Is Andrew personally traveling on this trip? Yes
Dear Friends of Mona Foundation-
This March, we invite you to join us in Panama to visit the Badi School.
Badi School started in 1993 as a kindergarten in the carport of a trailer home. The school is now a K-12 school serving more than 396 students, of whom 57% are girls, and is recognized for excellence in academics, arts, music and technology programs impacting the lives of thousands in the neighboring communities.
Though coming from deprivation and poverty, Badi School students have excelled. Scholarships for these students have kept them in school and allowed them to demonstrate their abilities. Every year Badi students are among those with the highest scores in the nation on college entrance exams, often winning the top spot. In addition to academics, many also excel in the arts.
With the Badi School in mind, Mona Foundation welcomes you to join our team this March for the trip of a lifetime to meet teachers and students, learn about the impact Mona Foundation is making in the region, and become better advocates for Mona Foundation’s work. Along the way, we will learn about Panama’s rich cultural history, make local friends, and of course, see the famous Panama Canal!
We look forward to having you with us this spring in Panama.
Chief Executive Officer
Mona Foundation - Panama
march 11-15, 2019
Price per passenger - $1,390.00
Including: All Lodging Single Occupancy, Some Meals*, Local English and Spanish Speaking Tour Manager, Airport Transfers, Ground Transportation
Not Including: Optional Travel Insurance (prices vary between $50-$350 per person depending on age and coverage), International Airfare, Passport Fees (if new passport required), Souvenirs, Beverages at Meals
$500 per passenger deposit due at time of booking to confirm your space
Final balance due February 1, 2019
*Included meals indicated on itinerary below as B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner. Additional meals are not included in tour price.
March 11 (Mon) – Depart USA for Panama City, Panama. Arrive to Tacumen Airport in the evening. Private Transfer to Panama City hotel. Welcome dinner and briefing with local Panamain guide at local restaurant (depending on arrival time). Overnight Continental Hotel.
March 12 (Tue) B, L – After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll depart for the Escuela Badi to learn more about the school. During our visit, we’ll have a boxed lunch at our leisure as we interact with students and teachers at the school. In the late afternoon, we’ll visit the Bahai Temple of Panama, an architectural wonder. For dinner, we’ll join some Badi School principles for dinner at a local restaurant in Panama City (dinner not included in tour price). Overnight Continental Hotel.
March 13 (Wed) B, L – This morning after breakfast at the hotel, we’ll spend the morning again at the Escuela Badi for a final visit. We’ll then depart the school for the Gatun River near Colon for a ride on a motorized dugout canoe ride to the Embera Drua cultural village and traditional lunch. After we transfer back to the hotel, we’ll take a historical walking tour in Casco Antiguo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the end of the tour, we’ll have dinner at the Numen rooftop bar/restaurant with stunning views of the city (dinner not included in tour price). Overnight Continental Hotel.
March 14 (Thu) B, L – After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll depart for a guided Panama Canal Rainforest Boat Adventure, exploring the history of the Panama Canal and local native wildlife with a local tour guide. We’ll then stop for a buffet lunch overlooking the Panama Canal. We’ll finish our time at the canal with a visit to the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center & Exhibition Halls at the Panama Canal. Finally, we’ll return back to the hotel for a final dinner in Panama City with several restaurant recommendations (dinner not included in tour price). Overnight Continental Hotel.
March 15 (Fri) B – After breakfast, we’ll have free time until our private transfer to the Tacumen Airport for flights home.