Gatun Lake & Historic Panama City Adventure—Pre-Cruise

Gatun Lake & Historic Panama City Adventure—Pre-Cruise

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Traverse Panama's Gatun Lake, explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Panama City, and visit Frank Gehry's Biomuseum on this 2-night pre-cruise land extension.

On this 2-night pre-cruise extension, traverse Panama's Gatun Lake, eyes peeled for rainforest wildlife; explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Panama City; and visit Frank Gehry's Biomuseum. 

Combine this pre-cruise escorted land adventure with cruise departures embarking in Panama City, Panama.



Panama City

Our local representative welcomes you at the Panama City airport and provides the transfer to your hotel. Settle in and unwind before the next day’s adventures. Overnight at the Bristol Hotel (or similar).



Panama Canal Rainforest Boat Adventure & Biomuseum (B,L)

Head out with your naturalist guide on an expedition boat across Gatun Lake. Glide close to shore through rainforest-covered islands on the lookout for iguanas, crocodiles, osprey, white-faced capuchin, mantled howler monkeys, spider monkeys, sloths and keel-billed toucans—as well as dramatic views of the Panama Canal. Then it’s on to renowned architect Frank Gehry’s Biomuseum to learn about the biodiversity and natural history of the Isthmus of Panama. Return in the afternoon to relax and overnight at Bristol Hotel (or similar).



Panama City (B,L)

Begin your exploration with a guided tour of the old city of Panama Viejo—a UNESCO World Heritage site rich with ruins, stone architecture, and religious buildings dating back to 1519. Next up is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Casco Viejo (a historic district of Panama City). Take in the 17th- to 20th-century heritage of a town lined with churches, government buildings, the Presidential Palace, National Theatre, and Metropolitan Cathedral. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant. Make your way back to the Bristol Hotel and join your fellow UnCruisers before heading to the ship.

Itinerary includes:

  • Meet & greet
  • Airport/hotel/vessel transfers
  • Baggage handling
  • "Standard" room accommodations and meals
  • Tours & entrance fees as outlined in itinerary
  • Taxes

Not included:

  • Flights to/from home city
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Services & meals not listed in itinerary

NOTE: to operate this land tour, a minimum of 2 guests is required.

*Must be booked 45 days prior to the departure date.


Rates are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD.

Nov 2019–Apr 2020 travel:

Double: $615
Single: $870

Triple pricing available upon request.


B: Breakfast
L: Lunch
D: Dinner

Deposit Payment: A minimum of 50% nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
Final Payment: Due 60 days prior to stay / beginning of extension.
Cancellation Policy: After final payment, cancellations for any reason are subject to a penalty. Penalties vary depending on package. Cancellations at 60 days or less are nonrefundable.