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Our 6 day 5 night ALL-INCLUSIVE Panama Relocation Tour ™ will introduce you to the inexpensive and wonderful lifestyle available when you retire in Panama. You’ll pay one flat fee for the Tour which will include all ground transportation, lodging, and meals during the Official Tour PLUS your flight back to Panama City after the tour!
Learn what life would be like when you retire in Panama
This is NOT a real estate buying tour. There is no agenda to “sell” you anything. My only goal is to introduce you to the Panamanian way of life and give you all the information you need to make a smooth retirement in Panama. You will get information about homes for sale and rentals just so you can see what’s available at various prices. But I’m not trying to sell you anything. In fact, if you do decide to move to Panama, I strongly advise that you DO NOT BUY, it’s better to rent for at least 6-12 months before you make a buying decision.
We’ll visit local shops and markets to discover the BETTER and AFFORDABLE way to live. Imagine dinner for two for less than $8 including drinks!
You’ll discover why so many
people are retiring in Panama!
The tour will take you from large metropolitan areas to resort beach areas that have every amenity and luxury you’d every need, and funky beach areas with a laid back atmosphere. You’ll also visit popular highland towns where thousands of expats live, and rural areas teeming with opportunity.
You will see for yourself how the Panama health care system works, how you can get health insurance for as little as $70 per month, and where prescription medication can cost far less than the US or Canada. You’ll learn the secret to getting a 90% discount on all medications. Many drugs can be purchased without a prescription. Bring a list of medications you currently take to see what they will cost in Panama. International health insurance is also available which will cover you in Panama, your home country, and anywhere else in the world. You’ll be shocked at how affordable international health insurance is in Panama. (I pay $2200 a YEAR for international health insurance)
You will meet with a reputable Panamanian attorney so you can learn about the various Visa options including the Pensionado visa and Friendly Nations Visa. Learn how you can get big discounts on every day purchases. Plus you’ll learn about other visa programs if you’re not retired. Our attorney will answer your questions about buying real estate or setting up a business, too. It’s a lot easier than you think!
You’ll learn how to move your existing business offshore and how you can reduce your taxes by about $100,000 per year, per person if you are a US citizen. Luckily, people from other countries do not need to pay taxes on their worldwide income.
I’ll help you get an offshore bank account set up in about an hour – it’s much easier than you think.
Before we moved to Panama, I spent hundreds of hours researching how we would get things “done” when we moved here. To make your life easier and save you hundreds of hours of research, everyone on the tour gets my ROLODEX which includes:
- Health insurance companies – little trick to save an extra 30%
- Private hospitals, Doctors, Dentists, and specialists
- How to get BIG discounts on many purchases in Panama
- CPA’s with expat & Panamanian experience
- Meet with Attorney to learn about visa options and business structures
- Shipping and moving companies (Tips for saving money, too)
- What it takes to start a business in Panama.. and which businesses are off limits.
- Pet relocation company (my step-by-step guide for a smooth transition)
- Trustworthy real estate agents and property managers (they are hard to find)
- How to get online orders (Amazon) and mail delivered to you
- Selling on Amazon – Without touching products
- The best way to take title to a property if you decide to buy
- How to send and receive faxes without using a fax machine
- We will help you set up an Offshore Bank Account!
- Typical budgets in various areas (some or more or less than others)
- How to get phone calls to/from your country in Panama… for free
- How to bring a gun in to Panama and get a permit (or buy one here)
- How to ship precious metals in to Panama.. tax free!
- Where to buy precious metals like gold and silver in Panama.
- Learn How to Fund Your Life Overseas… Little Ways to Make Big Money
- Step-by-step CHECKLIST of things to do BEFORE you move to Panama
- Best place to buy or rent a car, and MUCH more.
NO ONE knows more about Panama than we do!
You’ll be able to learn in 6 days if Panama is right for you and how you can improve your lifestyle with less expense and less stress! We visit a variety of different areas so you can decide which area is best for you.
You’ll fly in to Panama City to the Tocumen International Airport. My driver will meet you at the airport. We will make arrangements for you to stay at a beautiful hotel in the exclusive El Cangrejo area, with many restaurants and casinos within walking distance.
Speaking of walking distance, if you can’t walk 1-2 blocks on unlevel surfaces, go up and down stairs easily, and sit in a bus 1-2 hours, this tour and Panama may NOT for you. Sorry, but we have no way to make special arrangements it you are not able to get around easily on your own. Panama’s sidewalks are not level so you need to be very careful everywhere you walk.
