Sustainable Surf & Cultural Immersion Trip (Vol 2)

Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama

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Emily Talentino
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Jul 22 - 29, 2017
Group size: 6-12
Sustainable Surf & Cultural Immersion Trip (Vol 2)
Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama

Emily Talentino
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$1200
Deposit: $500
Jul 22 - 29, 2017
Group size: 6-12

About this trip

Give and Surf is a small, volunteer driven nonprofit organization that empowers the local indigenous communities of Bocas del Toro, Panama through education and community development.  Bocas del Toro is a beautiful archipelago off the Caribbean coast of Panama that has beautiful beaches, amazing surf breaks, and a myriad of outdoor activities & adventures to participate in!  


This sustainable surf & cultural immersion trip is designed to give participants the opportunity to enjoy the best surf breaks of Bocas, participate in a variety of activities, be immersed in the local culture, and give back to the local communities they are visiting.  To us, being sustainable means taking into full consideration our impact socially, environmentally, and economically.  We strive to keep as much money as possible in the local communities and to give participants insight in the "real" Bocas... a beautiful, diverse archipelago with a unique set of needs.

 

All levels of surfers welcome! No previous experience necessary. We can accommodate all levels of surfers.  Non-surfers are welcome as well and will be offered a variety of other activities.


When living in remote island communities, we often face unpredictable situations, such as rainy weather conditions, power outages, and other challenges, that may result in changes to the itinerary below. The projects and activities to help with will vary throughout the year. We will do our best to adapt schedules to ensure that participants get to experience everything we have planned.


What’s included

* 7 nights accommodation in Bocas del Toro, Panama (2 night community stay, 5 nights in a Bed & Breakfast in or near the main Bocas Town) 
* All breakfasts & lunches, plus 4 group dinners; water or soda with each meal (mix of community meals and local restaurants) 
* In-country Give & Surf staff person and local guides upon arrival in Bocas del Toro 
* Give & Surf staff support is available 24/7 in the event of an emergency 
* Local transportation in Bocas del Toro (water taxis, taxis) 
* Included excursions:   
* Surfing at a variety of breaks
* Group surf lesson (or money towards board rental)
* Jungle Hike & Cave Tour 
* Beach excursions & hikes 
* Ngobe Village Visit & Cultural Workshop

  

Not included

* International or domestic airfare or transportation to/from Bocas del Toro 
* Travel medical/emergency insurance (Give & Surf does carry a general liability insurance policy) 
* Meals, snacks, drinks outside of the included meals. No alcoholic beverages are included. 


Before You Go

Please review frequently asked questions, suggested packing lists, and other helpful information on our website: www.giveandsurf.org/volunteer.


Flight information:

* International flights should be booked to/from Panama City’s international Tocumen Airport (PTY).
* Domestic flights should be booked on Air Panama from Panama City’s Albrook Airport (PAC) to Bocas del Toro (BOC).   Please leave at least 3 hours of connecting time between your international arrival and domestic departure in order to clear customs and transfer between airports. 
*  Please arrive in Bocas del Toro on Saturday July 8th by 4:30pm Please depart on Saturday July 15th after 7am.
* Participants are welcome to extend their stay or book other flights but may be responsible for coordinating their own transportation upon their arrival in Bocas.  
* Give & Surf is happy to make recommendations on where to stay & eat and what to do if staying in Panama City before or after your trip as well as help coordinate transportation between airports. 


Available options

Private Room upgrade
$250

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