Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.
We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.
After a busy day, comfort is key.
Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.
Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.
Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.
Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!
24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.
Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
Today's adventure begins in Bocas Town with a short boat ride to Dolphin Bay to observe dolphins playing in their natural habitat. Learn more about dolphins by interacting with them and understanding their language. The mainland coast and the mountain regions of Panama serve as an exquisite background for photo opportunities as you watch the dolphins swim.
The enjoyment of a hot cup of coffee now comes with some education. Students can see firsthand the process of bringing coffee from the cherry to the cup. On the tour you’ll learn about growing, harvesting and processing coffee cherries. Nothing brings sustainable farming practices to life like walking the fields and seeing everything that goes into it up-close.
Horseback Ride, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Río Frío Boat Trip, Cultural Exchange with Local Students, Manuel Antonio National Park, Community Service Project in Sarapiquí, Monteverde Canopy Tour and Hanging Bridges, Jauri Tropical Farm, Sarapiquí Homestay, Costa Rican Cooking Lesson, Arenal Volcano
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Depart from the USA. Arrive in Panama City, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel.
Tour Panama City today, visiting the famed Panama Canal and the visitor center at Miraflores Locks which features viewing platforms and interactive information on how ships pass through the locks to travel the canal. You'll then explore the city ruins, and see the colonial city with the beautiful Altar de Oro Church, the Plaza de Francia, and the presidential palace, El Palacio de las Garzas. Later, in contrast, visit modern Punta Paitilla with its skyscrapers, restaurants, and nightclubs.
After a short flight to David, transfer to Boquete and get situated in your hotel. This afternoon, learn about coffee production on a
tour of a local coffee plantation. Consider the life cycle for growing coffee, the process for harvesting and processing it and the impact on the local ecosystem.
Your adventure continues today with a full-day excursion to Baru Volcano National Park, in the Chiriqui Province. Consisting of approximately 35,000 acres, the park has tropical rainforest landscapes with some unique highlands species and the remains of the last blast of the Baru Volcano that happened millions of years ago.
Drive to Almirante in Bocas del Toro and board a boat for Isla Colón, the largest island in the archipelago.
Board another boat this morning for a full-day
dolphin watching tour starting in Dolphin Bay, whose calm waters and mangroves make it an ideal habitat for the bottlenose dolphins who call it home. You'll also do some snorkeling and enjoy the crystal clear waters off Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos, which gets its name from the red poison arrow frog.
A short flight brings you back to Panama City today in time for dinner and your final evening abroad.
Depart for the USA.
Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $240Add to Tour
Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $200Add to Tour