Panama tours

If you decide to travel on one of our Panama tours, you will have no time to be bored. This gorgeous country that connects Middle and South-America with each other, has fantastic flora and fauna, paradise beaches and idyllic islands. Bird watchers, snorkelling lovers and divers will have the time of their lives on a tour through Panama! Next to all this beautiful scenery, this sunny county has yet more to offer. The picturesque villages and the capital 'Panama City' are definitely worth a visit.

If you travel to Panama and visit Panama City, you’ll discover the special combination of old and new. Modern architecture goes hand in hand with colonial quarters, forts and ruins. Bocas del Toro is one of the highlights of your tour of Panama. This group of islands is the perfect place to daydream in your hammock and to enjoy the fairy-tale beaches and lovely, colourful wooden houses-on-stilts. This is a fantastic spot for snorkelling and diving around the sensational coral reefs. During a boat tour you’ll spot dolphins and fish in the turquoise water. In the evenings you can treat yourself to an exotic Caribbean dish with fish, lobster or shrimps. Travelling in Panama is travelling in paradise! 

The area inland has a lot to offer as well. Impressive mountains, small and large rivers, coffee plantations and hundreds of different bird species. Travelling through Panama is a joy for bird watchers and nature lovers. During your tour of Panama, you will also visit Boquete: a small village at 1.060 meters above sea level. The climate is cooler which is evidenced by the cultivation of flowers, vegetables, coffee and citrus fruits. The Ngäbe-Buglé natives live on the steep flanks. The mountains surrounding Boquete will invite you to make sensational walks that you won’t easily forget. 

If you travel to Panama, you’ll discover a country with spectacular scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. A tour of Panama is a genuine dream for nature lovers and bird watchers as well as for people who want to experience paradise on earth.

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Country info Panama

  • Background information
  • Culture Panama
    The cultural differences between Europeans and people of Central America are so big that you could write an entire book on them. Below are a few choice items: Politeness
  • Religion Panama
    The majority of the population of Panama is a supporter of the Roman Catholic faith, imposed by the Spanish colonists, who used religion as an important instrument of pow
  • Festivals Panama
    Holidays: As Panama is a predominantly Christian country, the Christian festivals like Christmas, Epiphany (January 6) and of course Easter is celebrated everywhere. Panama ha
  • Food and drinks Panama
    Food: Panama has an international cuisine. There are Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Arab and Indian restaurants. The food in Indian restaurants is tough and sometimes really hot,
  • Tipping Panama
    Restaurant and hotel employees are not well paid. You may not have a ready solution for the country’s poverty, but the least you can do is to tip the ones working for yo
  • Weather and climate Panama
    Climate: Panama has a pleasant tropical climate. In the winter, which lasts from May to January, the weather is wet, hot and sunny. The invierno is a long rainy period. The (s
  • Population Panama
    Panama is populated by just 3.2 million people. The country is Carabisch Spanish, both in terms of culture, language and customs and habits. Ethnically, the majority of t
  • Landscape Panama
    Panama has an area of ​​78,200 km ² and lengthways is crossed by two mountain ranges. The high Serrania de Panama Tabasara comes from the west. The highest peak is B
  • Practical information
  • Arrival information Panama
    Take the first day in Panama City easy. Take time to acclimatize. The transition from the climate and time difference can be profound. Let the country quietly impress&nbs
  • Time differences Panama
    In Panama it is 5 hours earlier than in the UK (during summertime 6 hours). For Western Europe: 6 hours (during summertime 7 hours) earlier.
  • Money Panama
    The currency of Panama is the balboa (PAB), divided into 100 centavos. The value of the balbao is equal to the U.S. dollar. Panamanian and U.S. coins are used interchangeably.
  • Luggage and clothing Panama
    This tour leads us through tropical lowland as well as high mountainous areas, the latter enjoying a moderate climate, which may include cold nights. Therefore, bring along th
  • Electricity Panama
    The line voltage is 110 volts in Panama. The sockets are not the same as in Europe, an adapter is recommended. There are frequently power outages. Spare batteries and a flashl
  • Safety Panama
    In the cities sometimes pickpockets are at work. A simple method keeps them away from you: stash your big money and valuables underneath your clothing, in a non-visible manner
  • Health Panama
    Travellers to Central America who pay some attention to hygiene and skincare usually don’t run into health problems. However, we would like you to pay attention to the f
  • Information for people at home Panama
    Ensure that those at home know in which country you are and how long you are planning to stay away. You should fix a date when you will contact them. Making telephone calls fr
  • Photographs Panama
    Good-quality film rolls can be bought everywhere in the larger cities. Check the best-before date and only buy from stores where the materials are kept in cold storage. The be
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