Touring Panama by rental car

You want to take a rental car and just drive through Panama on your own and experience the country at your own pace and focusing on your own interests.

We guarantee your transfers in and out by taxi, the rental car and the overnights with breakfast.

You needn't worry about the essentials and just go out there and discover Panama freely and independently.

Day by Day

  • Day 1

    You arrive in Panama City. The driver welcomes you and takes you to your Panama City lodging. Night at Crowne Plaza hotel.

  • Day 2

    Today you have the day in Panama City to discover the Casco Historico colonial area, the Balboa Seaside Boulevard or the many modern commercial centers.

  • Day 3
  • CITY OF PANAMA ‐ COLON ‐ PORTOBELO (about 3 hours' drive)

    Breakfast. You pick up the car. Take the road to the city of Colon, crossing the isthmus to reach the Caribbean. Check out the Panama Canal with the Gatun locks, a technological marvel of the twentieth century. Discover the magnificent tropical forest of the national park Soberania. Then, road to Portobelo, small colonial town in a natural bay perfectly sheltered and invisible from the ocean. Overnight nearby at Puerto Lindo in the Bambu Guest House, located a few kilometers further on the edge of a bamboo plantation.

  • Day 4

    Breakfast. Today is a day of nature discovery, like hiking, forest walks, horseback riding in the heart of the Portobelo National Park, between rivers, tropical vegetation and waterfalls. Or take a boat trip in the bay of Portobelo to a small island with magnificent beach like Isla Mamey.

  • Day 5
  • CARIBBEAN COAST ‐ VALLE DE ANTON (about 3 hours' drive)

    Breakfast. Departure for the Anton valley, a low altitude mountain region, the climate is temperate and very pleasant. The valley is the bottom of a huge volcano crater. Vegetation is beautiful, a real countryside atmosphere, with waterfalls and rivers. You will observe a very varied fauna and flora. Night at the hotel Cabanas Los Colibris.

  • Day 6

    Breakfast. Free day in Anton Valley. Visit the the organic garden, the El Nispero zoo, the "El Chorro del Macho" waterfall, the thermal water pools, the hike to the India Dormida.

  • Day 7
  • ANTON VALLEY ‐ CHIRIQUI, BOQUETE (around 6h drive)

    Breakfast. Drive by the Pan-American to the region of Chiriqui. We choose Boquete, the heart of an altitude forest. This region is nicknamed "The Valley of Eternal Spring". In this mountain region with tropical forest you find the Baru volcano, the national park L'Amistad. Different excursions are possible to discover the richness of this ecosystem. Overnight at Tree Trek Lodge.

  • Day 8

    Breakfast. Free day to enjoy this region. Get up to the Baru Volcano at an altitude of over 3,400m, or visit of the Lagunas del Volcan reserve, the highest lakes in Panama. Tour the botanical gardens, visit a coffee plantation including a coffee tasting session, do rafting, horseback riding, canopy or a hike over hanging bridges. Night at Tree Trek Lodge.

  • Day 9
  • CHIRIQUI ‐ SANTA CATALINA (about 3 hours' drive)

    Breakfast. You drive back direction to Panama City but we still owe you to Pacific side to explore. You drive to the fishermen's village of Santa Catalina. This is one of the worlds most famous surfing spots so maybe you want to give that a try. Overnight at the 3 stars Sol y Mar Hotel.

  • Day 10

    Breakfast. Most visitors to Santa Catalina do a boat trip to the Coiba National Park. It is a number of uninhabited islands with incredible snorkeling opportunities. In the season from July till October you might even see humpback whales in this excursion.

  • Day 11
  • SANTA CATALINA ‐ PANAMA CITY (about 5 hours' drive)

    Breakfast. Road back to Panama City. You deliver back the rental vehicle at the end of the day. Night at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

  • Day 12

    Breakfast. Transfer to the airport by private taxi.

  • Includes
  • Transportation from and to the Airport

    All overnights in mentioned hotels or similar with breakfast in a double room

    Medium rental car with standard insurance from leaving Panama City till your return there.

  • Price

  • Starting 995 usd per person (min. 2 persons)

    Depends on the season. Just make a request for details.

Book the tour

To book this tour just fill in the form and we get right back to you.

Mention the dates of your arrival and any other requests or questions you have.

We can do this program with the hotel category or car type you prefer. You can even change the amount of days, the places you overnight. Just make the request by filling in the form and we contact you.