Dive into a world of abundant nature, enriching history & vibrant culture on a once-in-a-lifetime Panama adventure.
Occupying a privileged spot with beaches in both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, Panama is a pioneer in ecotourism. Boasting lush rainforests, mystical cloud forests that buzz with the sound of the scintillating iridescent hummingbirds and the squawking macaw, spectacular beaches and an array of bubbling volcanos. Indeed, the diversity in this small region is vast, making it one of the best places to experience some of the world’s most magnificent species. Gazing skywards, the prolific birdlife is nothing short of incredible while under the azure coloured waters of the coastline you’ll have the chance to swim with sea turtles, manatee and rays while taking in the stunning coral reefs that are teeming with an underwater circus.
Wildlife abounds but there is no shortage of cultural experiences to be had here either. Ancient walled cities dot the landscape and local villages hum with the sounds of traditional craftsmen and women. You’ll have the chance to take a local skiff vessel through remote jungle to visit the Embera tribe, the only way to reach them, and added to this the privilege to see one of the world’s greatest feats of engineering. A definitive highlight of a Wildfoot Panama itinerary is a cruise across the Panama Canal and one you will never forget. Panama may well be among the most beautiful countries in the world and we are proud to bring you this destination as the ultimate in extraordinary wildlife and outdoor adventure travel.
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Incredibly diverse landscapes encompassing everything from rugged mountains and volcanoes to verdant rainforests and beaches, a fascinating capital city bursting with charm and historical riches, and a wealth of flora and fauna thriving where Central and Southern America collide. Panama is more than just canals and hats. Panama is one of the most enthralling nature destinations on the planet, and with Wildfoot Travel it’s all yours to explore.Talk to us
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Best Time to Travel
Panama has a tropical climate and gets its fair share of rain, though temperatures stay around an average of 30°C throughout the year, making it all-year-round destination. The direst time of the year is between January and mid-April, making these the most popular months for travellers.
If you’re not worried by a little rain, then travelling outside the peak months can bring its own rewards, including less crowds, and lots of fiestas and events.
Extend Your Trip
If you’re looking for even more adventure, Panama is perfectly located for exploring more of Central and South America. Why not combine your Panama trip with escapes to Costa Rica, Belize or Guatemala, or venture even further to the wonders of Argentina, Brazil and Peru?
Whether it’s wildlife, birding, activities, unique experiences or even expedition cruising, here at Wildfoot we have a huge array of options available for extending your journey of discovery.
Geography and Environment
Bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Panama shares land borders with Colombia and Costa Rica. With a typical tropical climate and environment, Panama has an abundance of rainforest, jungle, mangroves, islands, beaches and natural harbours.
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One of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, this historically important structure connects the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean through a 50-mile series of shipping canals and locks. Visitors to Panama can learn all about the canal’s fascinating history and how it operates now with a trip to the Miraflores Visitor Centre, or for another perspective, the Agua Clara Visitor’s Center on the Atlantic side of the Canal in Colón. Ship transits of the full length of the canal can also be organised.
A birdwatcher’s paradise, expect to sight everything from harpy eagles and resplendent quetzals, to macaws and 52 types of hummingbirds. Birding abounds in the national parks and throughout the country and is most popular around Gatún Lake, the Chiriqui highlands, Boquete and its surroundings, where there are at least 6 microclimates.
From rainforests and open ocean to coastal mangroves, highland cloud forests and island archipelagos, Panama’s wonderfully diverse ecosystems are bursting with thousands of different species of flora and fauna. Prepare for an unforgettable nature watching experience as you search for sightings of everything from dolphins, whales and monkeys to giant anteaters, jaguars and spectacled bears. What’s more, Panama is one of the best places in the world to see sloths in the wild.
An eclectic blend of African, American Indian, North American, and Spanish influences make Panama an enthralling destination for cultural trips. Alongside some of the oldest colonial relics in Central America, there are countless sites throughout the country that travellers can visit to see remnants of the country’s ancient civilisations. Panama is also home to 7 different thriving indigenous communities and many of Wildfoot’s tours will offer you the chance to visit some of these communities to learn about their way of life and traditions.
Thanks to its diverse coastal landscapes and beautiful island archipelagos, kayaking in Panama is a must-do activity. Many of Wildfoot’s Panama trips will offer travellers the chance to take to the seas for a different perspective of this unique country.
With Panama bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, there are two very different but equally fascinating marine ecosystems to explore. Whether its swimming with sea turtles and sharks in Isla Coiba National Park or snorkelling through the colourful coral reefs of the Bocas del Toro or San Blas archipelagos, there is sure to be something to delight even the most experienced divers and snorkellers.
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Our Panama brochure contains a sample of some of our favourite Panama itineraries, created with you, the customer, in mind. Carefully selected by our team of wildlife-travel specialists, our exciting programme of out-of-the-ordinary travel adventures combines the planet’s most sought-after wildlife experiences with the very best in transport, accommodation and expert guiding.Download the PDF