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                                PARTY BUS - February 3 (Friday) to February 6 (Monday), 2023 (2 amazing tours in one trip!)

A.)     Panama Canal “Partial” Transit - a once in a lifetime adventure

B.)      Visit the Biomuseo, designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry.

We will be staying at the Radisson Hotel Panama Canal conveniently located in the entrance of the Amador Causeway. There are Many wonderful restaurants on the  Amador Causeway.    There is also an amazing sidewalk that starts at this hotel and goes all the way to the end of the Causeway.

The Amador Causeway was built with material taken out to build the Panama Canal..so it is a man made road that has wáter on both sides.  From one side you see the  entrance of the Panama Canal for the ships going Northbound (which is what we will do), and from the other side you have the most amazing view of the skyline of Panama City.

The best way to experience the Panama Canal is in a cruise onboard the Pacific Queen. You will have the opportunity to appreciate the canal up close and to transit through the locks alongside the big ships. See the tugboats in operation and the Panama Canal expansion new set of locks!

The Pacific Queen was designed specifically for day tours and cruises.  It is  a Norwegian built cruiser with a capacity for 250 passengers with 119 ft. in LOA and 25 ft. in Beam. Passengers will enjoy its two spacious, enclosed decks, fully equipped with air conditioning and a comfortable seating arrangement. In addition, an open-air third deck serves as an ideal vantage point from which to enjoy your cruise and relax in a tropical setting. The vessel’s bow can accommodate additional passengers, and enjoys an open-air setting.

Onboard the Pacific Queen we operate a souvenir shop, complete with local handcrafts, Panama Canal souvenirs and more. In the first floor, you will find a lounge area with bar where food and drinks are served.

The Pacific Queen has a speaker system for tour guide narration of the cruises. The Pacific Queen has six conveniently located restrooms to ensure a comfortable trip.

The itinerary is:

A.)      February 3, 2023 (Friday) Leave Boquete 7:30AM. Traveling by a comfortable private tour bus to Panama City. We begin our trip with a pre-boarding continental breakfast at 7:00AM and we  serve you mimosas, wine (red or white), sangria, water,  all the way. We will stop along the way for short breaks. We will also have snacks for you as we travel. Lunch at “Va & Ven” in Anton (lunch is on your own). We arrive at Radisson Panama Canal Hotel in Amador around 4PM.  That evening dinner will be on your own. Check out the many different restaurants on the Amador Causeway.  (The hotel can provide taxi services to wherever you want to go when you are not on a tour with us. You can arrange that at the front desk.)

B.)      February 4, 2023 (Saturday) That morning we leave the hotel early because the “Partial transit” starts around 7AM.   It is a 5 to 6 hour tour total.  The drive from our hotel to the Flamenco Marina (where we board the boat), is about a 15 minute ride.

***They will confirm  the time the partial transit leaves the day before. Since they have to get permission from the  ACP to transit the canal, they do not have that information yet.

Departing from the Flamenco Marina (on the Amador Causeway)  the boat enters the Canal, goes in front of our hotel (Radisson Panama Canal Hotel), passes  underneath the Bridge of the Americas, transits  through  the Miraflores AND  Pedro Miguel Locks, passes underneath the Centennial Bridge, the boat enters into the Gaillard Cut until we get to Gamboa (where we will get off the boat).  From Gamboa they provide a bus that will take us back to the Flamenco Marina.

Upon our return from Gamboa our bus will be waiting for us  at Flamenco Marina to take us back to our hotel.

****Onboard Amenities:  Bilingual Narrator/Guide, Buffet Lunch (complete Panamanian lunch), Unlimited Sodas and Water, Coffee Station

****Things to bring:  Sun Protection, hats, cameras, money as they have a gift shop on the boat, and a bar where they sell alcoholic drinks (that is on you).

C.)      February 5, 2023 (Sunday) Delicious breakfast at “Radisson Panama Canal Hotel”(included).

At 10:45am we leave the hotel, and  will visit the “Biomuseo” located on the Amador Causeway in Panama City (they open at 11AM). 

The Biomuseo was designed to tell the story of how the Istmus of Panama rose from the sea, uniting two continents, separating a vast ocean in two, and changing the planet`s biodiversity forever.

Duration  at the Biomuseo about 2 hours.  At 1pm our bus will pick us up at the Biomuseo, and take us back to our hotel.

***Whoever wants to go to the Amador Causeway or anywhere else  for lunch,  please coordinate this transportation with the hotel lobby.

D.)   February 6, 2023  (Monday) – Delicious breakfast at “Radisson Panama Canal Hotel”(included).

At 8:30AM we leave Radisson Panama Canal Hotel  and start our trip back to Boquete. 

We will stop for lunch at Va & Ven in Santiago (on your own).

We expect to return to Boquete latest 7PM. 

This entire package includes: The round trip ground transportation bus, Continental breakfast before you get on the bus, 3 nights stay at “Radisson Panama Canal Hotel” (Amador) with buffet breakfast included,  guided English speaking guide for the Saturday Panama Canal Partial transit (lunch IS included on this tour), AND all you can drink of  mimosas, wine (red or white), sangria, water, and snacks on the bus for the whole trip.

Space is limited to 40 persons.    It will be on a first come, first serve bases. 

Total package: $475.00 per person (2 persons in 1 room)……..$575.00 for single occupancy  

 All Rooms have 2 Queen beds.  You have to find your own roommate!!

Please contact:

Linda Hart - lhart249@hotmail.com - 6716-1151- Promotor

OR Judith Tovar - 6617-4122

Easy Travel Panama (www.easytravelpanama.net)

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