Journeys for Families Announces New Panama Trip for 2015-2016 Holidays
“Panama is capturing the fascination of a lot of families right now,” said Robin Weber Pollak, President of Journeys International (and mom to 1-year-old Jacob). “It’s a great next destination after Mexico or Costa Rica, safe, an easy flight, little or no time difference, and thrilling hands-on learning experiences for the entire family.”
Highlights of the new eight-day itinerary include:
- Bicycle tour on Causeway Amador
- Stand-up paddleboarding in the Pacific Ocean
- Visit with Embera Indian community
- Chocolate Farm Tour
- Snorkeling at Red Frog Beach and Starfish Bay
- Turtle nesting or hatching excursion
- Visit to a local school
- Ziplining in Colon
- Scavenger hunt at Fort San Lorenzo castle
- And of course, Panama City and the Panama Canal
Even though family travel has been in the news recently as a “hot” travel trend in 2015, Journeys for Families has successfully guided families in destinations all around the world since 1986. “This is not a new trend for us. Journeys for Families is the expert in family travel and has been for years,” said Sally Grimes-Chesak, Director of Marketing and Family Programs. “Our itineraries focus on providing activities that interest both kids and adults, while allowing the oh-so-important but oft-ignored downtime that is key to a good family trip. We aim for “home base” hotel stays that minimize moving and repacking during the trip. And, our hand-picked guides possess a unique energy and excitement that make kids feel right at home.”
To ensure a more intimate and authentic experience and to allow for flexibility within the itinerary, Journeys for Families only operates small group tours. ¡Th’isthmus Be Panama for Families! accepts a maximum of 16 people, so families are encouraged to sign up early. And for families new to adventure and international travel, the March 26–April 2 dates are especially enticing because Grimes-Chesak, her husband and two daughters (ages 8 and 10) will be on the trip. Having a Journeys staff member on a trip adds an extra level of security for travelers who can rest assured that if there are any issues while traveling, families won’t have to worry about a thing because the Journeys staff member will take care of it.
To see the full itinerary and to book the trip, visit JourneysInternational.com/PanamaFamilies.
About Journeys International
Based in Ann Arbor, MI, Journeys International has been creating guided, custom and family adventures for international travelers since 1978. Family-owned and operated, Journeys International’s private and small group trips emphasize cultural and environmental awareness, and family trips are designed with all ages in mind. Because of long-standing, unique and personal relationships with guides around the world, Journeys trips offer a superior experience that travelers won’t find with any other travel company.
In 2015, Journeys for Families has over 20 itineraries in 18 destinations, and a total of nearly 30 family group departures scheduled. Most Journeys for Families trips also can be customized and planned around the dates that work for the travelers.