Once you sign up for the tour, you will receive our Welcome Package which contains lots of tips and tricks to make your trip to Panama easier. You’ll also learn what luggage you should and should NOT bring and how to save money if you use your cell phone.
You will see that taxis and buses are readily available, convenient, low cost, and versatile. You can compare these scenic, fresh air, and friendly rides to your present mode of commuting. A car and all associated expenses may not be necessary in Panama depending on where you live.
During the tour you will learn what life is like when you retire in Panama. You’ll get some of the best kept secrets we’ve discovered since moving here. Sign up early because our tours sell out several months in advance. Even though we have a large comfortable 44 passenger bus, we keep the tour size low at 20-25 people maximum so seating will be comfortable and there will be plenty of time for me to answer your questions.
After the tour, you will be invited to our private forum where you will get updates about Panama, information about great deals on rentals, and much more. Plus, after the tour we will continue to be readily available to answer your questions about relocating to Panama.
We’re Ready to Show You How to Retire in Panama!
2016 TOUR PRICES: USD $2300 per person (private room) or $4000 for two people staying in the same room. After the tour, your transportation to the airport PLUS airfare from David or Bocas del Toro to Panama City is included . We only require a $500 per person deposit to reserve your spot. If you need to cancel, just let us know 60 days before the tour for a full refund. These prices are good for 2017 tours if you register in 2016. There will be an increase in prices in 2017.
Ask about family discounts for more than 2 staying in the same room
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
OR CALL 972-496-4500
Panama Relocation Tours ™
We suggest that you arrive one to two days before the tour begins to spend some time exploring Panama City. Our friendly bi-lingual driver will pick you up at the airport. We are happy to help arrange your hotel reservations prior to the tour, but pre-tour expenses are yours to cover. From the minute the tour begins until it ends, ALL expenses (hotel, meals, ground transportation, and in-country flights) will be included.
Arrive before the tour begins to do some exploring on your own! The tour does not spend much time in Panama City because we have never had a tour guest who was interested in living there. So if you are interested in Panama City you will need to arrive in Panama two days before the regular tour. We have experienced bi-lingual drivers who will to take you to various neighborhoods or tourist attractions, including the Panama Canal.
- VIP pick-up at Tocumen International Airport (included).
- Spend the night in Panama City. Go exploring! We have arranged for optional city tours with bi-lingual drivers.
We offer a variety of suggestions to meet your needs – like:
- Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour of Panama City – you can Hop-Off and explore what interests you and then Hop On the next bus.
- Panama City Tour with bi-lingual guide – Casco Viejo (aka Casco Antiguo) Panama City’s oldest neighborhood and up-and-coming Bohemian burrough, which hosts fine dining restaurants, boutique hotels, a Cuban salsa salon (lessons available) and a microbrewery!
Note – the tour itinerary is subject to change depending on schedules
Day 1 – Saturday – Official Tour Begins @ 8:30 am
- Group meets in conference room to discuss tour agenda (have breakfast before you go to the meeting)
- Meet with an attorney to discuss the various visa requirements that lead to residency, and their many benefits (discounts for retirees).
- Drive over the Panama Canal
- Visit house and/or condo in the Coronado/Gorgona area
- Discuss housing & rental options and pros and cons of living in the Coronado area
- In Coronado, see grocery stores, pharmacy and other shopping opportunities
- Travel to the beautiful mountain town of El Valle
- Tour El Valle neighborhoods, see rentals (when available) and see the local
market where there is an abundance of fresh produce available everyday
- Discuss housing options and pros and cons of living in El Valle
- Cocktail party before dinner
- Spend the night at a Coronado beach resort
Day 2 – Sunday Tour begins at 8:30 am
- Breakfast at the Beach Resort
- Travel to the Azuero Pensinula to see Chitre and/or Las Tablas
- Explore affordable living in Chitre and/or Las Tablas in the Azuero Pensinula
- Lunch with Expats who live in the Azuero Pensinula
- Dine and spend the night Santiago
Day 3 – Monday Tour begins at 9:00 am
- Breakfast in Santiago (major transportation hub in Panama)
- We make our way from the hotel towards the western province of Chiriqui.
- We pass through the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé reservation.
- Lunch in Boca Chica or Las Lajas or David
- Discuss housing options in Boca Chica, Las Lajas and David
- In David see shopping opportunities including mall, PriceMart (like Costco) DoItCenter (like Home Depot)
- Determine if you should ship your things to Panama or buy new
- Discuss housing options, pros & cons of living in the David area
- Head to Boquete for dinner with expats
Day 4 – Tuesday Tour begins at 9 am.
