Hidden Paradise - 5 Nights / 6 Days

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The isolated waters of the Portobelo Bay are the perfect place to spend a romantic time with your loved one, without worrying about nothing more than falling even more in love.

Portobelo is one of the most cultural destinations within Latin America...culture, heritage, sea and jungle impregnate the town in order to offer unique sensations and unforgettable memories.
 

Package includes:

- Meet & Greet at Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
- Ground and boat transfers
- 2 nights’ accommodation at Las Americas Golden Tower, Deluxe room, Breakfast included
- 3 nights’ accommodation at El Otro Lado Private Retreat, Suite room, Breakfast included
- Half Day tour: Portobelo by train "The Golden Route" tour, Lunch included
- Half Day tour: Panama Canal - Miraflores Locks
- English/Spanish speaking guide
- All taxes
  • - Meet & Greet by one of our representatives at Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
    - Private transfer from Tocumen International Airport to your hotel in Panamá City
    Duration: 25 minutes approximately

    In Central America, Panamá stands as the most cosmopolitan city and the only capital on the seashore. Its tropical climate is characterized by high temperatures ranging between 80 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
     
    The city offers a variety of choices for all tastes, combining impressive, modern infrastructure with some treasures of distant times such as the Old Quarter - a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


    - Lodging at Las Americas Golden Tower

    Las Americas Golden Tower Panama was designed by the internacional renowned architect Carlos Ott, who created magnificent projects such as L’Opera de la Bastille in Paris and the Dubai National Bank. The property is part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, being the only hotel of the group in Panama City with the LVX seal, which accredits the hotel as a provider of luxury services, and exclusivity.
    Its privileged location, in the middle of the financial and business district and only 30 minutes away from Tocumen International Airport (PTY), offers to the guest an easy access to several points of interest such as the coast line, the Casco Antiguo, and an infinity of restaurants, entertainment spots, and some shopping centers.

    Its 285 upscale rooms and suites have been designed for guests with the highest expectations and are located from the 7th to the 27th floor, ensuring preferred views of Panama City.
    As part of the general facilities of the property, on the sixth floor is located an oasis of wellness and relaxation: the spa. This space offers the only flotarium in Panama City, three massage rooms, an indoor heated pool, a Turkish bath, a sauna, a barber shop, a beauty salon, and a full-equipped fitness centre.
    For dining, on the fifth floor is located AURUM, the main restaurant of the hotel; and on the ground floor is located “MON Cocinas del Mundo”, a creative space that offers a variety of options combining flavors and offerings from all around the world.
    Besides, as part of the unique experience offered by the hotel, on the 29th floor is located the Erre de Ramón Freixa Panama Restaurant, a restaurant by the Spanish chef who earned two Michelin stars for his restaurant in Madrid.
  • - Buffet breakfast included at the hotel
    - Half day tour: Portobelo by train "The Golden Route"

    This full day tour departs early in the morning from your hotel in the city, directly to the train station. The Trans-Isthmian railway system was built in 1850 to facilitate the construction of the Panama Canal.
    The train journey takes about 1 hour, taking you to Colon, going through the jungle, the Soberania National Park and along the Panama Canal.

    Upon arrival, you will be transfer to the city of Portobelo – one of the most important American ports during the colonial time. Here, you will learn about the history of the town that in 1668 was attacked by the pirate Henry Morgan and you will visit the most interesting and historic ruins: the forts of Santiago and San Geronimo, the Customs House, the remains of the church of La Merced, and the church of San Felipe – the last building built by the Spaniards.
    Besides, you will visit the beautifully carved statue of Jesus of Nazareth which, because of the dark wood from which it is made, is known as the "Black Christ".

    Lunch is included in one of the restaurants of Portobelo.


    - Maritime transfer from Portobelo to El Otro Lado
    - Lodging at El Otro Lado Private Retreat

    El Otro Lado is a private retreat located in the Portobelo Bay, just an hour from Panama City and within the exuberant Portobelo National Park – the first protected nature area of Panama.
    The Portobelo Bay is one of the leading dive destinations in Panama, with an array of interesting spots to visit including several coral reefs, and some historic underwater attractions like a 110-foot freighter.
     
    This boutique hotel combines culture, nature, and luxury to offer exclusive and custom-made experiences.
    For dining, a delicious mix of the local food culture with the European, American and Oriental traditions, in a simple menu that balances colors, quantity and quality.
     
    And following the same line, four of the five unique villas of El Otro Lado got their names from the natural colors surrounding them: The Forest House from the green jungle, the Sea House from the blue sea, the Sun House from the bright sun and the Spirit House from the purple-colored Portobelo spirit.
    All of these villas have an artistic design and are decorated with local art, photography and sculptures. Besides, all of them feature modern amenities including king-size beds with 100% Egyptian Percale Cotton Sheets by Rivolta Carmignani, 42” LCD TV with satellite & DVD, minibar, electronic safe, ipod dock, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
     
    Additionally, the Big House or “Casa Grande” is a 3-bedroom villa of 800m2 that combines elements from the four other villas and features the same in-room amenities. The residence is arranged over two floors: on the ground floor, an air conditioned living room, a bar and an outdoor dining room; and on the second floor, three suites with its own identity and unique decoration elements.
     
    The hotel also boasts an infinity pool overlooking the bay.
  • - Breakfast included at the hotel
    - Day at leisure to enjoy the complimentary tours offered by the hotel or simply relax at the beach

    **Activities included:
    - Beach excursion to Puerto Frances (one per stay)
    - 45 minutes hiking (one per stay)
    - Use of kayaks, stand up boards and paddle boats.


    - Lodging at El Otro Lado Private Retreat
     
  • - Breakfast included at the hotel
    - Day at leisure to enjoy the complimentary tours offered by the hotel or simply relax at the beach

    - Lodging at El Otro Lado Private Retreat
  • - Breakfast included at the hotel
    - Maritime transfer from El Otro Lado to Portobelo
    - Private transfer from Portobelo to Panama City
    Duration: 1 hour and a half approximately
    - Half day tour: Panama Canal tour - Miraflores Locks

    The Panama Canal is an engineering wonder with more than a century of history.
    During this half day tour, you will visit the Miraflores Locks visitor’s center – with its three different main attractions: The Museum, the movie, and the lookout point.
     
    In the Museum you will be able to view documents, instruments and pictures related with the construction and operation of the Canal; the movie is a short film that summarizes the 100 years of history of the Canal; and from the lookout point, it is possible to observe ships maneuvering through the chambers.
    On the way back, you will also visit the Panama Canal Administration Building to enjoy of the amazing murals that adorn the rotunda of the building. These murals are a narration of the history of the Canal and the intense manual labor that went into its construction. It is a way of commemorating the history of the Canal and all those who worked on its construction and operations.


    - Lodging at Las Americas Golden Tower
  • - Buffet breakfast included at the hotel
    - Private transfer from your hotel in Panama City to Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
    Duration: 25 minutes approximately

    You must be at the airport 2 hours prior the flight time.

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