Panama Luxury Vacations
Discover the natural wonders of Panama’s Pacific coast
LUXURY VACATIONS ON PANAMA’S PACIFIC COAST
Begin your Panama luxury vacation with a visit to two private island paradises off Panama’s warm, crystalline Pacific coast. Upon your arrival in Panama City, the country’s modern capital, you will be transferred to your hotel in the city’s historic Casco Viejo. There, spend the afternoon sightseeing accompanied by your local guide. The following day, visit the renowned Frank Gehry-designed Biodiversity Museum before a VIP tour of the Panama Canal. After a short commercial flight, transfer, and boat ride, your luxury journey brings you to Isla Palenque, where your private beachfront casita awaits. Explore the protected flora and fauna of this secluded island and savor the resort’s delicious cuisine at their beachside restaurant. Boating adventures with your private guide will take you to the Gulf of Chiriquí National Marine Park and deserted Isla Bolaños for snorkeling along white sand beaches. Then, boat out to Islas Secas for snorkeling, scuba diving or fishing, lunching on the catch of the day freshly grilled for you. Put ashore at Islas Secas, an exclusive island resort, and enjoy a sunset yacht cruise before sleeping peacefully in your private casita. Next, boat to Coiba National Marine Park for forest hiking, snorkeling or world-class scuba diving. Finally, set sail early for a fishing expedition at the legendary and world renowned Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa, or enjoy boating and snorkeling around the pristine beaches of Isla Pargo. As your island retreat winds down, take a charter flight from Islas Secas to Panama City in time for your international flight home.
A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access
- Private boating among remote reefs and islands
- Exclusive guided snorkeling and fishing excursions departing from your private casita
- Charter flight from secluded island to Panama City
- VIP tour of the Panama Canal
- Gulf of Chiriquí National Marine Park
- Islas Secas archipelago
- Coiba National Marine Park
- Hannibal Bank & Isla Montuosa
- Panama Canal & Casco Viejo
- Scuba diving
PRIVATE TOUR TO PANAMA'S PACIFIC COAST
Note: This private Panama tour is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.
Note: This private Panama tour is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.
Panama City (2 nights)
Following your arrival into Panama City airport, there’s a 30-minute transfer to your hotel in the Casco Viejo (Old Quarter). Settled in 1673, the Casco Viejo was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city (Panamá Viejo) in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997. Start your luxury Panama vacation exploring these quaint streets with an expert guide. In the evening, dine in a trendy Panamanian restaurant in the Casco Viejo.
The following morning, visit the innovative biodiversity museum designed by “starchitect” Frank Gehry. The colorful origami-like canopies were inspired by Panama’s diverse flora and fauna, as Panama is among the world’s most biodiverse countries.
In the afternoon, your private tour will focus on the Panama Canal. You’ll get a hands-on feel for the canal’s history, economic importance and engineering brilliance. Begin with the canal’s head administrative building and the old barracks where American workers used to live. Then, enjoy a VIP tour of the canal at the Miraflores Lock. You’ll have exclusive access to view the ships up close as they change levels via the locks, making their journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Isla Palenque (2 nights)
Leave the city behind for Panama’s private Pacific islands. After a 1 hour flight to David, transfer in private to Boca Chica followed by a short boat ride to Isla Palenque. Your private casita awaits just steps from a private beach. Set among 400 acres of enchanting jungle, the resort offers untouched beaches, wilderness trails, stunning ocean views, and plenty of tucked away, tranquil spaces to discover. Relax and enter island mode as you enjoy a delicious dinner and cocktail under tropical palms.
On the next day of your luxury Panama tour, enjoy an island hopping boating excursion in the Gulf of Chiriquí National Marine Park. Your personal guide will take you by private motorboat to deserted Isla Bolaños to enjoy its five beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling among the abundant sea life in the turquoise waters, and a picnic lunch just for you under the tropical palms. As you cruise across the blue sea, catch sight of jumping fish, dolphins and rays.
Islas Secas (3 nights)
The following morning, depart from Isla Palenque and cruise through the crystalline waters to your exclusive resort in the remote archipelago of Islas Secas, where you can enjoy lunch. The beautiful island property of Islas Secas is dedicated to the conservation of their pristine natural surroundings, from iguanas and rare bird species to vibrant flowers and endemic plants. In the afternoon, embark with your personal guide on your motorboat along the shores of Islas Secas’s 14 pristine islands, where you can go snorkeling, scuba diving or fishing, according to your interests. In the evening, enjoy deliciously fresh Panamanian cuisine at Islas Secas’s beachside Terraza restaurant, which features a menu of delicious ocean-to-table cuisine.
