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Package

Trip includes:

7 night Westin package includes:

  • 7 nights superior first class accommodation
  • All meals (a la carte or buffet) at any restaurant
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic premium drinks, and wine by the glass, at any of the hotel’s restaurants and bars
  • Two hour cocktail reception for KPES guests
  • Snack station by the pool
  • Wireless internet access throughout the hotel
  • Local calls
  • Bellman and maid gratuities, all taxes
  • 10% discount on spa treatments over $75

3 night Panama City & 7 night Westin Package includes:

  • 3 nights at Bristol Hotel with breakfast daily
  •  Half Day Panama City tour and Miraflores Locks
  • Eco tour to Gamboa with lunch
  • Dinner at a local restaurant including transfers
  • Luggage handling at the airport
  • Guided sightseeing with English speaking guide
  • Transfer from Panama City to Westin Resort
  • 7 night Westin package as above

 

3 night Panama Extension: Jan. 19 – 22, 2017

Often dubbed the “Miami of the South,” Panama City (just 20 minutes from the resort) abounds in fine dining, nightclubs and high rises. Its historic centre does not go unnoticed either: Casco Viejo remains a highly visited neighbourhood, due to its charming colonial architecture and cobblestone streets.

The country of Panama is world famous for it’s canal that connects the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean. Activities available in Panama include surfing, rainforest tours,  snorkeling, diving, hiking, camping, birdwatching, white water rafting, zipline tours and more. For more information on things to do in Panama visit the country’s website at www.visitpanama.com

19 January 2017         Arrive Panama City
Arrival to Tocumen International Airport. A Tourcan Vacations representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight at Bristol Hotel – deluxe room.
About the hotel…
The Bristol is a luxury boutique hotel, minutes from shopping, cultural attractions and nightlife. The Bristol is a rare jewel where luxurious accommodations and sumptuous dining are blended to create uncompromising quality.

20 January 2017         Panama City – Breakfast included at the Hotel.
Pick up at hotel & depart for tour with English-speaking guide. Tour Panama City and the Miraflores Locks where huge vessels can be seen, passing through the Panama Canal; learn about construction, historical significance and expansion of the Canal; continue to Amador Causeway, connecting three Islands in Pacific Ocean, offering magnificent views with the Canal on one side and skyline of Panama City on the other side.

Tour continues to Panama City’s colonial quarter, Casco Viejo where you will be transported back in time, and experience Panama’s history as you admire lovely colonial houses, narrow roads and impressive churches. Early afternoon, return to your hotel. Tonight’s dinner – in local restaurant (included), transportation provided.

Overnight at Bristol Hotel – deluxe room
Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
21 January 2016         Eco tour to Gamboa
This eco tour in Gamboa starts with the aerial tram ride that traverses a mile long tract of Humid Forest that lies within the Gamboa Resort’s boundaries. You will observe the forest canopy, find birds, and hear the howler monkeys. The tram ascends 280 feet over half a mile. From here you will walk to the observation tower (optional) and involves a climb of a 100 feet up a mildly inclined ramp. From the observation tower you will get great views of the Canal, the Chagres River as well as the surrounding forested areas of Soberania National Park and the town of Gamboa. On the return portion of the tram you will descend the final half-mile back to the starting point. After the tram tour you will visit the exhibits at the Gamboa Resort then travel on small boats northbound on the canal. Slowly you will motor along the forested banks of Gatun Lake, a protected area. Look for wildlife such as Capuchin Monkeys, 3-toed sloth, Howler Monkeys, various kinds of Toucans and other bird life. This is a place to observe the raw regenerative power of the forest as it struggles to claim what was once wild. Enjoy a delicious lunch which will be served at Los Lagartos restaurant overlooking the Chagres River. Overnight at Bristol Hotel;  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

22 January 2017         Depart Panama City – Breakfast included at your hotel. Transfer to Westin.

22 January – 29 January   Westin Resort
Enjoy 7 night all inclusive stay at Westin.

Golf is available at the Tucan Golf & Country Club (15 minutes from Westin)
Green fees: $80 US (includes cart)      Club rental: $40 US

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Travel Inquiries? CE Inquiries?

Dear Kennedy friends and family;

This past year has been an incredible challenge for all of us, as we have navigated our way through a world wide Covid -19 pandemic. Our sincere condolences go out to all families who have lost a loved one.

With the ongoing rollout of vaccinations, we are very hopeful that life will return to some semblance of ‘normal’ as soon as possible. We sincerely hope that all of you have stayed safe and healthy this past year. We are so very grateful to all of our front line workers and the sacrifices they have made.

Your Kennedy Seminars team met regularly with CWT Vacations, plan and initiate a roster of CE vacations starting in January 2022.

For those of you who have been waiting patiently to resume travel, we present the following programs to you. As we have always done since our first trip in 1996, our vacation settings and CE scientific lecturers have been chosen to provide the best of travel and educational experiences. Be assured that we will follow all health guidelines when our programming begins in January 2022. As always, please feel free to reach out to us via email.

We wish you all a healthy, happy and safe spring and summer.

Warmest regards;
Marshall and Jack

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