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PANAMA CANAL EXPANSION & CENTENNIAL

June 9, 2014 ~ The second embarkation with the new lock gates arrived!

 

History is being rewritten all over again at the Panama Canal as it is expanding its capacity to allow for more than double the traffic it currently serves. To be completed in 2015, the project that includes a third set of locks, larger and wider than the existing ones, will cost $5.6 billion (US).




The Panama Canal has played an integral part in history as it provided an option of traveling between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean’s without having to sail a greater distance and through perilous Cape Horn. Trade and people movement boomed almost a century ago as a result of the opening of the Panama Canal. And now, history and Panama have come together to give people from all over the world an opportunity to see this great modern wonder of the world be enlarged. Read more...

COMPANY NEWS

ANCON needs your help!


ANCON needs your precious help in order to protect and preserve Panama’s rich nature and biodiversity, particularly in areas under continuous unsustainable threats of deforestation, fires and illegal hunting. Your contribution will help safeguard the Punta Patiño Natural Reserve in the eco-region of the Darien Chocó, an area rich in biodiversity and unique species.

Punta Patiño in Darién is the first and largest private natural reserve in Panamá with an extension of over 30,000 hectares (86,000 acres) and a range of ecosystems such as mangroves, beaches, dry forests (scarce in Panama) and humid forests. The reserve is home to a variety of endangered species like the jaguar, puma, harpy eagle, carey turtles among others. Click HERE for a complete list of endangered species.

Once you have made an online donation, you’ll receive a certificate with your name and be able to see in the map of the Reserve, the number of hectare (s) you are preserving.

Click HERE to donate!

NEWS ARTICLES & JOURNALISTS PUBLICATIONS


Following in the Footsteps of Balboa by Franz Lidz (Smithsonian Magazine)

50 Best Tours of a Lifetime: Camino Real Trek (National Geographic Traveler Magazine)

Panama: Eco wonderland - Best Trips 2012 (National Geographic Traveler Magazine)

Guide to Panama: What to do (Condé Nast Traveller Magazine)

The Value of Good Hiking Poles (especially on a Panama jungle trek)  by Sue Freeman

Panama City (Holland Herald)

Weekender:  Panama City in 48 hours (TNT Magazine)

10 Quick Winter Getaways: Panama by Deborah Kirk (Travel & Leisure)

Ancon Expeditions´program blazes trail to natives by Carla Hunt (Travel Weekly)

Panama: paradise is open for business by Paul Croughton (Times Online)

Travel Stories - Panama´s Darien National Park by Hernan Arauz

Birds of Panama by Elise Faike

Cruising the Panama Canal by Sue Attwod (The Telegraph)

Sorprende la diversidad by Andrea Paola Irizarry

Panama Gone Wild by Emily Grey

Panama’s Islands: Emulating the Wise Sloth  by Denis Horgan

Panama´s Secret: Everything You´d Want in Travel in Vast Abundance  by Denis Horgan

Panama Highlands: Birds, Coffee and the Scary Zipline  by Denis Horgan

Panama: The Route to Prosperity by McKenzie Funk (Audubon Magazine)

 

NEWS ARTICLES & JOURNALISTS PUBLICATIONS (2)


11 reasons to visit Panama by Aaron Millar (CNN)

Following in the Footsteps of Balboa by Franz Lidz (Smithsonian Magazine)

50 Best Tours of a Lifetime: Camino Real Trek (National Geographic Traveler Magazine)

Panama: Eco wonderland - Best Trips 2012 (National Geographic Traveler Magazine)

Guide to Panama: What to do (Condé Nast Traveller Magazine)

The Value of Good Hiking Poles (especially on a Panama jungle trek)  by Sue Freeman

Panama City (Holland Herald)

Weekender:  Panama City in 48 hours (TNT Magazine)

10 Quick Winter Getaways: Panama by Deborah Kirk (Travel & Leisure)

Ancon Expeditions´program blazes trail to natives by Carla Hunt (Travel Weekly)

Panama: paradise is open for business by Paul Croughton (Times Online)

Travel Stories - Panama´s Darien National Park by Hernan Arauz

Birds of Panama by Elise Faike

Cruising the Panama Canal by Sue Attwod (The Telegraph)

Sorprende la diversidad by Andrea Paola Irizarry

Panama Gone Wild by Emily Grey

Panama’s Islands: Emulating the Wise Sloth  by Denis Horgan

Panama´s Secret: Everything You´d Want in Travel in Vast Abundance  by Denis Horgan

Panama Highlands: Birds, Coffee and the Scary Zipline  by Denis Horgan

Panama: The Route to Prosperity by McKenzie Funk (Audubon Magazine)