The diversity of the landscape offers excellent panorama views when you go on Panama Sightseeing tours. You can expect everything from beaches to mountains, islands to forests and so much more.
Panama is is a small country and the narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between Central and South America. It is also where you find the Panama Canal which is a famous feat of human engineering cutting through the centre and linking the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean creating an essential shipping route.
There are many varied private Panama tours for tourists thanks to each of Panama’s regions having its own culture, scenery and different types of activities.
In Panama City which is regarded as a cosmopolitan city, there are excellent Panama historic tours. Take part in the adventure tours Panama provides in the archipelago of Guna Yala and its wild jungles.
For some of the best cultural tours Panama offers, visit the Azuero Peninsula and for pure relaxation on white-sand beaches in a laid-back atmosphere, visit Bocas del Toro which is a bohemian archipelago located along the country’s northwestern edge. Read More...
Some interesting facts about Panama: It is the worlds second largest duty-free zone after Hong Kong, It grows some of the finest coffee in the world which can be found in Starbucks and other worldwide coffee houses and also the Panama hat did not originate from Panama but Ecuador.
The climate of Panama is 100% tropical and has temperatures ranging from 80-90 degrees. There are two basic seasons, the rainy season, May to November and the dry season, December to April.
There is great entertainment in many of the major cities of Panama with traditional restaurants serving delicious meals, lively bars and cafes and nite clubs to dance till the sun rises.
Top 10 Things to Do in Panama
The Panama Canal
With private Panama tours visit the Panama Canal which is among the greatest feats of engineering in the world. Cross the canal completely or partially on a boat tour which can take four to eight hours or explore the canal through the interesting Miraflores Locks Museum. From the top floor of the museum, you can sit and relax in comfort in the restaurant watching the vessels that transit the canal below.
Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro, a collection of small islands located on the Northern side of Panama. It is here the adventure tours Panama offers are in abundance in the rainforests or in the crystal clear waters which plays host to lots of water sports activities. A very tropical activity, apart from relaxing on the luxurious beaches, is scuba diving due to the extensive coral reef and colourful tropical fish.
Panama City is regarded to have one of the best skylines found in any city from around the world. It is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city and yet has tropical rainforest and the Panama Canal. Enjoy many of the best cultural tours Panama has to offer when you visit Casco Viejo which is the historic quarter of the city. Here you find charming cobblestone streets and it features stunning colonial buildings.
San Blas Islands
With almost 400 islands lying off Panama’s Caribbean coast, the San Blas Islands are another archipelago worth a visit. These islands are almost entirely unspoiled and are home to indigenous people who still live the simple way of life. On Panama sightseeing tours, visit some of the inhabited islands where modern amenities are nearly non-existent. It is here, where you can have lots of solitude and relaxation.
Adventure Tours Panama provides are plentiful in Boquete. Boquete is located in the mountains and known as the “Valley of the Flowers”. The stunning and beautiful landscape found here offers zip lining over the Cloud Forest or white water rafting on the Chiriqui Viejo. Enjoy the hots springs found along the Caldera river and walking tours to the mountain villages where you get to mingle with the locals.
The highest geographical point of Panama is Volcan Baru and another place to enjoy the adventure tours Panama offers thrill seekers. This is a definite place for keen mountain climbers and hikers who are rewarded with spectacular views when they reach the top. After the climb or hike, take time out and spend some time in the hot springs located nearby which come from the thermal waters below the dormant volcano.
Take a Panama sightseeing tour to the quiet village of Santa Catalina located on an island off the Panama’s Pacific coast. This village is remote, unspoilt and primarily known for being a fishing village. If you want to experience the life of a Panama person, then this is where you get a genuine feel for their life. It is also a place which attracts surfers from all over thanks to the enormous waves.
Soberania National Park
Located approximately 45 minutes by car from Panama City is Soberania National Park. It is yet another place to enjoy some of the adventure tours Panama offers with hiking trails and safaris. Wildlife is abundant here with over 525 bird species, 105 mammal species, 55 types of amphibians and over 80 reptile species. This is the ideal place for those who want to combine bird watching tours with hiking tours.
The place to enjoy many varied water sports in Panama is Pinas Bay which is found along the Country’s southern Pacific coast. Take a boat tour out to the deep waters and take part in some deep sea fishing for the likes of swordfish, tuna, snapper, dolphinfish and barracuda. Enjoy diving to the Zane Grey Reef which is an underwater mountain that rises from the bottom of the sea or relax on the white sand beaches.
Pearl Islands consists of around 100 islands and lies off Panama’s Pacific Coast. It is here that you can find and enjoy on private Panama tours the Virgin Islands and idyllic beaches. Contadora Island is the most well known of the Islands and the most developed. Here you will find lots of luxury resorts, an airstrip and the perfect place if you want to charter a yacht to explore more remote islands.