International Expeditions (IE) has announced that to help launch its comprehensive Panama program, it is offering a $500 per couple air credit for all new bookings.
IE’s new nine-day Panama adventure combines wildlife, local culture and cuisine during hikes and water excursions through this country’s jungles. Under the guidance of local guides, IE guests are expected to “enjoy an immersive look not only at the abundant wildlife but also at the inner-workings of the famed Panama Canal”.
Highlighting IE’s journey is a partial passage through the Panama Canal’s “Culebra” Cut, an eight-mile channel through solid rock, along with a behind-the-scenes look at the Canal’s operation.
Panama funnels millions of birds along their migratory path each year and plays host to frogs and primates. Nature enthusiasts can search the rainforests of Soberanía National Park, the Chagres River and the Smithsonian’s Barro Colorado Island and Galeta Laboratory these.
Other Panama tour highlights include traveling on the Panama Railroad, which dates back to 1850, visiting an Embera village and a walking tour of Casco Viejo, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. Plus, traveling “foodies” will enjoy a sunset meal at the International Miraflores Restaurant overlooking the Miraflores Locks — a Fodor’s Top 5 Panama dining experience.
Guests may use their $500 per couple air credit on small-group Panama tours departing on January 12, February 9, March 9 and December 21, 2013.