Our tour of Panama was well organized, with fun activities for the students and ample free time to rest. EF communicated thoroughly throughout the process, providing useful materials to keep students and parents informed. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the sites, and was very patient with our students. My only critique would be that he would not walk so fast ahead of us...sometimes it was hard to keep the group behind him, but we were on a schedule! Ha! Some of the restaurant choices were not stellar, but acceptable considering what the tour included. The hotel was perfect for our group, with an attached mall and outdoor pool for free time. Overall, it was a positive and fun experience.
allibaba / Group leader Dallas, Texas / Posted on March 21, 2017
Amazing Trip to Panama!
Overall, the trip to Panama was very fun and educational. Through the trip, we learned about the culture, history, and geology of Panama, and at the same time we were having tons of fun. We did things like zip-line over jungles and rivers, make our way through challenging ropes courses, and play at the beach. I liked the large variety of activities that we did. All in all, the trip was very enjoyable and educational.
/ Student traveler Denver, Colorado / Posted on July 14, 2014
The trip was a blast. It was great to have an EF Tour Guide with us throughout the trip to ensure that everything ran smoothly. It really helped me (as the teacher/chaperone) to feel more relaxed. The students really enjoyed the experience as well. We toured the rainforest, the Panama Canal, an Embara Indian Village, and the city of Panama--these experiences were really great and opened my students' eyes to a different way of life.
SpanishTeacher24 / Group leader Turtle Lake, WI / Posted on June 26, 2014
Tour experience was Terrific
The day trips were awesome, the guide and bus driver were wonderful.
01431 / Student traveler Ashby, MA / Posted on April 28, 2014
This is an excellent tour! The excursions were varied and included city and nature walks, incomparable tours of the canal by train and by boat, an introduction to the varied peoples and culture(s) of Panama, as well as opportunities to experience the delicious foods. Panama offers a wide-range of experiences from the cosmopolitan sites of the city, to the wildness of the tropical rain forests. The people, foods and environs were wonderful.
ShayLo / Group leader Massachusetts / Posted on April 26, 2014
This is an excellent tour for students. I would recommend that students visit another Central American nation first, though. Panama has a lot to offer students from the USA: US history, Spanish language, Panamanian cuisine, Panamanian culture, Spanish forts, indigenous people, great weather, lush vegetation....and, so much more. There is not one thing that I did not like.
The only thing I would advise future travelers: please go with an open mind and be ready to experience a new culture and a different way of living.
TheRealAlpha / Adult traveler Fitchburg, Ma / Posted on April 26, 2014
I loved it! Just seeing the life and culture was amazing on its own, but the tour director was fun and lively and knew a lot about Panama. The food was delicious (I recommend trying the bebida de Maracuya). The tours were a lot of fun and even after the tours were done the adventure wasn't over. The weather was beautiful too, especially after this past winter I've had.
Lani397 / Student traveler New Briatin, CT / Posted on April 21, 2014
just the right type of trip
This trip was well suited for the age of the kids.. you guys (eft) left nothing to chance and made the whole experience (from traveller to paying parents) extremely painless. Excellent job and keep up the good work.