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Panama Wildlife & Cultural Tour
Panama Wildlife & Cultural Tour OverviewPanama, a Wildlife and Cultural Walking Tour, encompasses the World Heritage architecture and museums of Panama City and a thorough exploration of the country of Panama, from the famous canal to observing rainforest wildlife and snorkelling in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Running 4 - 16 Feb 2024 (max 14 guests) the trip costs from £5,818 pp
Panama: the name is synonymous with the Canal, but there is far more to this Central American country than the century-old link between the Pacific and the Caribbean. A bridge between continents, the isthmus has an exceptionally rich ecological diversity with one third of its territory classified as protected areas of tropical rainforest, mountains, cloud forests, offshore islands and coral reefs. This itinerary is perfect for a gentle on foot exploration to observe monkeys, sloths, anteaters, parrots, toucans, hummingbirds, turtles and exuberant tropical flowers.
We begin our journey concentrating on the wildlife of the Soberania National Park, including boat trips to islands in the Canal lakes. We walk in the cloud forest in El Valle and in the Boquete highlands; take tours of coffee and chocolate estates; fly to the Bocas del Toro archipelago for dolphin-watching boat trips, swimming and snorkelling and, of course, discover the engineering wonder of the world that is the Panama Canal.
A 5 star colonial hotel in the heart of the UNESCO listed ‘Casco Viejo’ of Panama City makes the ideal base for the conclusion of our visit, investigating the 17th century Spanish colonial heritage - a renovated maze of lanes, shady plazas, enticing restaurants, Baroque churches and grand mansions, on a headland above the Bay of Panama.