What’s included in the trip the trip?
From the moment you land in Panama City, the Thursday night before the tour begins, to the flight back to Panama City on the following Thursday, we take care of everything. Airport Pickup, Hotels, three meals a day (entrees), transportation, and any entry fees to places we may be visiting.
What you are responsible for during the trip?
Your flight(s) to Panama City, meals on arrival day, alcoholic beverages, appetizers, desserts, snacks, souvenirs, and other personal shopping.
This 7 night, 6 day tour begins on Thursday evening with your Panama City Hotel stay, and ends when we return you to Panama City the following Thursday morning. We suggest you plan your trip to arrive in Panama City on the Thursday before your tour begins, and plan your return flight on the following Thursday afternoon. The Tour dates for 2019 are HERE. FAQ’s are HERE . We would be happy to help you with your travel, just contact us HERE .
Arrival Day – Thursday – We will be at the Airport to great your flight, and take you to the Hotel to check in. If you arrive early enough, you will be able to explore downtown Panama City.
Day 1 – Friday – Tour Begins in Panama City at 8:30The group will meet for breakfast in the hotel, and discuss the tour agenda.
We will visit the Panama Canal, have lunch on the Amador Causeway, then visit the World Heritage site of Panama Viejo. In the evening we will have dinner and discuss living options in Panama City.
Day 2 – Saturday – Coronado and Valle de Anton.
We will visit the Expat community resort of Coronado, and enjoy lunch at the resort; then travel up the mountain to the town of Valle de Anton, a newer, popular, inexpensive location for Expats, and have dinner and spend the night in a Mountain Resort .
Day 3 – Sunday – Chirté, Los Tablas, Pedisi
Today we travel to the Azuero Peninsula to see Chitré, Las Tablas, and Pedasí. And explore affordable living in these areas.Lunch is with Expats who live in the Azuero Peninsula. Dine and spend the night in Pedasí & meet more expats who live there.
Day 4 – Monday – Beach Day and Las Lajas.
After breakfast, we will leave our hotel and drive toward the western province of Chiriquí. We will arrive at the Pony Show Resort at Las Lajas around noon. Lunch, an afternoon of Beach Fun, and an evening at the Show Pony Resort. Discussions of housing options in Boca Chica, Las Lajas, and David. We are half way through our trip, so this day will be some rest and relaxation.
Day 5 –Tuesday – David and Boquete.
We’ll get up early and travel through David, and see the Big Box Shopping options, then continue on to Boquete to visit the Tuesday Market, and meet many local expats.
Lunch at a Panamanian restaurant.
We’ll visit the most exclusive gated community and resort in Boquete, and spend the afternoon in a conference room at the resort to answer questions and hear speakers. We’ll discuss the requirements to open a bank account in Panama, meet with a local Insurance agent to learn about affordable health insurance options, and talk with an immigration lawyer about your immigration options, hear from a local bank about banking in Panama, and discuss rentals and real estate.
We’ll discuss options on funding or making extra money in panama with things like online businesses, or opening your own business. For the younger expats, we’ll discuss work visa options.
There will be time to walk around Boquete and visit many shops.
We will end the day with a nice dinner at an expat owned restaurant in Boquete.
DAY 6 – Wednesday – Volcan
Breakfast in Boquete, then a scenic drive to the Volcan Area.
We will visit Volcan, Bambito, and Cerro Punta, and see affordable rental options in this area.
During lunch in Volcan, we’ll meet expats who live in this area. There will be discussions regarding housing options and the pros and cons of living in the Volcan areas.
Q & A on the way back to Boquete
Final Dinner in Boquete.
Thursday morning we will drive you to David, to catch your flight to Panama City. The tour ends at this point. For travel booking information, your flight will arrive in Panama City about 11:00 am, so you can book your connecting flight from there.
Day 7 – Thursday – Optional Day at your expense.
Please discuss with us if you choose this optional day so we can coordinate it with you
OPTIONAL DAY TOUR of Bocas del Toro
If you choose this day, we will book a flight for you out of Bocas Friday morning (or a later date) to Return to Panama City.
* Any specific accommodations mentioned above could change based on availability.