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Ancon Expeditions of Panama began operations in 1997 and soon after was defining the meaning of ecotourism in Panama by breaking all existing paradigms. Innovation, dedication and exemplary quality of service have buttressed our mission ever since.
Ancon Expeditions of Panama invites you to discover this unspoiled country filled with natural and cultural riches with a legacy that has shaped the world's history. Panama is blessed with splendid biodiversity found within magnificent rainforests, spectacular seas and ancestral indigenous cultures. A land of magic and mystery.
The emergence of the Isthmus of Panama more than 3 million years ago was the most transcendental event in the evolutionary history of the western hemisphere. Since then, a great variety of animal and plant species have been able to migrate from one continental mass to another through Panama, where many congregate to offer an array of unique biodiversity.
The Republic of Panama covers 29,761 square miles - an area smaller in size than South Carolina. Yet, its several life zones host more than 960 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 240 species of reptiles, 175 species of amphibians and over 10,000 species of vascular plants. Impressively, more than 25 percent of its territory is protected by national parks and nature reserves.
These factors, added to the close proximity of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans at a narrow isthmus, have created a vast concentration of life in the heart of the Americas, leading the Smithsonian Institution to establish the most advanced laboratory for tropical biological research in the world. It is no coincidence that the National Association for the Conservation of Nature (ANCON), one of the region's most efficient and respected conservation organizations, is passionately motivated to protect the natural heritage of Panama.
From the western highlands of Chiriqui where the Resplendent Quetzal thrives, to the underwater world of Coiba Island where Orca whales find passage on their annual migrations and further east to the legendary Darien where the Jaguar, Tapir and Harpy Eagle inhabit unspoiled rainforests, Panama is a natural jewel to be discovered.
Ancon Expeditions of Panama welcomes you to enjoy an experience of a lifetime by offering you the best nature and culture oriented tours, as well as adventure and academic programs. Our expertise and the friendly and enthusiastic nature of the people of Panama will ensure that your vacation is fun, educational, comfortable and hassle-free.