A Life Changer Program by
Jaguar Country, Panama
January 5-12, 2022
February 13-20, 2022
For US taxpayers up to $10,000 can be recorded as a tax deductible donation through Geoversity’s Foundation, a federally tax exempt public charity.
Ready to join seven other top business leaders on a life-changing expedition from Panama’s Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast of the Indigenous Guna people?
About the Program
Geoversity’s Life Changer Team has designed a one-of-a-kind learning adventure as a build up to the historic YPO-EO global event Scale Up Leadership: Learning from Nature taking place in Panama on February 22, 2022.
Apply to be one of only eight explorers on an expedition, combining sailing, mountain biking, hiking the Jaguar Trail, a river descent in packrafts, and snorkelling around an island in indigeneous territory reserved only for your group.
Enjoy the camaraderie of peers while immersing yourself in extraordinary biological and cultural diversity as you explore some of the most significant oceanic, coastal wetland, upland rainforest and river biomes on planet Earth.
Geoversity’s film makers will produce a short commemorative video of your expedition for family and friends -and as a resource for the producers of the YPO-EO event.
Your Hero’s Journey
Begin by sailing from the entrance of the Pacific in the legendary Panama interoceanic canal to the starting point of the trip at the mouth of the Bayano River. The landing is done by navigating through one of the most important wetlands on the west coast of Latin America.
For two days, you’re on a mountain bike tour over dirt roads and through hilly terrain until reaching a point near the Continental Divide in the 12,800-acre Mamoní Valley Preserve. You’ll overnight at Centro Mamoní, Geoversity’s science center located on the southern border of Gunayala, the autonomous territory of the indigenous Guna people.
From Centro Mamoní embark on two more days of hiking, rafting and rowing through primary rainforest, along the jaguar trail and over the continental ridge and into Gunayala. You’ll descend the sacred Cangandi River to a traditional Guna village overlooking the river and the Guna Atlantic coast. From there you’ll walk and paddle through the Caribbean mangroves to complete the hero’s journey at the Atlantic coast of Gunayala with its fabled archipelago with islands densely populated and most just dazzling white coral sand and palms.
Finally, you will spend the night on the Guna island of Anmardup, a model the indigenous eco-hospitality managed by young Gunas associated with Geoversity’s School of Biocultural Leadership.
This is an opportunity “to journey beyond the future we’re getting to create the future we want.” And it’s the right moment to experience Geoveristy’s innovative programs and resources for biocultural leadership.
transport, Lodging, Food
Geoversity’s team of experienced guides have everything organized from the moment you’re picked up at the airport until your flight is eight-days later. All in-country transport is provided: airport transfers, sailboat, bikes, rafts, launches, and charter flight.
All lodging and camping are included and in collaboration with our trusted, local partners.
Our fresh, all-inclusive food service consists of traditional Panamanian meals along with exotic fusions that are prepared daily according to your specific dietary needs.
Got questions about this journey? Special requirements? COVID-19 Protocols? Ready to sign up?
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