PA1 PLEASURES OF PANAMASEARCH TOUR
Cloud Forest • Interoceanic Train • Canal Transit
Partial Canal transit; Soberania National Park nature walk; Inter-oceanic Train journey; Chiriqui Highlands & La Amistad Park; Bocas del Toro: White sands & coral reefs
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Fri 13 Nov 2015||Sun 22 Nov 2015||$2590|
|Fri 29 Jan 2016||Sun 07 Feb 2016||$2590|
|Fri 11 Nov 2016||Sun 20 Nov 2016||$2590|
Optional Single Supplement: $520 (number of singles limited).
Christopher Columbus touched down on the beautiful white sands of Bocas del Toro, where 92 per cent of the land is covered in dense rainforest. Panama is a land rich in natural wonder and we get right into the meat of things when we board a passenger ferry down the world-famous Panama Canal. See the intricate process of how boats are elevated with rising and lowering waters controlled by a purely gravity-powered system. The country is teeming with an immense population of wildlife. In 1985, a world record was set by a team who counted 385 species of birds in Soberania National Park in a span of just 24 hours. So it will be no surprise when we become familiar with originally unrecognizable animals, such as a prong-billed barbet or a volcano hummingbird. Take time to absorb the sights of the valleys that support the interspersed coffee plantations or vegetable farms.
Archibald M. (Oakville, ON, CA)
The information given by local guides while on excursions was first class. Local guides were top notch. The evening meal plan met my expectations. Transportation was in good order and driven in a responsible fashion.
Carolyn D. (Massapequa Park, NY, US)
Andres is amazing. He is knowledgeable about all aspects of the culture/history/geography of Central America and firm about his expectations of the group and keeping everyone on top of what is happening and he goes above and beyond the course of duty to work for each member of the tour
Linda S. (Calgary, AB, CA)
Panama was a surprising country for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The Canal was amazing and totally impressive. The food was excellent. The group I was travelling with was one of the best I have met.
Lorine B. (Saskatoon, SK, CA)
Andres is very knowledgeable and has a very good delivery of such. a good sense of humour. A professional in his field, he is the kind of person that I would like to have in my realm of friends.
Marian B. (Victoria, BC, CA)
This sounded like a good opportunity to see the Panama canal at close quarters and we did - from the water, shore viewing platforms, road and railway. The partial transit of the canal and the information available from the on deck ferry service guide was excellent. The trip to the Indian village was interesting but the boat ride on the river was wonderful. To be able to see the green lushness of the vegetation and the easy comfort of the local people, young and old, in their dugouts on the water was very interesting. Our local guide was readily available to answer our broad range of questions and appeared to be very knowledgeable. We had a good variety of choices in the meals available and some excellent taste experiences when the meal was pre-ordered for us. Laura was an attentive and cheerful tour leader. Laura was a great and friendly tour leader and very helpful to the people on the tour.
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