Jet Set Vacations - IA 5 Panama 7338

$1,071 for a Five-Night Panama Getaway from Jet Set Vacations

Value Discount You Save
$1,838 42% $767
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Beachside and Rainforest Resorts near Panama’s Historic Canal

It took 34 years to complete the Panama Canal, but for ships trying to get from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, it was worth the wait. Following the canal's completion in 1914, vessels no longer had to brave the perilous Strait of Magellan at South America’s southern tip, and travel times were cut in half. The historic canal, named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, is just a short trip from both the beachside Westin Playa Bonita Hotel and Gamboa Rainforest Resort, the two hotels featured in this Getaway from Jet Set Vacations. The trip also includes a guided sightseeing tour with a stop at the canal on the itinerary.

Additionally, the tour lets you explore both the modern and colonial areas of Panama City. A visit to the Casco Antiguo district, built in 1673, transports you back in time via cobblestone streets, old-fashioned plazas, and Spanish colonial architecture. You’ll visit the French Quarter and landmarks such as the San Jose Church, home to a stunning gold-covered altar.

The trip includes two nights at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. From a hammock on the private patio, you can gaze out onto the Chagres River and the 55,000-acre Soberania National Park rainforest. To help you take full advantage of the surrounding jungle, the resort offers a number of tours (additional fees required), including a night safari and an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy that supplies up-close glimpses of monkeys and exotic birds.

The other three nights are spent beachside at the Westin Playa Bonita. Located a 20-minute drive from Panama City, the hotel cultivates an atmosphere of quiet and serenity. Chill in one of the tiled infinity pools overlooking the Pacific or grab a cocktail at Oasis Bar. Seven dining options run the gamut from Mediterranean to Thai food. You can nibble on a casual poolside sandwich or dress up for dinner at Café Pacifica, where the meal is complemented with spectacular views of the ocean and neighboring hills.

Read the FinePrint for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

$1,071 for a five-night Panama getaway for two

  • Three nights in a deluxe king or two doubles room at Westin Playa Bonita
  • Two nights in a deluxe river-view room at Gamboa Rainforest Resort
  • Panama City and canal sightseeing tour
  • Round-trip airport transfers between hotels and airport
  • Daily breakfast

Book by: 8/15/12
Travel by: 11/15/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

Westin Playa Bonita

  • Seven restaurants
  • Bar
  • Infinity pools
  • Health club
  • Westin Kids' Club
  • 24-hour concierge services

Gamboa Rainforest Resort

  • Two-level pool
  • Gift shop with local handmade crafts
  • Tour services
  • Spa

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/15/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 11/15/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Subject to availability
  • Cancellations 15 days or more in advance will receive credit toward a future vacation with JetSet Vacations minus a $50 fee; cancellations made less than 15 days in advance subject to a fee up to Groupon price
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points.

Other Details

Room Details

Westin Playa Bonita: deluxe king or two doubles room

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: guests 17 and under may stay for $73 per person, per day. Guests 18 and older may stay for $525 per person, per day.
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • iPod docking station

Gamboa Rainforest Resort: deluxe river-view room

  • One king or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: guests 17 and under may stay for $73 per person, per day. Guests 18 and older may stay for $525 per person, per day.
  • Tropical furnishings
  • Large hammock on the private patio
  • Views of the Chagres River and the rainforest of Soberania National Park

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $20 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: no pets allowed inside the property
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

$1,071 for a five-night Panama getaway for two

  • Three nights in a deluxe king or two doubles room at the Westin Playa Bonita (up to a $726 value )
  • Two nights in a deluxe river-view room at Gamboa Rainforest Resort (up to a $429 value)
  • Panama City and canal sightseeing tour (up to a $128 value)
  • Round-trip airport transfers between hotels and airport (up to a $350 value)
  • Daily breakfast for two (up to a $150 value)

Total value: up to $1,838

Getting There

  • By plane: about 7 miles (12 km) from Albrook Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (PAC)
  • By shuttle: complimentary transfers between hotel and airport are included in rate.

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
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