3 TOCUMEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT The airport is 26km N-E of Panama City, approximately 25 minutes from the heart of downtown Panama City. It is a small, dual level building and current airport, terminal expansion is currently in progress, there are various duty free stores ranging from cigars, fine liquors, electronic equipment, designer clothing artisan / cultural shops and fine jewelry. Upon arrival to Panama immigration, you will need to present the immigration form (handed out on the plane), your passport You will then proceed to the baggage claim carousels. There are metal carts available for transporting luggage (from the carousel's) to Customs. You will present customs officials with your passport and your customs form (handed out on the plane). You will then place your luggage through the X-ray machines, leaving your cart(s) behind. The aiport poters are directly in front of x-ray machines in Maroon shirts and black caps, to assist you out of the baggage claim to your meet & greet personnel outside.
4 REQUIRED FORMS TO ENTER PANAMA 1 form per person needs to be filled in and presented with your passport, tourist card at the Immigration booth (there are several booths with plexi – glass windows) as soon as you walk down the stairs or come down the escalator. Also, if you are presented one with an American Airline logo (in the right hand corner) and you flew a different airline (Delta, Continental, Copa, etc..) it does not matter as the forms are universal and can be used with any of the airlines.
5 REQUIRED FORMS TOP ENTER PANAMA Customs form 1 per family. Please retain this copy until after you have collected your baggage from the baggage carousel and proceed to CUSTOMS to pass your bags through X-Ray. Present this form and show your passport again to the Customs officials and they will authorize you to pass through.
7 PANAMA CITY AND MIRAFLORES LOCKS TOUR TIME OF TRANSPORTATION:25 MINUTESCapacity:Min. 10 / Max. 120departures:Daily / Aprox. 8:30 a.m.Duration of the tour:From Panama City4 hours aprox.From Gamboa Rainforest Resort and Intercontinental Playa Bonita 5 hours aprox.Include:Air Conditioner Bus, Bilingual Guide, Entrance for touristic sites, Bottle of water.Recomendations:Clothes and shoes confortables, cap or hats, sunglasses, sunblock, camera.Note:Please, know that the Colonial District has been decide as a Humanity Historical Heritage by the UNESCO and we just can use medium size buses ( 25 seats ) for this tour.
9 SHOPPING IN HANDCRAFT MARKET AND MALLS Time to destination: 5 minutes to multiplaza mall & arts & crafts market 15 minutesMin. 10 / Max. 120Departures:Daily / Aprox. 10:00 a.m.Duration:From Panama City 6 hours aprox.From Gamboa Rainforest Resort and Intercontinental Playa Bonita 7 hours aprox.Includes:Transfers, Bilingual Guide, Bottle of Water,Recomendations:Confortables clothes and shoesNote:Tha majority of the credit cards are accept in Panama.Remember bring cash for buy souvenirs and presents too.
11 EMBERA INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY Time to destination1 hourCAPACITY:Min. 7 / Max. 45Departures:Daily / Aprox. 8:30 a.m.Duartion of the Tour:From Panama City7.0 hours aproximatelyIncludes:Air Conditioner Bus, Transfer in canoe untill the Community, Entrace to Chagres National Park, typical lunch from Embera Style, Bottle of Water, Bilingual Guide, Optional Box lunch ( it could be added for a minimum price ).Recomendations:Water shoes and confortable clothes, swimwear, camera, sun block, hat or cap and cash to buy souvenirs and Embera´s tattoos.Note:Please, note that probably you could wet on the canoe ride, In addition, is a walking tour that takes aproximately 15 or 20 minutes (under impact) *** All the persons that takes this tour need to sign up a release form before you pay it.
