Incentives / In our suitcase
Panama: the country known as the link between two great oceans. But it’s a country with so much more to offer than just the Panama Canal. Thanks to the itinerary arranged by Event Masters, Alken-Maes discovered Panama’s secrets for themselves. The multi-faceted journey began on a Saturday and lasted until Thursday, serving as a fascinating and exciting adventure. With its colourful mix of culture, nature and architecture, Panama is a country that’s well on its way to becoming a global touristic highlight.
The capital, Panama City, is a bastion of multiculturalism. As well as 1.3 million residents, it is home to beautiful colonial buildings that top the list of places you simply have to visit and served as an excellent introduction to our tour. But that’s not all: the skyline of Panama City is truly breathtaking, and one of the fastest growing in the world. With 43 skyscrapers and counting, Panama has more than twice as many as Mexico City and Sao Paolo, with 14 and 13 skyscrapers respectively.
The next day, we left the energetic metropolis of Panama City and went back to basics with a visit to the Embera. The Embera tribe is the only one in Panama that still lives in an authentic village in the rainforest of Gamboa. There, our travellers were served a traditional lunch of fish and banana before spending a thrilling afternoon on a zip-line adventure.
Far removed from the modern Panama City, Casco Viejo is a window into the past. The entire city has been listed by the Unesco World Heritage Board. A walking tour left our travellers feeling like witnesses to Panama’s colonial period, albeit with the skyscrapers in the background. Some described feeling like they were on a real-life film set.
Our guests wrapped up the final evening of their journey with a spectacular view of Panama. On the Panaviera rooftop, they enjoyed a walking dinner and a closing celebration.
Of course, no trip to Panama could be complete without a visit to the Panama Canal: the place where sluices and locks punctuate 80 kilometres of canal. An impressively clever piece of technology! It’s quite the spectacle, watching an enormous ship being raised up by millions of litres of water, after which it disappears.
Did you know ...?
- Around 14,000 ships travel through the Panama Canal every year? It’s an average of 40 ships a day!
- The Spanish influences from the colonial era are clearly visible in the architecture.
- The best time of year for travelling to Panama is between October and March.
- US dollars are used throughout Panama.
- Spanish is the main language spoken.
This up-and-coming destination has everything to offer as a top incentive! Would you like to know which other destinations Event Masters can surprise you with? Contact our Incentives Department today!