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AfroPanama Diablos y Congos Festival

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Our Event is March 14th 2019 to March 20th 2019

CrioYa Global Movement and Diaspora Dance will connect you to the African Diaspora in Panamá. We use small group travel as the vehicle for connecting you to vibrant cultural traditions of the diaspora. When traveling with us you will connect with dynamic communities while supporting youth in enriching global education initiatives.


Part 1 of our RHYTHMIC Resistance TRAVEL SERIES

Tour Highlights

•Festival of Drums and Cultural Expressions Diablos y Congos

•Beach fun & island

excursion isla grande

•Visit to Panama Canal

•Shopping and

traditional meals



•Additional activities

according to interest

Day 1: Arrival Day into PTY with prearranged door to door service airport pick up to hotel. Welcome meeting and dinner with group. We will travel to a local spot to enjoy good eats and local flavor.

Day 2: Morning breakfast in the hotel . Day trip to the Panama canal and the afro antillean museo. Later in the day casco viejo pan city travel to portobelo

Day 3: Early morning breakfast and travel day to Portobelo. AM beach day and PM workshop to learn about the festival. Guided town walk and local dinner. Enjoy night life as we prepare for the festival

Day 4: Early morning walk to festival grounds. Perfect time to take pictures and get a closer look at how the community prepares for the festival that honors their cimarron anscestors. Delight in the drumming, colorful masks and energy of the day. Try new street foods, connect with community members and your group. Of course, we will share a delicious dinner at a Black owned restaurant serving local goodies. enjoy the vibrant night life after the festival.

Day 5: Morning Breakfast and festival recap. Travel to Colon, to learn more about the rich cimarron heritage and the role that Afropanamanians have played in the shaping of the most lucrative trading port in the world. Learn about the strength, resilience, resistance and current challenges that they are facing. Connect with local tour guide to learn more. Train ride from colon to Panama city. We will stay another night in the city.

Day 6: Morning breakfast meet up and prepare for the day long rainforest experience in Gamboa. Lunch is included along with a local guide. We will rest up and meet for our final night on the town.

Day 7: Departure day. Flight times will vary but you will ave prearranged door to door service from the hotel to the airport.

Panama Trip..

Diablos y congos Rhythmic Resistance

Who: Culturally conscious travelers interested in the african diaspora in the americas.

What: small group trip with like minded travelers to experience the famous Diablos y Congo Festival, Panama city and surrounding areas from an African descendant perspective. Small group workshops, and with every trip you will support Ritmo- a Youth organization that preserves African music traditions, in Portobelo .

Where: Panama City, Porto Belo, Isla Grande, Colon, Panama City

When: March 2015 7 days additional days in Bocas del Toro available as well.

Why: To connect with our brothers and sisters throughout the African diaspora. To share stories of resistance and rhythm in order to heal and build stronger economic and social ties with each other.

How: $500 due immediately to reserve your space. Before Dec 15th, 2017

Tour Price

$2,200.00 $300 single supplement when available.

This price does NOT include roundtrip airfare, some meals nor travel insurance.

We can help you purchase flights and travel insurance

Payment Schedule

Down Payment of $500.00 due by Dec 15, 2016

Remaining Payment of $1,700 is due by Feb 15, 2017

Please make all payments to Diaspora Dance c/o AfroPanama Tour



How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Mesi with or Leslie with

What's the refund policy?

* Cancellation Policy: If cancellation is made 6 weeks prior to the trip, there will be a

50% refund of total fees paid to date. There is NO refund for cancellations made within 6 weeks of the trip.

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