Panama is beautiful. From the hidden beach coves of the Pacific to 12,000 ft up on a jungle volcano, it has something to offer for everyone. Weekend Warrior trips offer the ideal way to experience these natural landscapes. Each trip has an emphasis on the local culture and sustainable living practices. These trips take care of all logistics and costs for activities, transportation, lodging, guides, and many meals, etc.  We work with local operators to get group discounts and ensure you are getting the best price.  There are trips many weekends of the Kalu Yala Institute semester, giving you a great opportunity to experience more of Panama and hang out with fellow student-interns in a smaller group setting.


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Panama City Explorer

Experience the magic of Panama City as you see amazing historical and cultural perspectives. This trip starts with transport from Kalu Yala's Basecamp to the city for a four-day weekend full of tours, meals, and shopping.  Visit the Panama Canal, see historic Casco Viejo from the unique view of it's former gang residents, now reformed, and hike to the highest point in the city, Ancon Hill.

In addition to the tours and activities provided, get some freetime to shop for any last-minute jungle needs, as well as opportunities to experience the nightlife of the city.  Transportation and lodging at Casa Nativa are included.

Price: $199 per person

Early Bird Special: only $185 if booked by May 11     

Dates: May 18-21, 2018

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Mamoni River Rafting Day-Trip

The next valley over from Kalu Yala contains the mighty Mamoni River and some of the best rafting in Panama!  Join us for a heart-racing full-day adventure on level III and level IV rapids through a beautiful jungle setting.  Guides, gear, rafts, instruction, breakfast, lunch, and transportation are provided.

Price: $175 per person   

Early Bird Special: only $160 if booked by June 15  

Date: June 30 or July 7 (must have minimum 10 people sign up)  

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San Blas Island Adventure

This 3-day weekend trip starts early Saturday morning, when we depart from San Miguel to drive east to the San Blas Islands.  Traveling on a panga-style boat from the port, see the beautiful coconut tree islands from the water as we head to Isla Naranja Chica for two full days of island fun and interaction with indigenous culture.

Price: $269 per person

Early Bird Special: only $249 if booked by May 31

Dates: June 9-11, 2018

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Inspiration Week: Boquete 4-Day Package

Boquete is an ecotourism and cultural hotspot in Panama.  Join Tres Brazos Outfitters for the first 4 days of Inspiration Week of Spring 2018 semester, and experience sustainable adventure tourism at its best! 

Rock climbing with professional guides and gear on natural geological formations, hiking through the cloud-forest to waterfalls, jumping off mini-canyons into crystal waters, and touring a local coffee farm are all included.   Get Inspired!

Base Price: TBD

Dates: June 15-19, 2018

More information coming soon!