we arrive late in the evening at PTY on New Year's Eve for 7 full days and would like to do the following:
all day sea kayaking trip in Portobello
zip line canopy tour at Panama Outdoor Adventure
hiking in El Valle de Anton
partial transit on the canal and Miraflores Locks
Monkey island and Lake Gatun boating and rainforest hike
Isla Grande for beach and snorkeling
guided or self-guided walking tour of Casco Viejo
1. can someone help with the best way to route our trip in Panama? or should we just stay in one hotel in Panama City and do daily excursions? Hotel choices in Panam City are much more to our liking (4-5 star hotels)
2. is it best to rent a car? there will be 3 of us. if so, which airport?
3. the daily tours/excursions are pretty pricey...any suggestions for doing things on our own?
4. is it possible to rent a private boat to take us to and pick us up from Isla Grande
thank you for any help!