13 AERIAL TRAM AND ECOLOGICAL EXHIBITS TOUR AT GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT TIME TO DESTINATION: 45 MINUTESCapacity:Min. 7 / Max. 60Departures:From Tuesday to SundayAprox. 8:15 a.m. / 9:30 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. / 2:00 p.m.Duration:From Panama City 4 hours aprox.From Intercontinental Playa Bonita 4.5 hours aprox.Includes:Transfer, Bilingual Guide, Aerial Tram and Ecological Exhibits, Bottle of water.Recomendations:Confortable clothes and shoes (snickers or boats for walking), long pants, caps, sun block, sunglasses, camera y binoculars, bugs spray.Important note:This tour is available for all the clients. The walking up to the observation tower of 100 ft. Is optional and have a regular level of dificulty.
14 AERIAL TRAM AND ECOLOGICAL EXHIBITS TOUR AT GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT
15 WILDLIFE OBSERVATION ON THE GATUN LAKE AND MONKEY ISLAND TOUR TIME TO DESTINATION: 45 MINUTESCapacity:Min. 10 / Max. 120Departures:Daily / Aprox. 06:15 a.m./7:30 a.m. / 9:00 a.m. / 10:15 a.m./12:15p.m. 1:45 p.m. / 3:00p.m.Duration:From Panama City 3 hours aprox.From Intercontinental Playa Bonita 3.5 hours aprox.From Gamboa Rainforest Resort 1 hour approx.Includes:TransfersBilingual GuideBoat ride on the Gatun LakeBottle of waterWhat do you need?Confortable shoes and clothes, long pants, caps, sun block, sunglasses, camera y binoculars. Bugs spray.
16 WILDLIFE OBSERVATION ON THE GATUN LAKE AND MONKEY ISLAND TOUR
20 PANAMA CANAL TRANSITS ON SATURDAYS TIME TO CANAL 25 MINUTES
21 BIKING & SKATING AT THE AMADOR CAUSEWAY TIME TO CAUSEWAY : 15 MINUTES
22 ECOLOGICAL AND HISTORIC VIST TO ANTON VALLEY TIME TO ANTON VALLEY 1 ½ HOURS
23 CULTURAL AND HISTORIC VISIT TO PORTOBELO (ZIP LINE OPTIONAL) TIME TO PORTOBELLO 75 MINUTES
24 PANAMA CITY DINE-AROUND OPTIONS Panama City offers a variety of restaurants with different dishes to satisfy the most sophisticated gourmet. In addition to typical dishes, international cuisine is available in many hotels and restaurants; Chinese, Peruvian, Argentinean, Italian, French, Spanish. Japanese, Mexican, Korean, Hindustani, Arabian, Swiss, and American food, as well as a great number of seafood dishes can all be found here! Delectable local foods, ethnic specialties and sea food can be savored throughout Panama
26 MENUSome Appetizers…* Carrot soup, pumpkin and ginger * Tomato soup, zucchini and crab * Salad greens and grilled tuna* Salad of lettuce, raisins, paprika and grilled chicken * Eurasia tricolor vegetableThe exquisite taste and different is what characterizes us.For this we created a tasting menu for you to choose the dishes you want to taste.We present small dishes, well proportioned, where you suddenly is so pleased with one as a number. Come and satisfy your palate.Some Dishes…* Sea bass with zucchini, onion and vegetable croquettes. * Two chicken curry (eggplant, tomatoes and nuts).* Malay Chicken.* Steak with tarragon and potato croquettes and vegetables.* Aurora Grouper.Street 48 Bella Vista , Panama CityPhone:Schedule: 12:00 – 15:0019:00 – 22:30Cuisine: Fusion / EclecticPayment Options: Cash /From Gamboa Resort or Intercontinental Playa Bonita takes approx. 35 minutes.Reservations are required!
