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Please present tour voucher to ground operator upon arrival to reconfirm your tour day and to confirm tour departure time and other details. You will have an opportunity to select a preferred tour date at time of booking; however , tours pre-purchased online are not pre-reserved for a specific date. Child rates, where applicable, will display at time of booking and vary according to age.
*** Rates below are subject to change, are for general information and may vary slightly by season and/or hotel selected. Exact prices will be provided at time of booking. ***

Panama Shopping Tour (from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels)

 
Panama Shopping Tour (from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels)Special deals, goods, crafts, duty free products, and hundreds of souvenirs are part of this strategic route that takes you to some of the most commercial areas at Panama. Let’s go shopping! Start visiting the closest free zone to Panama city, located at Flamenco Island’s cruise port, at the end of Amador avenue. There you will find a wide variety of duty free products; for example, at Amphora store, that offers liquors, perfumes and cosmetics with exclusive prices. At the second stop of this tour, learn a little more about the Panamanian culture at the traditional Handicraft Market, where you will find unique pieces and typical products of this beautiful region. Finally, you will visit Panama’s largest mall, Albrook Mall. There, besides the special sales and prices, you can spend a quiet afternoon shopping in different stores, eating at different restaurants, and enjoy its attractions for children.

Meeting Point: Hotel lobby - from Bijao/Playa Blanca area hotels
Days of Operation: Thursdays
Tour Duration: Approx. 6 hours for activity, approx. 8 hours total.
Included: Air conditioned transportation, guide, bottled water.
Not Included: Lunch, other drinks, personal expenses, tips.
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Recommendations: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and cap or hat. Bring camera, and extra money for shopping.

Anton Valley Tour (from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels)

 
Anton Valley Tour (from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels)Discover the tradition, culture and natural beauty that Anton Valley has for you! Experience a close encounter with its wildlife, enjoy the luxuriant nature, and take home a little piece of this beautiful land, after visiting the craft market. This charming tour starts with a short bus ride through the mountains, until arriving at Anton Valley; a peaceful village that has become a favorite with visitors looking for the perfect location for retirement in Panama. Thanks to the exuberance of its ecosystem, Anton Valley has one of the most complete zoos in the Country, "El Nispero," where you can see more than 250 wildlife species. Furthermore, after a rewarding walk, you will reach an impressive waterfall known as "El Chorro Macho." Before concluding, take a relaxing dip in a hot spring pool and enjoy the benefits of its mineralized mud. In addition, visit the local market where you will find tropical fruits, handicrafts, rum and, of course, delicious dishes, like the traditional soup, "sancocho panameño."

Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (Varies by hotel) - from Bijao / Playa Blanca hotels
Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby (varies by hotel)
Days of Operation: Sunday & Thursday
Duration: Approximately 4 hours for activity, approx 6 hours total duration
Included: Air-conditioned bus transportation, meal, entrance fees, guide service and bottled water
Not Included: Additional drinks or food, souvenirs, tips.
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Please Note: Wear walking shoes, comfortable clothes and swimsuit. Bring a towel and extra money for lunch or souvenirs. This tour can operate any day of the week with a minimum of 10 passengers.

TOP 3 - Embera Indiginous Tour (from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels)

 
TOP 3 - Embera Indiginous Tour (from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels)Visit the heart of the Panamanian rainforest, and take an amazing journey to "El Darien" region aboard a traditional "piragua," led by an experienced native guide. There, in addition to observing the exotic biodiversity, you can also take a refreshing dip in a natural pool formed by an spectacular waterfall. Finally, you will be greeted with a warm welcome from the authorities and inhabitants of the indigenous community of Embera, who will happily tell you about their traditions, customs, and some secrets. Interact and learn about their ancient culture, through their folkloric shows, colourful dances, particular customs, and their healthy traditional cuisine, prepared with fish and vegetables that they themselves have cultivated.

