Join us in the WYD host city of Panamá for the official WYD Week celebrations!
Experience the warm hospitality of the Panamanian people and their amazing expression of Christian hospitality, deep tradition and spiritual heritage. It will be also be a time of cultural exchange, dialogue, worship and celebrations with the youth of the world and Pope Francis.
This pilgrimage is open to all applicants, subject to group eligibility criteria.
Depart Australia for Panama
Arrive in Panama City, check into lodging, and prepare for WYD
Day Trip: Panama Canal Bonus
Day Trip: Rainforest Escape
Panama City Tour, WYD Opening Ceremonies
Morning catechesis, WYD events
Morning catechesis, Welcoming Ceremonies for our Holy Father
Morning catechesis, WYD events & Stations of the Cross with the Pope
Morning pilgrimage, evening vigil with our Holy Father
Morning Mass with the Pope, pilgrimage back to Panama City
Depart Panama City for home
Mass will be available daily.
* The order of day trips may switch.
Pilgrims from other countries may need a visa to enter Panama. The official source for information on visa requirements is your local Panamanian embassy or consulate. For unofficial information about visa requirements, click here.
Harvest cannot assist pilgrims with acquiring visas to enter Panama. All pilgrims will receive a letter confirming their WYD registration about 3 months prior to the event (October 2018). This letter should be included in your visa application. However, WYD registration does not guarantee that a visa will be granted. Visa decisions are typically made after the refund deadline has passed. This means that JMJyouth, unfortunately, is not able to provide refunds to pilgrims whose visa applications are rejected.