(Panama City, Boquete, Boca Brava)
Arrive in Panama City and learn about the history, culture, and the all about the famous Panama Canal. Travel north to Chiriqui province and the town of Boquete. The Finca Lerida Eco Lodge will be your home base, and from here you will experience plenty of activity and thrills, including white water rafting, nature hikes, sea kayaking and more! Finish up this active adventure with some relaxation beachside on the remote island of Boca Brava before returning to Panama City for your departure flight.
Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
Airport transfer with private vehicle, and English speaking professional driver.
Casa del Horno is located in Casco Antiguo, the capital's old quarter. Only 35 minutes away from the Tocumen International Airport, Casco Antiguo, warmly referred to as "Casco Viejo" by locals, is a charming bohemian neighborhood filled with hip bars, delightful restaurants, extraordinary art galleries and pedestrian walkways intertwined with over 400 years of history. Built within the Calicanto stonewalls and finished with delicate wooden details, each suite is equipped with state of the art bathrooms, imported Italian kitchens, top of the line wine fridges, LCD TVs with Satellite, Sony IPod docks and L'Occitane bathroom amenities, differencing each other only by size and specific amenities.
Your English speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a private tour to Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. You will start the tour with a 30 minutes drive to Miraflores to see the huge vessels passing the Panama Canal. You will enjoy the view on the Locks from a sheltered terrace and listen to the explanations of your guide. To complete the visit of the Canal you will visit the Museum and Visitor Center at Miraflores which gives you a good idea on the construction of the Canal – a masterpiece of engineering. After the visit to the Canal continue with your guide to the Amador Causeway, a road that connects three Islands in the Pacific Ocean and offers magnificent views on the Canal on one side and on the skyline of Panama City on the other side. The tour continues to the Casco Viejo, Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the Casco Viejo you feel set back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Fly from Panama City to David.
Travel to Boquete by private vehicle and driver.
Finca Lerida Ecolodge is nestled in the middle of our coffee plantation and surrounded by our private natural forest reserve. Wake up to the symphony of birds and to the aroma of our home grown “Finca Lerida” Estate Coffee brewed specially for you. Each of the 11 double rooms with private bathroom has its own porch, and a beautifull view of the valley and surrounding mountains. All the rooms are individually decorated and named after birds found in Finca Lerida Highlands.
The Palon Section (literally "big stick") of Rio Chiriqui Viejo river is a class III and IV with non stop excitement, pristine tropical forest, and more. Considerably narrower than its counterpart and dropping at a faster speed, the Viejo requires quick, tight maneuvering to get through the many rock gardens and enormous boulders and delivers continuous white water that contribute to its class IV ranking. This is a guaranteed ride of a lifetime for rafters seeking a thrill.During dry season (Dec.-May): During your decent down the river, you will stop for lunch at beautiful location. Here, you will take a short hike to an incredible picturesque 30 foot waterfall. This is a truly remarkable sight.During rainy season: (June-Nov.): With more water, and more speed, this time of the year is ideal for those searching for the biggest thrill. During this excursion, the river guide will lead a descent through the entire Palon section and most of the Sabo section of this river.Minimum age: 12 years Duration: 10 hours Includes: Transportation to and from Boquete, rafting equipment, English speaking guides and lunch Bring: clothes to swim (shorts, shirt, hat), dry clothes and towel for after the trip, sunscreen, water, shoes that will not come off your feet, copy of your passport.
The Los Quetzales trail unites the two communities of Boquete and Cerro Punta and is one of Panama’s most visited and popular hikes, named for a particular species of bird called the Resplendent Quetzal. Quite elusive, these birds are a magnificent and rare treat to observe and are a favorite among many birding enthusiasts. In addition to the Quetzal, there are more than 220 other bird species native to the area. From Cerro Punta to Boquete, the 10 km trail climbs steadily (roughly 800 meters) as you pass from tropical rain forest to tropical cloud forest and takes approximately 4-6 hours of hiking to complete. The tour starts with a two hours drive from Boquete to Cerro Punta where your hiking adventure on the Quetzal Trail starts. A strong 4x4 vehicle will take you to the ranger station in the park. Duration: 10 hours Includes: Roundtrip transportation from Boquete, English speaking ornithologist guide, picnic lunch Bring: Hiking shoes, long pants, rainjacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars, camera, water.