Meeting Point: Hotel lobby - from Bijao/Playa Blanca area hotels.
Days of Operation: Thursdays (A minimum of 10 participants required for this excursion to operate).
Tour Duration: Approx. 4 hours for the activity, approx. 10 hours total.
Included: Air-conditioned bus transportation, guide service, bottled water and light lunch.
Not included: Alcoholic beverages, tips, souvenirs.
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations: Wear comfortable shoes, light clothes, bathing suit, and hat. Bring sunscreen, camera, and extra money for shopping.

Full Gatun Experience - min age 5 (from Playa Blanca)

 
Full Gatun Experience - min age 5 (from Playa Blanca)With the Full Gatun Experience, you can get a comprehensive glimpse of some of Panama’s best sights. During the experience, you’ll take a cableway ride 280 feet over the lush Panamanian rainforest, the Panama Canal and the Chagres River. Then, at the end of the ride, you’ll have the opportunity to see the best sight in the trip: a panoramic view of the Soberania National Park. From there, you’ll descend down to the peaceful waters of Gatun Lake, which makes up part of the Panama Canal’s natural area, to Monkey Island, or Isla Monos, to see Panama’s iconic native capuchin monkeys. Also during the river ride, you’ll see the massive cargo ships that travel the canal and many other species of flora and fauna, including sloths and howler monkeys.

Meeting Point: Hotel lobby- from Playa Blanca area hotels
Days of Operation: Wednesdays (A minimum of 10 participants required to book this excursion).
Tour Duration: Approx. 6 hours for activity, approx. 8 hours total.
Included: Air conditioned transportation, guide, boat ride, aerial tram, lunch, bottled water and access fee.
Not Included: Tips, souvenirs.
Activity Level: Active
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations: Wear light clothing, sneakers and cap or hat. Bring camera, sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent. Activity available for ages 5 and up.

TOP 3 - Jungle Boat - min age 4 (from Playa Blanca hotels)

 
TOP 3 - Jungle Boat - min age 4 (from Playa Blanca hotels)Board a comfortable boat and navigate the water paths, home to diverse wildlife; such as monkeys, crocodiles and birds. Watch the ships as they transit the Panama Canal. Besides a visit to “Monkey Island”, you will enjoy a fascinating fishing experience and a thrilling kayak adventure, in addition to a delicious lunch in a floating lodge. Join an excursion that will allow you to learn about history while you enjoy the natural wonders of this exciting destination, exploring Gatun Lake. Upon arrival at Gamboa Harbor, you will board a comfortable roofed boat to begin this journey of discovery through Gatun Lake, which is part of the Panama Canal. There is a strong possibility that, in addition to witnessing the diversity of regional wildlife, you will observe huge ships as they make their way through the canal. Enjoy a close encounter with a variety of monkey species and exotic birds. Remember to keep your camera handy and to be on the lookout for any crocodile's eyes peeping out of the water. After savoring a delicious traditional lunch served in a floating lodge, explore this awe-inspiring body of water and enjoy a kayak ride, some sport fishing or plunging into the tranquil lake waters. Lake Gatun is a man-made wonder, built between 1906 and 1914 to aid to the operation of the Panama Canal, and today it also serves as a way to preserve the ecological equilibrium of this region of the jungle, which makes the place much more attractive for visitors, providing a combination of history, and the beauty of nature.

Meeting Point: Hotel lobby, - from Playa Blanca area hotels
Days of Operation: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays (A minimum of 10 participants required for this excursion to operate).
Tour Duration: Approx. 5 hours for activity, approx. 9 hours total.
Included: Air conditioned transportation, guide, lunch, visit to Monkeys Island and kayak, fishing and swimming adventure.
Not Included: Alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, tips.
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations: Wear light clothing, swimsuit, watershoes and cap or hat. Bring camera, biodegradable sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent and cash for souvenirs or additional expenses. For their own safety, some activities are not available for children under 5 years old.

Panama Canal & City Tour (from Panama City hotels)

 
Panama Canal & City Tour (from Panama City hotels)Visit Panama City, the colonial part and Panama Canal Museum. See the canal and appreciate all the transit ships.

Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby, time varies by hotel
Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby, time varies by hotel
Duration: Approx 4 hours for activity, approx 7 hours total duration.
Days of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Activity Level: Mild
Included: Air-conditioned transportation, tour guide, entrance fee to Miraflores lock, lunch, bottled water.
Not Included: Alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, tips.
Please Bring/Wear: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Bring camera, hat, sunscreen and extra money for souvenirs. A minimum of 10 passengers is required for this tour to operate.

Canopy at Anton Valley - min age 7 (from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels)

 
Canopy at Anton Valley - min age 7 (from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels)Experience the adrenaline flying aboard a zip-line circuit--some of them between 220 and 400 feet in length--and enjoy the panoramic views of the extinct volcano's crater, where this amazing village is located. From the top of a hill to the top of a tree, and from the top of that tree to another tree, this fantastic journey is the best choice for speed and adventure lovers. With your expert guide's company, you will visit the impressive waterfall, "El Chorro Macho," and take a walk along eight ecological paths through Anton Valley's (El Valle de Antón) natural areas. Let the amazing biodiversity surprise you! Finally, you will visit the local market, where you can find delicious dishes and colorful crafts to take home.

Meeting Point: Hotel lobby - from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels.
Days of Operation: Sundays.
Tour Duration: Approx. 4 hours for the activity, approx. 6 hours total.
Included: Air-conditioned bus transportation, guide service, equipment and bottled water.
Not included: Lunch, souvenirs, tips.
Activity Level: Active.
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear sneakers/enclosed shoes, light clothing, and hat. Bring sunscreen, and extra money for souvenirs. It is recommended that those with long hair tie it back for the zip line. Maximum passenger weight for zipline is 230 pounds. Minimum age to participate is 5 years old.

Eco Canal Tour (from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels)

 
Embark on a wonderful expedition on the natural part of the Panama Canal! Take a short but rewarding boat trip on Chagres river to Gatun lake, near Gamboa town, where you will have the opportunity to learn about its incredible biodiversity. Arriving at Monkey Island, home to the legendary capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus), you will see these beautiful and representative species interacting in their natural habitat. And, if you are lucky, they will come up and greet you themselves. Surrounded by green mountains and vast nature, during this Eco Canal Tour you also will walk through Gamboa rainforest trails and then enjoy a picnic lunch. Before go back, you can buy souvenirs for your friends and family in a traditional handicraft shop.
Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel) - from Bijao/Playa Blanca area
Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel)
Duration: Approximately 9 hours for activity (approx 9.5 hours total duration)
Days of Operation: Mondays (this tour can operate other days of the week with a minimum of 10 participants).
Included: Air-conditioned bus transportation, guide service, picnic lunch and bottled water.
Not Included: Alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, tips
Activity Level: Active
Recommendations: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and extra money for souvenirs.

TOP 3 - Panama Canal Partial Transit (from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels)

 
TOP 3 - Panama Canal Partial Transit (from Bijao/Playa Blanca hotels)Find out why the Panama Canal is known as modern architecture's "8th Wonder"! Be amazed by its history, anecdotes and, of course, its amazing infrastructure. A fascinating experience which will give you the opportunity to learn more about and understand the magnificence of this great hydraulic system. Visit the locks and witness all the technology implemented to mobilize one of the most extraordinary world trade nautical logistics. Watch the huge ships sail through Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks and see why this amazing waterway is known as modern architecture's "8th Wonder". A very interesting tour through its history and infrastructure that you won't want to miss!

Tour Duration: Approx. 5 hours (activity) / Approx. 9 hours (with transfers)
Days of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday / Year round
Departure Time/Meeting Point: Times vary depending on hotel location / Hotel lobby
Return time/Location: Times may vary depending on hotel location
Included: Air-conditioned transportation, guide, meals, non alcoholic soft drinks and Boat ride
Not Included: Beer/alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, personal expenses and tips
Activity Level: Moderate
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Take camera, sunscreen, and extra money for souvenirs. Schedule varies every week as per Canal authorities. Please confirm the tour day with your NexusTours representative. Free Child Age: Under 3 years. Child Age: From 3 to 10 years old.

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