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The skinny isthmus of Panama is best known for the giant Panama Canal linking the Pacific and the Caribbean, one of the great engineering feats of the 20th century. But the republic is also host to magnificent tropical scenery, including some of the world’s most untouched areas of rainforest. There’s a diverse wildlife population, with bird and mammal species found nowhere else on the planet. Fringing the jungle are 3,000km of beautiful coastline with coral reefs, islands and undeveloped beaches. There are also plenty of vestiges of the country’s wild history of pirates and smuggled gold: colonial forts, shipwrecks, cannons and towering city walls tell a colourful story.

Our holidays to Panama

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Granada

Alcion: Central America Discovery

Group tour

22 days from £2,007pp

Palm tree in San Blas Islands

Panama Canal and tropical rainforest expedition cruise - 21 Oct 2016, 15 Oct 2017

Private journey

12 days from £4,139pp

Panama Canal

Journey between the seas

Private journey

9 days from £4,464pp

Signature Costa Rica and Panama

Signature Costa Rica with Panama City

Private journey

14 days from £3,028pp

For advice on travelling to Panama

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Our insider tips for Panama

Rafe Stone

Rafe Stone

The sight of the massive bulk of a container ship passing through the locks of the Panama Canal: a surreal experience as the hull looms above the horizon.

Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

Spending time on the autonomous San Blas archipelago with the cheerful Kuna Indians, who have managed to retain a simple, traditional lifestyle in harmony with their island environment.  


Kathryn

Kathryn Glover

Snorkelling in the Bastimentos Marine Park, where the coral reefs are populated by dazzling fish species and lobsters.  Meanwhile watchful caimans bask in the lagoons, alongside the turtles which nest on the beaches.
Brian Williams

Brian Williams

Exploring Panama City. The Spanish made it a hub for their gold plundering activities. Attacked and burnt by marauding pirates and power-seeking national fleets, it survived to become a centre for international commerce and banking, with a multi-national population.
 

What our experts say

Panama is a country of contradictions, where within twenty minutes of taking off over the futuristic skyline of one of the world’s largest concentrations of international banks, you can touch down in indigeous territories where coconuts were currency until not so long ago.

David

David Nichols

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