Day Tours from Panama City, Colón and beaches.

Roundtrips and Short Trips in Panama.

Trekking, Ecotours and community tourism

Tours of the Camino Real of Panama

Welcome to Cultour Panama

Hello Panama travelers !

 

My name is Christian Strassnig, I am originally from Austria and have been living in Panama for over ten years now. Before I moved here I had done an internship in social work at the SOS children’s village in Panama during which I fell in love with the country. Fascinated by the rain forest and Panamanian history I heard about the Camino Real for the first time in 2003. 

So, in 2007 I began doing research expeditions to the Camino Real in the jungle and started working as a travel guide.

 

In 2013 I founded Cultour Panama in order to offer sustainable travel options to the cultural and natural treasures of Panama, so that visitors could truly experience the diversity of culture, nature, history and people.

 

Be it a day tour to Panama City and the Panama Canal, visiting the San Blas islands or a roundtrip through all of the country, with Cultour Panama you have found your local travel guide with whom you can collect unforgettable experiences and who is greatly concerned with the sustainable development of people and the environment.

 

I invite you to take a look at our trips and discover Panama together!

Christian Strassnig - Founder of Cultour Panama 

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Trips & Tours in Panama 

Day trips

Day Trip: Panama Canal and the Old town of Panama city

Visiting the visitors center of the Panama canal in Miraflores in the morning, from the visitors platform we can see ships passing through the locks, visit of the exhibition about construction and operation of the canal (exact times and order of the sights may vary due to passage times of the ships). Ride to the old town of Panama City named "Casco Antiguo“ in Spanish. Walking tour of the picturesque streets towards Plaza de Catedral, Plaza de Francia and the colonial churches. 

At the water front we have have an exceptional view of the Canal and the skyline of modern Panama. Time for lunch at one of the surrounding restaurants. Depending on time and interest a visit of the Ancon mountain with panoramic views of the city or of the Ruins in old Panama can be considered. Ride back to the hotel

Prices: private tour with 2 participants $150 per person; with 3 participants $100 per person; with 4 participants $80 per person; with 5 participants $70 per person, with 6 or more participants $60 per person. Additional: entrance fee for the Panama Canal $20; (optional: entrance fee to the ruins of old Panama $12)

Wildlife observation on the monkey island in lake Gatún

A fascinating day trip on which we see ships on the Panama Canal up close and get to know the tropical rainforest and wildlife of the Panama canal.

 

Ride from Panama City to Gamboa. Boat trip on the Gatún reservoir, with our boat we get close to the giant ships crossing the Panama Canal. The tropical rainforest covers the entire area and where we stop at a couple of small islands where Capuchin monkeys, Howler monkeys, and Geoffroys spider monkeys live in the wild.We can closely observe the wild monkeys and can experience unforgettable moments.

 

Price: Private tour with 2 participants $135 per person; with 3 participants $120 per person; with 4-5 participants $100 per person; with 6-7 participants $90 per person, with 8 or more participants $85 per person. All entrance fees included. 

Visiting the Embera Indians 

Ride to Chagres national park. Here we embark the traditional logboats of the Indians and ride along the Chagres River towards a waterfall in the rain forest (possibility to swim by a waterfall: take your swimsuit along !). Afterwards we take the boat to the Embera village. In the village we eat traditional food and learn about the culture and customs of the Embera such as artisanal crafts and dances. In the end we drive back to Panama City.

 

Prices: private tour with 2 participants $150 per person; with 3 participants $120 per person;

with 4-5 participants 95$ per person; with 6-7 participants $80 per person, with 8 or more participants $60 per person. Additional: Entrance fee to the Chagres national park $5, Embera community $30.

Short & Round trips 

Roundtrip: Best of Panama

 

Highlights:

✱ Boattrip through the locks go the Panama Canal 

✱ History and culture in the old town of Panama and on the Camino Real

✱ Coffee and hiking in Chiriquí highlands 

✱ Relaxing by the Carribean sea in Bocas del Toro

 

Course of the trip 

  1. Day: Bienvenidos in Panama!

  2. Day: Sightseeing in Panama City and the Miraflores locks 

  3. Day: Boat tour at the Panama canal 

  4. Day: Trip to Camino Real 

  5. Day: Hiking at the Camino Real

  6. Day: Visiting the Embera Indians 

  7. Day: The Carribean coast: Spanish fortress San Lorenzo and the Panama Canal

  8. Day: Trip to the San Blas Islands

  9. Day: San Blas Islands and the Guna Indians 

  10. Day: Rum and tobacco in the Chiriquí province 

  11. Day: Hiking the La Amistad national park, orchid farm 

  12. Day: Visiting a coffee plantation in Boquete  

  13. + 14. Day: Nature and Relaxing in Bocas del Toro

15. Day:  Wildlife observation on the monkey island in lake Gatún and departure from Panama

 

Prices:

14 days starting at $2365,- per person in a double bedroom, Single room supplement: $665 with 8 participants (As an individual trip with 4 participants $2550 per person, with 2 participants $3290 per person)

Camino Real Tours

Camino Real: 4-days Trekking from ocean to ocean  

This trekking tour follows the legendary Camino Real path and is an extraordinary experience. The path was build after the colonization of Panama by the Spanish as a connection between the Pacific and Caribbean coast in order to transport the Gold of the Inka from south America and is marked by lush flora and fauna. The challenging part of this unique Trekking tour is not the altitude, but the constantly humid and hot tropical climate. The majority of the Camino Real lies within the national parks Chagres and Portobelo. On our way we will be hiking numerous types of tropical rain forest: Semi-moist and montane rainforests on the side of the pacific and wet lowland rainforest on the carribean side. 

 

Price: 4 days starting at $647 per person with 5 participants

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Panama 

General information

Capital :                  Panama City

Inhabitants :            4 mil. 

Area :                      75.517 km²    

National holiday :    November 3rd  (Independence from Great-Colombia 1903)

Geography :            Between Costa Rica and Colombia Panama serves as a                                         connection between central- and south America. The narrow                                 Isthmus has a long coastline on the Caribbean as well as the                                 Pacific Ocean.        

Highlights

PANAMA CANAL / COLONIAL OLD TOWN / PACIFIC AND CARIBBEAN BEACHES /  TROPICAL RAINFOREST 

Good to know 

MONEY : Official currency in Panama is the US Dollar, but there is also a national currency the „Balboa“ which is only available as coins and 1:1 interchangeable with the Dollar .

 

POWER : Outlets in Panama are also the same as in the US, the voltage is at 110V, so check your devices to see if you will need an adapter.

CLIMATE : Aside from regions at a higher altitude, the weather in Panama is always tropical: hot and humid . The rainy season stretches from ca. April to November, which is why most people prefer to come between December and March. 

LANGUAGE: In Panama people mainly speak Spanish. One can get by with English in Panama City or some tourism centers such as Bocas del Toro, but it is recommended to know at least the basic phrases in Spanish, as the Panamanians also really appreciate it .

 

ENTERING : With a European or North American passport it is possible to enter Panama without a Visa, as long as you are planning to stay for less than 90 days. To do this, you must show a valid return or continuing ticket upon entering the country.

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Christian Strassnig von Cultour

Christian Strassnig von Cultour Reisen Panama mit Familie Muñoz aus Quebrada Ancha am Camino Real