Panama Photo Tour

Panama Photo Tour

Welcome to our Wonders of Panama photo trip! Panama is a true hidden gem, just waiting to be discovered by the world of travel photographers. This very special trip is designed and led by French photographer Tristan Quevilly. He is fluent in Spanish, English and French, and is deeply connected to the people, including several indigenous tribes.
The impressive array of rare and unique photo opportunities beautifully mixes people, culture, street, architecture, wildlife, landscapes and night skies.

From $4495 Usd
13 Days / 12 Nights
Departure: Oct 3rd, 2024
Walking Grade: Easy

Embera Puru Community

Experience Indigenous Panama

Gamboa Rainforest Resort

San Blas Islands

A picturesque archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, known for its pristine white-sand beaches and indigenous culture.

Panama City

Cosmopolitan capital by the canal


  • Panama


  • Cultural & Historical
  • Photography

Group Size

  • 8 Travelers Max

Next Departures

  • 10/03/2024
  • 03/05/2025


  • Meals indicated in the program
  • Accommodation in first class hotels
  • Transportation in comfortable vehicles
  • Tour leader and English speaking guide
  • Local guides specialized in the region
  • Local transportation
  • Boat transportation

Not Included

  • Domestic flights
  • International flights
  • Additional drinks and meals
  • Medical insurance
  • Expenses not specified in the program
  • Tips

Minimum Deposit

  • 15 %

Payment Options

  • Credit Card
  • Paypal
  • Wire Transfer

Your Tour Guide

Tristan Quevilly

Tristan has been to over 40 countries in his quest for the perfect adventure. He has biked all Guatemala, trekked alone across the Triglav in Slovenia, travelled through all the Amazon by boat. He also has worked and leaded tours in Senegal, Morroco, Croatia, Greece, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil and many more. Remote Expeditions is the fruit of his love for people and travel.

Tristan Photographer


Welcome to Panama

We will meet you in the airport lobby, pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. (40min – 14.8km). Arrival at your charming hotel, installation. First of all, we will start with a dinner to get acquainted. Tristan will give a slide show and a briefing of the tour.

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  • 30 min
  • Hotel Central
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Panamá City – Gamboa

Early morning departure by private vehicle from the hotel to the foot of Cerro Ancon to begin a walk of about half an hour to reach the top of the hill where the Panamanian flag flies proudly over the canal and offers a superb view of the city. Rich flora and fauna flourish on its slopes, making this short climb even more enjoyable. After the tour, the private vehicle will take you to the village of Gamboa, to board a speedboat to navigate the famous waters of the Panama Canal, a maze of islands and lakes. Observe its rich biodiversity while rubbing shoulders with the giants of the seas transiting from one ocean to another. On the way back to the marina, a stop on Isla Mono allows us to see the …

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  • B, L, D
  • 3h
  • Gamboa Ecolodge
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Embera Puru

Departure from the hotel in a 4×4 vehicle for a one-hour drive to the small port of Puerto Corotu to board a traditional dugout canoe to the village of Embera Puru. You will learn about the daily life of the community and share precious moments during a traditional lunch. During this two-hour activity, you can swim in the nearby rivers, or follow the “Botanico” on his forest walks to learn about the benefits of using plants in traditional Embera medicine or to learn about ritual tattooing. Night at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort in a standard room with a view of the garden. You will be accompanied by a guide.

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  • B, L, D
  • 2h
  • Gamboa Ecolodge
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San Blas Islands

Discover the well-kept secret of the Kuna Indians, more than 360 pearls of white sand scattered among the turquoise waters of the Caribbean along the Panamanian coast… paradise on earth just a short distance from the coast. Private transportation (both ways) from the hotel in Panama City to the port of Barsukun (or Carti) to take the boat to the San Blas Islands

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  • B, L, D
  • 3h30
  • Catamaran Cabine Double
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San Blas Islands

After breakfast, we will go to Gorgy Island (depending on the weather conditions). You will discover a paradise island, without tourists and a perfect place for snorkeling. After a meal on the beach organized by the crew, you will reach Sugar where you will spend the night. Dinner will be taken on board.

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  • B, L, D
  • Catamaran Cabine Double
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San Blas Islands

This morning, departure for an hour of navigation towards the magnificent island of Coco Bandero. This heavenly place with turquoise waters is perfect for swimming and exploring the sea bed. You will also have the opportunity to kayak between the islands. After lunch on board, we will head to Kuanidup for the night.

