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“An important meeting point” – thus we could describe the narrow isthmus that bears the name of this understated but interesting nation. Any visit starts at Panama City and it would be a challenge to ignore that nearby and imposing feat of engineering: the Panama Canal. The large ships passing through are impressive but this is just the start of the discovery here, the isthmus also representing one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet as it is literally the place where north meets south. Away from the centre we can find a quiet countryside with beautiful sandy beaches and high misty cloud forest, pastoral farmland and dense jungle. Whether you wish for a more urbane experience or one that’s a little more rustic, Panama accommodates.
  • Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic
  • It has the most diversified wildlife of all the Central American countries as it is home to North and South American species
  • Panama City is the only capital that has a rainforest within the city limits
  • Panama holds multiple world records in regards to bird life as it is home to more birds than the USA and Canada combined
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Signature Moments
  • Transiting the 77 km-long Panama Canal
  • Meeting the indigenous Emberá and Kuna peoples
  • Birding and mammal watching in Soberanía National Park
  • Snorkelling off Coiba National Park

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