Panama will surprise you at every turn with its narrowing of the continents which concentrates species, cultures, weather, and even transportation. The Panama Canal is a wonder, but a small one in comparison to the species diversity, rich environments, and the amazing people who will lead your trip. With seven Indian tribes, Spanish heritage, and international orientation, Panama offers a combination of worldy awareness and a world lost in time. Its 940 recorded bird species are just a hint of the great wildlife contained in its rainforests. On this tour, visit the Panama Canal, sanctuary islands, Smithsonian tropical studies areas, western highlands, cloud forests, and markets. This is a very complete taste of Panama with the full flavor of natural and cultural diversity.