28 MENUSome Appetizers…* Peperoncini Salad Lettuce, pears, figs and manchego cheese * Country Salad Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, pixvae and cheese in the country.Peperoncini restaurant offers creativity and is original in every detail.White, is per excellence, the dominant color - the chairs are in a vibrant orange and the walls are dressed with artworks of Cartooch all done in car paints, from where brightness flashes in its modern line which invites to be contemplated.Peperoncini Restaurant was thought to give modernism this special minimalistic slope - the minimalism sets the standard at the moment, but never must we forget to personalize it!....”Some Dishes…* Disguised Corvina Cover with slices of banana, tarragon white sauce and mashed potatoes* Marinated Chicken Breast Tomato salad with red onions* Prawns with Passion Fruit Sauce Sautéed vegetables and mashed potatoesStreet 49 & Street Uruguay, Bella Vista, Panama CityPhone: /Cuisine: Italian / FusionPayment Options: Cash /Everyday: 12:00 – 16:0018:00 and ahead…From Gamboa Resort and Intercontinental Playa Bonita takes approx. 35 minutes.Reservations required!Some Desserts…* Blueberry Cheesecake * Lemon Maná* Cup Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream.
30 Some Desserts… * PASSION FRUIT SORBET * FOUR MILK * CHOCO-COCO MENUSome Appetizers…* SEA BASS MARINED IN COCONUT * SKEWERS GRILLED CHICKEN WITH PEANUT SAUCE * BABY PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS SAUTEED * SHRIMP COCKTAIL * FRIED MIXED SEAFOOD CEVICHE FRIED, SQUID AND SPIDERWe invite you to discover our culinary proposal, involve by the warm of wood, sprayed in the freshness of newly harvested and prepared by those who makes to cook a passion.Some Dishes…* CHARCOAL CHICKEN BREAST WITH A TOUCH OF LEMON PEPPER * MIXED GRILL* MINCED BEEF CHORIZO, BEEF, PORK BREASTStreet 48 Bella Vista, Panama CityPhone:Cuisine: InternationalPayment Options: Cash /Schedules:Monday to Saturday 12:00 – 14:3018:30 – 22:30From Gamboa Resort and Intercontinental Playa Bonita takes approx. 35 minutesReservations Required!Some Desserts… * PASSION FRUIT SORBET * FOUR MILK * CHOCO-COCO
32 MENU Some Appetizers… * Classic Ceviche The freshest fish of the day in classic tiger milk* Criollo CevicheFresh fish and octopus on the hot pepper tiger milk* Tiger MilkAll our tiger milk with treats from the seaSome Dishes…* Aphrodisiac Pasta Delicate pasta with baby clams, garlic, white wine, parsley and butter* Homemade Pastagreen noodles breaded fish and chili sauceHawaiian salad lettuce, pineapple, carrot, red apple, celery, raisins and pepper vinaigrette.Some Desserts…* Sorbets with seasonal fruits* Crunchy almond caramel mousse with lemon cream* Fill crepes with chocolate passion fruit mousse and coconut sorbetLa Mar Cebicheria is part of a Peruvian chain owned by Gaston of Astrid y Gaston fame. Excellent Peruvian cebiches and other delights are served up in a very modern atmosphere. The quality of the cebiche is very high and they also have a nice selection of cocktails, including the famous Pisco Sour, which is available here in an array of variations, from the traditional lemon to the mind-blowing passion fruit (maracuya).Street Guatemala, El Cangrejo, Panama CityPhone:Cuisine: Peruana / CevichePayment Options: Cash /Schedules:Monday to Friday 12:00 to 15:3019:00 to 23:00Saturday 12:30 to 23:00Sundays 13:00 to 21:00From Gamboa Resort and Intercontinental Playa Bonita takes approx. 35 minutes.Reservations Required!
