The Shaping of Panama
The image conjured by Panama is generally that of the spectacular Canal, considered by many the eighth wonder of the world. However, few know of the amazing history of glory and tragedy that came to shape this country, once known as the Pearl of the Pacific. On this scenic get acquainted land adventure, you will walk through the streets of “Old French Quarter of Panama City”, founded in 1673 by French colonists. As we make our way along the coastline to El Casco Antiguo, take the opportunity to discover the tales of Gallantry and Piracy that wait in the narrow streets of Colonial Panama known as Casco Antiguo. On a leisurely 45 minutes’ walk, appreciate the many changes of the city by viewing its unique architecture, influenced by a wonderful blend of French, Spanish and Italian styles. “Old Panama”, founded in 1519 and destroyed by the infamous Welsh Captain Henry Morgan in 1671. This scenic land adventure takes you to see the ruins of the churches and convents, colonial palaces, bridges and military buildings that attest to the grandiose past of this city. Here, a pause is made for a photo opportunity of this living museum. You will return to your yacht with a wonderful appreciation of the Old, the Colonial and the Modern City and the making of Panama.
Notes: The sequence of the adventure my change depending on congestion. Guests are requested to wear comfortable shoes and light clothes. Sunglasses, sunscreen and hats are recommended. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Panama City
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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