Panama

Home of the Panama Canal but so much more…. Panama’s history has been formed by a rich  pre-Columbian era for more than 12‘000 years. Early cultures in Panama were the  Monagrillo, the Cueva and the Conte, particularly famous for their pottery,  which was the first in the Americas. Typical Panamanian crafts originate in the  traditions and cultures of the different indigenous tribes and include the  colorful Mola, nut carvings, woven baskets, balsa and cocobolo wood carvings  and pottery.

The Kuna women of Panama are known for their colorful and intricately sewn Mola  blouses and cloths. The Mola panels of the blouses are hand sewn using several  layers of colored fabric. The women of the Wounaan and Embera tribes make  elegant baskets from the fibers of the Nahuala plant and Chunga palm which grow  in the Darién rain forest of Panama. The Ngobe-Bugle are famous for their woven  bags made from the fiber of the wild pineapple plant. The Indians use these  bags for transporting everything from babies to market goods on the mountainous  trails of their tribal homeland in western Panama.

Lately, the sale of native crafts to tourists has increased and helps to  support the needs of the villages and native people.

  This week-long family adventure package combines the adventure of the rainforest and the Caribbean beaches. Seven days full of adventure and highlights: Crossing the Panama Canal, a visit to Monkey Island, a zipline tour through the dense tropical canopy … Continue reading

This exciting and varied program will take you to four of the five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Panama: Historical Panama City, the Caribbean Fortifications of Portobelo &San Lorenzo, the La Amistad National Park and Coiba Island. A great mixture … Continue reading

This vacation package captures the essence of Panama, visiting the Panama Canal, the highlands of Boquete and the beautiful island of San Blas. It just doesn’t get any better than this!   Day 1, Friday:  Arrival in Panama City Upon arrival, our representative … Continue reading

The Jungle & Beach Explorer package combines two of Panama’s highlights perfectly: The dense tropical rain forest and the stunning Pacific beaches. The hotels in this itinerary offer comfort and luxury in an authentic environment. Explore the spectacular surroundings on … Continue reading

A true Caribbean vacation, this package perfectly combines Panama’s two major Caribbean destinations: San Blas and Bocas del Toro. Three days on the marvelous San Blas archipelago enjoying the local Kuna culture and the picture perfect tropical islands and three … Continue reading