See Panama Before the International Living Fast-Track Panama Conference

This post was published before major changes were made to the Friendly Nations Visa (FNV) program. Find out if you are eligible to move to Panama.

International Living has a FastTrack Panama Conference in Panama every year.   You’ll spend 2 ½ days in a hotel room in Panama City to get an overview of Panama.

Panama Relocation Tours tries to always schedule a 6-day 7-night all-inclusive tour just before or after the International Living Conference so you can actually get to see Panama.  To REALLY get a feel for what your life could be like living in Panama, you need to get out of Panama City to see more of Panama up close and personal.  See Panama with a boots-on-the-ground tour!  SEE OUR TOUR DATES HERE

PanamaRelocationTours.comThat’s where Panama Relocation Tours comes in!  We offer 6-day all-inclusive tours of Panama. You’ll get to visit Gorgona, Coronado, El Valle, Santa Clara, the Azuero Peninsula, Santiago, David, Boquete, Volcan, and Cerro Punta PLUS you’ll get to meet with expats who live in those areas.

Panama Relocation Tours is NOT a real estate tour.  You will see some rental properties in each area but there will be absolutely no sales pitches to try to get you to buy real estate.  We highly recommend that you rent for at least 6 months, 12 months would be better, before you make any buying decisions.

During the Panama Relocation Tour, you’ll learn:
  • Health insurance companies – a little trick to save an extra 30%
  • Private hospitals, Doctors, Dentists, and specialists
  • How to find a rental.. and things to watch out for
  • 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 (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
  • 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 into Panama and get a permit (or buy one here)
  • How to ship precious metals into 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.
During a Panama Relocation Tour, you’ll meet an immigration attorney who charges less than HALF what the International Living Panama attorney charges for a Visa.  This alone could pay for your tour!
No one knows more about relocating to Panama than we do!  Since 2010, we’ve been offering Panama Relocation Tours.  We’ve completed 100+ relocation tours.
We’ve helped hundreds of people relocate to Panama!  They made the move without stress because of the information they received during a Panama Relocation Tour plus the ongoing support they receive after the tour.

Panama is the perfect place to live. You have easy access to a cosmopolitan Panama City, 1500 miles of beach, and mountain towns where the weather is spring all like year.  The Panama economy is the strongest in the western hemisphere and their government is a stable democracy.

Boquete Panama
Boquete Panama


In Panama, it is possible to have breakfast next to the Pacific Ocean, lunch in a quaint mountain town, then dinner at a funky restaurant over the Caribbean Sea… all in one day….without getting on an airplane!

Retirees can take advantage of Panama’s Pensionado Program which is considered the #1 retirement program in the world!  You can get a discount of 10% to 50% on everything from restaurants, prescriptions, utility bills, airfare and movie theaters plus more.
Not ready to retire yet?  You’ll love the opportunities available in Panama and the ease of doing business.  Some of our tour clients have been able to get a job working for a multinational company in Panama.  Many have reported that they make more money in Panama than they did in the United States because they pay no, or very low, taxes.
During the tour, you’ll learn how to make money online working from home.  I have several online businesses that more than cover my living expenses in Panama.  You’ll learn how you can do this too!
Tour of Richard Detrich's House
Tour Group at Richard Detrich’s House


You’ll get to meet expats who live in each of the areas we visit.  They will share what their living expenses are like so you can get a general idea of what it cost to live in Panama. You’ll be amazed at how affordable it is to live in Panama.

During the Panama Relocation Tour, you’ll get ALL the information you need to make your move to Panama stress-free. You will even receive a checklist of exactly what you need to do and when.

If you’re thinking about attending an International Living FastTrack Panama Conference, be sure to stay an extra week to come on a Panama Relocation Tour to actually get to SEE Panama.  A Panama Relocation Tour begins in Panama City.  It will end in Boquete.  Your tour fee includes a flight back to Panama City so you can catch your international flight.

Plus, when you come on a Panama Relocation Tour before or after an International Living Conference, you can take advantage of our super affordable rate at the hotel where we stay in Panama City. It’s much more affordable than the rate at their conference.

When you compare the two opportunities, you may discover that an all-inclusive 6-day 7-night Panama Relocation Tours is a better fit for what you need to learn to be able to relocate to Panama. To make an informed decision about relocating to Panama, you really need to SEE more of the country than you’ll see sitting in a hotel room in Panama City.  By the end of the tour, you’ll know if Panama is right for you and if it is, you’ll be able to pick out your ideal location.

Check out our testimonials:

On our website
On YouTube (including interviews with people who took the tour then relocated to Panama)
On Facebook

LEARN MORE about our Panama Relocation Tours.  If you have any questions, email us.
To a BETTER Life in Panama,
Jackie Lange
Boquete, Panama
Here’s what some of our previous tour clients have to say:

Thanks Panama Relocation Tours for putting together a stress-free itinerary which totally surpassed our expectations.

For anyone considering an exploratory trip to Panama, Jackie Lange’s Panama Relocation Tour is a must!  The 6 day trip took us through so many different living environments from expat communities in Coronado, to homes in Las Tablas and David to our final stopping point in Boquete and Volcan.

On the trip you get a chance to experience what to expect living in different regions of Panama sampling weather, costs and variety of food, typical shopping experiences and housing offerings. The tour is comprehensive encompassing everything from the nuts-and-bolts to moving to Panama, tax considerations, how and why to hire an attorney, insurance considerations, opportunities for expats and so much, much more.  Tour recipients leave with plenty of great documentation to refer to after the trip.

