8 or 11 days
Panama City, El Valle de Antón, Gatún Lake, Portobelo
Completed in 1914, the Panama Canal revolutionized international trade by bridging the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between the Americas. But there is so much more to this isthmus nation, as you will discover on your in-depth expedition. Explore bustling Panama City and hike El Valle de Antón. Then focus your attention on the exotic wildlife as you come face to face with the variety of birds and animals at Rio Chagres and Metropolitan Natural Park. 
  • Day 1: Fly to Panama

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 2: Panama City

    Visit the Panamá Viejo Ruins and Museum 

    Take a tour of Casco Viejo 

    Visit the Biomuseo 

    Take a group photo by the Panama sign on the Amador Causeway 

  • Day 3: Panama city • El Valle de Antón

    Take a day trip to El Valle de Antón 

    Visit a pineapple farm

    Explore hiking trails en El Valle de Antón    

    See a youth folklore dance show 

  • Day 4: Panama City • Gatun Lake

    Take a boat ride on Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal

    Learn about the different species on Monkey Island

    Enjoy a hike in one of the parks that surround Panama City

  • Day 5: Panama City

    Visit the Panama Canal Administration Building 

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals 

    Visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Centre at the Panama Canal 

  • Day 6: Panama City • Chagres National Park

    Take a day trip to Chagres National Park

    Take a canoe ride on the Rio Chagres

    Visit an Emberá Indigenous Village

  • Day 7: Panama City • Portobelo

    Take a day trip to the Caribbean Coast

    Go snorkeling

    Visit the Portobelo ruins

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 8: Panama City • Cartagena

    Fly to Cartagena, Colombia 

    Take a walking tour of Cartagena 

  • Day 9: Cartagena

    Take a guided tour of historic Cartagena

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    - Convento de la Popa

    - San Felipe de Barajas Castle

    Spend the afternoon exploring the more modern Bocagrande neighborhood 

  • Day 10: Cartagena • Barú Island

    Take a day trip to the beach at Barú Island

    Enjoy lunch on the beach

    Enjoy a dinner experience that includes traditional music or dancing 

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Panama

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 2: Panama City

    Visit the Panamá Viejo Ruins and Museum 

    Take a tour of Casco Viejo 

    Visit the Biomuseo 

    Take a group photo by the Panama sign on the Amador Causeway 

  • Day 3: Panama city • El Valle de Antón

    Take a day trip to El Valle de Antón 

    Visit a pineapple farm

    Explore hiking trails en El Valle de Antón    

    See a youth folklore dance show 

  • Day 4: Panama City • Gatun Lake

    Take a boat ride on Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal

    Learn about the different species on Monkey Island

    Enjoy a hike in one of the parks that surround Panama City

  • Day 5: Panama City

    Visit the Panama Canal Administration Building 

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals 

    Visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Centre at the Panama Canal 

  • Day 6: Panama City • Chagres National Park

    Take a day trip to Chagres National Park

    Take a canoe ride on the Rio Chagres

    Visit an Emberá Indigenous Village

  • Day 7: Panama City • Portobelo

    Take a day trip to the Caribbean Coast

    Go snorkeling

    Visit the Portobelo ruins

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Panama City • Cartagena

    Fly to Cartagena, Colombia 

    Take a walking tour of Cartagena 

  • Day 9: Cartagena

    Take a guided tour of historic Cartagena

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    - Convento de la Popa

    - San Felipe de Barajas Castle

    Spend the afternoon exploring the more modern Bocagrande neighborhood 

  • Day 10: Cartagena • Barú Island

    Take a day trip to the beach at Barú Island

    Enjoy lunch on the beach

    Enjoy a dinner experience that includes traditional music or dancing 

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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    Panamá Viejo ruins and museum; Biomuseo; pineapple farm; El Valle de Antón hiking trails; folklore dance show; park visit and hike; Gatun Lake boat ride; local exchange; Panama Canal Administration Building; Miraflores Visitor Center; Emberá indigenous village; snorkeling adventure; with extension: Convento de la Popa; San Felipe de Barajas Castle; Barú Island; dinner experience

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