Caribbean Treasures: Colombia and Panama
Two Countries, One Trip
Can’t decide between Colombia and Panama for your holiday in sun? We can offer you both! Enjoy a few days in the colorful city of Cartagena in the caribbean coast of Colombia. Then head to Panama city and the sensational San Blas Islands.
Length of stay: 10 days
Kind: Tropical Getaways
Countries visited: Colombia
Cartagena de Indias
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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 preserved beauty lying within an impressive 8 miles 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 La Passion hotel in a Premium room. Overnight at Casa la Factoria Hotel in a Classic room.
Day 2 : Cartagena de Indias
Half day dedicated tos visiting the historic center and the main sites of Cartagena. Walk along the cobbled streets and 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.
Notice the different architectural influences – Romanesque, Moorish, Colonial, Military, Arab, Spanish and North American – that have shaped Cartagena.
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. Overnight at Casa la Factoria Hotel in a Classic room.
Day 3 : Cartagena de Indias
Free morning to enjoy Cartagena at your own pace.
Depart for an adventure in the Getsemani district, a stone’s throw from the walled city… You’ll take walking tour of the streets of this Bohemian district to discover local Colombian food… authentic dishes that Cartageneros love!
Whether you are looking for a snack or something slightly more filling, a healthy appetizer or a sweet dessert, the streets of Cartagena offer everything! This is one of the best ways to get insight into daily life and local culture.
Experience the hospitality of Colombia’s street vendors as you get in touch with authentic Cartagena. Sample tropical fruits, arepas, buñuelos, chicharrones, limonada and more.
Note: About 2 hours
Overnight at Casa la Factoria Hotel in a Classic room.
Day 4 : Cartagena de Indias
Cartagena is also a place where you can taste the Carribean magic is felt in the cusine.
Today you’ll learn step by step how to make a delicious mango or fish ceviche with patacones and plantain crisps. You’ll also lean how to make a passion fruit limonade, so that you can surprise all your friends back home!
Note : Approximately 1 hour.
Free afternoon to explore the city at your own pace.
Transfer from the hotel to the port of Cartagena.
The Club de Pesca Restaurant is the finest seafood restaurant and a symbol Cartagena. Founded in 1956, it is one of most famous restaurants in the city…and the view from the restaurant is breathtaking! Transfer from the port to your hotel in Cartagena. Overnight at Casa la Factoria Hotel in a Classic room.
Day 5 : Tocumen Airport
Arrival at Tocumen international airport in Panama City. Your first taste of Panama! Meet the driver who will take you to your hotel. Night at Central Hotel Panamá in a Deluxe room.
Day 6 : Panama city
Your driver will pick you up at the hotel for a tour of Panama City. A private English-speaking guide is available.
Your first first stop of the day is Panama La Vieja, the country’s first before it was destroyed by the famous pirate Henry Morgan.
Then you’ll head to the must-see Panama Canal and the Miraflores Locks. The visitor center offers a view of transit ships of all sorts (container ships, cruise ships, or yachts). You’ll learn the history of the Canal and how the locks work.
End the day with a tour in Casco Antiguo. You’ll feel like you’ve traveled through time in this bohemian center of Panama City as yourself in the country’s rich history. Take a walk through narrow streets lined 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 day’s itinerary depends on the Canal schedule. Meals are not included. Night at Central Hotel Panama in a Deluxe room.
Day 7 : Panama city
Private transfer from your hotel to Albrook Airport. Hop on a flight to Playon Chico.
Note 1: Take off scheduled around 7:00AM. 45 minute flight.
Note 2: Luggage weight limit is around 30lb/ 12kg per person for checked baggage and 2 kg for cabin baggage. $3.00 per extra kilo.
Upon your arrival boat transfer will take you to your lodgings, around a 15 minute trip. Spend the night at Yandup Hotel in a Beach Front Cabin.
Day 8 : Playon Chico
Free day to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, far from the rest of the world.
Choose from a selection irresistible options:
– Relaxing on the white sandy beaches or in the comfort of a hammock
– Escape for a few hours to a deserted island
– Meet the indigenous Kuna people with a visit to a local village in the Comarca
– Go snorkeling and explore the coral reefs
– Take a boat trip to the middle of mangroves and surround yourself with tropical vegetation.
Night at Yandup Hotel in a Beach Front Cabin.
Day 9 : Playon Chico
Free day to discover the regions beaches.
There are many on site water front activities that can’t be missed. Please contact us if you are interested.
Night at Yandup Hotel at Beach Front Cabin.
Day 10 : Playon Chico
Early in the morning fly back to Panama City.
Note 1: Take off is scheduled around 7:00. 45 min flight.
Note 2: Luggage weight limit is around 30lb/ 12kg per person for checked baggage and 2 kg for cabin baggage. $3 extra per kilo.
Three hours before take off, private transfer is arranged to Tocumen airport for your international flight.