After breakfast the next day, take an all-day boating excursion to nearby Coiba National Marine Park, a UNESCO-designated Protected Marine Area, where you will have the opportunity for hiking through the islands’ ancient forest, spotting endemic wildlife such as the Coiba Howler Monkey, and snorkeling or world-class scuba diving at a protected reef. A fresh picnic lunch will be prepared for you during the excursion.
On the next day, head out early for a world-class fishing expedition, where your expert guide will help you reel in snapper, roosterfish, and grouper inshore near Islas Secas. You may choose to head a bit farther out to the legendary Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa for sportfishing for huge blue and black marlin, sailfish, and trophy sized yellowfin tuna.
Alternatively, you can also enjoy some world class snorkeling or diving within the archipelago of Isla Secas, or enjoy the pristine beaches of Isla Pargo.
On the last day of your private Panama tour, bid these secluded islands farewell and take a charter flight from Islas Secas to Panama City in time for your international flight back home.
|PANAMA CITY||ISLA PALENQUE||1 hr|
|ISLA PALENQUE||ISLAS SECAS||30 mins|
|ISLAS SECAS||PANAMA CITY||1 hr|
MAKE THIS ITINERARY YOURS
Contact us to tell us more about your preferences and your ideal trip to Panama's Pacific Coast.
We will create a tailor-made itinerary for your review.
|Recommended stay||8-10 days|
(8 days, private party of 2)
|Starting at $21,000 per passenger|
(8 days, private party of 4)
|Starting at $19,500 per passenger|
(8 days, private party of 6)
|starting at $18,500 per passenger|
Note: Prices will vary based on the specifics of your itinerary and the number of passengers in your party.
What is included in your private Panama tour:
- Luxury accommodations at
- Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Hotel (Panama City)
- Isla Palenque (Gulf of Chiriquí)
- Islas Secas (Gulf of Chiriquí)
- Services of Blue Parallel hosts and private specialized crew and guides throughout the journey
- All special events, private guided tours, private excursions, private outdoor activities, entrance fees
- A Blue Parallel team composed of a personal travel expert, private hosts in each destination, and a “behind the scenes” logistical expert who monitors every step of your luxury Panama tour. The team is on call 24-hours a day during a trip
- All internal transportation
- Some meals
- A Blue Parallel customized travel kit that you will receive prior to departure
Panama Luxury Tours
Discover the remote San Blas Islands aboard a private catamaran, where you will swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters.
Set in the cool fertile highlands, Boquete is an ideal destination for hiking in the jungle and bird watching, as well as visiting coffee plantations.
Enjoy complete privacy at Boca del Toro, in an exclusive villa set on pilings overhanging the Caribbean, with no other neighbors in sight.
Colombia Luxury Travel
Visit Bogota, Colombia’s bustling Andean capital, where you will tour historic neighborhoods and explore the country’s best museums.
Explore the lush plantations of the beautifully verdant Coffee Region on horseback or in a Jeep Willy, before hiking in the stunning Cocora Valley, known for its spindly wax palms, the tallest palm trees in the world.
Wander through the spirited streets of Cartagena’s charming historic center, where salsa rhythms fill the air and a rum cocktail is never too far out of reach.
Learn about the colorful history of Medellin, the infamous home of Pablo Escobar that today is one of Colombia’s most progressive and dynamic cities.
Discover Tayrona National Park, a jungle-covered coast home to an incredible array of indigenous flora and fauna.
Enjoy some relaxation time in the Rosario Islands while staying at the beautiful Las Islas Lodge.
Costa Rica Luxury Vacations
Explore the Osa Peninsula, where pristine Pacific beaches meet remote jungle landscapes.
Visit the protected Pacuare Forest, where you will discover the flora and fauna native to the rainforest during active hiking, ziplining, and rafting adventures.
Relax by the beach at the Peninsula Papagayo before embarking on sailing, snorkeling, or boating excursions.
Visit the Arenal Volcano, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the longest zip lines in the country.
Swim in La Fortuna Waterfall and hike through the secondary and primary rainforest with an expert guide.
Discover Caño Island where you can experience some of the best snorkeling and diving experiences on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.