Fly & Drive

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Cacao Travel Panama > Fly & Drive

Fly & Drive

Duration: 15 days

Have you ever wanted to discover a country at your own pace and with the liberty of traveling on your own?

This tour will bring you closer to some of the nicest areas in Panama as you come in contact with the true Panamanian culture and its people.

Panama is more than the famous canal. Come and see for yourself.


Upon arrival at Tocumen International Airport, you will be met by our Spanish speaking driver who will take you to your hotel in Panama City. Welcome to Panama!


Duration 01:00 hrs.

Included:  private transportation, room and breakfast

Private tour with English speaking guide


The tour starts with a visit to Miraflores Locks. This is one of the two sets of locks located on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal. You will enjoy the fascinating show of the big ships inside the narrow chambers! The visitor’s center provides technical, historical and ecological information about the Canal.


After a short drive we continue to the colonial quarter, ”Casco Antiguo”, founded in 1673 after the first Spanish settlement was burned down by pirates. It is home to the Presidential Palace, the National Theater, the Metropolitan Cathedral and many other buildings with colonial architecture. It has plenty of little restaurants and souvenir shops. In 1997 Casco Antiguo became a World Heritage Site of the UNESCO.


 Duration 04:00 hrs.

Included:  entrance fees, private guide, private transportation, room and breakfast

Enjoy a day at leisure in Panama City.


There are many things to see and do around Panama City. You may tour sights such as the historical ruins of Panama Viejo, walk the enchanting streets of Casco Antiguo, visit the Metropolitan Park or stroll along the Amador Causeway. You can also head outside the city limits for day excursions such as boating in the canal, bird-watching and trekking in Soberanía National Park, and visiting Emberá Indian villages.


Included:  room and breakfast

Delivery of the hired car at your hotel

Rentacar Intermediate Category

KIA Rio, Hyundai Accent or similar

4 Passengers, 1 large luggage pieces + 2 small bags, air conditioning, electric windows, automatic transmission.


Included Insurance: Super Damage Waiver (SDW) and Tires and windows (TW). Emergency road assistance (ERA)


NOT Included Insurance:

Increased liability protection (ILP)

Personal Effects Coverage (PEC)


Security deposit: At the time of the rental, an authorization hold will be secured on the credit card to cover any additional charges that might incur if you fail to return the vehicle as agreed.


At additional cost:

Additional driver FREE if requested at the time of the booking

Underage driver 23-24 yrs: $ 22 per day

Portable Wifi. $ 12.84 per day (can be used as a GPS together with a smartphone)

Activation of the tollway automatic payment system. FREE **cost of tolls is not included


Follow the Panamerican road towards the west and drive until you reach Santiago. At Santiago turn right and take the picturesque road that goes north to the little town of Santa Fe de Veraguas.


Duration 04:30 hrs.

Included:  car rental, room and breakfast

Enjoy a day in this small village surrounded by forrest. A true paradise for nature lovers:

  • Endless nature trails
  • Birdwatching tours
  • coffee tour
  • Visit to the Town of San Francisco de la Montana


Included:  room and breakfast

Return to the Panamerican road and drive towards the east


Duration 03:00 hrs.

Included:  room and breakfast

Group excursion with English speaking captain/guide


Coiba Island is the biggest in Central America and is part of Coiba National Park, a marine reserve in the Gulf of Chiriqui. It became a penal colony in 1919. The prison was closed in 2004.


Access to Coiba is strictly limited to protect the fragile and unique ecosystem. From July to October it is possible to spot humpback whales who come to warm tropical waters to have their offspring.


You will reach Coiba after a boat transfer of approximately 2 hours (depending on the weather). We will visit a minimum of 2 snorkeling sites (normally ”Granito de Oro” and ‘Rancheria”) and make a stop on the main island.


Return to Santa Catalina early afternoon.


Not included : $ 20 entrance fee to the National park and lunch


Duration 10:00 hrs.

Included:  room and breakfast, boat tour, excursion, local English speaking guide, lunch, snorkeling gear, soft drinks

The attraction of Santa Catalina, Panama is its natural beauty and vast natural resources. With the Pacific Ocean roaring up on its beautiful sandy beaches, Santa Catalina is the launching point for fantastic adventures to the islands of Coiba and Cebaco for snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing, whale watching, bird watching, kayaking and hiking.


Included:  room and breakfast

You will return to the Panamerican Highway and drive towards the West until you arrive at David,where you will make a right turn to go north through the mountains until you reach the little town of Boquete.


Duration 04:30 hrs.

Included:  room and breakfast

Enjoy your time in Boquete to discover the town and take part in some of the many activities available like the daily group tours to explore the amazing world of coffee. From its gathering in the fields by the Ngobe Indians to its roasting, you will learn all there is about the best coffee in the world!


Other optional activities could be:

  • Bird watching
  • Canopy Tour or Hanging bridges
  • Walking in the little village of Boquete
  • Hot springs near Caldera
  • Day tour to Cerro Punta


Included:  room and breakfast

Included:  room and breakfast

Back to the Panamerican highway you will drive 1 hour eastward before making a right turn to reach Las Lajas Beach.


Duration 02:35 hrs.

Included:  room and breakfast

In Las Lajas you can do as much or as little as you want: You could just enjoy the beach and relax, join the locals in some artisanal fishing or ask the hotel to help you organize a mangrove tour that goes for 2-3 hours and is great if you enjoy bird watching, or maybe a visit to a Ngobe indigenous village in the surrounding mountains of Las Lajas. If you are staying in Boca Chica, this is the starting point for many boat tours to go and explore the gulf or Chiriqui. Many of these beaches have beautiful white sand stretches and from July to October you could even meet some humpback whales along the way.


Included:  room and breakfast

You will leave the small town of Las Lajas and follow the Panamerican Highway towards the East passing several towns and villages until arriving to Panama City.


Duration 05:30 hrs.

Return of car rental at one of the rental car offices near your hotel.


Included:  room and breakfast

Private transfer with Spanish speaking driver to Tocumen International Airport.


Duration 01:00 hrs.


Included:  departure transfer