Panama with Nolitours
This week on the Travel Show we explore one of Central America’s best kept secrets – the untouched gem of Panama. Visitors can discover towering volcanoes, secluded beaches, exuberant rainforests bursting with exotic wildlife – and very few fellow travellers!
Experience nature in all its glory as you gaze at the exquisitely transparent waters of the Caribbean from your own deserted cove. Travel into the rainforest to see a local village. The more adventurous may want to trek through the rainforest or even spend part of their vacation there in an eco-lodge. Discover the history and grandeur of the Panama Canal – a true engineering marvel. And in Panama City you will discover a modern, cosmopolitan city with a skyline of elegant high rise buildings and fabulous brand name stores. Dance the night away in one of Panama City’s lively nightclubs. Or try your luck at the casinos. This bustling “new generation” Latin American city has high end luxury hotels.
Nolitours specializes in Central and South America and offers direct flights to Panama plus an intriguing range of vacation options and excursions:
Chagres National Park-Emberas
Visit an indigenous community, view their arts and crafts, listen to their chief tell stories, sample some of their savoury culinary delicacies, get a traditional temporary tattoo, and have a refreshing swim in the river.
Panama Canal Expedition
Journey to the heart of the rich tropical ecosystem of a rain forest, alive with capucin and howler monkeys, sloths, and myriad bird species such as toucans, herons, egrets, and kingfishers.
Partial canal transit
Sail through the canal between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Cross two locks with a total drop of 27 m before sailing across Lake Gatun to the port of Balboa on the Pacific Ocean.
City tour & canal
Set off for the Miraflores Locks and watch the canal in operation. Visit the colonial city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, it’s a panoramic tour of Old Panama, followed by a visit to charming Mi Pueblito, with its replicas of Spanish, Indian and Afro-Caribbean homes.
Caribbean beach and Panama Canal Railway
A chance to see how the famous canal operates at the Gatun Locks! Next, visit the colonial town of Portobelo, followed by lunch in a local restaurant on Playa Langosta. Time for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean followed by a scenic tour of Colon before returning to Panama City by train.
Visit a picturesque village in the crater of an extinct volcano. Tour the colourful farmers’ market and see crafts handmade by the villagers. Visit El Chorro Waterfall and stroll through the rain forest. See the animal rehabilitation centre and the botanical garden, along with the amphibian centre and orchid nursery in El Nispero.
Panama Trip Showcase
Nolitours flies direct to Panama from Toronto with weekly flights between November 4, 2013 and April 28, 2014. There is a weekly direct flight from Montreal between November 4, 2013 and April 28, 2014 and a second flight per week to Panama between December 19, 2013 and March 13, 2014.
Consider a Two Centre Holiday or "noliDUO". With Nolitours you can spend time at both the Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort and Villas and another hotel. The options for the second hotel are either a hotel in Panama City or the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, which is situated on Chagres River in the heart of the rainforest, close by the Panama Canal.
The all inclusive Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort and Villas, Panama is ideal for families and friends. This splendid resort boasts extensive recreational activities with great ‘’eco’’ sightseeing. The resort offers world class golf, full spa service and a casino.
The Resort is a noliGOLF hotel, which means it is a great choice for golfers. Upgrade with the Golf Package for a room located right by the golf course and unlimited rounds of golf* at the exclusive Royal Decameron Golf Club designed by Randall Thompson. And remember - your golf clubs fly free with Nolitours!
Or choose one of two chic, modern, urban hotels right downtown in Panama City. The Radisson Decapolis Panama City is connected to the Mulitcentro which houses fabulous shopping and the Casino. And the Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis also has you close to all the bright lights of downtown.
The Gamboa Rainforest Resort is a 4 star hotel and you won’t lack for facilities such as internet, gym, spa and fine dining. But the unique location of the resort – set right in the heart of lush rainforest - opens up the chance to explore on ecological, rainforest and fishing tours.
*The chargeable golf package upgrade provides unlimited rounds of golf Mon – Fri and a special rate for golf on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations and mandatory golf cart required.$)