Central Panama with Nature Alberta
Mar 01-09, 2024
9 days | Panama | Quest Nature Tours
We are thrilled to visit Panama for fascinating wildlife discoveries. Here we’ll find what may be the most accessible experience of nature in the New World tropics, allowing us to enjoy a wonderful immersive experience of diverse habitats and wildlife. In particular, the tour will serve as a fantastic introduction to the birds and mammals of Central America, the most visible actors in the natural habitats, but other wildlife and a tremendous flora are revealed as we explore at our easy pace. Our tour begins in the heart of the Canal Zone a stone’s throw from Panama City. We will visit national parks and reserves and other points of interest by foot and by water, allowing us to have a variety of experiences. We will see the famous Panama Canal and get some insights into its construction and operation of its locks. While in the region, we will also get a sense of the remote as we visit the Emberá people in one of their villages. After our initiation to Panama, we will travel west and into the hills near Valle de Antón, whose idyllic landscape is defined by volcanic activity that took place here long ago and is home today to mountain forests, waterfalls, and great views. Later we return to Panama City itself, where we visit a different forest type within the city limits and have chance to enjoy the alluring beauty and history of the old city.
Join us for this interesting and enjoyable exploration of central Panama! Proceeds from this tour support Nature Alberta’s conservation and educational programming.
Tour Cost (per person):
US$4295 including all taxes and gratuities
10 - 12 participants
What’s included: Accommodations based on double occupancy; gratuities for services provided by Quest; ground transportation; activities as described in the detailed itinerary; entrance fees; meals as described in the itinerary; gratuities for guides, driver, and included meals; all taxes; services of your Nature Alberta host, and an expert Panamanian naturalist
Itinerary at a Glance
|1||Arrive in Panama|
|2|| Soberanía National Park, Rainforest Discovery Center, and Panama Canal Rainforest|
|3||Meet the Emberá, to San Lorenzo|
|4||Miraflores Locks, to El Valle de Antón|
|5||Exploring the Valle de Antón area|
|6||El Caño archaeology and La Pintada|
|7|| El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center, Pacific Coast, to Panama City|
|8||Metropolitan Park, Biomuseo, and historic Casco Viejo|
|9|| Depart Panama|
Your Tour Leader
Cheryl Bozarth Soll is a member of Nature Alberta’s Board of Directors, representing the Northern region of the Province. She holds a Conservation Biology Degree from the University of Alberta and has worked in the fields of ecological education, urban planning and event management.
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