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You can stalk sloths, turtles and monkeys (but in a nice way) on this trip to Panama

You can stalk sloths, turtles and monkeys (but in a nice way) on this trip to Panama
You can explore Panama on a weeklong Big Chill Adventures tour. (Melinda Cambiar / Big Chill Adventures)

Climb a volcano, play on a beach, stalk sloths, turtles and monkeys on a weeklong trip to Panama with climate-change scientist Sarah Aciego.

The Big Chill Adventures' trip includes visiting the Kuna and Embara tribes, indigenous people living on the Isthmus, and trekking Sendero de Los Quetzales, one of Panama's most beautiful trails. It runs between Cerro Punta and Boquete, crisscrossing Río Caldera.

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"Panama offers amazing landscapes, cultures, culinary delights and biodiversity," Aciego said.

Other activities include visiting the Panama Canal, exploring old sections of Panama City, snorkeling, white-water rafting, horseback riding and a visit to a coffee plantation.

Lodging will be in a cloud forest treehouse.

Dates: Feb. 11-18

Prices: Rates start at $3,600 per person, including accommodations, meals, guides, transportation and fees. Airfare from LAX to Panama is not included.

Info: Big Chill Adventures, (307) 640-9001

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