Day 1
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Panama City

Arrive in Panama City, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an Xperitas welcome dinner, where you’ll be treated to traditional comida panameña.

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2
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Panama City

Greet the day by visiting the Miraflores Visitors’ Center of the Panama Canal. Afterwards, travel up the Chagres River by canoe to visit a village of the Emberá people. Enjoy lunch with them and maybe even a soccer match before heading back to the city.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3
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Panama City

Begin your day with an excursion to Portobelo, the site of several pirate invasions. Visit the historic aduana, the Royal Customs House where they used to count and store the king’s gold until it could be shipped to Spain. Be sure to see el cristo negro at the Iglesia de San Félipe. Then go by boat on an island excursion to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of swimming.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4
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Chitré

Take a ride to El Valle de Antón, a picturesque town nestled in the crater of a giant extinct volcano. Keep an eye out for sloths and tropical birds as you zip line through the forest canopy. After lunch, visit los pozos termales, and a local animal refuge and amphibian research center before making your way to Chitré.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5
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Chitré

Start the day off with a visit to the home of a woman famed for her handmade polleras, the traditional dress of Panama. Then, stop at a nearby bakery. Enjoy a visit to a local pottery shop to observe the techniques of a local artisan and try your hand at creating a pot!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Days 6-11
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Family Stay

This is the part you’ve been waiting for! Meet your Panamanian family and begin a 6-day stay with them.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12
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Panama City

Bid farewell to your familia panameña and spend one last day in Panama City. Your guide will introduce you to the many splendors of the capital city! 

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 13
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Return

Transfer to the airport and return home to the U.S.

Included Meals: Breakfast