Panamá Photo Tour


Jan 2022








Why this photo tour

Welcome to our Panama Wonders photo tour workshop! Panama is a true hidden gem, just waiting to be discovered by the world of travel photographers. This very special trip is designed & led by French photographer, Tristan Quevilly. He speaks fluent Spanish, English & French, and is deeply connected to the people, including several indigenous tribes.
The impressive array of rare and unique photo opportunities beautifully blends people, culture, street, architecture, wildlife, landscapes, and night sky-scapes.


Photo opportunities


Wildlife around the canal


Insider access to an Embera Indigenous Village


The modern and colonial charm of Panama City


The magical islands of San Blas


A privileged exchange with a Kuna family


A Caribbean cruise on a sailboat

day by day

Detailed itinerary

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Welcome to Panamá

We’ll meet in the airport lobby, pick up and transfer to your hotel. (40min – 14.8km). Arrival at your charming  hotel,  installation. First things first, we will start with a Dinner to get get acquainted.. Tristan will conduct a slideshow and tour briefing

  • 30 min
  • D
  • Hotel Central
rio claro colombia


Panamá City – Gamboa

Early departure in a private vehicle from the hotel to the foot of Cerro Ancon to start a walk of about half an hour to reach the top of the hill where the Panamanian flag proudly flies over the canal and offers a superb view of the city. A rich fauna and flora flourishes on its slopes, making the short climb even more enjoyable. After the visit, the private vehicle will take you to the village of Gamboa, to board a speedboat to sail on the famous waters of the Panama Canal, a maze of islands and lakes. Observe its rich biodiversity while rubbing shoulders with the giants of the seas transiting from one ocean to another. On the way back to the marina, a stop on Isla Mono allows us to spend some time with the Capuchins before finishing the excursion in Gamboa. Night at Gamboa Rainforest Resort in a Standard room with garden view. You will be accompanied by a professional photographer during the day.

  • B, L, D
  • 6h
  • Hotel Gamboa
WhatsApp Image at .. PM


Embera Puru

Hotel departure in a 4×4 vehicle for about an hour ride to the small port of Puerto Corotu to board a traditional canoe, heading off to the village of the Embera Puru. You’ll learn more about the daily life of the community and share precious moments during a traditional lunch. During the two-hour activity, you can take a swim in the nearby rivers, or follow the “Botanico” on his walks in the forest to learn all about the benefits of using plants in the traditional Embera medicine or to learn about ritual tattoos.  Night at Gamboa Rainforest Resort in a Standard room with garden view. You will be accompanied by a professional photographer during the day.

  • 2 hours
  • B, L, D
  • 6h
  • Hotel Gamboa
San Blas Panama


San Blas Islands

Discover the well-kept secret of the Kuna Indians, more than 360 pearls of sparse white sand in the midst of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean along the Panamanian coast.. paradise on earth only a short distance from the coastline. Private transport (both ways) from the hotel in Panama City to Barsukun (or Carti) port to catch the boat to San Blas islands..

  • 3h30
  • B, L, D
  • 6h
  • Catamaran : Double cabin
TUCAYA PANAMA san blas portrait © M.LECUMBERRY


San Blas Islands

After breakfast, we’ll head off to Gorgy Island (depending on the weather conditions). You’ll discover a paradise island, with no tourists and the perfect spot for snorkelling. After a meal on the beach organised by the crew, you’ll head off to Sugar where you’ll spend the night. Dinner in the evening will be on board.

  • B, L, D
  • 6h
  • Catamaran : Double cabin



San Blas Islands

This morning, departure for an hour sail to the beautiful island of Coco Bandero. This heavenly place with turquoise waters is perfect for swimming and ocean floor exploring. You’ll also have the possibility of kayaking between the islands. After lunch on board, we’ll head off to Kuanidup for the night.

  • B, L, D
  • 6h
  • Catamaran Double Cabin
panama san blas


San Blas – Panamá City

Our escapade in the San Blas is coming to an end. You will enjoy free time to enjoy the sea the whole morning then enjoy a fresh lunch.In the afternoon, you’ll sail towards the continent and the port of Carti, where the 4×4 is waiting for you for the transfer back to your hotel in Panama City. In the evening we will take a transport from the area of Casco Viejo to Punta Pacifica zona to have a cocktail at JW Marriott terrasse.

  • 3h30
  • B, L, D
  • 6h
  • Hotel Central
Panama City


End of the Adventure

A private vehicle will take you from your hotel to Tocumen International airport.

  • 15 min
  • B, L, D
  • 6h


Selected hotels


What you can expect


Included in the tour


  • Professional Photographer & Instructor
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Accommodation in first choices hotels
  • Transportation in confortable vehicles
  • Modeling Fees
  • English speaking guide

Not included

  • International Flight
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Medical Insurances
  • Expenses not specified in the program
  • Tips


Prices & details


Usd / Person

  • Single supplement : 353 Usd
  • Minimum deposit : 1500 Usd
  • 5% discount on your next trip
  • 150 $ discount if you refer a friend
  • Guaranteed refund on D-15 in case of sanitary emergency


Sign in to your photo tour

I’d be pleased to hear from you, so if you have any questions about this photo tour, and would like to sign in, please send me a message.

Tristan Photographer

What ? How ? When ?

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course ! Workshops are designed for all categories : from beginner to advanced. So if you are novice in photography I would recommend you a beginner photography workshop which is a very good place to start with.

These photo tours are designed by photographers, for photographers… As experts of the destinations, we have worked hard to select the corners that best reflect the light and moments.. Easy hikes, where the days are punctuated by many spontaneous breaks, the ideal way to connect with the elements that surround us and take the time to frame before pressing the shutter release.

It will mainly depend on the main topic of the day wether the focus is on people, landscape or wildlife. We will live to the rhythm of light and weather phenomena. Always ahead of time, from dusk to dawn, playing with relief, contrasts and shadows…

On landscape assignement a typical day will consist of taking advantage of the lights that are present at sunrise and sunset. Depending on the weather and other factors such as fatigue, we may stay a few hours in hotels to devote ourselves to photo post-processing.

Once you book a photo tour, we’ll give you a road book with detailed information including a packing list.  We’ll advise you on what are the best clothes to bring, what practical accessories you might need, and of course what photography gear we recommend. 

In general, we recommend an SLR camera, a range of lenses, and spare memory cards (or film) and batteries. For landscapes filters and tripods are recommended as well.  It helps to bring a computer with editing software. 

Anyway we’ll give you tailor-made information about the workshop you’re interested in.

Contrary to many preconceived ideas, Panamá is safer than many countries! That said, in any large city in the world there can be thieves. By respecting some basic travel rules, and being a little careful with your belongings, everything will go smoothly.


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