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Explore the Naso Trail: Culture and nature off the beaten track
On this adventure you learn about Panama's history, nature, culture. You get acquainted with the intriguing history at Casco Antiguo after which you take a domestic flight to the northwest of the country where you are invited to spend time with the isolated Naso community, the last monarchy of the Americas. Learn all about their original lifestyle, local cuisine, and colorful rituals. After exploring the Naso Trail you are transferred to the pristine Bastimentos Island, where you can enjoy abundant nature from the comfort of your resort.
Day Destination Hotel
1 Panama City Amarla Hotel
2 Panama City Amarla Hotel
3 Changuinola Posada Media Luna
4 Changuinola
Posada Media Luna
5 Changuinola
Day Destination Hotel
6 Changuinola
7 Bocas del Toro Tranquilo Bay
8 Bocas del Toro Tranquilo Bay
9 Bocas del Toro Tranquilo Bay

Datos de mapas ©2023
Datos de mapas ©2023

Pickup point: Panamá Tocumen International Airport

Welcome to Panama! Upon arrival at Tocumen International Airport (PTY) you need to go through the immigration procedures and pick up your luggage to clear customs. Luggage of all Copa Airlines flights should arrive in Terminal 2. Luggage of other airlines might arrive in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. We are monitoring your flight and our guide and/or driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it, to assist and transfer you to your accommodation. If you have trouble finding our representative, please send a WhatsApp message or call us at: +507 6648 5346. Enjoy your vacations in Panama!

Day 1 Welcome to Panama!|---

Welcome to Panama!

You arrive in Tocumen airport. After customs, you meet a representative, who welcome you.
Later, you are transferred to your hotel located in Casco Antiguo.

  • Transfer : Panama Airport (PTY) - Panama City - Distance: 25 km. - Road is in good condition.
    Average travel time: 40 minutes

Amarla Hotel

Day 2 History tour in Panama|B--

On this day, you meet your local guide to explore Panama and visit some interesting museums and the iconic Miraflores locks!

Included Experiences

Amarla Hotel

Day 3 Flight to Changuinola | Start the adventure in Changuinola |BLD

On this day, you are transferred to the domestic airport, from where you head Changuinola airport.

Transfer by road to the community of Bonllic where in the company of local guides you will learn about the ancestral Naso culture and explore the exuberant beauty of the rainforest and the great Teribe River. The basis of village life. Although the Spanish call it Teribe, the original name of the Naso is Tjër Di. Di' means 'water' and Tjër is the 'Great Mother', the giver of life and the spiritual force that guides the Naso ancestors.

Arrival to the community and recognition of the areas. Lunch and then hike along the Las Heliconias trail and visit a beautiful waterfall. Return to the community of Bonyic for dinner. Overnight at Posada Hostal Media Luna (lunch and dinner).

  • Transfer : Panama City - Domestic Airport - Road is in good condition.
  • Plane : Panama City - Changuinola

Included Experiences

Posada Media Luna

Day 4 Traditional cacao|BLD

On this day, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the process and elaboration of traditional cocoa from the hand of expert Naso masters. They will also admire the making of handicrafts while learning how to grind and roast cocoa.

After lunch, departure to the King's Palace for a rafting trip on the Teribe River. In the evening we will learn about the traditional gastronomy and enjoy a delicious dinner in the company of the OMUB hosts. Overnight at Posada Hostal Media Luna (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Included Experiences

Posada Media Luna

Day 5 Adventure to Sieykin river|BLD

We will travel down the Teribe River by boat to the community of Sieykin where we will begin our hiking adventure through the Amistad National Park.

In the evening around lunch we will learn about the Naso cosmology through stories and legends that have been passed from generation to generation orally. Night in the community and bonfire with cocoa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Included Experiences

Day 6 Naso trail|BLD

Get up before the sun and hike to see the magical sunrise from the banks of the Teribe River.

After a light breakfast start the hiking adventure in La Amistad National Park. We have the day to explore the forest with expert Naso guides. Arrival to the base camp and at the end of the night we will enjoy a bonfire and farewell dinner (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Included Experiences


Day 7 Transfer to Bastimentos |BLD

Enjoy a light breakfast before returning by boat to Bonllik and then transfer to Changuinola. From there, you are transferred to Punta Robalo, from where you take a boat to Bastimentos island

During your stay in Bastimentos, enjoy some nice experiences you can enjoy from your hotel.

