That the train ride is substandard is ludicrous. Try the train ride from Cairo to Alexandria! Yet it was included, and we enjoyed every minute of it.
They have also eliminated the trip to Portobelo. Weather problem. ???? Like they just discovered this?
A "Welcome Dinner" in place of the optional tour and dinner at the Miroflores Locks?
An on site (read hotel) nature walk in place of an observation tower visit and nature walk in Soberania National Park?
And of course, the ever popular Butterfly Garden.
And the icing on the cake, "all prices sremain the same" I think they should subtract at least $1000 from the trip to make up for this joke of a trip.
My personal opinion is that they are hoping enough people cancel so they can cancel the whole trip.