Experience Panama’s astonishing cultural and ecological diversity on an intimate exploration of this diverse, vibrant nation that connects Central and South America. Discover unique wildlife in the lowland rainforests of Gatun Lake, admire the recent massive expansion of the Panama Canal, search for the resplendent quetzal while hiking the cloud forests of the Chiriquí Highlands, and get a hands-on look at Panama’s local sugar and coffee industries. You’ll zipline through lush forests, dance alongside the indigenous Embera people, and pedal along the scenic Causeway Amador. Venture beyond the Panama Canal up the Chagres River where native Embera folks live, get up close with the abundant rainforest wildlife of Soberanía National Park, and ride the iconic Panama Canal Railway. Delve into colorful cultural history in historic UNESCO world heritage site Casco Viejo before wandering the Frank Gehry-designed Biodiversity Museum to learn how the emergence of Panama changed the natural world three million years ago. On this rich, active cultural adventure, you’ll discover that Panama’s famed canal is just the beginning!