9 or 12 days
Panama City, Boquete, Chitré, extension to Cartagena, Colombia

Surfing, ziplining, and whitewater rafting all in one trip.

Traversing hanging bridges atop jungle canopies. Mud hut building with your own two hands. Prepare to get your hands dirty—and your sneakers, and your T-shirt—as you explore Panama, a country of natural beauty (emphasis on natural), rich culture, and of course, thrilling adventure.
  • Day 1: Fly to Panama

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Panama City

    Visit the Biomuseo

    Take a tour of Casco Viejo

    Visit the Miraflores Visitor Center at the Panama Canal

  • Day 3: Panama City • David • Boquete

    Fly to David

    Travel to Boquete

    Visit a local honey farm, where you will: 

    • Learn about honey bees and beekeeping   
    • See how honey is harvested  
    • Sample a variety of flavored honey 
    • View butterflies in a butterfly sanctuary  
  • Day 4: Boquete

    Enjoy a zipline experience through a Boquete treetop 

    Take a canopy tour, where you’ll:

    • Travel through the jungle via hanging bridges  
    • Spot unique flora and wildlife as you explore the ecosystem of jungle canopies 
    • Take in amazing aerial views 
  • Day 5: Boquete

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Whitewater rafting

    Whitewater rafting

    Experience the thrill and excitement of whitewater rafting on this excursion! Use teamwork to navigate a path through the free-flowing waters of the Río Gariche rapids (level 2-3), all while admiring lush Panama scenery as you pass by stretches of tropical forest.

  • Day 6: Boquete • Chitré

    Travel to Chitré

    Participate in la junta de embarre, a traditional mud hut building activity

  • Day 7: Chitré • Isla Iguana

    Take a day trip to Isla Iguana

    Visit the Isla Iguana Wildlife Refuge, where you’ll: 

    • Explore the beach   
    • Enjoy a light hike  
    • Snorkel as a group
  • Day 8: Chitré • El Palmar • Panama City

    Travel via El Palmar to Panama City 

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Surfing lesson

    Surfing lesson

    Learn to surf on the white sand beaches of one of the Panama’s premier surfing locations. Here, an instructor will teach you how to stand on your board as well as how to paddle and pass waves. Once in the water, you'll have the chance to surf by yourself under the supervision of your instructor.

    Participate in a folklore evening with authentic Panamanian food and a traditional dance show 

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Panama City • Cartagena

    Fly to Cartagena, Colombia

    Take a walking tour of Cartagena

  • Day 10: Cartagena

    Take a guided tour of historic Cartagena

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Convento de la Popa
    • San Felipe de Barajas Castle

    See the unique ecosystems of Colombia’s mangrove tunnels on a canoe ride and learn how locals are working to restore the area through reforestation 

  • Day 11: Cartagena • Barú Island

    Take a day trip to the beach at Barú Island  

    Enjoy lunch on the beach

    Enjoy a dinner experience that includes traditional music or dancing

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to Panama

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Panama City

    Visit the Biomuseo

    Take a tour of Casco Viejo

    Visit the Miraflores Visitor Center at the Panama Canal

  • Day 3: Panama City • David • Boquete

    Fly to David

    Travel to Boquete

    Visit a local honey farm, where you will: 

    • Learn about honey bees and beekeeping   
    • See how honey is harvested  
    • Sample a variety of flavored honey 
    • View butterflies in a butterfly sanctuary  
  • Day 4: Boquete

    Enjoy a zipline experience through a Boquete treetop 

    Take a canopy tour, where you’ll:

    • Travel through the jungle via hanging bridges  
    • Spot unique flora and wildlife as you explore the ecosystem of jungle canopies 
    • Take in amazing aerial views 
  • Day 5: Boquete

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Whitewater rafting

    Whitewater rafting

    Experience the thrill and excitement of whitewater rafting on this excursion! Use teamwork to navigate a path through the free-flowing waters of the Río Gariche rapids (level 2-3), all while admiring lush Panama scenery as you pass by stretches of tropical forest.

  • Day 6: Boquete • Chitré

    Travel to Chitré

    Participate in la junta de embarre, a traditional mud hut building activity

  • Day 7: Chitré • Isla Iguana

    Take a day trip to Isla Iguana

    Visit the Isla Iguana Wildlife Refuge, where you’ll: 

    • Explore the beach   
    • Enjoy a light hike  
    • Snorkel as a group
  • Day 8: Chitré • El Palmar • Panama City

    Travel via El Palmar to Panama City 

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Surfing lesson

    Surfing lesson

    Learn to surf on the white sand beaches of one of the Panama’s premier surfing locations. Here, an instructor will teach you how to stand on your board as well as how to paddle and pass waves. Once in the water, you'll have the chance to surf by yourself under the supervision of your instructor.

    Participate in a folklore evening with authentic Panamanian food and a traditional dance show 

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Panama City • Cartagena

    Fly to Cartagena, Colombia

    Take a walking tour of Cartagena

  • Day 10: Cartagena

    Take a guided tour of historic Cartagena

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Convento de la Popa
    • San Felipe de Barajas Castle

    See the unique ecosystems of Colombia’s mangrove tunnels on a canoe ride and learn how locals are working to restore the area through reforestation 

  • Day 11: Cartagena • Barú Island

    Take a day trip to the beach at Barú Island  

    Enjoy lunch on the beach

    Enjoy a dinner experience that includes traditional music or dancing

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach; internal flight

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (11 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Dinner on arrival day; breakfast and dinner on Days 2–3, Day 6, and Day 8 (and Day 10 with extension); 3 meals on Days 4, 5, 7 (and on Day 11 with extension); breakfast on departure day

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by an expert, licensed local guide (2 with extension); 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director (2 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Biomuseo; Miraflores Visitor Center; honey farm and butterfly sanctuary; ziplining; canopy tour; mud hut building; Isla Iguana; folklore evening (with extension: Convento de lo Popa; San Felipe de Barajas Castle; mangrove excursion, Barú Island; dinner experience)

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

Lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director, and more.
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