8 days
Panama City, Chitré
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 an indigenous community, 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 at the lush Metropolitan Natural Park.
  • Day 1: Fly to Panama

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • 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 • 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 4: Panama City • Chitré

    Travel to 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

    Travel to Panama City

    Visit the Miraflores Visitor Center at the Panama Canal

    Visit the Panama Canal Administration Building

  • Day 7: Panama City

    Visit Metropolitan Natural Park 

    Explore Panama City on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Monkey Island boat tour

    Monkey Island boat tour

    Board a boat for an exciting, guided boat tour of Monkey Island. 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 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Panama

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • 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 • 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 4: Panama City • Chitré

    Travel to 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

    Travel to Panama City

    Visit the Miraflores Visitor Center at the Panama Canal

    Visit the Panama Canal Administration Building

  • Day 7: Panama City

    Visit Metropolitan Natural Park 

    Explore Panama City on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Monkey Island boat tour

    Monkey Island boat tour

    Board a boat for an exciting, guided boat tour of Monkey Island. 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 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 & 4

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director

  • Entrances

    Panama Viejo ruins and museum; Biomuseo; Rio Chagres National Park; Miraflores Visitor Center; Panama Canal Authority Administration Building; Metropolitan National Park;

  • Experiential learning

    Emberá indigenous village; farm visit; visit with local artisans; pre-Columbian painting workshop; folklore dance show;

  • 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—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience 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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