Barro Colorado

Panama City | San Blas Islands | Colón | Barro Colorado

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Take a tour from Panama City to the San Blas Islands stopping along the way to navigate the Rio Chagres to meet the scientists at the Smithsonian’s Barro Colorado Institute and the Embera Indigenous People along the way. You’all also take a train from coast to coast to see the colonial earthworks left behind at Colón. Gain a rich understanding of Panamanian culture and nature. Come make lasting connections to the people and places you’ll visit!


–  Transportation

 –  Accommodations

 –  Meals

 –  English speaking guides

 –  Entrance fees & equipment rental

 –  Personal mini water filter

Tours do not include airfare to/from Panama, unless requested, or tips for your local guides and drivers.

Additional information regarding customary travel expenses are provided in detail with your reservation request.



Private Room

Accommodations are multiple occupancy by default.

7 Days/6 Nights Panamá Tours: City > Canal > Colón > Barro Colorado

In Panama you can see so much without having to go too far. On this tour you’ll experience a little bit of everything Central America has to offer by visiting several geographic and geopolitical regions, including Barro Colorado, all within a day’s trip from Panama City.

Tour the most metropolitan of all Central American capitals including the UNESCO World Heritage Site at its heart. Trip to the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal, take the train from one ocean to another. Get in boats and meet the Guna Yala and Embera peoples and visit the Smithsonian Institute at Barro Colorado!

Panama City and Panama Canal

Begin your adventure in the recently restored UNESCO World Heritage Site of Casco Viejo (Old Town) in Panama City. Tour the streets to take in Panama’s colonial history and connect with an organization on the ground doing good community development to address wealth disparity.

Luxury Train Trip to the Colonial Capital

In no other part of the world can you cross from Pacific to Atlantic Oceans in an hour, or in this much style. You will do just that on this trip by taking the antique luxury train that predates the canal from coast to coast and check out colonial Colón on the other side.

Comarca Guna Yala at the San Blas Islands

The country of Panama is home to the protectorate of the Guna Yala peoples and its over 300 tropical islands. Visit some of the over 40 that are inhabited including large community islands where services are centered to learn about the culture as well as tiny one-family islands where you can rest and relax or challenge the locals to a game of volleyball.

Barro Colorado

Barro Colorado is a tropical island created when the Panama Canal flooded the Rio Chagres. The Smithsonian Institute turned it into the world’s first tropical protected area and today it is the most studied patch of rain forest in the world. You’ll be lead into the jungle by the resident scientists there that will highlight the area’s biodiversity and talk about their own research. You’re sure to see monkeys!


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