also a place where the Carribean magic is felt in the gastronomy.

Today, you will learn step by step how to make a delicious ceviche acompanied by patacones y plantain crisps . The ceviche can be with mango or fish. You will also lean how to make a passion fruit limonade , so that you can surprise all your guests back home!

Note : approximately 1 hour Free afternoon to enjoy the city according to your desires. Transfer between your hotel and the port of Cartagena . The Club de Pesca Restaurant is the finest seafood restaurant and a symbol of the identity of Cartagena. Founded in 1956, it is one of the traditional and most famous restaurants in the city with a breatheless landscape view. Transfer between the port and your hotel in Cartagena . Overnight at Casa la Factoria Hotel in Classic room.

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Day 5 : Tocumen Airport

Arrival at Tocumen international airport in Panama City. First contact with the country. Meet your driver who will take you to your hotel. Night at Central Hotel Panamá.

Deluxe room.

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Day 6 : Panama city

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel for a city tour of Panama City. Private english-speaking guide 1 day in Panama. First stop of the day is in Panama La Vieja , first capital of the country before it was destroyed by the famous pirate Henry Morgan.

Then, we will head to the must-see Panama Canal and the Miraflores Locks . The visitor center offers a view on transiting vessels of all sorts (container ships, cruise ships, or yachts). It explains the history of the Canal and how the locks work.

End the day with a tour in Casco Antiguo . This bohemian center of Panama City will make you travel in time and immerse yourself into the the historical past of the country. Take a walk in the narrow streets bordered with colorful buildings leading to the Plaza de Francia. Discover the Art-Deco architecture, the cathedral and visit the Panama Canal Museum.

Note 1: the Canal Museum and Panama La Vieja are closed on Mondays.

Note 2: The schedule of the day depends on the Canal schedule. Meals not included. Night at Central Hotel Panamá.

Deluxe room.

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Day 7 : Panama city

Private transfer from your hotel to Albrook Airport. Hop on a flight to Playon Chico.

Note 1: Take off scheduled 07am -ish, duration: 45 min

Note 2: Luggage weight limit is around 30lb/ 12kg per person for checked baggage and 2 kg for cabin baggage. 3$ per extra kilo

Once you get off the plane, a boat transfer will take you up to your lodge , it will take about 15 minutes. Night at Yandup Hotel.

Beach Front Cabin.

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Day 8 : Playon Chico

Free day to enjoy the heaven-like environment, far from the rest of the world.

You can choose from a series of tempting options:

– enjoy and rest on the white sandy beaches or in the comfort of a hammock,
– escape for a few hours on a deserted island,
– go meet the Kuna Natives and share precious moments with the children during a visit to a village in the comarca,
– explore the corals while snorkeling,
– take a boat trip in the middle of mangroves and tropical vegetation. Night at Yandup Hotel.

Beach Front Cabin.

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Day 9 : Playon Chico

Free day to discover the beaches of the region.

Please contact us for the various water activities not to be missed on site. Night at Yandup Hotel.

Beach Front Cabin.

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Day 10 : Playon Chico

Early in the morning, fly back to Panama City.

Note 1: Take off scheduled 07am -ish, duration: 45 min

Note 2: Luggage weight limit is around 30lb/ 12kg per person for checked baggage and 2 kg for cabin baggage. 3$ per extra kilo Three hours before take off, private transfer to Tocumen airport for your international flight.

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