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A trip through Panama represents a journey full of diversity and variety. The country is best known for the world-famous Panama Canal, but there is so much more to discover. Start your trip through Panama in the capital Panama City and spend the night in the historic center of Casco Viejo. Then sail along the paradisiacal San Blas islands and get to know the Kuna community as well. Spot whales on the Pacific coast and take a boat trip through the mangroves. Enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere on the Bocas del Toro archipelago and explore the underwater world. Walk through the fairy-tale cloud forests, the pristine rainforests and spot colorful birds, sloths, howler monkeys and poison dart frogs. Discover the hidden gems and unique places of Panama together with Unico Travel!

Why travel to Panama?

Groene Vink Paradise islands
Groene Vink Tropical rainforests
Groene Vink Indigenous communities
Groene Vink Fairy-tale cloud forests
Groene Vink Enchanting underwater world
Groene Vink World famous Panama Canal
Groene Vink Historic & modern Panama City

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Photo impression of our trips through Panama

What makes a round trip through Panama unique?

Groene Vink Not touristy & authentic
Groene Vink Paradise islands
Groene Vink More than 950 bird species
Groene Vink Indigenous communities
Groene Vink World famous Panama Canal
Groene Vink Underwater world of Isla de Coiba

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Areas in our trips through Panama

Panama is primarily known for the Panama Canal, but the country has much more to offer. From pristine rainforests and fairy-tale cloud forests to tropical beaches and indigenous communities. Discover the paradise islands of San Blas and Bocas del Toro and the tropical beaches of the Pacific coast. Experience the atmosphere in the versatile Panama City. Spot birds around El Valle de Antón and dive with sharks and rays at Isla de Coiba. Below is an explanation of the areas that you can discover during a trip through Panama.

Panama City

The capital Panama City is primarily known for the world-famous Panama Canal, but the city has much more to offer. Uniquely, the city is surrounded by pristine rainforests, which can be seen from the plane. It is a metropolis with high skyscrapers and large shopping centers on the one hand, but also with a historic center ‘Casco Viejo’, an atmospheric boulevard, local markets and unspoilt natural areas.

Stroll through the streets of Casco Viejo past old churches, colorful buildings and cozy squares. Cycle the Amador Causeway, built to connect four islands to the city and protect the Panama Canal. In addition, take a look at the Miraflores Locks visitor center near the Panama Canal and learn all about how the canal came to be.

Unico Travel also organizes trips where you can sail through the Panama Canal for a half or full day. A dream for many travellers! Contact us for more information.

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San Blas Islands

The San Blas archipelago consists of more than 350 small islands, of which about fifty are inhabited by the Kuna community. This community is known for its colorful clothing. The islands are formed by swaying palm trees and pearly white sandy beaches surrounded by an azure blue sea. Amazing for snorkeling and swimming.

The most unique way to explore the islands is by sailboat or catamaran, a once in a lifetime experience. Here you explore several islands. It is also possible to fly to the archipelago with a charter plane from Panama City and to spend the night in a bungalow with a sea view. You will spend the night on the same island and you can sail to surrounding islands by boat. Contact us for the possibilities.

Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro is an archipelago in northwest Panama, on the Caribbean coast. The archipelago is known for its beautiful islands, beaches and nature. Unico Travel works together with small-scale bed and breakfast addresses, but also with luxurious lodges. For example, spend the night on Isla Bastimentos or at the beautiful Playa Bluff. In addition, sail to remote islands and discover beaches such as Red Frog Beach and Starfish Beach.

Bocas del Toro is also a paradise for diving and snorkeling. The underwater life consists of colorful coral, tropical fish, nurse sharks, seahorses and manta rays. Experience Bocas del Toro with Unico Travel and discover the islands on a trip through Panama.

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Boca Chica

Boca Chica is a small fishing village on Panama’s Pacific coast. The place is first and foremost the gateway to the Chiriqui National Park. From July to October you can take a boat trip and spot humpback whales and dolphins. Unico Travel works together with a luxurious hotel with attractive bungalows with a private jacuzzi. Discover the unique nature reserve with mangroves and snorkel or dive at the many islands. Swim along the colorful coral reef and spot sea turtles, sharks, manta rays and tropical fish. In short, a beautiful destination during your trip through Panama.


The national park and the town of the same name Portobelo is located in the north of Panama. This small harbor village used to be the largest Spanish port in Central America. Gold and precious metals were transported to Europe from Portobelo. So experience the history and walk past the old fortresses, ruins and cannons. You can also spend the night at a unique lodge in the area and take boat tours to small islands on the Caribbean coast. Snorkel in the azure blue water and relax on the pearly white beaches.Few travellers discover Portobelo during their trip through Panama. This makes it feel authentic and untouched.

