Accommodation; meals as specified in the itinerary; all land, air and water transportation within Panama; guide services and expenses; all airport-hotel transfers on scheduled arrival and departure dates; snorkeling equipment in Hotel Bocas del Mar; services of an in-bound land operator for airline re-confirmations and tour operations; park, museum and related entrance fees.
International airfare; 7% tax (double occupancy); meals not specified in the itinerary; alcoholic beverages; personal equipment; gratuities and extras in hotels such as telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc.; tips for guides, drivers and boat captains; insurance of any kind.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 91 days – 50% of deposit
90 to 31 days – 50% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The Best of Panama adventure begins and ends in Panama City, Panama (PTY). Plan flights to arrive to Panama City any time on day 1 of the itinerary. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to depart Panama City anytime on day 9. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Domestic flights within Panama allow one bag up to 30.8 lbs (14 kg) per passenger. For flights to David, each passenger is allowed 1 bag of up to 66 lbs (30 kg). Carry-on luggage is limited to 8.8 lbs (4 kg). Arrangements can be made with your hotel to store luggage that will not be needed while away from the city. Passengers are responsible for excess baggage fees and are subject to fees.
Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the guides can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include easy to moderate hiking of approximately 2-4 hours a day with rolling, sometimes slippery hills and optional activities such as snorkeling, rafting, extended hikes and zip lining. For the canopy zipline tour on day 5 in Boquete, there is the following maximum weight restrictions: 175 lbs (80 kg) for women and 250 lbs (113 kg) for men.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy room may do so at a $890 supplement (2019) in addition to the per-person listed rate in select rooms upon availability.
Families & Children
Kids 12 years and older are welcome on this expedition; it is not recommended for children under 12 years old.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.