At a Glance

The “Panama without a rental car” trip takes you to some of the country’s most interesting and varied destinations – comfortably and without stress, thanks to short domestic flights and organized transfers.
Panama City’s historic Casco Viejo kicks things off before you travel to the western highlands of Chiriquí to hike in pristine cloud forests. Via David, you’ll then arrive at the Caribbean archipelago of Bocas del Toro, where relaxing days of doing nothing, swimming, snorkeling or even scuba diving will be on the agenda.
After a stopover in Panama City, you will get to know the second Caribbean archipelago of the country with the autonomous region of Kuna Yala and its cultural characteristics on small dream islands, before you explore the fascinating nature along the canal at the end of the trip and cross it partly by ship (optional).
All hotels can of course be changed on request, as well as the itinerary of the trip or the number of nights in certain places.

itinerary as PDF (in German) and request a quote – the trip in pictures

Itinerary of the trip Panama without rental car

Day Transport to the next destination and number of nights Hotel
1 Arrival in Panama City and shuttle to hotel in Casco Viejo (1N B&B) Las Clementinas
2 Flight to David and transfer to Mount Totumas (3N BB&D) Lodge at Mount Totumas
5 Transfer to David and flight to Bocas del Toro (4 N B&B) The Hummingbird
9 Flight to Panama City (2N B&B) Las Clementinas
11 Flight to San Blas Islands (2N FB) Yandup Lodge
13 Flight to Panama City and drive with rental car to Gamboa (2N B&B) Canopy B&B
15 Drive to the airport, drop off rental car and return flight


Sample Itineraries

Duration: 23 days/ 22 nights
Services included: Rental car for the whole time (compact 4x4 including insurance without excess), 22 nights as described, airport transfer, boat transfer Drake Bay, day trip Corcovado NP, Quetzal Tour, our fee.
Price: from about 3400 € per person in a double room with two travellers (2023)
Duration: 20 days/ 19 nights
Services included: 19 nights as described, rental car for 14 days incl. comprehensive insurance with deductible between 1000 and 1250 USD depending on the vehicle, ferry Belize City - Ambergris Caye - Belize City, day tour to Lamanai as combined land-boat tour, day tour to Caracol, Río Frío Cave and Río On Pools, our fee. Note: The trip is also possible without a rental car and if you are interested you can also do the side trip to Tikal as an organized tour.
Price: from 2350 € per person for 2 travelers (2021)
Duration: 19 days/ 18 nights
Services included: 18 nights accommodation as described, all shuttles, boat transfers, bus ride, domestic flight, day tour to Caracol and our fee.
Price: from 2000 € per person for two travelers in double room (2021)