Corporate Retreats

Location: Panama
Leaders: OLI Co-Founder and Executive Coach Rhett Power and Professor Peter Gasca
Dates: Contact our office to discuss options and to customize your retreat.
Number of Participants: 10-15

Company retreats can be game-changing milestones that redefine teams, bring out the best in top and emerging leaders, and position organizations to take the next step confidently and successfully. Imagine your next strategic meeting with a clearly defined purpose, free of distractions, effectively executed and encouraging creative participation that is engaging and disciplined. All while enjoying one of the most untouched and beautiful parts of the world.

Your Corporate Retreat facilitated by the Outdoor Leadership Institute

We partner with our clients in various ways to support their retreat agenda:
• Team Building events designed to complement your retreat theme.
• Corporate Training workshops focused on professional development topics including leadership, teamwork and personality type assessment.
• Facilitation of all or part of your multi-day company retreat blending business conversations with corporate training workshops and team-building activities in a location that can’t be beat.

Safety is of the utmost concern and we provide training and safety standards beyond the required minimum. Our transportation vehicles are properly equipped with first aid kits, UHF radios, satellite communication and are set up for travel and leisure. We cater to our guests in various ways to craft an experience that is a cherished memory. Our guides have years of experience and knowledge of each area you will visit.

Executive Retreats: Key leaders collaborating to lead more effectively.

An Executive Retreat requires focused facilitation and an in-depth understanding of the issues facing the leadership team and the organization. The level of responsibility held by this group requires solid, honest communication and relationships with a high-level of trust. Executive retreats are strategic and must have a clear meeting purpose. We work closely with you to define the goals of the executive retreat, prioritize the issues and discuss not only the business context but also the human context, to identify areas where the discussion may veer off track.


Expedition Highlights

This is a 5-7-day expedition, which will get you in the water to surf, sea kayak, fish, dive, snorkel and to take part in engaging talks about local culture and life including visiting local villages in one of the most remote parts of the world.


Daily Activities

In between your daily meetings you’ll be able to take part in a variety of activities. Your Team will take part in cultural visits with local Indian tribes, nature hikes and relaxing on remote islands, surfing (lessons if needed), stand up paddle boarding, diving, swimming, snorkeling, fishing,  and sea kayaking.

Primary Accommodations

Bahia Honda Base Camp, Santa Catalina Base Camp



Day 1 – Arrival day

Arrival Tocumen International Airport in Panama. You will be met on arrival and Transferred to site by Van, small plane or boat depending on weather.

Day 2-7

Day two the adventure really begins. Depending on weather and tides we will be moving from land to water. Our days will be filled with learning, kayaking, surfing, deserted island and beach exploration, fishing, lectures and discussions about the local environment and people. Every day will bring something new and nature never disappoints in this remote and undisturbed part of the world. On the final day you will be transferred to Tocumen International Airport in Panama City for departure.

What’s Included

• Double room accommodations on hotel nights (this is negotiable)
• Three meals a day
• Transportation by private, air-conditioned motor coach as well as transfers for group as appropriate
• English speaking guide/interpreter to accompany during the whole touring period
• Admission and fees to parks
• Guest speakers at many dinners


What’s Not Included

• Airfares, international and domestic.
• Travel/health insurance (recommended)
• Other personal expenses like overseas calls and laundry
• Certifications such as PADI open water or wilderness first aid

Base Trip Price: $3500

Final payment is due 90 days before departure.


Itinerary Disclaimer

While we do our best to adhere to the itinerary, traveling to remote parts of the world requires flexibility, and changes to specific interactions and other activities may occur. In addition, some changes  may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and changes to timetables and transport routes, which can happen with little notice. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time. Each day we will update you on the program and keep you informed throughout the trip.

OLI may cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if, due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events, it is not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary. If OLI cancels the trip, traveler can transfer amounts paid to an alternate departure date or alternatively receive a full refund. In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.

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