Panama Jungles to Both Coasts - 9-Day Photography Adventure
Panama Jungles-to-Coast 9-Day Photo Adventure
DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
Tropical Summer Colors Season - November - April Green Jungles Season - May- October (Whales Sept/October)
Welcome to Panama!
Panama is a land unique in Central America with all the beauty and better value than Adventures in our neighbor Costa-Rica. The Caribbean and Pacific Coasts offer their own spectacular beauty and are within a short drive or flight away. High diversity in climates and habitats from dense tropical and cloud forest jungles provide Affinity Adventurers with opportunities to be with many beautiful scenes and wildlife not found anywhere else.
I have designed the Panama Adventure to include the best of the best. This is a very beautiful and well priced Adventure of a lifetime - with or without your camera!
DAY ONE - Saturday - Arrivals in Panama - Lodging and Dinner at Riande Airport Hotel with a most beautiful courtyard full of specimen tropical plants and orchids.
DAY TWO - Sunday - Gamboa Rain Forest River Journey, Lunch with Emberá-Wounaan indigineous people, Aerial Tram for canopy images, Short Pipeline bird and wildlife trail when the sun is low and Sunset on Lake Gatun. I have seen many rare birds and an ant-eater going through a huge termite nest.
DAY THREE - Monday - Yandup Island Lodge - Transport to Albrook Fly to Yandup. After exploring many areas of the pristine San Blas Islands we have found the righ blend of location, access and dining. Some of the most beautiful, untouched, palm lined Caribbean style beaches on the planet on our itinerary and tomorrow.
DAY FOUR - Tuesday - Yandup Island Lodge - Today we hop around islands filled with beautiful shores and waters and colorful hermit crabs, mangroves and tropical palm lined trails.
DAY FIVE – Wednesday - Fly to David and drive to Boquete, a wonderful mountain town surrounded by lush cloud forests and coffee farms growing some of the worlds premium brands. We will stay at Los Quetzeles Lodge with 400 acres high elevation wilderness next to the Armistad forest. We will hike alone the Los Quetzeles Trail trails through some absolutely beautiful terrain filled with lush flora and wildlife, we may be especially blessed if the elusive Quetzels come to check us out.
DAY SIX – Thursday – Morning tropical forest wildlife in the cloud forest. Afternoon in Boca Chica on a private Pacific island. If weather and wind permit, we will have a sea-plane land in the bay of our Resort and take us aloft in small groups and open windows to photograph the incredible beauty of the Pacific shorelines.
DAY SEVEN – Friday - Morning summit vista on horseback, lunch and afternoon at Islas Secas & Isla Ladrones - some the best Pacific style beaches and snorkeling you have ever seen. I will have a Leica XU underwater camera and a GoPro available. All snorkeling gear is provided.
DAY EIGHT - Saturday - We fly back to Panama City and go right into the "Old-City" or Casco Viejo. Marvelous photo-walk among the old ruins, buildings and courtyards We stay at the always nice American Trade Hotel and dine at one of Panamas finest gourmet restaurants for our departing dinner.
DAY NINE - Sunday - Departure back home or to San Jose, Costa Rica.
Guests continuing to our Costa Rica Adventure will fly from Tocumen to San Jose Costa Rica. 8AM flight from Tocumen. Air Panama Flight 792. Arrives 9am in San Jose where an Affinity Studio person will meet you. Ask about the back-to-back Adventure discount! We also have a 3-day OSA Corcovado Extreme Jungle Experience available while you are here in Central America.