Consult a Panama custom travel planner to make the most of your visit to Panama. The following list is compiled from travel writers, travel experts and our readers. An independent tour, designed just for you and personalized to your needs, is often the best way to get the most out of your travel experience.
Conde Nast Panama Travel Experts
Travel & Leisure A-List
Wendy Perrin’s WOW List
Large Ship Cruises:
Additional Panama Custom Travel Planner Ideas
Panama Custom Travel Planner: Meg McGriff North: Brownell Travel
Website: Brownell Travel
Panama Custom Travel Planner: Kevin O’Brien: Barefoot Panama
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Website: Barefoot Panama
Top Ten for Panama: Ideas for working with your Panama Custom Tour Planner
1 – Cruise the Panama Canal.
2 – Climb the thrilling Volcan Baru.
3 – Wander the Old City of Casco Viejo.
4 – Tour Fort San Lorenzo in Colon.
5 – Hike through tropical rainforests in Portobelo National Park.
6 – Go scuba diving in Bocas del Toro.
7 – Bird watch in Soberania.
8 – See the dances of the Emberá and Wounan tribes in Darien.
9 – Attend a performance at the National Theater.
10 – Feast on fresh fish and patacones.
Panama Tourism Website
The website has some interesting, in-depth discussion of cultural aspects of Panama that the casual traveler might never come across. For instance, there were at least six links related to the national costume and the artists and seamstresses who make it. The one page that had me stumped was the “Past Events’ calendar – not sure how useful that would be to the average visitor.
From the website:
“Considered the most beautiful costume in the world, the Panamanian pollera is a colorful dress that exudes splendor, distinction, and elegance. Artisans execute every detail involved in the sewing, art, design, and style of each variety, the most well known being: white gala attire (Pollera Santeña); chintz peasant dress (Pollera Montuna); with openwork darning,embroidery, or cross-stitch (Pollera con Labores); household blouse (La Basquiña); and with colorfully striped ribbons (La Pollera Tireada).”