EXCLUSIVE! jOIN OUR FOUNDER IN PANAMA, FEBRUARY 19-24, 2017

Florence Reed started her life's work saving tropical forests during her Peace Corps service in Panama. This February, join her as she returns to witness the incredible transformation happening in forests and on farms. 

During a stint in the Peace Corps after college, Florence Reed saw firsthand the devastation of slash-and-burn farming in Central America. Afterward she founded an organization to combat it by teaching farmers sustainable practices. Photo: Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald 

During a stint in the Peace Corps after college, Florence Reed saw firsthand the devastation of slash-and-burn farming in Central America. Afterward she founded an organization to combat it by teaching farmers sustainable practices. Photo: Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald 

Itinerary

Day 1
• Group arrival Panama City
• Private bus transfer to Penonomé
• Overnight at hotel
 
Day 2
• Group orientation at hotel
• Group travel to SHI farming community
• Work project and lunch at community member home
• Return to hotel for dinner and reflection
• Local guest speaker evening activity
• Overnight at hotel

Day 3
• Group travel to SHI community
• Continuation of work project
• Tour of organic farm with SHI farming family
• Return to hotel for dinner and reflection
• Local guest speaker evening activity
• Overnight at hotel

Day 4
• Visit to SHI office in Penonomé
• Group travel to El Valle for artisan market and lunch
• Group travel to Panama City
• Dinner and overnight in Panama City

Day 5
• Visit to Panama Canal and Miraflores Locks
• Lunch on the Amador Causeway
• Afternoon walking tour of historical “Casco Viejo”
• Dinner and traditional dance performance
• Overnight in Panama City

Day 6
• Breakfast at hotel
• Group transfer to airport for departure flights

I volunteered and saw first hand how small farmer’s lives were dramatically improved when they were taught sustainable alternative practices to slashing and burning the rainforest. Flo Reed, SHI’s founder, is making the world a better place.”
— Megan Jones

Individual and family travelers are welcome on this rare opportunity to be guided by our founder as Sustainable Harvest International enters its 20th anniversary year. Flo will give you exclusive insight to communities, people, and perspectives not available on other international tours.

During this tour you will feast on organic foods grown by our participant farmers, learn from local community leaders, play with school children, and lend a hand on a farm project or two.

Our team will meet you at the Panama City airport and all travelers will move together via chartered bus to the town of Penonomé, your launching point for exploration.

During the week, you will meet families at varying stages of work with Sustainable Harvest International while touring their farms and homesteads. Learn about agriculture in the tropics, see first-hand the impacts of climate change, and understand why the preservation of these forests is so crucial. 

The evenings will welcome guest speakers and time for reflection and relaxation. And, we won't let you leave Panama without a trip to the Canal and a walking tour of the historical Casco Viejo district!

Also known as Casco Antiguo, Casco Viejo was settled in 1673 and was named a World Heritage Site in 1997.

Also known as Casco Antiguo, Casco Viejo was settled in 1673 and was named a World Heritage Site in 1997.

PRICING

Shared Occupancy $2,780/pp
Single Occupancy $2,980/pp

  • A non-refundable* deposit of $500 by December 10 reserves your place.
  • Use discount code SAVE200 to receive $200 off per person when you pay in full by December 10! 
  • Balance must be paid in full by January 15, 2017.

Price includes: Hotel accommodations, all land and boat transfers within Panama as indicated, meals as indicated in itinerary, park & related entrance fees, translation services, bilingual driver, all luggage transfers, and local partners onsite. Prior to the trip, we will host an orientation call and webinar with Florence Reed and our travel partner. We will also send you a custom trip planner, which includes packing tips, weather insights, and reading materials to prepare you for your experience. 

Not Included: International airfare and additional baggage costs, passport and visa expenses, travel insurance, meals not specified in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages, tips, personal expenses and gifts, any other services noted as included above.

For more information please contact us at 207-669-8254 or travel@sustainableharvest.org.

 


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One of the aspects that has really stuck with me from this trip is how very big the world is. I find myself searching for ways to be more sustainable in my own life.
— Rebecca Ann Thompson

* Itineraries are shaped by the requests of our Central American staff and farmers. We do our best to match groups with activities that fit their interests, skills and schedules, but due to program needs and weather, specific projects and plans may change. We appreciate your flexibility during the trip!