An Amazing Adventure Is Waiting For You! Leave All Your Worries Behind... Let Us Take Care Of Everything For You! Our 9th Year of Doing Panama Relocation Tours! We're Your Panama Relocation Experts! Our 6-day, 7-night ALL-INCLUSIVE Panama Relocation Tour ™ will introduce you to the … Get the Details
You asked, we listened! We just added TWO New Panama Relocation Tours dates for 2019:
♦ May 31 to June 7
♦ July 5-12
This is a 6-day, 7-night ALL-INCLUSIVE Panama Relocation Tour which will take you throughout Panama to visit the most popular expat destinations! You’ll learn how to relocate to Panama the EASY way, plus how to get super affordable health insurance, the most affordable Visa options, how to find a rental, how to get your pet and household goods in to Panama. Plus, you’ll get to meet expats who live in each area we visit to hear first hand why they picked the area where they live (and pros and cons), see rentals in a variety of different price points and much MUCH more… all with NO SALES PITCHES. We do not sell real estate or take you to see properties for sale.
Our tours are so popular that we were sold out through August! That’s why we added two more tour dates in 2019. CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR OTHER 2019 AND 2020 TOUR DATES
We have very limited space on these tours so you need to book ASAP to reserve your spot. We only require a $500 deposit per person to reserve your spot. The remainder of the tour fee is not due until 30 days before your tour. If you need to cancel for any reason, just let us know 30 days before you tour for a full refund.
Panama Relocation Tours is THE Retire in Panama Expert with 9 years of relocation tour experience, 100+ relocation tours and more than 2000 relocation tour clients, AND many hundreds of relocation tour testimonials on our website, on reviews on Facebook too and on YouTube.
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You don’t just get a 7-day tour around Panama! You also get support for months and years AFTER the tour. When you get ready to move to Panama, and after you move to Panama, you will still need some extra hand holding. Rest assured, that we will be there for you long after the Panama Relocation Tour! Here’s what some tour clients, aka now great friends, have to say:
After my January 2016 Panama Relocation Tour, my life changed forever! I moved to Boquete in April 2017 and life has been amazing ever since. After purchasing my home, I needed to find people to work on my house. Every time I asked Jackie for help or a referral, she always had a name for me. She always has an answer for me no matter what the question was that I asked. She was sick recently and I sent a message asking if she could do something for me at my house because I had broken my wrist. She was unable to come because she was not feeling well, but she did send somebody to help me! She is there for you every step of the way, no matter what. I am so thankful to Jackie for being there for me whenever I need her.
Our January 2018 tour was amazing! We learned so much in such a short time and loved Panama as much as we had hoped we would. Both Jackie and Melissa were so helpful and responsive to our many questions, before during and after the tour. I was most impressed with the many examples their generous “after tour support” and look forward to taking advantage of all of their knowledge, experience and local connections as we navigate towards becoming snowbirds! The other participants were lovely and fun and we made many great new friends. The tour alumni expats we met were also super helpful and friendly and we look forward to “paying it forward” to future tour participants once we get there. I would highly recommend this tour. It was definitely one of the best travel decisions we have ever made. Thanks Jackie and team!
The Panama Relocation Tour gave us the information and guidance that we needed to fulfill our dream of retiring and moving to Central America. During the tour Jackie was personally available for all of our questions and concerns and made it clear that she was available even after the tour, which she was and continues to be after we have moved here to Panama. We can’t thank her enough for continuing to be there for us with answers to both important and mundane questions. Thanks Jackie.
Jackie Lange does it all: she offers a tour of what she feels are the best places to live in Panama, offering personal advice throughout the tour; then when the tour is over, she keeps in touch, offering advice and tips for making the move. When you get to Panama, she’s still there, advising the best places to live, do business, and meet fellow travelers. She goes out of her way to make your move to Panama as effortless as possible. If Panama is on your radar, Jackie should be, too.
Join us for a Panama Relocation Tour to see how you can live BETTER for LESS in Panama!
To a Better Life in Paradise,
P.S. We just received this review from April 2019 tour clients and friends:
Astoundingly well-organized, informative and fun!
Jackie Lange’s Panama Relocation Tour is an astoundingly well-organized, information-packed and exceptionally useful way to learn whether Panama can work for you as an ex-pat destination. We were on the April 2019 tour. It was one of the most enjoyable and mind-opening vacations we’ve ever taken!
Be prepared — this tour is a non-stop immersion course about thriving in Panama. Jackie’s encyclopedic knowledge, wealth of personal contacts and many, many years of on-the-ground experience is laid out for you in riveting detail. You’ll learn all of the details and tricks that are key to making your move to and your life in Panama work out as you’ve dreamed. You’ll be fully informed about common ex-pat problems, pitfalls, and misconceptions, and you’ll get step-by-step instructions on how to avoid, minimize or embrace them. And you’ll get a book filled with every useful morsel, so you need never worry about taking notes. Perhaps most important, Jackie teaches and models a focused but laid-back mindset that is essential to ex-pat success.
