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CULTURE & HISTORY 6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS



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Come and join us learning about Panama history and how diverse is its culture. We'll visit the ruins of Old Panama, the Colonial area, the Canal, an Indian Village.

Monday – Sunday Program

Day 1 – Panama City
On your arrival to Panama City, you will be met by an Inside Panama Tours representative and transferred to
your hotel in Panama City.

Day 2 – Panama City & Miraflores Visitor Center (B, L)
Today our adventure will start at 09:00 on a Full Day City Tour.

We'll start our tour visiting the ruins of Old Panama, which was the first city built on the Pacific Ocean shore
in 1519 by Pedro Arias Davila a Spanish Governor, and then destroyed in 1671 by the greed of pirate Henry
Morgan who set it on fire.

Then we'll head about 8 kilometers and reach the Casco Antiguo and enjoy walking along alleys and
colonial buildings, ruins and streets of stone, museums and antique churches, where three styles of
construction are combined: spanish, french and italian.

A stop at the folk art market at the old YMCA building will be our following stop, just before having lunch at a
Panamanian restaurant.

After noon, we'll reach our final destination of the day, The Miraflores Visitor Center, where visitors have the
opportunity to observe transiting vessels from a distance of only a few meters and learn first hand about the
various operations of the Panama Canal, the history of its construction, its participation in the world markets,
and the importance of its watershed.

Back to our Hotel.

Day 3 – Embera Indian Village Tour (B, L)
You'll be pick up at the Hotel at 9AM and transferred to El Corotu on the shores of the Madden Lake, which is the main
reservoir of drinking water for the cities of Panama and Colon, as well as a supplier of a 40% of the water required
for the operation of the Panama Canal.

Here, we board a motorized piragua (dugout canoe) and travel up the Chagres River to an Embera indigenous village.

The boat journey takes us through the rainforest of the 320,000 acre Chagres National Park, which is the largest of
the National Parks protecting the Panama Canal Watershed. Once at the Indian community, we'll learn about Embera
customs and their relationship with nature.

There will be handcrafts available for sale and we'll have a chance to be painted with the traditional jagua, a
natural dye the Indians use to adorn their bodies.

We will have lunch (fish & fried green plantain) prepared by the Indians and then we'll visit the nearby waterfall
where we can take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Chagres River.

Be sure to bring: camera, cap or hat, sunscreen lotion, insect repellent, light clothing (extra t-shirt and shorts),
light raincoat, good traction footwear, bathing suit and towel.

Note: Cash in small denominations is suggested if interested in purchasing handicrafts.

Back to our Hotel.

Day 4 – Anton Valley (B, L)
Pick up time at hotel lobby 9am

Located only two hours from Panama City via the Pan-American Highway, Anton Valley rises 600 meters above sea level with a fresh and agreeable climate.

Here you can spend a day enjoying productive ecological activities such as: visiting El Macho water fall, the petroglyphs, El Nispero plant nursery and zoo, the thermal waters wells and the great craft market.

Back to our Hotel.

Day 5 – Partial Panama Canal Transit (B, L, D)
Partial or Full transits through the Canal, onboard boats that comply with the most stringent Panama Canal
Commission safety requirements, both in their operating systems as well as in their passenger safety equipment.

This tour operates every Saturday, except for the day when it operates as a full transit. Depart from Flamenco in
Amador, go through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks, were you will be able to experience first hand the
handling and operations of the canal itself.

Back to our Hotel.

Tonight we'll enjoy a farewell dinner & folkloric show at a Panamanian restaurant.

Day 6 – Departure (B)
Transfer to Int'l Airport

End of the Services.

Notes:
Canopy adventure is optional and price is not included

  
 
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