The Gold Route
Casco viejo - Portobelo
Leaving Panama City at 8:00 a.m., we will travel along the route used during the colonial period to transport gold and other riches from South America to Spain across the isthmus. Our journey begins in the ruins of Old Panama, capital of Castilla de Oro and the center of operations for the great South America conquest, which was founded in 1619 and destroyed by the famous pirate, Henry Morgan, in 1671. We will walk along the ruins of "Cruces" trail the most important in colonial America, built with cobble stones and surrounded by tropical rainforest. At noon we will arrive at the small town of Portobelo, where we will enjoy a delicious West Indies-Style lunch. We will cruise along Portobelo Bay, like the famous pirates who attacked the city to sack the treasures waiting to be sent to Spain.
Then we will visit the ruins of the city. Founded in 1597, this used to be the most important port in the Caribbean. You will admire more than 10 castles and fortresses dating back to the 16th. Century. Arrival in Panama City is estimated at 5:00 p.m.
Includes: Ground transportation, lunch, snacks and soft drinks, specialized guide, boat trip around the Bay of Portobelo and information literature.
Length: 8 hours
Tour Program (1 Day)
Starting in: Casco Viejo
Ending in: Portobelo
Guaranteed departures: Every day
Valid: January 1 – December 31, 2018
Departure: Your hotel in Panama City
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The Gold Route
Price per person
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