34 OLIVA & SAL Maximum capacity : 80 pax Recommended capacity: 40 pax Gamboa Tours Panama, DMC
35 MENUSome Appetizers…* Coal octopus and snails on mashed anise palm bulbous * Timbale of tuna with salmon roe and soft cheese * Bowline of riso of porcini and gouda center * Finite beef in balsamic reduction and green leaves to FunghiOliva & Sal is a Mediterranean restaurant located in El Cangrejo. This elegant restaurant offers Mediterranean dishes, healthy eating and great taste of the Mediterranean all the way into Panama.Some Dishes…*Grilled prawns on Black Truffle Risotto * Jumbo Squid stuffed with crab au gratin and ratatouille aioli * Grilled octopus on tortilla coriander rustic mirror* Rack of lamb on butter beans and chorizo in demiglace Angus AndalusianStreet Guatemala, El Cangrejo, Panama CityPhone:Cuisine: MediterraneanPayment Options: Cash /Schedule:Monday to Friday 12:00 to 14:3019:00 to 22:30Saturdays ………….18:00 to 23:00From Gamboa Resort and Intercontinental Playa Bonita takes approx. 35 minutes.Reservations are required!Some Desserts…* Oreo Cheesecake drenched in dulce de leche* Fruit Kabobs* Cups with Mocha Mousse
38 MENUSome Appetizers…* Bruschetta* Fish Fingers* Mix Ceviche* Hot Chicken WingsEnjoy a cozy environment in the most privileged touristic spot of Panama City, Pencas Restaurant.We offer a variety of services and rooms for any social occasion or business event.Our menus offer a variety of foods for all the tastes: tender meats and fresh sea foods that honor our geographical position close to the sea.These menus are prepared in different ways to delight our customers with an exquisite taste along with an excellent presentation. All are served with our special Pencas Rice or other side dishes of our delicious cuisine.Some Dishes…* Grilled Beef Fillet* Salmon* New York Steak* Whole Fried Crocker* Grilled BBQ ChickenBoulevard Amador, Causeway, Panama CityPhone:Cuisine: InternationalPayment Options: Cash /Schedule: 09:00 to 24:00From Gamboa Resort takes approx. 45 minutes and from Intercontinental Playa Bonita takes approx. 20 minutes.No Reservations required!
40 MENU Some Appetizers… * Caprese Cheese * Napolitan Bread * Garlic Mushrooms* Caprese SaladSpecifically Italian restaurant from Venice. This restaurant is decorated with Venice style has a fantastic scenery and an spectacular meal on his specialty. This restaurant has a quiet calm enough to enjoy or appreciate the beautiful scenery.Some dishes…* Meat lasagna* Vegetarian Lasagna* Pastas; fetuccini, Spaggetti, FarfaleAnd penne Rigate* Sauce: Bolognesa, Carbonara, PomodoroAlfredoFuerte Amador, Flamenco Island Phone:Cuisine: ItalianPayment Options: Cash /Schedule: 12:00 to 24:00From Gamboa Resort takes approx. 45 minutes and from Intercontinental Playa Bonita takes approx. 20 minutes.No reservations required!Some Desserts…* Three Milk* Carrot Cake
42 MENUSome Appetizers…* Cream Of Broccoli* Sea Bass Ceviche With Apple* Seafood Soup* Shrimp CroquettesOver the centuries, scores of conquistadors, pirates, and buccaneers have sailed the beautiful waters of Panama Bay and the Pearl Islands seeking treasure. Today, Bucanero´s continues the tradition by bringing you the truely fresh treasures of the Pacific and Caribbean. Lobster, giant crab, colossal prawns, fish, clams, calamari, scallops, and octopus all make for a world class seafood restaurant. Imported U.S. prime beef and local farm raised pork, beef, and chicken of excellent quality make for the best of both worlds. Experience the treasures of both the land and sea. At Bucanero´s there is something special for everyone. A gourmet dining experience awaits you.Some Dishes…* Sea Bass Garlic* Chicken In Mango Sauce* Seafood Spaghetti with oil* Sea Bass breaded with tartar sauce* Spring RiceFlamenco Island, Amador, Causeway, Panama CityPhone:Cuisine: InternationalPayment Options: Cash /Schedule: Everyday 12:00 to 24:00From Gamboa Resort takes approx. 45 minutes and from Intercontinental Playa Bonita takes approx. 25 minutes.No Reservations required!Some Desserts…* Tres Leches* Flan
