Just a short plane flight away, Panama is an international business center with its capital, Panama City, at the hub. It is the fastest growing economy in Central America. But that is just one face of this small nation with big attractions.
Miles of isolated beaches, spectacular mountains and highlands, accessible rainforest and a wealth of cultural experiences welcome travelers. Its coasts brush up against both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and hundreds of islands huddle just offshore. That means that all manner of nature-based activities are available, including sport fishing, diving, rafting, kayaking, birding, historic tours and rainforest walks.
Seven indigenous cultures, whose traditions long pre-date the arrival of European explorers, invite travelers to learn about their lives and traditions. Panama is also home to more than 900 bird species in the old growth trees in tropical rainforests and highlands as well as a host of other creatures. And, of course, it possesses one of the most famous ditches ever dug, the Panama Canal.
With its many attributes, today’s Panama makes an ideal location whether for a quick getaway or a complete luxury vacation escape.
Panama’s Remote Province 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $4,700
Explore the colonial Old Quarter of Panama City and a scenic flight that takes in the city, port and famous canal. Spend four nights glamping in the most remote and least visited province in Panama, hiking in the Darien National Forest and visiting local villages of the indigenous Embera people. Savor this enriching natural adventure.
Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $4,820
Explore this dynamic trio of Central American countries with their range of outdoor adventures, from whitewater rafting to treetop adventures, as well as distinctive cultural encounters.
Panama 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel, Family Travel
Starting Price: $4,099
Enjoy a rich menu of outdoor adventures as well as visits to a traditional rainforest village and a coffee farm.
Panama’s Cultural Treasures 7 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel
Starting Price: $3,500
Explore Panama's traditional cultures in the Ella Drua Embera community, in the San Blas Archipelago, and the beautiful mountain town of El Valle de Anton, also known for its premiere bird-watching locales. Enjoy the outdoors - swim, snorkel, hike, bike, horseback riding anda jungle canopy tour.
Custom Panama Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel
Starting Price: $5,000
Go beyond Panama's famous canal to discover what makes this gem unique, from traditional villages, to the forested highlands, to its portfolio of tropical islands..