A journey of photographic discovery


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EcoCircuitos specializing in nature, culture and history travel. Our photography tours are an extraordinary opportunity to experience the natural history of the tropical rainforest with its amazing biodiversity and rich cultural heritage.

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A journey of photographic discovery

  1. 1. PanamaA Journey of Photographic Discovery
  2. 2. Tropical Paradise in PanamaThe islands of San Blas is an archipelago of 378 islands of which only 49 are inhabited by theindependent Kuna Indian community. Pristine water and white beaches, snorkeling anddiving in gorgeous landscapes, visit the Kuna Indians village and learn more about theirfascinating culture and way of life are the main opportunities to enjoy this paradise.John Le Carré said in The Tailor of Panama “This is not a paradise. This is heaven”
  3. 3. Panama’s native cultures are dynamic communities who have persevered throughchanging times. On the Caribbean, the Kuna boast the highest degree of sovereignty inLatin America. Emberá and Wounaan inhabit Panamá Province and the Darién. To theeast, the Ngöbe-Buglé number in the hundreds of thousands, while the Naso has oneof the few remaining monarchies in the Americas.
  4. 4. At the heart of the Americas, Panama is also the crucial link. The Panama Canal joinsthe Atlantic to the Pacific. In the last century the canal defined Panama. But what liesjust beyond these locks could define the next. Pristine beaches, lush rainforest andbig city nightlife give a taste of the country’s outstanding assets.
  5. 5. With more than 300 mammals and 900 bird species, Panama is crack for naturalists.Scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths and squirrel monkeys are just a few local stars. As aspectator sport, wildlife-watching is nothing short of thrilling, but it’s the calls, criesand rumbles of the rainforest that will stamp your memory forever.
  6. 6. Bocas del Toro: an area rich in wildlifeThe first marine reserve in Panama was created in 1988 - the Bastimentos Island National MarinePark. A 33,000 acre park with stunning underwater scenery to be viewed either by snorkeling orscuba diving along the coral reefs. Four species of endangered sea turtles still visit the waters ofBocas and the turtles come ashore in great numbers to lay their eggs on the north side of theislands and some stretches of the mainland coast in season.
  7. 7. Cosmopolitan city Panama CityThe cosmopolitan city offers Spanish colonial ruins, excellent museums, beautifulparks, a breathtaking skyline and an immense infrastructure of hotel, restaurant,convention and banking facilities.
  8. 8. The Highlands of PanamaThe perfect location in Panama to explore an unspoiled cloud forest. There are greatopportunities to take awesome picture and observe unique flora and fauna with ancient treescovered with moss, epiphytic plants and orchids. Enjoy spotting birds such as: Orange-belliedTrogon, Three-wattled Bellbird, Black Guan, Hairy Woodpecker, Buff-fronted Quail Dove and theResplendent Quetzal.
  9. 9. A Journey of Photographic DiscoveryDay 1: Arrival in Panama City An EcoCircuitos representative will meet you at the Tocumen International Airport to assist and transfer you to your hotel located in Panama City. Stay overnight at the hotel Las Clementinas for two nightsDay 2: Panama Canal Watershed Birding Tour The Panama Canal watershed is considered as one of the best birding spots in the world. You will have the opportunity to see Slaty-Tailed Trogon, Cinnamon Woodpecker, Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Lance-Tailed Manakin…Day 3: Embera Indigenous Encounter You will visit the Ella Drua Embera Community near the Soberania National Park. This active Emberá and village proudly hosts visitors to share their traditions and cultures. Stay overnight in Gamboa Resort
  10. 10. Day 4: Arrival to San Blas Archipelago Today you will have a flight from Panama City to Playon Chico. Then you will be transferred to Yandup Hotel. Stay overnight at the Yandup Hotel for two nightsDay 5: Free day in Bocas del Toro You will have time for relaxation, leisure and optional activities on the islands. Additional tours and activities like snorkeing, hiking, canoeing or visiting communities can be arranged upon request.Day 6: Return to Panama City and Full Day City Tour You will have a flight to return in the cosmopolitan city of Panama. Then you will visit the the ruins of Old Panama, climb up the Cathedral tower, visit the Old Panama Museum and then continue to Casco Viejo to finish your tour to the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal. Stay overnight at the Hotel Las ClementinasDay 7: Departure Today you will have a domestic flight back to Panama City. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Tocumen International Airport for your outbound flight. You will be arriving at the airport approximately 2-3 hours before your departure time.
  11. 11. Contact: Tel: 315-1488 315-1521 www.ecocircuitos.com annie@escocircuitos.com info@ecocircuitos.comAlbrook Plaza, local 31 Second Floor Panama City