8 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 meet with artists near Panama’s only soapstone mine. 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 Soberanía national parks.
  • Day 1: Fly to Panama City

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 2: Panama City

    Visit the Panama Viejo Ruins and Museum

    Take a tour of Panama City

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Old Panama
    • Indian arts & crafts market
    • Casco Viejo

    Visit the Biomuseo

  • Day 3: Panama City • El Valle de Antón

    Travel on the Panamericana Highway

    Explore hiking trails in El Valle de Antón

    • See La Piedra Pintada rock wall with pre-Columbian stone carvings

    Visit a pineapple farm

    See a folklore dance show

  • Day 4: Panama City • Metropolitan National Park

    Take a Gatún Lake boat ride

    • Visit Monkey Island

    Visit Metropolitan National Park

  • Day 5: Panama City

    Participate in a local exchange within the community

    Visit the Panama Canal

    Visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center

  • Day 6: Panama City

    Visit Rio Chagres National Park

    Take a canoe ride on the Rio Chagres

    Visit an Emberá Indigenous Village

  • Day 7: Panama City • Colon

    Travel to Colón

    Go snorkeling

    Visit the Portobelo ruins

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Panama City

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 2: Panama City

    Visit the Panama Viejo Ruins and Museum

    Take a tour of Panama City

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Old Panama
    • Indian arts & crafts market
    • Casco Viejo

    Visit the Biomuseo

  • Day 3: Panama City • El Valle de Antón

    Travel on the Panamericana Highway

    Explore hiking trails in El Valle de Antón

    • See La Piedra Pintada rock wall with pre-Columbian stone carvings

    Visit a pineapple farm

    See a folklore dance show

  • Day 4: Panama City • Metropolitan National Park

    Take a Gatún Lake boat ride

    • Visit Monkey Island

    Visit Metropolitan National Park

  • Day 5: Panama City

    Participate in a local exchange within the community

    Visit the Panama Canal

    Visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center

  • Day 6: Panama City

    Visit Rio Chagres National Park

    Take a canoe ride on the Rio Chagres

    Visit an Emberá Indigenous Village

  • Day 7: Panama City • Colon

    Travel to Colón

    Go snorkeling

    Visit the Portobelo ruins

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch on Days 3 and 6

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director

  • Entrances

    Panama Viejo Ruins and Museum; Miraflores Locks Visitor Center; El Valle de Antón hiking trails; Biomuseo; Pineapple farm; Folk-lore dance show; Portobelo Ruins; Gatún Lake boat ride; Aerial Tram

  • Full-time Tour Director

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

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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