The tour includes everything — rooms, meals, transportation, and of course Jackie’s amazing information. And from start to finish, it’s a consummately professional operation. As soon as you sign up for a tour, you’ll experience Melissa Lange’s (Jackie’s daughter) mastery of travel minutiae. You’ll get a series of emails describing every aspect of your tour, including the specifics of your hotel arrangements, airport pickups, and suggested packing lists. On arrival in Panama, you’ll be delighted by the charming, personal attention of Jackie’s English-speaking drivers.
On the tour, a comfortable, air-conditioned bus becomes your moving classroom. As you drive through a good fraction of Panama, Jackie will deliver her engaging, free-wheeling lectures from the front of the bus. From sandy beaches to verdant mountains, you’ll experience the full gamut of Panama’s climate, meet residents, and explore typical rental units. Unlike real estate sales trips, Jackie’s tour lays out in detail everything you need to fully consider before buying property in Panama. Her repeated mantra — rent first!
Besides Jackie and her endless knowledge, it’s the people you’ll encounter that makes this such an enjoyable and worthwhile trip. You’ll meet many ex-pat residents at lunches and dinners. The breadth and detail of their personal experiences provide wide-ranging and endlessly fascinating perspectives on life in Panama. Plus, you’ll love the delightful company of your fellow tour-attendees. We finished the tour with a couple of dozen new close friends!
If you want a tour of available Panama real estate, this is not the tour for you. But if you are considering whether Panama can work for you as an ex-pat destination, this certainly is the tour for you. If you are sure about Panama, but not sure where or how to make the move, this absolutely is the tour for you. And if you want to see a lot of Panama but aren’t even considering an ex-pat move, this will be an amazing vacation that really will get you thinking.
Marne Coggan & Debbie Friedenberg
Sonoma County, California
During a Panama Relocation Tours, you’ll learn a lot of ways to save money when you relocate to Panama.
♦ You’ll meet an affordable and reliable immigration attorney to help with your residency Visa.
♦ You’ll learn the most affordable way to get your pets and household goods in to the country.
♦ You will learn the one thing you should NEVER do when buying health insurance- this alone could save you $2,000 per person per year (which will pay for your tour).
♦ You will learn some negotiation techniques for getting a getting a better price when you rent or buy.
♦ Plus, when you get a Pensionado Visa, you get discounts on everything from restaurants, prescriptions, airfare, utility bills and so much more. These discounts apply to
Friendly Nations Visa holders too once they meet the age requirements of 55 for women and 60 for men.
A little savings here and a little savings there adds up to so many ways you can live BETTER for LESS in Panama.
There are other ways that Panama Relocation Tours can help you save money when you move to Panama. I’ve been a real estate investor for 27 years. Now, I invest in Panama real estate too. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot of ways to get a better price when I buy real estate. This knowledge has come in handy for Panama Relocation Tour clients too!
A few months after John and Peggy came on a Panama Relocation Tour, they moved to Panama. Initially they rented a house in Panama but they knew they were ready to put down roots so they started looking for the perfect house to buy. They found a house a lot faster then they thought. It’s a spacious fully furnished home with a wrap around porch. It’s on several acres with many fruit trees. The asking price was $165,000. They asked me if I thought it was a good price. You can almost always get a better price so I taught them exactly what to say to get the price down to $120,000. I also recommended a great attorney to help with the contract and closing. They closed a month later and moved in. I don’t think John and Peggy have stopped smiling since!
So, my real estate investing experience helped John and Peggy SAVE $45,000 when they purchased a home in Panama! It’s a good thing they came on a Panama Relocation Tour!
Join us for a Panama Relocation Tour to meet John and Peggy and see their beautiful home and property. When you get ready to buy a house in Panama, I’ll help you save money too!
Another tour client, Dennis and Lenore, found their dream home just a few steps away from the beach. It was a bit more than they planned to spend so they thought they had two choices: (1) Cash in their 401k (which would require big taxes) or (2) get a mortgage in Panama which could take months. Most mortgages in Panama have to be paid off by the time you turn 70 so a mortgage was not a good option for them either.
As a real estate investor, I’ve purchased many houses with seller financing with 0% interest. So, I suggest that Dennis and Lenore make an offer to the seller to put some money down then pay him monthly payments. I advised them not to mention interest. The seller accepted their offer. They saved a fortune in taxes by not cashing out their 401k and saved a lot of time and money by not getting bank financing. With zero interest seller financing, every payment they make to the seller goes directly to reducing the principal amount they own because they are not paying interest.
This was all possible because Dennis came on a Panama Relocation Tours.
A Panama Relocation Tour does not end on the last day of a tour. I’m readily available to help all my tour clients when they relocate to Panama. When I find a great rental, seller financing or house sitting opportunities, my tour clients get all the details immediately. And when necessary, I’ll coach them on exactly what to say to get a better price or seller financing when they purchase a home in Panama. If you’d like to have access to this kind of assistance in Panama, join me for a Panama Relocation Tour.