- Meet many expats at Tuesday Market and buy locally grown coffee
- See Valle Escondido, the premier gated community in Boquete
- Lunch at Panama restaurant and meet with local banker to discuss how to set up a bank account
- Visit expat homes in Volcancito and Alto Lino, just outside Boquete
- Shop around Boquete – visit pharmacies, farmer’s market, department store, grocery stores, etc
- We will help you set up an offshore bank account after lunch
- Discuss pros and cons of living in the Boquete area.
- Dinner at an expat owned restaurant in Boquete.
DAY 5 – Wednesday – Tour starts at 9 am
- Visit Volcan, Bambito and Cerro Punta
- Meet expats who live in the Volcan area.
- Discuss housing options and pros and cons of living in the Volcan areas
- Dinner with expats
DAY 6 – Thursday Tour starts at 9 am
- Big farewell breakfast
- Discuss any further questions you have about relocating to Panama
- We will arrange your transportation to David and then back to Panama City when you are ready. Of course, we encourage you to spend extra days in Panama to explore the areas you like best.
NOTE: The 6-day, 5-night tour ends IN Boquete. At the end of the tour, we will arrange for a taxi back to David and your flight back to Panama City on Copa Airlines to Tocumen International Airport or Air Panama to Panama City. If you’d prefer to take a different airline, you will receive an $80 per person credit.
We will book your in-country flights for you.
If you are taking a shuttle to Bocas Del Toro, we will arrange your Air Panama flight from Bocas to Panama City
This is an ALL-INCLUSIVE* tour. The low fee of $2300 per person or $4000 per couple (2016 prices) staying in the same room, includes all ground transportation, all meals, all hotels, taxi from Boquete to David, COPA Airlines flight from David to Panama City, PLUS the opportunity to learn what life would “really” be like living in Panama – in the city, on the beach, or in the mountains. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery without the hassles of renting a car and driving in a foreign country.
You’ll also get my tips and tricks for how to reduce costs while in Panama. These are things I’ve learned first-hand since I moved here. You’ll have access to all the connections I’ve made: honest attorneys, English speaking doctors, low cost rental and property listings, and a private forum on the website to swap information with the friends you’ll make on the tour–this alone is worth the price of the trip!
Call 972-496-4500 to reserve your spot. Credit cards or checks are accepted. A $500 deposit per person is required at the time you book; the remainder is due 30 days before the tour. Ask about family discounts for more than 2 staying in the same room.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
EMAIL: info@PanamaRelocationTours.com OR CALL 972-496-4500
Includes: Lodging during Official Tour nights. Tour as outlined on the itinerary, all ground transportation, 3 meals a day (1 entree), local driver fluent in English and Spanish plus your Expat Tour Guide(s) Plus your COPA Airlines flight from David to Panama City or an $80 per person credit if you prefer to take a different airline after the tour or if you are flying out of a different airport.
*Not Included: International airfare, alcoholic beverages, excess baggage charges, hotel room upgrades, extras in hotels (laundry, telephone calls, room service). If you decide to change your flights, you will be responsible for the change fees and you will need to get with a travel agent or the airline to make the changes. Sorry, but we will be busy with the other tour guests and will not have time to help you with this during the tour.
Suggestions: Plan to stay an extra week so you can do some exploring on your own. Almost everyone who has attended a tour has extended their stay. If you plan in advance to stay an extra 3-7 days you won’t need to change your flight.
Refunds: Full refunds will only be issued if you cancel 60 days prior to the tour. If you cancel between 60 to 30 days you will receive a refund of 50% of your deposit. No other refunds will be issued. Just like cruise ships, we have limited spots and will not be able to issue a refund. All hotel rooms and most meals are booked and paid for prior to the tour. We can’t get a refund if there is a cancellation, so we will not be able to give you one. Pick your dates wisely.
Move Tour Date: If you need to move to a different tour date, there is no charge if you let us know 30 days before your tour. You are allowed a date change one time.
Baggage Restrictions: You will be STRICTLY limited to one carry on bag and one small personal bag per person . This will also make it much faster and easier for you to get through immigration and customs coming in to Panama and back to your home country. There will be laundry facilities at many of the places we will be staying and the hotel in Boquete will do your laundry for you for a small fee. YOU will be responsible for getting your luggage on and off the bus and carrying it in to hotels. Pack light!
Special Requirements: All tour guests will be required to sign a Tour Release/Non-compete agreement.