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Introducing Panama

Panama  fosters a traveler’s sense of exploration. From trekking the rainforest, sailing from island to island, exploring the ruins of Spanish forts, and getting to know its unique culture, this country has the makings of a great adventure.

When is the best time to visit?
Panama is a year-round destination, but many prefer to travel there during the driest season from mid-December to mid-April.

 Where to go in Panama?
Discover the classic destinations of Panama City and the Panama Canal, swim with colorful fish and lounge on the white sand beaches of the Archipielago de Bocas del Toro, visit the forested hills of the highlands, and fall in love with the colorful culture of the Peninsula de Azuero.

How many days do I need?
Spend at least a week exploring Panama’s natural wonders and scenic highlights.

Explore trips by duration: 7 days · 8 days · 10 days

Panama Travel Insights

Bocas del Toro
Map of Family Adventure in Panama - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Panama - 7 Days

Discover the colorful streets and magnificent beaches of Panama on this week-long, family-friendly trip. Spend a few days in Panama City, where you'll sail down the Panama Canal and explore the city's vibrant, historic neighborhoods. Then head to the Caribbean paradise of Bocas del Toro for beach time and wildlife encounters before ending your journey back in the capital.

Casco Viejo, Panama City
Map of The Wonders of Panamá - 7 Days
The Wonders of Panamá - 7 Days

Panama is a beautiful country brimming with history and diversity, and this 7-day itinerary offers an exciting sampling of its many charms. You'll explore the capital, from its quaint colonial streets to its famous canal to its more modern attractions. Then venture out into the countryside, where you'll learn about the customs of indigenous locals, meet rainforest wildlife, and tour the Caribbean beach town of Portobelo.

A waterfall near the village of Boquete
Map of Panama Multi-Sport Adventure - 11 Days
Panama Multi-Sport Adventure - 11 Days

Get ready for an active trip to an undiscovered region of Panama that combines beautiful landscapes, exuberant nature, and pleasant weather. On this 11-day multi-sport itinerary, you'll fly through a cloud forest, raft along a river, and trek up a volcano where you can witness two oceans from above before camping under the stars—an unforgettable experience!

Panama City Skyline
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Best of Panama City - 7 Days

Melding colonial history and bold modernity, the cosmopolitan capital of Panama is a thriving hub in Central America. With this active weeklong itinerary, you'll explore the city's best neighborhoods, boat through the Panama Canal, and take day-trips to nearby national parks and indigenous villages. Finish with a ferry to the Pearl Islands in the Gulf of Panama for a dose of beachy relaxation.

Valle de Anton
Ultimate Panama Road Trip: Panama City, Gamboa, Pacific Coast, & More - 15 Days

Panama is a great place for a scenic and adventurous road trip. In 15 days, this self-drive itinerary will take you around the most notable regions of the country. Begin in Panama City, then hit the road to discover the jungle, beautiful mountains, charming villages, and pristine islands. Some stops along the way include Gamboa, El Valle de Anton, Boquete, and the Pacific Coast.

Look for a variety of birds including the scarlet-rumped tanager
Map of Panama Rainforest Adventure - 8 Days
Panama Rainforest Adventure - 8 Days

Ideal for hikers, birders, and lovers of wild nature, this off-the-beaten-path trek takes you to Darien National Park—an ecologically-diverse rainforest at the tip of Central America. In addition to rare species of flora and fauna, the region is full of history and native people who are happy to display their artistry and hospitality. Start and end the trip in cosmopolitan Panama City for a dose of urban culture.

Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Panama
Travel specialist Alexander Paulini
active 4 days ago

Alexander Paulini

I am half costarican and half german. I studied education and was always fascinated by Costa Ricas cultural and natural diversity. Additionally I lived in different countries throughout my lifetime...

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Travel specialist Nadia Horace
active 4 days ago

Nadia Horace

Hi, my name is Nadia I live in Panama City, I love to discover new places. What I like the most is walking very early in the morning along our Causeway when it is still dark and cool, where you...

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Travel specialist Zulmy Revette
active 3 hours ago

Zulmy Revette

I’m Venezuelan living in Panama for 6 years now. I just fell in love with this country that offers beautiful landscapes, charming people, and great culture. Panama stands by its slogan: Much more...

