Excursions

These are just ideas and possibilities; nothing is finalized yet.

February 16: Carnival

February 22-26: Kuna Yala is an autonomous Indigenous comarca (territory) on the Caribbean coast. This trip includes a visit to the Nusagandi biological station, visits with local communities, viewing old United Fruit Company banana plantation, the beach, and ending with joining the celebrations of the February 25, 1925 Kuna uprising.

La Rica is a remote village in the Omar Torrijos National Park without phone or other utilities. This will include a visit to Torrijos’ plane that crashed nearby.

La Pintada is a nearby town with an artisan market and cigar factory.

Penonomé Museum with exhibits on Indigenous civilizations, colonial history, and the present cultures.

El Caño archeology site.

Nato is the oldest European town in Panama with one of the oldest churches in the Americas.

Aguadulce and a sugar refinery.

Azuero Peninsula has many festivals to celebrate its Spanish heritage.

El Valle is nestled in the crater of a giant extinct volcano and includes waterfalls, hotsprings, hiking, handicrafts market.

Santa Clara beach, and perhaps a visit to the Río Hato military base.

Panama City, including visits to the original cities of Panama Viejo and Casco Antiguo with its museums, cathedrals, and town squares.

Trans-isthmus railroad, Portobelo, and San Lorenzo fort at Colón.

Chiriquí province, including a visit to the Ngöbe-Buglé Indigenous peoples and climbing the Baru volcano.

Bocas del Toro is a Caribbean archipelago and a eco-tourism destination.

March 28-April 4: Semana Santa (Holy Week)

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