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The surrounds, however, are another matter. Boquete is one of the country’s top destinations for outdoor-lovers. It's a hub for hiking, climbing, rafting, visiting coffee farms, soaking in hot springs, studying Spanish or canopy touring. And, of course, there’s nothing quite like a cup of locally grown coffee.

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$65 Water Sports

Chiriqui Viejo River Whitewater Rafting Tour

Enjoy a whitewater rafting day of adventure after meeting at the office at 8:15am to get properly prepared and briefed. Despite whether it is raining anywhere else in the country, the year-round sunny skies and lower elevation on the Chiriqui Viejo River allows you to maximize your sun time during your vacation. The comfortable air-conditioned transport vehicle will take you to the river where the guides will be waiting to suit you up in a life jacket, water shoes, helmet, and a paddle. The brief safety demonstration will highlight proper paddling techniques, review guide commands such as "forward" "back" and "stop," and give tips of how best to stay in the raft. Wet suits are not needed for this tropical warm water river run.  The journey through the jungle will start with some excellent high-volume first rapids to get the heart racing. The expert local guides' experience and steering techniques, as well as their sense of humor, will add to the excitement of the ride. Be prepared to see interesting wildlife such as squirrel monkeys, herons, kingfishers, and egrets around every bend of the river, as well as enjoy passing by local countryside farms with cattle, horses, farmers and cowboys.The day will pause around noon for a buffet lunch riverside when the guides will cut up fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as provide assemble-your-own sandwiches with the best local ingredients. All personal dietary restrictions can be easily accommodated. Once the fresh food has settled and break time is finished, you will load back into the rafts to continue the day's excitement. At approximately 2pm, after around 8.5 miles (14 km) the trip will finish up at the take-out with beers and sodas to celebrate with the guides. Take a group or raft team photo with your raft guide to take the memories home. Your vehicle will be waiting to return you to Boquete around 3:30pm. Don't forget to look up your free photos after the trip.

$83 Water Sports

Island Tour and Snorkeling in the Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park

From the mountain town of Boquete, you will drive 1.5 hours, in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, to Boca Chica, a small fishing village on the Pacific Coast. After getting into the boat, you will pass through the mangrove forested volcanic islands of the Chiriqui lagoon and harbor toward the Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park, a 14,740 hectare marine park with around 25 uninhabited islands and serves as a refuge for howler monkeys, leatherback and hawksbill turtles, tiger herons, and exotic fish. This area is also a haven for humpback whales during the months of July to October. There are no mammals on Isla Bolaños due to no fresh water, but you can catch a glimpse of iguanas and sea birds such as magnificent frigatebirds, pelicans, cormorants, and hawks.The sun tends to shine over the white sand, palm-lined beaches in the Gulf of Chiriqui even when it’s raining everywhere else! Depending on visibility and climate, you will snorkel at your own leisure around one of the beautiful islands and pass the late morning and better part of the afternoon lunching, exploring, swimming, relaxing in a hammock, and playing on the white sand beaches of Isla Gamez or Isla Bolaños.Lunch is a healthy smorgasbord of fresh fruit and vegetables, assemble-your-own sandwiches, chips and salsa, cookies and crackers, and fresh coconut from the island. Drinks are also included with options varying between rum and pineapple cocktails, rum and cokes, national beer, or white wine, as well as sodas, juice, iced tea, and fresh ice water. After lunch, feel free to take a short hike to another uninhabited and pristine beach where you will hardly find another person. After a few more hours enjoying the sun, sand, and sea, you will return on the boat ride through the national park, and return to Boquete.

$75 Private & Custom Tours

RumExperience Panama Rones de Origen

Visit to the sugarcane plantations, extraction area, distilling zone and aging cellars. Enjoy rum tasting you will taste 4 labels of Carta Vieja Rum also Carta Vieja Golden Cask 18 yearsIf you are interesting on local gastronomyAfter the rum tasting you can enjoy a traditional Panamanian dinner at Colibri Restaurant located in Boquete The menu include welcome cocktail, appetizers, main course and dessert We will taste artisan rums: Pedro Mandinga, Radical Distilling and Colibri RumYour dinner schedule with artisan rums pairing will can be booked by us for Tuesday to SundayThe extra bill for dinner must be paid directly at the restaurantAn amazing experience will  be waiting

$50 Kid Friendly

Waterfalls off the beaten path in western Panama.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Los Cangilones de Gualaca, Gualaca, Chiriqui ProvinceFull day tour to 3 beautiful waterfalls off the beaten path, located 50km away from Boquete, in the afternoon coming back to Boquete we stop by the Canguilones for more rest & swimming.Duration: 1 hour

$30 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Coffee Tasting Adventure

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productBaru vulcano foothillsPass By: Boquete Country Club

$2250 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Panama Family Multi-Day Adventure Tour

We’ll take you on a wildlife boat tour in the Panama Canal! We will pass next to huge cargo ships passing through, however, the fun part starts when we go exploring narrow channels in the surrounding rainforest looking for exotic tropical birds, iguanas, sloths, and monkeys in their natural environment. Your pictures will surprise everyone when told they were taken at the Panama Canal. After that, we will visit the better known part of the Canal to see a ship going through the locks.We will go off the beaten path to an organic farm and spend some time with the friendly family that lives there. Their graciousness of inviting us into their home to experience their way of life is something special that you will cherish for a long time. From here we will hike to nearby waterfalls and swim in natural stone pools. On the trails you will have the opportunity to see fruit trees, flowers, and spot colorful butterflies. Late afternoon we go to one of the nearby hills for a sunset hike. It will be the “golden hour” as we get to the top, perfect to take amazing pictures.We suit up with a life-vests, sit on a big inflatable tube, and let the river current do the rest. The scenery along this joy ride is absolutely fantastic. Then we come down from the mountains and go to one of the longest beaches in Central America, with miles upon miles of unpopulated coastline stretching as far as the eye can see. The beach is one of those that remain shallow for a very long way, the water is warm, the sand is soft, and it’s a lot of fun to play in the waves. The hotel where we will be staying at is located right next to the beach, so you can grab a beach chair and see the sun go down over the Pacific.From the beach we move on to Boquete, Panama's #1 mountain town nestled in a valley where flowers bloom everywhere and rainbows are a common sight. On the surrounding mountains you will find small family-run coffee farms producing some of the highest quality coffee in the world.Go river rafting on an exciting Class II-III river, rich with virgin forest, waterfalls dripping from canyon walls, and a great variety of exotic wildlife. The day starts with a scenic drive to the put in, going high up in the mountains, and at some point "riding the border" with Costa Rica. Once on the water, you will experience one of Panama’s finest river runs, with excellent speed, non-stop excitement, thrilling rapids, and breath-taking scenery. The tour itself is set up very safely and professionally. For lunch, the guides flip the boats on the riverbank and set up a picnic area with fresh fruits, cold cuts, cheeses, veggies, breads, and cakes.Experience the Boquete zip-line canopy adventure tour, with 12 platforms set high up in the cloudforest trees and spectacular views to the Baru volcano and the surrounding mountains.