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Trip Reviews for Panama

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Thank you Zulmy, the guides at Tucaya, and Nadia · Panama - May 12 - May 20, 2021

Traveler: Sabena K. - Local specialist: Zulmy Revette

Thank you Zulmy, the guides at Tucaya, and Nadia for planning and executing my vacation in Panama. They all did a wonderful job putting together an itinerary. They were all available for me if I had any questions or needed assistance. I was a little hesitant traveling internationally due to COVID but they helped me navigate any obstacles. Also arranged for me to get a PCR COVID test prior to returning to the US. The process was very efficient. I had a wonder time exploring Panama in the... read more

Thank you Zulmy, the guides at Tucaya, and Nadia for planning and executing my vacation in Panama. They all did a wonderful job putting together an itinerary. They were all available for me if I had any questions or needed assistance. I was a little hesitant traveling internationally due to COVID but they helped me navigate any obstacles. Also arranged for me to get a PCR COVID test prior to returning to the US. The process was very efficient. I had a wonder time exploring Panama in the short week I was there. They have me a glimpse at all the wonders and beauty of Panama. Thank you again for helping me create wonderful memories!

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Zulmy Revette, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sabena. It was a pleaure for us to create this beautiful trip to Panama! Thanks for your confidence in our service!

Penny

Panamà 2019 · Panama - Dec 15 - Dec 22, 2019

Traveler: Penny M. - Local specialist: Nadia Horace

Our trip to Panamà went very smoothly, due to the organization of the trip by Kim Kim. We especially appreciated that Kim Kim works with local groups. YeYe was an excellent tour guide and understood our needs and interests. Our driver, Julio (sp?) was excellent. Ankhill (sp?) was an excellent guide on our boat tour. The guide and driver for our adventure to Gulan Yala were both really good. Monique was excellent and was always available whenever we needed help and/or had questions. Delicious... read more

Our trip to Panamà went very smoothly, due to the organization of the trip by Kim Kim. We especially appreciated that Kim Kim works with local groups. YeYe was an excellent tour guide and understood our needs and interests. Our driver, Julio (sp?) was excellent. Ankhill (sp?) was an excellent guide on our boat tour. The guide and driver for our adventure to Gulan Yala were both really good. Monique was excellent and was always available whenever we needed help and/or had questions. Delicious food, great adventures, lots of knowledge exchanged and great weather all made for a fabulous trip! Thank you for everything. I would recommend Kim Kim to everyone. Regards, Penny

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Nadia Horace, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Penny,
I am contented that you and your daughter enjoyed your custom-made trip plan and you had excellent experiences in Panama.
I like you had a great cultural and knowledge exchange about Panamanian history, culture, food and fauna & flora.

Happy New Year!

I would recommend KimKim to anyone traveling to Panama · Panama - Dec 20 - Dec 25, 2019

Traveler: Jacqueline S. - Local specialist: Nadia Horace

Monique not only put together a wonderful itinerary for our visit to Panama, she met us at the airport, reviewed our plans and checked in with us daily. We saw locks in action at both the Caribbean and Pacific, took in the beauty of the rainforest and its inhabitants, and learned of the country’s diverse history.
Our guide, Jose, was friendly, knowledgeable, energetic and flexible. He made sure each day was special and tailored to our interests.
Both Monique and Jose provided good... read more

Monique not only put together a wonderful itinerary for our visit to Panama, she met us at the airport, reviewed our plans and checked in with us daily. We saw locks in action at both the Caribbean and Pacific, took in the beauty of the rainforest and its inhabitants, and learned of the country’s diverse history.
Our guide, Jose, was friendly, knowledgeable, energetic and flexible. He made sure each day was special and tailored to our interests.
Both Monique and Jose provided good suggestions for local restaurants.
Carlos, our driver, was courteous and patient. His vans were clean and comfortable.

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Nadia Horace, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jacqueline, I am delighted that you enjoyed the trip plan that I designed for you and your family and that your kids were very interested in Panamanian History and Culture specially the "Molas".
It was important for me that you and your Family visit Panama City, the outskirt of this city, and the Caribbean side.
I will pass your message to Jose and Carlos.
Happy Holidays!