These FAQ’s are for the Tours. If you have general questions about Panama, please contact us for more information.
Tours run from Thursday evening to the following Thursday morning. Included is airport pickup and drop off at hotel, all hotels, three meals a day – entrees only (except arriving Thursday and departing Thursday), including tips, tour transportation, entry fees to places we visit, and domestic flight back to Panama City.
We suggest you arrive in Panama City, Tocuman Airport, on the Thursday before the tour starts, and plan on leaving the following Thursday afternoon from Tocuman Airport. We will gladly assist you in arranging the best flights that work with the tour schedule.
Meals on the arriving Thursday, lunch and dinner on the departing Thursday.
Alcoholic beverages, appetizers, deserts, snacks, souvenirs, personal tips, and events or activities not on the tour itinerary.
Citizens of the following countries only need a passport to enter Panama: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States.
Your passport must have at least 6 months until it expires, and you must have a return ticket already purchased, or they will not let you get on the plane at your international departure.
You will fly into Tocuman Airport (PTY)
This is very important. You will be allowed to bring on the tour only one carry on bag and one personal bag. This is due to space requirement in the transportation vehicle, and you will be dragging your luggage around for a week, so pack light.
We will be visiting climates that range in daily high temperatures from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius (68 – 95 F) So bring everything from jeans, khakis, shorts, light shirts, and of course some swimwear, and the most important, comfortable shoes. The coolest the nights in the mountain destinations will be is 18 Celsius (65 F), so only a light sweater or jacket is required
We will be walking several blocks each day, and in Panama, the sidewalks, if there are any, are always uneven. If you are concerned about your physical ability on this tour, please contact us to discuss more.We will be walking several blocks each day, and in Panama, the sidewalks, if there are any, are always uneven. If you are concerned about your physical ability on this tour, please contact us to discuss more.
Yes, it will, but it can be very expensive. Check with your local provider for an international calling and data plan for the time you will be here. If you have an unlocked phone, you can pick up a sim card here for $2 and get data for the week for $15. In the van, we will provide WIFI, and most restaurants, and all our hotels will have WIFI.
Many places take credit and debit cards, but also many do not. During the tour we pay all expenses except for snacks and shopping, we suggest you bring some cash on the trip, and ATM’s work here also.
Full cancellation is available, until 45 days before the tour start date. After that time, there will be no cancellations, but a move to a different date can be made, once. To get the best rates in transportation and hotels, we book and pay in full, 30 – 60 days before the tour, so we cannot offer refunds within 45 days of the Tour Start Date.