Which Kind of Panama Tour Is Best For You

Since 2010, we’ve been offering all-inclusive 6-day, 7-night Panama Relocation Tours, which travel from Panama City, the Coronado area, the Azuero, Santiago, Las Lajas/Boca Chica, David, Boquete, and Volcan.   We’ve completed 124 relocation tours.  After helping 1000s of people relocate to Panama, we’ve become the Relocation and Retire in Panama experts.  We have the experience you can trust and need when relocating to Panama.

We also know that a full 6-day tour traveling across Panama may not be a good fit for everyone, so we offer Private Tours for specific areas. Private Tours are ideal for those who already know where you’d like to live in Panama or where they don’t want to live.  Note, none of these are real estate tours.  We will show rentals during your tour but we do not sell real estate so you don’t have to worry about high-pressure sales pitches.

We have information about how to do your own DIY self-guided tour in our Online Panama Relocation Guide for the adventurous types.

There IS a perfect relocation tour for you.

Here’s information about each type of tour to help you decide which tour is better for you.


If you have not traveled internationally much, you may prefer an all-inclusive tour because we take care of everything for you.  All you need to do is book your flight to Panama.  Once you arrive, you’ll be picked up at the airport, and all hotel, meals, and transportation are included in your Panama Relocation Tour.  You don’t need to make any arrangements in Panama.

If you have no idea where you want to live in Panama and would like to see the variety of towns before deciding where to relocate to, a 6-day all-inclusive Panama Relocation Tour would be a good fit.  You’ll learn about prices in each area we visit and the pros and cons of each area too.  You’ll visit the beach, mountain, and urban communities during the tour.

The tour itself is like a rolling seminar with daily lessons about how to relocate to Panama.  Everything we talk about is already written down in a book, so you don’t need to take notes.  After the tour, you’ll get access to the Online Panama Relocation Guide, where we keep the relocation information updates.  And, you’ll get access to a private community forum so you can stay in touch with your tour mates.  We offer ongoing support before, during, and after your move to Panama for no additional charge.

See Details HERE About the All-Inclusive 6-day Panama Relocation Tour.

One challenge will be getting on an all-inclusive tour.  Because our tours are so popular, we’re currently sold out for 2021.  But we do plan to open more dates in 2021.  You can also get on the backup list to be notified of any openings.

See these video testimonials of people who have been on an all-inclusive Panama Relocation Tour.

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Video 3

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All-Inclusive 6-Day Panama Relocation Tour


A Private Tour is ideal for those who know you want to live in a certain kind of community or a specific town. For example, if you know you want to live near the beach, your Private Tour will focus exclusively on beach communities.  If you know you want to live in the mountains or a specific town in the mountains, your Private Tour will focus exclusively on those areas.

Private tours are only for 1-2 people in your family and the Private Tour Guide.  With the pandemic, you may feel more comfortable doing a Private Tour.  These are custom tours to see and do exactly what you want to.  Your Private Tour Guide will do all the driving, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost.

Beach people don’t have to go to the mountains. And mountain people don’t have to go to the beach.

The Private Tour Guides have lived in the area for many years and are experts in that town. They know the best neighborhoods, best places to go shopping, where to get your hair cut, who the English speaking doctors and dentists are, and much more.

We recommend that you do a 2-3 day Private tour to do a deep dive into what it’s like to live in that area.  You’ll get to see rentals (we don’t recommend that you buy until you’ve been in Panama for at least 6 months).

If you’re a beach person, you may want to do a Private Tour of the Coronado area. Then do a Private Tour of the beach communities in the Azuero to decide which area you like best.

If you’re a mountain person, you may want to do a Private Tour of El Valle.  Or do a Private Tour of Boquete then do a Private Tour of Volcan to decide which area you like best.

We currently offer Private Tours in these areas:

> Panama City
> Coronado area including Gorgona, Chame, San Carlos, Santa Clara, and Rio Hato
> El Valle
> Azuero including Chitre, Las Tablas, Pedasi, and all beach areas near these towns
> David (and the beach areas to the east or west of David)
> Boquete
> Volcan
> Bocas del Toro

By the end of your Private Tour, you’ll know where you want to relocate to in Panama.

If you already know exactly which town you want to move to, you could use your Private Tour guide to help you find a rental, get a visa, open a bank account, and just get settled.

See these three video testimonials of people who took a Private Tour.  Each experience was different because each Private Tour is customized to do and see the exact things you want to do.

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Video 3

After your Private Tour, you’ll receive ongoing support through our private community forum for no additional charge.  Of course, your Private Tour guide will be there to offer assistance too.

THE GOOD NEWS…we have plenty of openings for Private Tours because we have several Private Tour Guides in each area.

A Private Tour could save you money too!  A Private Tour is $200 to $300 per day, depending on the itinerary.  Hotels are not included in that price, but we have recommendations for affordable hotels inside the Online Panama Relocation Guide.

Learn more about Private Tours HERE

The Private Tour Guide’s information is inside the Online Panama Relocation Guide.  You will contact the Private Tour Guide directly to book a Private Tour.  They can also help with hotel arrangements and pick you up at the closest airport or bus station.  You will pay the Private Tour Guide cash on the first day of your tour.

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Azuero beach community

Our Private Tour Guides are experts in the areas, But they are not relocation experts, so they won’t be able to answer your questions about getting a Visa, bringing pets into Panama, health insurance, etc.  All the information you need to know to relocate to Panama is in the Online Panama Relocation Guide.


If you’re the adventurous type and don’t like schedules, then a self-guided tour might be better for you.  I’d suggest that you allow extra time in Panama for a self-guided tour.

A Self-Guided tour is ideal for those who want the flexibility of staying as long, or as little, as you want in each area.

Our Online Panama Relocation Guide has information about getting to the most popular towns to do a Self-Guided Tour.  Affordable public buses are readily available.  You could rent a car, but you should know that if you don’t turn the car into the same location, you’ll be charged an extra $200-$250.

The Self-Guided Tour information in the Online Panama Relocation Guide includes recommended places to stay, places to go shopping, popular expat hangouts, who to call to see rentals in the area, and more.

Even with Self-Guided Tours, you’ll have access to our private community forum where you can get help and suggestions from expats who have moved to the area.  You may even be able to arrange to have lunch with someone who moved to the area.

Regardless of which tour you take, the Panama Relocation Tours team will be available to offer ongoing support for no additional charge.


We really recommend that you visit Panama before you decide to relocate to Panama.

But, considering the world situation, some people have already decided to relocate to Panama. With the information we provide at Panama Relocation Tours, all the videos on our YouTube channel, weekly conference calls, and the information in the Online Panama Relocation Guide, plus our private community forum, many have successfully relocated to Panama without visiting first.  Knowing that you have a support system makes it easier than ever!

See this video of a young couple who relocated to Panama with their 4 pets without visiting first.

Come see how you can live BETTER for LESS in Panama!

 If you need help deciding which tour or which area would be best for you and your budget, please email us or call the office at 972-496-4500.  We’re glad to offer suggestions.

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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