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Cloud forests. Pirate stories. Is this fried dough, or a fritter? Holy coastline. Handicrafts. Infrastructure. Sloths! Lush doesn't describe it. Pacific sunrise. Atlantic sunset. Why are my mental pictures always better? Colonial-era ruins. Where the wild things are. Kaleidoscopic.

This is Panama.

Cloud forests. Pirate stories. Is this fried dough, or a fritter? Holy coastline. Handicrafts. Infrastructure. Sloths! Lush doesn't describe it. Pacific sunrise. Atlantic sunset. Why are my mental pictures always better? Colonial-era ruins. Where the wild things are. Kaleidoscopic.

This is Panama.

Anyone can go to Panama. You’re going to experience it.


Home to sun, surf and storied waterways, no visit to this country is complete without a journey down the Panama Canal. Witness the man-made marvel that revolutionized international trade in the early 20th century, then explore Panama City as it stands today—a bustling hub of commerce that's dotted with skyscrapers and historical architecture alike. And when you retreat from the coast, you're in for an even greater adventure: a look inside Panama's boundless rainforests and national parks, indigenous villages, local agriculture, and art.


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Experience the best of Panama

The food

Similar to its population and ecosystems, Panama's cuisine is a melting pot of menu options. Sample fresh seafood, plentiful meats, and fried starches before indulging in native fruits like guanábana or raspao (shaved ice spiked with condensed milk).

The people

Panamanians are among the happiest people in the world, and it shows in how they welcome visitors to their tiny slice of paradise. Ask and you’ll find the nation’s seven distinct indigenous groups have a wealth of knowledge on ancient rituals and artesanía to share.

The culture

Comfortable with its role as the corridor between North and South America, Panama is decidedly dual-natured. A mesmerizing mix of the past, present, and what could be, Panama houses a culture so divergent it threatens to swallow you whole (in a good way).


The food

Similar to its population and ecosystems, Panama's cuisine is a melting pot of menu options. Sample fresh seafood, plentiful meats, and fried starches before indulging in native fruits like guanábana or raspao (shaved ice spiked with condensed milk).


The people

Panamanians are among the happiest people in the world, and it shows in how they welcome visitors to their tiny slice of paradise. Ask and you’ll find the nation’s seven distinct indigenous groups have a wealth of knowledge on ancient rituals and artesanía to share.


The culture

Comfortable with its role as the corridor between North and South America, Panama is decidedly dual-natured. A mesmerizing mix of the past, present, and what could be, Panama houses a culture so divergent it threatens to swallow you whole (in a good way).

Why travel with EF?

Every EF tour immerses you in new cultures—surrounded by the people, the language, the food, the way of life—that create inspirational moments you and your students will never forget.

On tour, every detail is taken care of so you can relax and enjoy the experience. Your Tour Director is with you around the clock handling transportation, hotels, and meals while also providing their own insight into local history and culture. And expert local guides provide detailed views of history, art, architecture, or anything you may have a question about. All to ensure you and your student have an incredible experience.

“I have never had an experience before like mine in Panama. I haven't traveled much, but I can definitely say this set the bar really high for any trips I take in the future. Seeing their way of life was amazing. Our tour guides were also very nice and informative. This was one of the best experiences of my life.”


— Yesely, Student

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