45 LAS BOVEDAS Maximum capacity : 80 pax Recommended capacity: 40 pax Gamboa Tours Panama, DMC
46 MENU Some Appetizers… * SOUP OF THE DAY * ONION SOUP * SEAFOOD BROTH * SALAD THE VAULTThe name comes from the vaults and dungeons that were under the protective wall of the Old Town in the pictures Plaza Francia. These cells have been converted into a sophisticated restaurant and bar. A visit to Café Las Bovedas is a very special experience, whether sitting outside on the plaza, or under the ancient roofs of stone and brick enclosing the cells centuries ago, but today have been artfully decorated. You can listen to live jazz some nights, especially on weekends.Some Dishes…* CAPTAIN HOOK SALMON* LEMON PEPPER TUNA* TUNA AND SALMON DUO* SHRIMP TO VICEROYPlaza de Francia, Casco Antiguo, Panama CityPhone:Cuisine: French / InternationalPayment Options: Cash /Schedules: Monday to Saturday 18:00 to 23:30From Gamboa Resort takes approx. 45 minutes and from Intercontinental Playa Bonita takes approx. 25 minutes.Reservations are required!Some Desserts…* MELVA STRAWBERRIES* PARFAIT* EXOTIC PUMP* LEMON SORBET
48 MENU Some Appetizers… * Shrimp Ceviche * Octopus Ceviche * Minestrone SoupA kitchen focused on the fresh, the historical roots of its epicenter, the Barbate fisherman from his childhood in Spain, as traveled and lived, the influences of Europe, Africa, Asia and America, which like the mix that inspires , which is cooked in the brain of Manuel Maduro, aka Manolo Caracol, and processing for emerging from a kitchen genius in harmony with how you feel, how you live: generous of spirit, generous pockets, abundant creativity, such as the tropics it has received.Some Dishes…* Rice with chicken* Meat Lasagna* Rice with shrimpsStreet 3 at Av. Central Sur (in front of the National Theater) Panama CityPhone: ;Cuisine: InternationalPayment Options: Cash /Schedule : 18:00 to 23:00From Gamboa Resort takes approx. 45 minutes and from Intercontinental Playa Bonita takes approx. 25 minutes.Reservations are required!Some desserts…* Chessecake* Fruit Salad
50 MENU Some Appetizers… * BLACKENED TUNA CARPACCIO * BEEF CARPACCIO WITH PARMESAN CRISP* TOMATO FARANDOLAIn the restaurant S´cena, we offer you Mediterranean cuisine of the highest quality. Here you will live unforgettable experiences in a space full of history, with intense flavors and very politely, in a welcoming place, full of art and reservded for sharing and enjoy delicious meals.In the Old Town of Panama City and overlooking the sea, expect S´cena, a space to make a lunch or dinner in a memorable pleasure.Some Dishes…* MEDITERRANEAN SHELLFISH PAELLA* PORCINI DUSTED SEABASS FILET* BAKED LOBSTER TAILS1st Street of San Felipe, Casco Antiguo, Panama CityPhone:Cuisine: MediterraneanPayment Options: Cash /Schedule: 12:00 to 16:0019:00 to 23:30From Gamboa Resort takes approx. 45 minutes and from Intercontinental Playa Bonita takes approx. 25 minutesReservations are required!Some Desserts…* WARM APPLE CRISP WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM* LEMON AND PASSION FRUIT TARTELETTE
52 Recreated Colonial Town MI PUEBLITO –Recreated Colonial TownMaximum: 300Experience the culture and colonial feel of Panama during the early 1900’s. Proud and diverse cultures make Panama a unique jewel. Your dinner will be a recreated in a town square typical of the highland provinces of Panama. Hand rolled cigars and folkloric dancers are a part of everyday life during those times. Live entertainment, buffet dinner, open bar and folkloric show are part of this special event.
