8 or 9 days
Panama City, Chitre
Start by exploring what remains of the first European settlement on the Pacific coast, at Panamá Viejo, then fast-forward to life in Panama today. Meet with a scientist at a tropical research centre, travel to lesser-known Chitré to visit a local farm, and try your hand at pre-Columbian painting during a workshop with an artist. Then it’s back to the city to marvel at the passage of ships through the locks of the Panama Canal and discover the region’s flora and fauna in one of the lush parks that surround Panama City. .
  • 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

    Visit a tropical research institute at Punta Culebra

    Participate in a field research activity with a local scientist 

    Explore Panama City on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Boat tour around Monkey Island

    Boat tour around Monkey Island

    Board a boat for an exciting, guided boat tour of Gatun Lake. Motor through a stretch of the Panama Canal and watch as massive tanker ships make their way to another ocean! Try to spot monkeys as your boat circles Monkey Island, then learn how so many species are able to survive in the middle of the Panama Canal. 

  • Day 4: Panama City • Chitré

    Visit a local farm to learn about the agriculture of the Azuero Peninsula 

    Enjoy (and help prepare) lunch with locals 

  • Day 5: Chitré

    Visit with local artisans and learn how traditional Panamanian crafts are made 

    Participate in a pre-Columbian painting workshop 

    Enjoy a folklore dance show 

  • Day 6: Chitré • Panama City

    Visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Centre at the Panama Canal 

    Stop for a Photo the the Panama Canal Administration Building

    Guided Tour of the Miraflores Locks

  • Day 7: Panama City

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

    Explore Panama City on your own

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 1 more day

  • Day 8: Panama City • Chagres National Park

    Visit an Emberá Indigenous Village

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • 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

    Visit a tropical research institute at Punta Culebra

    Participate in a field research activity with a local scientist 

    Explore Panama City on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Boat tour around Monkey Island

    Boat tour around Monkey Island

    Board a boat for an exciting, guided boat tour of Gatun Lake. Motor through a stretch of the Panama Canal and watch as massive tanker ships make their way to another ocean! Try to spot monkeys as your boat circles Monkey Island, then learn how so many species are able to survive in the middle of the Panama Canal. 

  • Day 4: Panama City • Chitré

    Visit a local farm to learn about the agriculture of the Azuero Peninsula 

    Enjoy (and help prepare) lunch with locals 

  • Day 5: Chitré

    Visit with local artisans and learn how traditional Panamanian crafts are made 

    Participate in a pre-Columbian painting workshop 

    Enjoy a folklore dance show 

  • Day 6: Chitré • Panama City

    Visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Centre at the Panama Canal 

    Stop for a Photo the the Panama Canal Administration Building

    Guided Tour of the Miraflores Locks

  • Day 7: Panama City

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

    Explore Panama City on your own

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 1 more day

  • Day 8: Panama City • Chagres National Park

    Visit an Emberá Indigenous Village

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; Lunch on Day 4

  • Entrances

    Panama Viejo Ruins and Museum; Miraflores Locks Visitor Center; Biomuseo; Punta Culebra Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Metropolitan National Park

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

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