The special thing about this place is that you travel from Panama City to Colón on a colonial train. This train takes you along a beautiful route not only along the Panama Canal, but also along rainforests and lakes. At the end, aUnico Travel representative will be waiting in Colón to take you to your lodge in Portobelo or the nearby area.

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Boquete is a small village in western Panama with local shops, atmospheric restaurants and a market. Boquete is surrounded by untouched nature, namely by mystical cloud forests and extensive coffee plantations. During a trip through Panama, an overnight stay here should not be missed. Discover the village, then walk through the cloud forest along the streams, rivers and waterfalls and look for the special bird the quetzal. Also take a tour of a coffee plantation or enjoy an adventurous activity such as ziplining, rafting or horseback riding. It is also possible to climb the nearby Barú volcano. This volcano is the highest point in Panama with a height of 3,475 meters.

Travelling through Panama with Unico Travel?

Unico Travel organizes unforgettable trips, in which the core values ​​​​of unique, luxury & personal are central. We can provide you with excellent advice about your dream trip to Panama. After a personal meeting, we know exactly which areas suit you. Then we will be happy to put together the perfect trip for you, so that all you have to do is enjoy! Feel free to contact us.

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Extra information and tips about our round trips through Panama

There are several options for flying to Panama. With more than ten years of experience, Unico Travel can advise you on the most attractive flights. KLM flies directly from Amsterdam to Panama City. The flight time is approximately 11 hours. It is also possible to fly from Brussels with Iberia Airlines via a stopover in Madrid to Panama City. The flight time is then approximately 16 hours. You can book the international flight directly or have it secured by Unico Travel.
Panama is a safe country to travel through with a rental car. With an adventurous 4×4 you will travel on the Pan-American Highway past pristine natural areas, cross rivers and drive through the mountains. Most roads are paved, but there are also unpaved paths to the less touristy places. This makes the trip very adventurous. Unico Travel has been working with the same car rental company for years and ensures that the rental car is always fully insured. It is also possible to travel with a private driver. The advantage of this is that you can fully enjoy the landscapes and the driver explains the area. Furthermore, in some parts of our Panama tours you travel by shuttle bus, such as from Boquete to Almirante. You also sail by boat to the archipelagos of Bocas del Toro and San Blas. At the end of the trip, you fly by domestic flight from Bocas del Toro to Panama City or by charter plane to the San Blas Islands.
Since Panama is so diverse, Unico Travel recommends that you allow at least two weeks for a trip through Panama. In two weeks you will get a good impression of the country. Unico Travel finds it important to stay in one place for several nights. The reason for this is that you can easily discover the area. In addition, you can relax and experience a real holiday feeling. In two weeks you can travel to different areas such as the Panama City area, Portobelo, El Valle de Antón, Las Lajas and Bocas del Toro.
Of course you can combine a trip through Panama with a trip through Costa Rica or through Belize. Before your trip to Belize, it is possible to make a short stopover in Panama City and then fly on to Belize. The combination of Costa Rica and Panama is also possible. For example, combine the Bocas del Toro archipelago with Costa Rica or travel from Panama City via the interior of Panama to Costa Rica. A lot is possible. We know the hidden gems and unique places and are happy to advise you!
The following vaccinations are recommended to travel to Panama: DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) and Hepatitis A. Contact the Area Health Authority in your place of residence well in advance of departure. The Area Health Authority is aware of the latest developments regarding precautions for the country or area of destination. More information can be found on the website of the Area Health Authority.
Panama is a true paradise for bird watchers! More than 950 bird species have been counted in the country. You will find among others quetzals, motmots, trogons, owls and oropendolas. Unico Travel has special lodges where you can look for special bird species. An example is the Canopy Tower. This lodge is located in the middle of the Soberania National Park. Spot the most diverse bird species directly from your room or from the roof terrace.
Panama is still relatively unknown as a travel destination. That is why the country still has untouched nature reserves and other hidden gems. Most travellers know the country of the Panama Canal, but Panama has so much more to offer. Discover, for example, the idyllic beaches and islands, the pristine rainforests, fairy-tale cloud forests and the bustling capital Panama City.
Panama borders two oceans, on the Pacific Ocean and on the Atlantic Ocean. The country is best known for the world famous Panama Canal, but Panama has much more to offer. There are many tropical islands with pearly white beaches and clear blue seas. Beautiful beaches are, for example, Playa Bluff and Red Frog Beach on Bocas del Toro.