55 COCKTAIL RECEPTION AT MIRAFLORES LOWER TERRACE (1 FLOOR LOBY AND TERRACE)
56 MIRAFLORES LOCKS TERRACE FUNCTION with or without tents Maximum: 350Plan your group event at what some consider to be the 8th wonder of the world. This Ultra modern Visitor’s Center is equipped with interactive exhibits for those that wish to make an afternoon out of their visit. The evening makes for a spectacular vision of lights and movement as operation is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year for Panama Canal Authorities. Tents are an additional cost enhancement depending on the time of year (dry or rainy season. )
57 MIRAFLORES LOCKS TERRACE FUNCTION with or without tents
58 MIRAFLORES LOCKS TERRACE FUNCTION with or without tents Gamboa Tours Panama, DMC
59 MIRAFLORES LOCKS PRIVATE SALON Maximum: 100The only place in the world where you can dine in 5 star fashion and view Panamax vessels transiting through the Miraflores Locks. This Ultra modern Visitor’s Center is equipped with interactive exhibits for those that wish to make an afternoon out of their visit. The evening makes for a spectacular vision of lights and movement as operation is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year for Panama Canal Authorities.
61 PRIVATE EVENING AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF PANAMA Maximum: 500Cocktails and Private PresentationEnjoy a private show at The National Theater, located in the heart of the Colonial portion of the City of Panama. Cocktails and Hors d’ veaours will be served, while taking in the ambiance created by this historical Theatre, representing some of the few neoclassic structures of architecture that still remain on the Isthmus of Panama. The Theater was commissioned to be constructed by the Italian architect, Giusseppe Ruggieri who also designed the Presidential Palace. Artists such as, Tito Schipa, Tamara Toumanova, Amelia Galligurci, Shepherd Empire, Claude Arrau, Gaspar Cassado, Gregor Piatigorosky, Alexander Brailousky, The Vienna Children’s Choir and Cosacos of the Don have made their mark at this historical monument.
62 PANAMA CANAL MUSEUMMaximum: 500Housed in a fine antique building that was once the Gran Hotel and later the French canal headquarters, this is the best museum in Panama. The museum is a study of the Panama isthmus—from pre-Columbian times, to the arrival of the Spanish, to the French and the American canal-building efforts, through the present day. The museum gives you a good understanding of the isthmus as the center of world trade; it also provides (somewhat subjectively) an explanation of the effect of the isthmus and the canal on the Panamanian identity. Historical documents here include the 1977 Carter-Torrijos treaty that turned over control of the canal to Panama in 1999, multimedia and interactive exhibits, mock-household exhibits of everyday life during the history of the canal, a register of the U.S. Senate votes approving the canal, and a floor of old coins and stamps, including the famous Nicaragua stamp with an erupting volcano that was sent to senators to sway them from choosing that country to build a canal
63 PANAMA LA VIEJA – OLD PANAMA (Tower) Maximum: 500Panama la Vieja, or Old Panama in English, is situated just northeast of downtown Panama City. The city was founded by Pedrarias Davila in August of 1519, and is the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific. Destroyed in 1671 during Sir Henry Morgan's invasion, the city was never rebuilt. Declared a Historic Site in 1976, the ruins or Old Panama enjoy government protection, and have been administered by the foundation Patronato Panama La Vieja since Your dining and folkloric entertainment experience amongst these ruins, will indeed make for a memorable evening.
64 PANAMA LA VIEJA – OLD PANAMA - (Former Convent) Maximum: 250Panama la Vieja, or Old Panama in English, is situated just northeast of downtown Panama City. The city was founded by Pedrarias Davila in August of 1519, and is the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific. Destroyed in 1671 during Sir Henry Morgan's invasion, the city was never rebuilt. Declared a Historic Site in 1976, the ruins or Old Panama enjoy government protection, and have been administered by the foundation Patronato Panama La Vieja since Your dining and folkloric entertainment experience amongst these ruins, will indeed make for a memorable evening.