For the Baru Volcano Hike you will be picked up at 6 a.m. at your hotel. You will enjoy a lovely drive uphill to the Volcan Baru National Park Ranger Station. From there you will start the challenging hike to the highest point of Panama. Depending on your level of fitness you will reach the top between 4 and 6 hours. If the wheather conditions are good, you will be able to see both oceans from the top of the volcano. On the summit you will enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon you will hike back down, this takes between 3 and 5 hours. After the tour you will be dropped of at your hotel. While hiking up the volcano you will encounter 6 different climate zones: humid mountain forest, low humid mountain forest, low humid mountain rainforest, mountain rainforest, very humid mountain rainforest and pre-mountain rainforest. The average annual temperatures vary between 20°C at the Park Ranger Station to under 10°C on the top of the volcano.Duration: 13 hours Includes: Transportation, English speaking guide, entrance fees, breakfast, lunch, water, juice, snacks Bring: Hiking shoes, long pants, rainjacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars, camera, water.
This day trip is perfect for beginner paddlers and those who want to spend an active day in the remote island paradise of Panama’s Pacific coast. You will paddle from Boca Chica to one of the nearby islands for a day of snorkeling, exploring and relaxing. Participants should be in good physical condition. This trip includes about 4 hours of moderate paddling.Minimum age: 10 years Duration: 8 hours Includes: Transportation to and from Boquete, boats, gear, guides and lunch Bring: clothes to swim (shorts, shirt, hat), dry clothes and towel for after the trip, sunscreen, water, shoes to explore the island, copy of your passport
You will picked up and transfered from Boquete by private vehicle and professional English speaking driver to Boca Chica
Travel by boat to the island of Boca Brava.
Spend time at leisure to enjoy this lush island paradise. Optional activities include fishing, snorkeling, whale watching (seasonal), surfing, horseback riding and more! Activities listed are subject to additional costs.
Boutique Hotel Cala Mia, a luxury Eco island Resort in the archipelago of Chiriqui, Panama, winner of Fodor’s Choice Award 2010: an unforgettable total immersion in nature: palm-lined virginal white sand beaches, private boat trips to uninhabited islands, kayaking into mangroves, bird watching, whale- and monkey-watching, swimming, snorkeling, surfing or world class sport fishingEnjoy our pool or spa. Sample from our menu: proudly Italian with tropical touches: new world gourmet cuisine: most ingredients from Cala Mia’s own organic gardens and dairy-farm.No additives, no colorings and 100% solar-powered: we turn simplicity into chic luxury: stylish, tasteful, unsurpassable!
Enjoy an incredible day of fishing or snorkeling in the beautiful islands Bolaños & San Jose. Bolaños Islands are several small islands each with its own personality, attraction and charm with its white sand beaches and its lush jungle vegetation. In every corner you discover on the island you will find even more spectacular sceneries. The islands are surrounded by crystal clear waters that offer a possibility of an extraordinary snorkeling. Bolaños Islands are famous for humpback whale watching during season (from July to November); it is also common to find sea turtles nesting, green iguanas and tiny green and black frogs. San Jose Island is a mini archipelago that consists of one main island and two other small islands. San Jose is famous for its forest and freshwater sources and as night shelter for local fishermen during rough sea. The islands are very picturesque with white sand beaches and transparent water. Its abundant fishgrounds are a good option to enjoy amateur fishing.Duration: 3 hours Included: Transportation, Boat Captain, Snorkeling Gear Bring: Swimm suit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water
Travel by boat to Boca Chica
You will picked up and transfered from Boca Chica by private vehicle and professional English speaking driver to Boquete.
Fly from David to Panama City.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Panama for the most up to date visa information.
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