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Central Panama: Meeting of the Continents

Feb 20-27, 2022

8 days | Panama | alumni UBC Travel Club

Join alumni UBC in Panama, the perfect location for fascinating discoveries in nature, culture, and engineering all in one beautiful tropical setting!

Start your trip in Panama City – the place where modern engineering and Spanish colonial history collide. Delve into the lovingly preserved Casco Viejo (old quarter), a Unesco site with vibrant plazas and picturesque brick-paved streets lined with colourful buildings. Explore the original parts of Panama City, the first European settlement on the Pacific Ocean dating from 1519. Be inspired by the masterful engineering feat of the waterway that makes the country famous as you watch ships in transit rising 85 feet along the lock system.

The second part of the trip connects you with the most accessible experience of nature in the New World tropics. Enjoy a wonderful immersive experience of diverse habitats and wildlife, a fantastic introduction to the birds and mammals of Central America, in addition to herptiles, butterflies, and a tremendously varied flora. We’ll visit various habitats with a focus on the Caribbean slope and a taste of the wonderful highlands from our base as the world-famous Canopy Tower. Your bedroom is at treetop level – you can literally watch wildlife outside your bedroom window!
 


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Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$4595 (Incl. taxes & gratuities) 
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants 

What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by your study leader leader. Taxes and gratuities are included.

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Panama, enjoy the Casco Viejo neighbourhood our hotel is in
2Learn the fascinating history of Panama City
3Watch huge cargo ships navigating the Panama Canal, visit museums and parks
4Head to Canopy Tower Lodge and get acquainted with the surrounding rainforest
5Boat Tour, Panama Rainforest Discovery Center
6The Caribbean Coast at Fort San Lorenzo
7The Highlands
8Depart Panama
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Your Tour Leader

Catherine Jardine is a staff ornithologist and data analyst with Birds Canada, based at the organization’s National Data Centre in Delta, B.C. She has conducted field projects in remote locations around the world and is the Bander-in-Charge at the Iona Island Bird Observatory.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Alumni Expeditions Birding
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$4595 (Incl. taxes & gratuities) 
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants 

What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by your study leader leader. Taxes and gratuities are included.

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