DISCOVER PANAMA: THE LAND BETWEEN THE SEAS. December 5-13, 2019. Take a break from your Christmas shopping and spend 9 days in the warmth of Panama, where you can surely pick up a few unusual gifts or just treat yourself to an exciting getaway, for which we have been offered a reduced, appealing price. In this land of contrasts you will experience remote rainforests, rich history, diverse wildlife and spectacular coastlines, while enjoying unique accommodations and a delicious cuisine. Begin in Gamboa, where you will board dugout canoes and set off on an excursion up the Chagres River to an indigenous settlement. Of course, there will be a partial transit cruise through the engineering feat of the Panama Canal. Visit a frog conservation center, a butterfly haven, and an orchid nursery which dedicates itself to conserving regional plants. There will be many opportunities to shop at handicraft markets, visit an artist village, and meet legendary cigar rollers. Culinary experiences abound on this tour, and local culture is enjoyed at a dinner featuring a folkloric dance performance. There will be an opportunity to take a nature walk through the jungle forest with your guide, and end your journey at Playa Bonita to enjoy ocean views and soak up some sun at your beach front property. FEES: $2,559 per person double occupancy; $3,0599 single; $2,529 triple. NOTE: These prices are in effect until June 5, 2019, when they increase by $100 per person. A deposit of $500 per person is due with reservation. Final payment is due by October 6, 2019. Prices include round-trip airfare, airport-hotel transfers, transportation from Barrington to Logan Airport, first class hotels and resorts, 15 meals (8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners), all admissions and tours as outlined in the itinerary, Collette tour manager throughout and local guides. Fees do not include travel protection (trip insurance), which is strongly recommended; the cost is $315 and is due with the deposit.
International Itineraries Walking and Health Considerations: Participants in all BLC travel programs should be in good physical condition and able to walk considerable distances, often over uneven surfaces, including but not limited to, cobblestones. Many great architectural gems are not equipped with elevators, often have long flights of stairs and frequently are located in historic districts limited to pedestrians only. Many spectacular views are observed from hilltops, towers, and other heights that require that the group access them on foot. We ask that registrants assess their capabilities and limitations fairly and honestly, and also that they be considerate of other group members and not delay group activities. For a complete itinerary on any of the following international tours, please contact the BLC office (401) 247-1900 x 381, or contact by e-mail: email@example.com. A note about prices: Despite the volatile nature of the current currency market, as well as fuel surcharges imposed by various airlines, please be assured that all prices on those international tours arranged by Discover Europe Ltd. are guaranteed and not subject to increase unless costs increase by 10% or more. Until paid in full, there may be an additional cost based on fuel surcharges or a possible increase in air taxes for Collette tours.