8 days
Panama City, El Valle de Antón, Gatún Lake, Chagres National Park, Portobelo

💎 What makes this program special? 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 Metropolitan national parks.

🏃 The physical rating of this program is: Average

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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 • El Valle de Antón

    Take a day trip to El Valle de Antón 

    Explore hiking trails en El Valle de Antón  

    Visit a pineapple farm

    See a youth folklore dance show

  • Day 4: Panama City • Gatun Lake

    Take a boat ride on Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal

    Learn about the different species on Monkey Island

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

  • Day 5: Panama City

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals 

    Visit the Panama Canal Administration Building

    Visit the Miraflores Visitor Center at the Panama Canal

  • Day 6: 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 7: Panama City • Portobelo

    Take a day trip to Portobelo

    Go snorkeling

    Visit the Portobelo Ruins

  • 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 • El Valle de Antón

    Take a day trip to El Valle de Antón 

    Explore hiking trails en El Valle de Antón  

    Visit a pineapple farm

    See a youth folklore dance show

  • Day 4: Panama City • Gatun Lake

    Take a boat ride on Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal

    Learn about the different species on Monkey Island

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

  • Day 5: Panama City

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals 

    Visit the Panama Canal Administration Building

    Visit the Miraflores Visitor Center at the Panama Canal

  • Day 6: 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 7: Panama City • Portobelo

    Take a day trip to Portobelo

    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, 6 and 7

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director; 1 sightseeing tour led by expert, licensed guide

  • 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

  • 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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