Learn how to MAKE an extra $45,000 (or more) in Panama too!
There’s a lot more to a Panama Relocation Tour than just showing you around Panama and teaching you the things you need to know to make a smooth relocation.
I’ve also been an entrepreneur and online marketing expert for 27 years! During a Panama Relocation Tour, you’ll learn how to make money in Panama too. I’ve helped many tour clients set up an online marketing business that they can run from anywhere.
♦ You’ll learn about self-publishing books that you can sell on Amazon. You do the work once but the money keeps rolling in!
♦ You’ll learn creative ways to make money with real estate which do not require very much cash investment yet produce big profits!
♦ You’ll learn how to source products that you can sell on Amazon for big profits and without handling any of the fulfillment yourself.
♦ You’ll learn a variety of different ways you can make money while living in Panama which do not require getting a work permit.
And, if you are a US citizen, you’ll learn how you can make up to $105,300 per person TAX FREE when you live in Panama.
The official language in Panama is Spanish. Some areas of Panama, like Coronado and Boquete, have a high concentration of expats so it is possible to get by there without learning very much Spanish. But even in those areas, there will be many times when you really need to be able to understand some Spanish and ask questions in Spanish, even if it is not a complete sentence.
At the very least, you need to learn how to be friendly in Spanish. You need to learn to ask for your bill at restaurants because they will not bring it to you until you ask… simply say “la cuenta, por favor” (the check please). When you enter an elevator or a doctor’s waiting room, it is customary to greet everyone with a simple “buenas tardes” (good afternoon – if it is after noon) or just “buenas” is fine too. In Panama, even when you pass someone on a sidewalk it is customary to be friendly by saying “Hola” or “Buenas”.
Just a little bit of Spanish and a big smile goes a long way in Panama. Panamanians will respect you for trying even if you do not pronounce the words just right. They might correct you to help you learn Spanish. Say gracias (thank you) often!
Just yesterday, I went to the farmers market in Boquete to buy two pineapples and papaya. They don’t speak English there. I asked how much (cuanto cuesta) and they told me $3.50 (tres cincuenta). They understood me and I understood them. The expat lady in front of me did not know how to ask how much or understand the numbers when they told her a price. The sales person could see the puzzled look on her face so she entered the numbers in a calculator to show her how much. It worked. But it would have been so much easier if the expat understood just a little Spanish. We cannot expect that Panamanians will speak English and should not get frustrated if they do not. Hint: talking louder in English does not help a Spanish speaker understand English any better!
The most affordable areas in Panama do not have a high concentration of expats. Most people in those town will only speak Spanish so you will definitely need to learn more Spanish if you want to live there. You don’t have to be fluent but you will need to learn more Spanish to live comfortably in those areas.
There are two courses I recommend to help you learn Spanish.
Duolingo offers free online training. They also have an app for your cell phone. You can set your schedule to 10 minutes a day, 30 minutes a day, whatever you are comfortable with. Duolingo will definitely help you learn some Spanish but it is all by memory. This course is good for starters, but when you get serious, you need to take it to the next level with…
Gary Scott’s Online Spanish Course is only $79 one time payment. I especially like this this online course because you can learn at your own pace. And it teaches the kind of Spanish that is spoken in Panama. (Mexico Spanish is different) I attended a three day live seminar of this course in Boquete a few years ago. It was amazing that everyone in the class could speak, write, and read some Spanish by the end of the first day.
With Gary Scott’s Online Spanish Course, you’ll learn a lot of little tricks which expanded our Spanish vocabulary right away. For example, did you know that any English word that ends with IC (like plastic), you just need to add an O to the end for the Spanish word… plastico!
If an English word ends with IVE, convert to IVO then voila, you have the Spanish word. Active becomes activo! Relative becomes relativo!
If an English word ends in TY, convert it to DAD. Activity converts to actividad in Spanish.
See how easy that is!!
Gary’s Online Spanish Course will teach you hundreds of these little “tricks” to help you learn Spanish really fast!
Gary’s Spanish Course utilizes a special method of learning, called Super Learning, which was created and refined by the Bulgarian educational master, Georgi Lozanov. Lozanov transformed the entire Soviet educational system to such a degree that this third world country beat the USA into space! When learning, you’ll listen to a special kind of music which puts your brain in to “super learning” mode to help you learn Spanish faster and retain what you learn too. I don’t know how it works but I saw it in action when I took this seminar — it really works.
Did you know that Spanish is the second most used language in the United States? Even if you never move to Panama, knowing some Spanish will come in handy!
MORE REASONS TO LEARN SPANISH
It will enrich your experience in Panama if you get to know Panamanians instead of just hanging out with expats. Some Panamanians will speak fluent English but many will not. If you know a little Spanish and they know a little English, you can communicate in Spanglish. It works and it’s fun!
When you move to Panama, you will want to explore the whole country because it is so beautiful and diverse. This is where knowing a little Spanish will come in handy. When you don’t know how to speak Spanish, you can always use Google Translate.
The more Spanish you learn, the better your experience will be while living in Panama.