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  • B, L, D
  • 6h
  • Catamaran Cabine Double
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San Blas – Panamá City

Our escapade in the San Blas is coming to an end. You will have free time to enjoy the sea all morning and then a fresh lunch.In the afternoon, you will sail to the mainland and the port of Carti, where the 4×4 will be waiting for you for the transfer to your hotel in Panama City. In the evening, we will take a transport from the Casco Viejo area to the Punta Pacifica area to have a cocktail at the JW Marriott terrace.

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  • 3h30
  • 4h
  • Hotel Central
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End of the adventure

A private vehicle will take you from your hotel to the Tocumen International Airport.

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  • 15 min


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DAY 10

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DAY 11

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DAY 12

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DAY 13

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About the Country

Panama, located at the southernmost end of Central America, is a country known for its vibrant culture, biodiversity, and the world-famous Panama Canal. This culturally-rich destination, with its blend of Spanish colonial and modern influences, offers an array of experiences from exploring rainforests to vibrant nightlife.

Reasons to Go

  • Experience the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal.
  • Explore the biodiversity in the rainforests.
  • Dive into the rich history in Casco Viejo.
  • Relish the vibrant Panamanian nightlife.
  • Discover pristine beaches and tropical islands.

Country Facts

  • Official Name: The Republic of Panama
  • Location: Southernmost end of Central America
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Capital: Panama City
  • Population: Approximately 4 million
  • Official Language: Spanish
  • Government: Presidential Constitutional Republic
  • Economy: Service-based, with finance and commerce, transport and tourism being major sectors

Regions at a Glance

  • Panama City: The bustling metropolis, Panama City, has a variety of cultural attractions, restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife.
  • Bocas del Toro: Known for its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and coral reefs.
  • Chiriquí Province: Famous for coffee plantations and Volcán Barú, Panama’s highest peak.

Tourist Attractions

  • Panama Canal: An engineering marvel that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
  • Casco Viejo: A UNESCO World Heritage Site with historic Spanish colonial buildings.
  • San Blas Islands: A group of 365 islands known for their pristine beauty.

Money Matters

  • Currency: Panamanian Balboa (PAB) and US Dollar (USD).
  • Costs: Budget meals: $3-7, Mid-range restaurant: $10-20, Budget hotel: $15-30, Mid-range hotel: $40-70.
  • Money Exchange: USD is widely accepted, and credit cards are commonly used in cities.

Packing List

  • Light breathable clothing and sturdy shoes for exploration.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses for protection from the sun.
  • Swimwear for beach visits.


Panamanian culture is a blend of indigenous, African, and Spanish influences. The country is known for its music, particularly salsa and reggae. Traditional dances like Tamborito and Cumbia are also popular. Panamanians celebrate numerous festivals throughout the year, including the famous Carnaval, filled with parades, music, and dancing.


  • Hotels: Major chains like Marriott, Hilton are available. Budget options like hostels and guesthouses are also present.
  • Airbnb: Widely available across the country.
  • Safety: Generally safe for solo and female travelers, but basic precautions should be taken.

Visa Requirements

Travelers are required to have a valid passport for at least 6 months from the date of entry. Many nationalities can enter Panama without a visa for up to 180 days. For specifics, refer to your local embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama website. Certain vaccinations are recommended.

Emergency Contact Numbers

  • Police: 104
  • Medical Emergencies: 911
  • Fire: 103

Cultural Etiquette

In Panama, it’s customary to greet with a handshake, and punctuality is not strictly followed. Drug laws are strict, and LGBTQ+ rights are acknowledged but same-sex marriage is not legal yet. For more specific information, check out the U.S. Department of State’s Information Page for Panama.

Electricity, Plugs, and Voltage

The standard voltage is 110 V, and the frequency is 60 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. Travelers from countries using different types may need an adapter.


  • Climate: Tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 25-30°C throughout the year.
  • Clothing: Light breathable clothing is recommended.

Public Transportation

  • Public Transportation: Metro, buses, and taxis are widely available in cities. Rental cars are also available.
  • Driving: Driving is on the right side. International Driving Permit is required.

Language Spoken

  • Primary Language: Spanish
  • English Level: English is widely spoken in tourist areas and less so in remote regions.

Sustainability Tips

  • Avoid single-use plastics.
  • Respect wildlife and do not disturb natural habitats.
  • Support local businesses and artisans.

Useful Apps & Websites

Traveling to Panama offers an excellent opportunity to experience vibrant cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and historical wonders. It’s important to respect local customs and laws while enjoying all that this country has to offer. As always, prepare well, stay safe, and make the most of your journey. Don’t forget to check our website for more detailed information and travel resources.

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