Panama – Spanish Language & Culture
- Near Daily Spanish language lessons in Panama
- Visit the Panama Canal!
- Tour Casco Viejo, the historic district of Panama City
- Explore the Panama Canal Museum
- Drive over the Bridge of the Americas
- Take in the views from Ancon Hill
- Tour the historical colonial town of Portobelo
- Ride the historic Panama Canal Railway train
- Visit the expansion site of the Panama canal at the Gatun locks
- Head into the Chagres National Park to visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Fort San Lorenzo
- Visit the historic US Fort Sherman
- Explore Panama’s indigenous history on the San Blas Islands
- Enjoy a snorkel and boat tour
Explore the politics, history, and modern day marvel of the Panama Canal and Panama City. Participate in eco-volunteer opportunities near the ‘Valley of Flowers and Eternal Spring.’ Surfing, snorkeling, zip lining, hiking and a whole lot of educational adventure is available to you!
Panama offers both urban and rural world class attractions and activities.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to Panama
Take a guided tour of the Panama City. Visit Casco Viejo, the historic district of Panama City. Also visit Plaza de la Independencia, the National Theatre of Panama, El Palacio de las Garzas (home of the Panamanian President), and much more.
Day 2 - Spanish Lesson Panama Canal!
Start off our day with an immersive Spanish class in Panama City. Later, drive over the Bridge of the Americas. Visit the Miraflores Visitor Center, which introduces and teaches about the Panama Canal. Watch mammoth ocean liners maneuver the narrow waterways. Ancon Hill visit on our way home.
Day 3 - Portobelo
Portobelo is a sleepy town full of colonial history where you will feel transported in time. Named by Christopher Colombus in 1502, here we will find and learn about five colonial fortresses where cannons still point to the bay. Enjoy a Spanish language lesson, and explore the history and enjoy the beautiful green landscapes along the coast.
Day 4 - Historic Train, Fort, & Canal Tour
Depart for Colon on the historic Panama Canal Railway (the one-hour journey takes you through unspoiled rain forests, alongside the Canal’s massive locks and atop a scenic causeway over Gatun Lake). Our first stop is at the Gatun locks expansion site to witness history in the making from the brand new visitor center. Head into the Chagres National Park to visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Fort San Lorenzo. Visit the historic US Fort Sherman.
Days 5 - 6 - San Blas Islands
The islands are the best place to explore the rich culture of Panama’s indigenous people, the Kuna. Members of the tribe are stationed on many of the tiny tropical islands – we will meet with the local community on the island for the day. Additionally while here we will have the opportunity to visit the famous Assudub Bipi (Dog Island) and enjoy a snorkeling excursion. Enjoy 1 -2 Spanish language lessons while here.
Day 7 - Homeward Bound
Begin our travel home after an amazing trip to Panama together.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Panama
BusPrivate coach bus as needed for duration of tour
HostelCentrally located, student-friendly hostels
Three meals a day included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.
With 5,637 kilometers of coastline and more than 1,518 islands, there are no shortage of beaches available in Panama.
Places You’ll Visit
Take in views of the canal from atop Ancon Hill.
Welcome to the 'Valley of Flowers and Eternal Spring'.
Enjoy an overnight hike in the National Park of Volcan Baru.