This is so much more than a bus trip with stops in different parts Panama.  It’s an experience that convinced us that the people and the country of Panama is a place that my wife and I will return to again for a much longer stay (if not permanently)!

I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this trip to anyone who’d like to explore the possibility of relocating to Panama. Panama Relocation Tours has it all and more!
David and Rhonda Grover
Austin, Texas
April 2014 Tour

Bob and I would like to say THANK YOU for a wonderful tour.  We had a great time and really enjoyed seeing the different parts of the country.  From what we saw, we feel that the Boquete area would be the spot for us.

Although we have some “moving parts” that will have to be worked out, we do hope that it is going to be possible for us to relocate in the next year or so.

Meeting the other people on the tour was such fun.  We feel like we have made some new friends, and – hopefully – we will be seeing them again in Panama!!

Jackie, your knowledge of most things Panamanian is invaluable.  Melissa — I so appreciated your assistance with all of my questions, and your amazing coordination.  All of our before and after plans went smoothly!

Carol and Bob Hanft
October 2016 Tour
Patti and Frank on PanamaRelocationTours.comON A SCALE OF 1-10 OUR EXPERIENCE WAS AN ABSOLUTE 10 AND WORTH EVERY PENNY

Patti and I went on the Panama Relocation Tour with an open mind, but hoping everything we read about the tour was true.

The tour with Jackie Lange was more then we could hope for, it was informative and comfortable.  Jackie was an excellent host and a wealth of information.  We got a realistic view of what to expect if we decide to work or retire in Panama.  We stayed in very good hotels and had more then enough to eat (the meals were very good and plentiful).

We had the opportunity to see how fellow expats live and hear them share their experiences.

Me and my wife have decided to take the plunge and give Panama a try after my retirement and are in the process of applying for the Friendly Nations VISA (416 VISA).

We were looking for a place to live with cooler temperatures then we are currently suffering in Tampa, Florida.  And we believe that Boguete would be a great place to start this adventure in our new life and explore the surrounding areas.

I must not to forget to acknowledge Melissa Lange as well, she guided us through the process so that the experience was pleasant and enjoyable.

On a scale of 1 to 10 our experience was an absolute 10 and worth every penny.

Frank and Patti Major
Tampa Florida
August 2016 Tour
Warren and Kim


My husband and I just returned from a visit to our future home in Boquete, Panama. It has been our intention for years to spend retirement overseas and have thoroughly researched many countries. When we narrowed our search to Panama we discovered Jackie Lange’s PRT.  Our Panama adventure began in Panama City and ended in Boquete. We were able to sample life on the coast, mountains and everything In between.  We were introduced to expats currently living their dream in Panama as well as journey with others like us beginning their pursuit. We met an attorney who will help us with legal issues in regard to our move, we opened a bank account and enrolled with a shipping company. Jackie’s experience and advice allowed us to accomplish in a few days what would have taken months or maybe years on our own. We returned back to Mississippi to find a buyer for our home, cars and other possessions in order for us to begin our new life in Boquete, Panama sometime in 2017, if not before.  If cool breezes, milder temperatures and an affordable way of living sounds enticing to you, contact Jackie and plan to be a part of one of her future tours.

Warren and Kim Doherty
McComb, Mississippi

September 2016 Tour


I’m so happy I took this tour, my first ever! I met a lot of nice people and fellow solo travelers too. Thank you Jackie & Melissa for the invaluable information provided in six days that would take me months if not years to gather.

Loved the down to earth, no hustle approach. I felt Jackie wanted to show me why and what she loves about her adopted country, “if you like what you see, welcome neighbor and if it’s not for you, that’s okay too”.

You’ve got a great team Jackie. Melissa was always there with a quick response to my questions and requests. Your attorney was so helpful, reasonable and accommodating. Jorge is a pro driver; I felt safe and Luis took care of wherever I needed to go in Panama City.

Muchas gracias,
July 2016 Tour
First, I would like to thank you Melissa for doing such a fantastic job getting my wife and I set up for the tour.  You were so thorough and fun to work with for the process of generating all the paperwork required to make the trip.  And Jackie, you were such a pleasure to spend 6 days with.  Everything was amazingly orchestrated for visiting the different cities.  From the housing tours to the lunch breaks and the hotels.  I especially appreciated your candid conversations about life in Panama and what to expect moving there.  Everything was Fabulous!
John & Maria Litland
July 2016 Tours
Our July 2016 Panama Relocation Tour was wonderful from the beginning to the end.

Every step was planned for and well organized. Each day in Panama was a treasure.  It was like opening up a gift each morning.

Jackie and Melissa could not have been any more terrific. Jackie shared her years of experience gained living in Panama.

She gave us invaluable, boots on the ground information.  We got the good and the bad.  Jackie is a walking encyclopedia of all things Panama.  If she doesn’t know it, she will find out.

We are planning a return trip very soon.

Hopefully a new life in Panama is in our future.
Shawn and Virginia
Las Vegas, NV
July 2016 Tour

Jackie Lange

Jackie Lange is the founder of Panama Relocation Tours and lives in the highlands of Boquete Panama. She has helped thousands of people relocate to Panama.

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