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Top Five Indigenous Cultures Tours

  • whl.travel
  • 2 August 2011

The theme “linking cultures” has been chosen for the 2011 World Tourism Day (to be celebrated on September 27). Often, in an area with indigenous populations, or people who are original to the land, one of the greatest assets is traditional culture. Through mindfully operated cultural tours, indigenous groups have something a great deal to offer – and to gain! – from exchanges with tourists. Here we share a roundup of some of our favourite indigenous culture tours.

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Panama’s Earth Train & OARS: Kayaking and Leadership Training

  • Off the Radar
  • 20 January 2011

The field operations of Earth Train, an international youth leadership organization, are located in Panama in the Mamoní Valley Preserve. The preserve is a remarkable area in the center of the Americas on a land bridge teeming with biodiversity and where the separation between the two great oceans is at its narrowest. It is a crucial battle ground for the protection and smart use of rainforests for future generations.

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Autumn Is the New Summer: Browsing the Best Off-Season Beach Breaks

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 14 September 2010

If you too are still a little peeved by the summer washout and aren’t yet ready to batten down the hatches in preparation for another gruelling winter, fear not! There are still plenty of places to replenish that flagging vitamin D. And better yet, you won’t have to break the bank or fight tooth and nail for your patch of sand. Bliss! Here we check out which whl.travel (www.whl.travel) destinations have the best beach-break ability to blow away those autumn cobwebs.

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Supporting Local and Responsible Travel on Panama’s Gobernadora Island

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 6 January 2010

Off Panama’s Pacific coast lies Isla Gobernadora, a peaceful and natural haven practically untouched by modern preoccupations. For the local inhabitants, primarily fishermen, island life tends to revolve around the seasons and tides, and the absence of roads and cars means that people get around by boats or boots. This hasn’t however prevented outsiders from…

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whl.travel Adds Panama City, So Much More Than a Canal

  • whl.travel
  • 20 August 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE. Considered the most cosmopolitan capital city in Central America, Panama City is a sophisticated and stylish centre, with an abundance of attractions and very solid business facilities. Unbeknownst to many, there really is plenty to do in and around the city in addition to appreciating the famous Panama Canal, including historical urban attractions, an exciting nightlife buzzing with hip bars and international restaurants, and, less than an hour away, lots of nature, pristine beaches and incredible rainforests for adventure seekers.

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