Note:  The Panama trip has been postponed due to COVID-19.  The trip will now be July 29th – August 5th, 2021. The itinerary remains the same.  The link below has been updated to reflect the new information.

Join ECA in the summer of 2020 and explore Panama.       Click Here for Details

Completed in 1914, the Panama Canal revolutionized international trade by bridging the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between the Americas.  But there is so much more to this isthmus nation, as you will discover on your in-depth expedition. Explore bustling Panama City and hike El Valle de Antón. Then focus your attention on the exotic wildlife as you come face to face with the variety of birds and animals at Rio Chagres and Metropolitan Natural Park.


  • Day 1: Fly to Panama

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

    Visit the Panamá Viejo ruins and museum

    Take a tour of Casco Viejo

    Visit the Biomuseo

    Take a group photo by the Panama sign on the Amador Causeway

  • Day 3: Panama City • El Valle de Antón

    Take a day trip to El Valle de Antón

    Travel on the Pan-American Highway

    Visit a pineapple farm

    Explore hiking trails in El Valle de Antón

    See a youth folklore dance show

  • Day 4: Panama City • Gatun Lake

    Take a boat ride on Gatun Lake

    See Monkey Island

    Visit Metropolitan Natural Park

  • Day 5: Panama City

    Visit the Panama Canal Administration Building

    Participate in a cultural exchange activity with locals

    Visit the Miraflores Visitor Center at the Panama Canal

  • Day 6: Panama City • Chagres National Park

    Take a day trip to Chagres National Park

    Take a canoe ride on the Rio Chagres

    Visit an Emberá indigenous village

  • Day 7: Panama City • Portobelo

    Take a day trip to Portobelo

    Go snorkeling

    Visit the Portobelo Ruins

  • Day 8: Depart for home