  • Transfer : Changuinola Airport - Punta Robalo - Distance: 75 km. - Road is in good condition.
    Average travel time: 01 minutes
  • Boat : Bocas del Toro - Bastimentos Island - Distance: 20 km. - Road is in very good condition.
    Average travel time: 25 minutes

Included Experiences

Tranquilo Bay

Day 8 Day at leisure in Bastimentos|BLD

Included Experiences

Tranquilo Bay

Day 9 Day at leisure in Bastimentos|BLD

Included Experiences

Tranquilo Bay

Day 10 Farewell, Panama!|B--

On this day, you are transferred to Bocas del toro airport, from where you take your flight back to Panama.

Upon your arrival, you are transferred to Tocumen airport for your flight back home.
We hope you enjoyed your stay in Panama!

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  • Boat : Bastimentos Island - Bocas del Toro - Distance: 20 km. - Road is in very good condition.
    Average travel time: 25 minutes
  • Transfer : Bocas del Toro - Bocas del Toro Airport - Distance: 9 km. - Road is in good condition.
    Average travel time: 23 minutes
  • Plane : Bocas del Toro - Panama Airport (PAC) - Road is in very good condition.
    Average travel time: 1:10h
  •  Transfer :  Domestic Airport - Panama Airport (PTY) - Distance: 35 km. - Road is in good condition.
    Average travel time: 55 minutes

 Drop off point: Panamá Tocumen International Airport

Your Panama vacations have come to an end, our guide and/or driver takes you to Tocumen International Airport (PTY). All Copa Airlines flights should depart from Terminal 2, other airlines should depart from either Terminal 1 or 2. Upon arrival at the airport, you need to check-in for your flights, drop your bags, and go through the immigration and security procedures. We trust you enjoyed your vacations in Panama, and look forward to attending you again, on a future occasion. Please have a safe journey back home.


  CO2 compensation

In this reservation you traveled 174 km approximately. This produces 17.00 kg of C02. It takes 1.12 trees to compensate for the environment impact.

CO2 generated = Km traveled x 0.0977
Tree compensation = CO2 generated /15.2 trees

  Our sustainable suppliers

  •  Water Refill Point
    • Tranquilo Bay
    • Posada Media Luna : In the community restaurant, the use of single-use plastics is avoided.
  •  Renewable energy
    • Posada Media Luna : The rooms, bathrooms and kitchen have electric lighting powered by solar panels.
  •  Social Commitment Project
    • Tranquilo Bay : Support several local organizations that assist children of Bocas del Toro by providing excursions during the off-season, which are auctioned off by these charities.
    • Posada Media Luna : Adventure experiences based on the ownership and self-management of the natural and cultural resources of indigenous peoples, mestizo and Afro-descendant communities, with a focus on social commitment, respect for the environment and equitable distribution of benefits.
  •  Nature Conservation Project
    • Amarla Hotel : The hotel avoids single use plastics in their rooms, does not have single use toiletries and the minibar has glass bottles only.
    • Tranquilo Bay : Works with the Salt Creek indigenous community to create a reserve (including a management plan) adjacent to the Bastimentos Marine National Park. This reserve is set to protect the trees, which provide shelter for this indigenous community and prevent the area from development.

    For our comprehensive sustainability policy, we invite you to visit our website: www.vapues.com/sustainability

    Minimum: 2 pax
    Valid for 2023
    Net rate per person in USD, based on double- or triple occupancy: US$2,900.00
    Note: Alternative hotels will be booked if quoted properties are unavailable at time of booking, possibly affecting provided net rates. We accept credit card payments up to a maximum of 1000 USD, without a surcharge. For larger sums we encourage payment through wire (bank) transfer. The quoted itinerary is subject to change, due to possible unforeseen circumstances.

    Contact details Vapues Travel
    Nicaragua: Los Robles, casa # 45
    Phone: (+505) 2270-1936