Panama is typically Latin and the architecture, national customs and the beautiful costumes are reminiscent of Old Spain and the early "Conquistadores." The land is one of many contrasts in scenery, people, customs and costumes. From the cosmopolitan cities near the Canal Zone to Chiriqui Highlands in the west or the Darien region in the east one passes through picturesque villages where ox carts or horses are the standard transportation, quaint coastal fishing villages and beautiful mountain scenery. Continental Journeys offers many escorted and independent tours of Panama and the other Central American republics. You can customize any independent tour or we can create a tour to fit your needs.