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On this exclusive rum tour, you will visit Pesé, located in the heart of the Herrera Province and home to Hacienda San Isidro, where the famous Ron Abuelo and Seco Herrerano are produced. Traditional oxcarts will take you to the distillery at Hacienda San Isidro where you will learn about the various steps of producing rum and seco from sugarcane, including the grinding, fermenting and distilling processes.

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Today you will discover the manufacturing process of the traditional products of the Herrera Province: sugarcane, salt, clay and bread. Explore the many uses of sugarcane, from the refreshing sugarcane juice “guarapo,” to the traditional cooking of sugarcane honey and the production of artisan sugarcane liquor. Also learn about the extraction of salt from the Pacific Ocean, see the creation of handmade clay pottery, and observe how the famous La Arena bread is baked.

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You will be transferred to the port of Cañas, where our boat will be waiting to take us out to Isla Cañas. On the short boat ride, enjoy the mangroves and the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Cañas Island, with over 8.5 miles of beach, is the most important nesting site for sea turtles on Panama’s Pacific Coast. From July to mid-November, thousands of sea turtles of five different species arrive to the coast of Isla Cañas to nest from October to mid-January, when the baby turtles hatch.

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Cubitá is the name of the pre-Columbian indigenous group who inhabited the area surrounding today’s city of La Villa de Los Santos. On this excursion you will discover the most important sites around La Villa de Los Santos from Pre-Columbian, Colonial and Republican times: explore mysterious petroglyphs hidden along the shore of La Villa River; climb a hill that holds the Necropolis of Cerro Juan Diaz, an indigenous burial site currently studied by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute for its valuable historical content; and visit the colonial-style house where La Villa de Los Santos declared its independence from Spain in 1821.

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You will be taken to Playa El Arenal in Pedasí, where our boat will be waiting to take you to Iguana Island, a wildlife refuge 8 kilometers off the coast. The island is famous for its white sand beach, crystal waters, extensive mangrove forests and coral riffs, which include 12 different types of corals that shelter more than 300 species of fish.