Be surprised by a country famed for its canal, but with so much more to enchant and delight its guests

Panama is a country so heavily defined by its canal, in itself a magnificent feat of engineering and ingenuity, that is easy to think there's little more to it than preposterously big shipping containers (and perhaps a global financial scandal). But Panama could just as easily be defined by the verdant virgin jungle that fringes the canal, its many unspoilt beaches lapped by crystal-clear waters or the colourful wildlife of the Soberania national park. The glistening skyscrapers of the capital city hide a historic and charming core, whilst the Interoceanic train takes you on a scenic jaunt through the heart of the country and boat trips whip you off to coral reefs and national parks, protected as biosphere reserves & World Heritage sites. No trip here would be complete without a ride along the world's most famous canal, but there's a lot more to be explored in a country full of surprises.

We invite you to browse our selection of Panama holidays below. These itineraries have been carefully planned by our destination specialists to optimise your time and provide a deeper perspective on Panama.

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Language: Spanish - Capital: Panama City - Time Difference: GMT -5 Hours - Flying time from UK: 13H 55M one stop - Currency: Balboa

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