Panama offers incredible cultural, biological, and gastronomical diversity — including diverse coffee varieties! For the last four years, Panama has produced the world’s leading coffee varietal, the Gesha bean. Enjoy an in-depth coffee tour while on the verdant slopes of Volcan Baru!
Hike to hidden waterfalls found on the extensive Ngäbe-Bugle territories in the Chiriqui Province, where the rainy season produces an immense and powerful waterfall that gives way to a perfect swimming pool in the dry season. After your hike, refuel with a traditional lunch prepared at a local home before heading back to your lodge.
Marine opportunities abound from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. Snorkel the reefs, watch dolphins, kayak, paddle board, or just enjoy a swim in the warm, tropical waters off either coast. Hike to secluded beaches and enjoy a dip!
Travel to Bocas del Toro, where we’ll arrange a volunteer at our partner sea turtle conservation organization. Patrol beaches for nesting sea turtles. Here you have the chance to see the gigantic leatherbacks!
While in the islands, meet the Darklands Foundation, and visit a local indigenous community to learn about traditional plant medicine and cacao processing, and cook with a local family. This female-founded organization supports marginalized communities towards self-sufficiency and empowers women with technical training to install and manage solar power and potable water stations.
Once back in Panama City, the nearby rainforests are worthy of day trips to see wildlife and bird diversity.
Spend the day with one of Panama’s leading ornithologists at her raptor rescue center where you have the chance to see rehabilitating owls up close. Your visit helps to support their programs, including education, conservation and research programs in the Darien and Chagras regions, where they work with local indigenous Emberá communities to protect the Harpy Eagles.
To learn more about Panama, speak with Lana about designing a custom trip.