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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.

$2250 Outdoor Activities

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.

$83 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Gulf of Chiriqui Whale Watching and Islands Tour

Between the dates between July 15 to October 15, the humpback whales from the southern hemisphere visit Panama. With your professional guide, begin your day around 7am, 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. You will spend some extra time in the boat looking for these majestic creatures as they nurse their young. Glimpses of newborn calves, as well as breaching males is very common to see. If you haven't had a chance to get up close and personal with a Humpback Whale, this is your best chance. You can also 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. Views from the beach can often provide more Humpback Whales breaching just on the horizon. 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.

$35 Outdoor Activities

Cloud Forest Wildlife Hike

We meet in the office at 8:15am (or 1:30pm during the dry season) to start the half day adventure. The comfortable and scenic drive through the flower-filled valley of Boquete takes only 25 minutes to arrive at the trail head. Our knowledgeable local bilingual guide explains the "rules" of the forest such as please do not touch anything if you do not know what it is and feel free to ask as many questions as you would like. The Pipeline Trail is well-maintained making for an easier walk in the forest for all ages.The trail is an up-and-back trail at around 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) round trip. It features gorgeous old-growth trees, abundant flora and fauna, and a few bridges to cross over the meandering creek. The guide is a wealth of information to describe the unique features of the local area. After hopefully catching a glimpse of a rare Resplendent Quetzal or a Three-Toed Sloth, you will return to Boquete after the 4-hour tour is complete.

$1720 Outdoor Activities

Essence of Panama

Day 01 Arrival in Panama City (B)A Panama Trails representative will pick you up at the airport upon arrival and transfer you to your city hotel for your first night in Panama. Overnight at Tryp Panama Centro or similar, Standard Room, BkfastDay 02 Shared Partial Canal Transit (B)Transfer from your hotel to Flamenco Marina, the motor coach take you to Gamboa. Once in Gamboa, you will aboard the cruise ship. Your boat will travel the Cut's 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks. Pedro Miguel Locks is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side. You will then enter Miraflores Lake before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Once in the Pacific Ocean the vessel will sail to the beautiful Flamenco Marina where you disembark. Upon arrival at Flamenco, transfer back to your city hotel.Important Note: tour operates Fri & Sat. It can be change to fit your travel datesOvernight at Tryp Panama Centro or similar, Standard Room, Bkfast Day 03 Panama City - David - Boquete (B)In the morning, transferr to the domestic airport in Panama City to fly to David. Then, transfer to Boquete, known for the sweetest oranges and richest coffees in all of Panama, with cool mountain climate.Overnight at Finca Lerida or similar, Deluxe Room, BkfastDay 04 Giant Millenary Quercus Hike (B)This amazing hike begins in a Nature Reserve that belongs to Baru Volcano National Park, habitat of 5 of the most ancient trees in Panama. You have more than 220 bird species in this area, including the Resplendent Quetzal. You can also spot howler monkeys, white faced capuchins or two-toed sloths. Overnight at Finca Lerida or similar, Deluxe Room, BkfastDay 05 Boquete - Bocas del Toro (B)You will be taken from Boquete to Isla Colon. Isla Colon is the largest and most developed island of the archipelago, a colorful town made of wooden houses built in the early 20th century. Overnight at Hotel Bocas del Toro, Standard Room, BkfastDay 06 Free Day in Bocas del Toro (B)Free day at leisure to spend in Bocas del Toro. Take advantage of optional tours such as snorkeling, dolphin watching or hiking.Overnight at Hotel Bocas del Toro, Standard Room, BkfastDay 07 Bocas del Toro - Panama City (B)Local flight from Bocas del Toro back to Panama City. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your city hotel for your last night in Panama City. Overnight at Tryp Panama Centro or similar, Standard Room, Bkfast includedDay 08 Departure (B)After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home.