6th GRADE MAY 18 TO 24
Political map of Panama
Day 1: Panama viejo. Funeral rituals
Archeological site of Panama viejo
Visiting the museum
Day 2: Partial transit to the Panama canal
Pacific Queen The Panama Canal is one of the engineering wonders of the world. It was built in 1913. The canal is about 50 miles long and ships are lifted 85 feet in 3 lockages as they cross the Isthmus. The journey through the canal takes about 8 hours .
Gates closed Gates closing
A Panamax ship crossing the canal.
The bridge of the Americas spans the canal and joins South America to Central and North America
At night we â€Ś..
Los diablitos sucios
Typical dress La Pollera
Day 3: On the sightseeing bus.
Riding a bicycle
City of knowledge
Compañía de Jesús church
Church La Merced
Day 4: Visit to the Emberรก Community. Enjoying a delicious fish and patacones Crossing the Chagres river by canoe
Crafts made out of chunga
Day 5: San Lorenzo. The train station
Deep in the forest we saw monkeys
On the train to Colon
Inside the chambers
Beautiful landscape seen from the top of the fort
Built during the late 16th century. It was heavily used by commerce and slaves ships
Day 5: Portobello. Fort San JerĂłnimo
Walls were built out of coral
In 1502, Christopher Columbus on his final trip to the Americas anchored in the bay of what is now Portobello. He named the town Portobello, which in Italian, means "beautiful portâ€?.
The Black Christ
Location of Isla Grande Palm trees and white-sand beaches form the backdrop to this lovely little island, just 15km offshore from Portobello. Isla Grande is an ideal setting for snorkeling, scuba diving or simply relaxing.
Days 5 and 6: Isla Grande
Last day: returning to Nicaragua
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Published on Jun 11, 2012