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When our favourite anthropomorphic grizzly sang about the "bear" necessities, we couldn't have agreed more.

Take a page out of The Jungle Book and savour Mother Nature's recipe for sun, sand, and surf with this week's escape: a six-day, five-night Panama City and Beach Deluxe Tour for two with LatinExplore for $1,799.

You'll forget about your worries and your strife as soon as you touch down at the Panama City airport, where your tour guide will meet you with a private transfer to the Esplendor Panamá hotel in the heart of the financial district, where you'll stay for two nights. Your luxury suite in this 42-story high-rise features a pillow-top king bed, full kitchen, mini bar, two LCD televisions and a Pascal Morabito bath kit.

In the morning, let the bare necessities of life come to you in the form of tropical fruits, fresh-brewed coffee and pastries before setting out on a day-long expedition through the city. You'll receive a guided tour of the famous Panama Canal and watch the raising and lowering of the ships before sitting down to a hearty Panamanian lunch overlooking the causeway.

Afterward, spend the afternoon walking the colonial quarter of Casco Viejo as well as the ruins of the city's first European settlement.

The following day, you're headed to the white-sand beaches of the Pacific Ocean's Playa Blanca for a three-night hibernation at the five-star Royalton Beach Resort. Indulge your inner sloth by lounging on the beachside opium-style beds, sipping a cocktail beside the infinity pool or receiving a spa treatment inside a private cabana.

With so much time and so little to do, we guarantee this isn't the last time you'll take your cues from old Baloo.

Escape kit

  • This five-night Panama Deluxe Tour for two includes:
  • A two-night stay at the Esplendor Panamá Hotel
  • A three-night stay at the five-star Royalton Beach Resort
  • Tours of Panama City and the Panama Canal
  • Round-trip private ground transfer to airport
  • Book by 19 April

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes. 

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