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Rainforest Explorers: The Best of Panama With Your Family

Program No. 23615RJ
Search for tropical wildlife alongside your family in Panama while also meeting members of an indigenous tribe, venturing through the jungle and voyaging part of the canal together.

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At a Glance

Did you know that Panama has over 975 different bird species, more than the U.S. and Canada combined? And that’s just one reason why this awesome country is perfect for every wildlife lover. On this exciting adventure with your family, journey into the jungle and rainforest to search for awesome animals like sloths, monkeys and iguanas. Along the way, get a temporary tattoo from an indigenous tribe, learn cool pirate history and spot marine life through your snorkeling mask as you make lifelong memories in this tropical paradise.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three miles daily over uneven terrain; getting in and out of canoes/kayaks/motorboats; ascending/descending an 86-step canopy tower; snorkeling; some city walking and intermittent standing.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Experience a partial transit through the legendary Panama Canal and search for wildlife as you pass through its many lakes and locks.
  • Take your learning nice and slow at a sloth sanctuary where you’ll get up close and personal to these gentle creatures.
  • Enjoy a boat ride to an Emberá village – one of seven local indigenous tribes – to play fun games and learn about their traditions.
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