time 14 Days / 13 Nights


When the first called "white men" arrived in Panama in 1501, they found an isthmus linking two big land bodies- North and South America, inhabited by local aborígenes that mostly believed in natural deities. the first establishment or signal of Christianity in Panama was the foundation of the first-ever Spanish settlement in the New World mainland: Santa Maria La Antigua del Darien, founded by Vasco Nuñez de Balboa in honor to La Antigua Maiden venerated in Sevilla Spain, which was prayed by the conquistadores to protect their lives as the Spanish encountered furious resistance from the local indigenous inhabitants. with a new town always comes a church which normally is the center of any Spanish Town, so the first Episcopal branch was established in the New World, and this brought Spanish monks and religious authorities, firsthand to guide the European congregation, although it was about to change its intentions pretty soon. in 1513, The Pacific Ocean was discovered which eventually happened that the Inca Empire was found and therefore the ambition to conquer such an empire where gold and other minerals were abundant, woke up as an intention to the Spanish. they quickly learn that moving treasures from Peru to Spain was a difficult task as they would have to sail around The dangerous Cape Horn, which was not only considered risky but would take to long to navigate before reaching Mother Land. easier and safer would be to sail north to Panama, cross the isthmian jungle over mule back, and once at the Caribbean side, they could set sail to Spain, making a much shorter trip. Now, there were some other challenges: Panamás aborígenes, who where still resisting from Spanish conquista. A perfect way to bend the local was through slavery and inculcating Christianity, Spain's predominant religion. Panama City was then founded in 1519, to function as the port of departure and arrival to and from Peru and the Inca Empire. Its construction brought all different religious order such as the Jesuit's, Dominicans, Franciscans, the Agustinos Recoletos, Hermanos Hospitalarios Saint John of God, Frailes Menores Capuchinos, Saint Vincent Paul Misión, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, among other more than 50 Congregations. They all firstly stablished within Panamá City and later started to expand their congregations throughout the new conquered lands of Panama

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  • Round-trip air USA - PANAMA - USA
  • Meet Assist upon arrival by your Perillo Tours representative
  • Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with an English speaking guide
  • Choice of 4 or 5 star hotels
  • Daily breakfast, dinner plus 4 lunches
  • Daily sightseeing tour as indicated
  • All entrance fees
  • Transfers throughout
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Porterage of 1 suitcase per person at hotels


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