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 PANAMA II With The Forge Alums

Forge Panama II, Proposed Itinerary 

A Panama trip is in the works! Get ready to experience the history and culture of this amazing city!

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Tour Highlights

Join the Valley Forge Military Academy Alumni as they travel to the Central American country of Panama. Panama is world-famous for it’s 51 miles long canal which opened in 1914 to connect the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. With its beautiful landscapes, rich culture and history, the Isthmus of Panama is a must visit travel destination. The ties between Valley Forge Military Academy and College (VFMAC) run deep in Panama. A number of VFMAC alumni live in Panama. Some of these alums are expected to join us during the tour. Hope you will be able to be with us!

See you in PANAMA!

Itinerary Coming Soon

Panama City Tour:

  • Travel to visit the ruins of the original settlement of Old Panama (Panama Viejo). This was the first city in the Pacific of America, founded by the Spanish in 1519 and later destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. Afterward, visit the Colonial Town “Casco Antiguo”. This is a one hour and a half walking tour through the streets of Old Panama.

Train, New Locks, Fort San Lorenzo

  • Early AM train departs for the Caribbean side of Panama, city of Colon. Travel through the rainforest with occasional views of the Panama Canal. Then on to Agua Clara to see the modern canal lock system. From here visit and explore Fort San Lorenzo, built in 1587 to defend against invaders and pirates.

El Nispero & El Valle De Anton

  • Visit a beautiful valley & the crater of an extinct volcano. Then visit El Nispero, the zip-line, botanical garden & mini-zoo, El Macho Waterfall and the El Valle public market..

Panama Canal (Partial Transit)

  • Experience a boat ride on the canal. Pass under the Bridge of Americas into the Miraflores locks. From here navigate the Miraflores Lake to go into the Pedro Miguel locks. Continue and pass under the Centennial Bridge and by the Culebra Cut, narrowest part of the canal, ending at the Gatun Lake..

Embera Indian Village

  • Visit the indigenous Indian village of the Embera Indians. They live today as they did before Columbus arrived. Ride a motorized dug-out canoe up-river to the village. After being welcomed by the villagers you will visit the Big Hut to hear a lecture on their culture, traditions and handicraft making. There is time to walk around, visit their houses and observe their life-style. After lunch with them, there is time to visit the market which displays their beautiful handicrafts. At the conclusion of the visit, experience a traditional Embera dance presentation.

View Details and Pricing 

 

To learn more and register, please contact:

VFMAC Alumni Travels

Mr. William Ridley   |   Mr. Tom Goldblum  |  Wayne, PA 19087

wridley@vfmac.edu | tgoldblum@vfmac.edu

(703) 250-4242 or (610) 989-1329

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