Day 1 Monday, January 21
Welcome to Panama City! You will be greeted by your WYD Guide and transferred to your accommodations. Once you’ve settled into your lodging, your WYD Guide will deliver your WYD Registration kits, and help your leaders to prepare the group for the week ahead. Depending on your arrival time, you may see a few nearby sights en route to your group dinner.

 

Day 2 Tuesday, January  21

AM Your WYD Guide will lead you on a tour of Panama City, walking through the churches of Casco Viejo, along the shoreline of Cinta Costera, and out to Amador for a panoramic view of the city. As you go, your WYD Guide will help orient pilgrims to navigating the city, and to moving through crowds as a group.

PM Pilgrims will gather in Cinta Costera for the WYD Opening Mass, celebrated by the local Archbishop.

 

Day 3 Wednesday, January 23

AM Pilgrims will meet at their designated site for English-language Catechesis. The morning typically begins with worship music. A prominent Cardinal/Bishop will give a catechetical talk, after which Mass will be celebrated. Confession is usually available throughout the morning.

PM Choose from among the dozens of Youth Festival activities taking place throughout the city. Speakers, musicians, and other performers will be scheduled until late into the evening.

 

Day 4 Thursday, January 24

AM Pilgrims will meet at their designated site for a second day of English-language Catechesis led by a different Cardinal/Bishop.

PM The Pope arrives in Panama City! Pilgrims will choose between lining the streets and waiting at Cinta Costera to welcome our Holy Father. After his arrival, the Pope will give his remarks, and pilgrims chosen from around the world will make presentations on behalf of their countries.

 

Day 5 Friday, January 25

AM Pilgrims meet at their designated site for a final day of English-language Catechesis led by a third Cardinal/BIshop.

PM Choose from among the dozens of Youth Festival events to fill your afternoon. In the early evening, pilgrims will move to Cinta Costera to pray the Stations of the Cross led by our Holy Father.

 

Day 6 Saturday, January 26

AM Pilgrims from the United States typically gather this morning for a national Pilgrim Mass. All pilgrims will then set off on the Pilgrim Walk (approx. 12km) to Panama Pacifico, the site of the Prayer Vigil.

PM Upon arrival, pilgrims will set up camp and prepare for the all-night prayer vigil. The Pope will give his official WYD address, and will lead pilgrims in prayer and adoration. Musical and other performances will open and close the night.

 

Day 7 Sunday, January 27

AM Musical performances will start first-thing in the morning to awaken sleeping pilgrims. The Holy Father will celebrate the closing WYD Mass, and deliver a special homily especially for young pilgrims. At the conclusion of the Mass, the Pope will announce the year and location of the next international World Youth Day celebration.

PM Pilgrims will pack their belongings and begin the Pilgrim Walk back to their lodging in central Panama City. The afternoon and evening are free for you and your pilgrims to rest, eat, and enjoy relaxing time in the city.

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Frequently asked questions

WYD package $1,949 with airfare Includes:


  • Round trip airfare from DTW (other airports quoted on demand)
  • Private coach airport transfers
  • Seven nights in four star hotel lodging (2-3 per room), hostels (2-16 per room) or simple lodging (sleeping on floors)
  • WYD registration up to $200
  • Nobile Travel Local Partner Youth guide from arrival to departure in Panama City
  • WYD meals provided by the registration
  • Breakfast daily at the place of lodging
  • One Panamanian SIM card for an unlocked GSM phone per group
  • Public transit pass during WYD
  • Group Leader pilgrimages at no cost




WYD Panama Details


  • Date: January 21 - 28 2019
  • Location: Panama
  • Organiser: Nobile Travel Tours
  • Category : Pilgramage
  • Age range18-30 years
  • Cost Starts $1,949 with airfare
  • Spaces available 35 +




Optional Excursions


  • RAINFOREST ESCAPE
  • CANAL BONUS
  • CANAL FERRY CRUISE
  • RAINFOREST RETREAT
  • DIOCESE IN COSTA RICA
  • DIOCESE IN PANAMA




Optional: CANAL BONUS


Dig deep into the sites of Panama City. Take in the Panama Canal’s Miraflores Locks, discover the Biodiversity Museum, and explore the ruins of Panamá Viejo. Includes youth WYD Guide support, transportation, and entrance fees. If scheduled during the week of WYD, the group will miss the day's WYD events. If scheduled before or after the week of WYD, an extra night of lodging will be required.




Optional: CANAL FERRY CRUISE


Take a partial transit through the world-famous Panama Canal on the Panamar Ferry. Experience the marvels of the locks which have aided transit between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans for over 100 years. View the natural wonders of the lush rainforest as you cruise through Panamá's best known attraction. Includes Local youth WYD Guide support, round-trip transportation on a coach bus, and entrance fees. If scheduled during the week of WYD, the group will miss the day's WYD events. If scheduled before or after the week of WYD, an extra night of lodging will be required.




Optional: RAINFOREST RETREAT


Escape the crowds of the city, and take time to prepare for or reflect upon your WYD experience while enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. Full facilities are available to groups for your retreat needs. Retreat is fully custom. Example price based on a 3-day retreat for 25+ pilgrims. Meeting space, other facilities, and tours are available for an additional charge. Includes round-trip transportation on a coach bus, lodging in a 4-star rainforest resort, access to resort facilities (including hiking trails, pool, and fitness center), and breakfast and dinner daily.




Optional: DIOCESE IN COSTA RICA


Spend the days before WYD with a local host parish. Pilgrims participate in spiritual, cultural, and service activities together with local parishioners. (Available only before WYD) We will provide transportation from your arrival airport to your DID host parish, and from your host parish to your WYD lodging. This price based on participating within a Costa Rican diocese designated by local youth partner . An additional DID Registration Fee may apply.




Optional: DIOCESE IN PANAMA


Spend the days before WYD with a local host parish. Pilgrims participate in spiritual, cultural, and service activities together with local parishioners. (Available only before WYD) We will provide transportation from your arrival airport to your DID host parish, and from your host parish to your WYD lodging. This price based on participating at a parish within a 4-hour drive of Panama City. An additional DID Registration Fee may apply.




Optional : RAINFOREST ESCAPE


Break away from the urban landscape for a day in Soberanía National Park. Choose your adventure: an Aerial Tram tour into the treetops, or a Boating Expedition on Gatun Lake. Includes youth WYD Guide support, round-trip transportation on a coach bus, and entrance fees. If scheduled during the week of WYD, the group will miss the day's WYD events. If scheduled before or after the week of WYD, an extra night of lodging will be required.





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