Panama City’s leading upscale shopping center is undoubtedly the Mall MultiPlaza Pacific in Punta Pacifica the top new subdivision built where the domestic airport use to be. The construction of the new Highway to the International Airport required a large filling which was utilized for the development of a high class conglomerate of commercial and residential buildings. One of the areas was dedicated to this Mall that now make up over 400 stores. The success has been spectacular and they have already expanded to double the original size incorporating in the new area Express, Forever 21, Bershka, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius, Brooks Brothers, GAP, Banana Republic, Desigual, EPK, North Face and Renuar adding to their traditional original luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Nautica, Cartier, Carolina Herrera, Zara, Chanel, Ermenegildo Zegna, Bvlgari, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo and Fendi. It is notorious the presence of many European names at prices that are advantageous to the Euro prices you get in the same Europe.
Hop on a boat and sail to the Embera Indians community in the Chagres River. Visit your community located in the Chagres National Park, admire their homes, dances and customs. Share a traditional lunch indigenous style and take the opportunity to buy their handicrafts.
Board a boat on the River Chagres to enter the Gatun Lake. Once in the lake, you will navigate the Panama Canal, you will visit Monkey Island, where you can see these funny animals and feed those who come to the boat. You will enjoy of the rainforest around the Canal. Next you will have the aerial tram experience - The aerial tram ride traverses a mile long tract of humid forest that lies within the Gamboa Resort’s boundaries. The tram ascends 280 feet over half a mile and ends atop a hill. From here you will walk to the observation tower, and for those with some stamina involves a climb of 100 feet up a mildly inclined ramp. From the observation tower you'll get great views of the Canal and the Chagres River, as well as the surrounding forested areas of Soberania National Park.
Panama City’s leading upscale shopping center is undoubtedly the Mall MultiPlaza Pacific in Punta Pacifica, the top new subdivision built where the domestic airport use to be. With more than One 300 stores, the success has been spectacular and they have already expanded to double of the original size incorporating in the new & Luxury section. Other visits will include the Handicraft Market. Here you will have the opportunity to purchase the different types of Panamanian handicrafts and make the best out of this visit by observing local artisans tailoring their various style of artwork. We will also take you to The Panama Reprosa Museum & Factory, where Panama's ancient civilizations, cultural traditions, and natural treasures come to life in gold and silver. See how the Pre-Hispanic masterpieces are made by the same method as the ancient goldsmiths. Following a video presentation, walk a catwalk to a casting demonstration and try your hand at the sand blasting process. Highly recommended!
It’s a short ride from the Hotel to the famous Frank Gehry-designed Biomuseum. The Biomuseum tells the story of the Isthmus of Panama and how this landform was shaped, as well as the role it plays in the natural world, as we know it today. This museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian institute-it is the first of its kind outside of the US. The main objectives of the Biomuseum are to educate, create interchange of the natural and cultural resources of Panama, and further our understanding of the environment and its conservation so that you can discover the biodiversity value that Panama offers
Visit the ruins of Old Panama, destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan in the year 1671. Continue to the Old Town and visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Theatre, Plaza Simon Bolivar where you can appreciate the colonial art of the ancient city, in both Old Panama and the Old Town , where you will have the opportunity to make purchases of souvenirs. Finally, visit the causeway where you can enjoy beautiful views offered by the Pacific Ocean. Here you can see the ships waiting permission for transit through the Panama Canal and the fabulous Bridge of the Americas, while the other side you can see the impressive skyline and modern city of Panama showing us her beautiful buildings and everything that combines this unique and amazing city.
|Monday May 7||Shopping Tour at Multiplaza Mall||$15.00 per person|
|Tuesday May 8||Modern & Colonial City Tour (1/2 tour)||$50.00 per person|
|Tuesday May 8||Shopping Paradise + Reprosa Museum (7 hours approx., does not includes lunch)||$40.00 per person|
|Wednesday May 9||Embera Indigenous Community||$80.00 per person|
|Wednesday May 9||Rainforest Tour (Aerial Tram & Monkey Watch)||$115.00 per person|
|Thursday May 10||Frank Gehry’s Biodiversity Museum Tour||$50.00 per person|