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The Transcontinental Railroad Tour- The Railroad Tour will take you from the Atlantic to the Pacific on the world’s first Trans-Continental Railroad, motoring parallel with the 8th wonder of the world, the Panama Canal. On your journey get a good look at the beautiful flora and fauna that surround Gatun Lake.
Embera Tour- Visit a community of Embera Indians, a tribe who has called this isthmus home well before the Spanish arrived. The island community of Juan Gallegos displays their culture through song, dance, and story telling. Afterwards, you may want to pick up some of their amazing hand-woven crafts. Phone: 470.1916 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.solmelia.com
STRI- Explore one of the world’s greatest scientific organizations, the Smithsonian Institute. STRI (as its called here, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) has several labs throughout the country which are open to the public, the best of which being in Colon. Isla Galeta is the home to numerous studies and accomplishments and an afternoon visit will open your eyes! Come and be part of one of the most interesting science projects ever! Website: www.stri.org
Pirate Tour- If you love history than this is the tour for you. Explore the Portobello ports, build by the Spanish in the 17th century to protect themselves from pirates. You can actually see the cannons that were used to defend Spanish soil from the infamous British pirate Edward Vernon. Phone: 470.1916 Email: email@example.com Website: www.solmelia.com
Filed under: Colón on June 10th, 2008