SHORT ADVENTURES

For those who prefer to put together their own itinerary, our short adventures have been prepared to operate independently of each other or in combination, based on the traveler's main interests and availability to travel within Panama. Ancon Expeditions of Panama's short adventures are available on request.

 

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THE PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS

4 days / 3 nights
“One had only to look at the map to see that Panama was the proper place for the canal. The route was already well established, there was a railroad, there were thriving cities at each end” -- David McCullough, The Path Between the Seas, the Creation of the Panama Canal, 1879-1914. Read More...

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BOCAS DEL TORO ADVENTURE

3 days / 2 nights
Five hundred years ago, the great discoverer Christopher Columbus arrived at a tropical paradise in the western Caribbean coast of what is now Panama. Overwhelmed by the most incredible contrasts of vivid color and sheer unspoiled natural surroundings, Columbus decided to drop anchor and immerse in this heavenly place. Not much has changed since then. Bocas is the best place to sink your toes in the white sand, to explore lush tropical rainforests and coral reefs and to look for the faithful sea turtles that have come to these islands for millennia. Read More...

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AZUERO - OUR PEOPLE AND CULTURE

4 days / 3 nights
Experience the local people and traditions of the Azuero Península and discover the manufacturing process of the traditional products of the Herrera Province: sugarcane, salt, clay and bread, visit the local workshops where the colorful devil masks and music drums are produced, meet the local seamstresses who make the Pollera, the typical dress of the Panamanian women, and enjoy a nature experience in the Herrera Highlands which hosts an interesting pre-Columbian history, pretroglyps, horseback ride, beautiful trails and a river to swim in. Read More...

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PANAMA´S FOLKLORE AND ITS PACIFIC OCEAN

5 days / 4 nights
Enjoy a cultural journey to the Azuero Península, located the province of Los Santos and also known as the heart of where Panamanian folklore and the national Pollera dress have its origin. Learn about the cultural and natural wonders of the area before you continue further South to the Pacific shore of the Azuero Península. Besides numerous beaches, some of them world-known for top-class surfing, the area is ideal for fishing, snorkeling, whale watching, sea turtles, and horseback riding. Read More...

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MOUNT TOTUMAS CLOUD FOREST

4 days / 3 nights
Off the beaten track, connecting with nature and away from civilization – escape to one of the highest and most remote points of the Chiriqui province with yet comfortable accommodations and guaranteed solitude along with stunning views, hikes, birdwatching, flora and fauna waiting for you.
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CHIRIQUI CLOUD FOREST EXPLORER

4 days / 3 nights
The western highlands of Panama are some of the most picturesque in Central America. The cool, humid cloud forests of this region are home to a variety of birds, including Quetzals, Bellbirds, Solitaires and Redstarts and the countryside is dotted with flower, fruit and vegetable farms and coffee plantations. Explore the Janson's Finca Ceriana Nature Reserve, meet a local wood crafter and artist, taste Panama´s delicious coffee and honey, enjoy the charming town of Boquete and the cloud forest trails at Volcan Baru National Park. Read More...

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COIBA NATIONAL PARK EXPLORER

4 days / 3 nights
Coiba Island is one of the last relics of tropical moist forest in Pacific Central America, a site of great beauty, great marine and terrestrial diversity, preserving endemic and endangered species. The coral reefs exemplify successful reef growth under sheltered but very restricted conditions and serve as a refuge and source of species replenishment for other islands, including the Cocos and Galapagos, during and after El Niño disturbances – United National Environment Programme. Read More...

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REALM OF THE HARPY EAGLE

4 days / 3 nights
Contact us for more information on the current status of the Harpy Eagle! An exploration of the realm of the Harpy Eagle, the world’s most powerful bird of prey and Panama’s national bird. This unforgettable adventure takes place along the historic Gulf of San Miguel, where the Spanish discoverer Vasco Nuñez de Balboa became the first European to set eyes on the Pacific Ocean back in 1512. Explore the Punta Patiño Reserve, stay overnight with the Embera Mogue community and hike to the nest of the Harpy Eagle! Read More...

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COASTAL DARIEN EXPLORER

4 days / 3 nights
This unforgettable adventure takes place along the historic Gulf of San Miguel, where the Spanish discoverer Vasco Nuñez de Balboa became the first European to set eyes on the Pacific Ocean back in 1512. Explore the Punta Patiño Nature Reserve with our naturalist guides, enjoy the coastal boat trip around the Gulf of San Miguel and visit the Embera indigenous community at Mogue River. Read More...

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SAN BLAS ISLANDS & THE GUNA INDIANS

3 days / 2 nights
Without a doubt the best preserved of all of the indigenous cultures of the Americas is the Guna. The Guna people are so determined to protect their heritage that they have maintained their autonomy. In Guna Yala, known to the rest of the world as the San Blas Islands, an indigenous independent Congress still rules. Comprised by some 365 islands, less than 60 of them are inhabited. Turquoise waters surround white-sand beaches dotted with palm trees and thatched-roof Guna villages. Read More...