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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.

$55 Day Trips & Excursions

Giant Tortoise Reserve - Lava Tubes

Your guide will pick you up from our meeting point | OMG Coffee Roasters Galapagos in Puerto Ayora for an epicurean exploration in Santa Cruz Highlands. During the bus ride leaded by an experienced Galapagos Naturalist Guide learn about history, geology and ecosystems in the islands !   After a 30 minute drive stop at Los Gemelos and start hiking in a 1-mile loop trail to observe this amazing volcanic formations - Sink holes.   Many chances to observe some of the iconic species of Darwin's finches.   Back into the bus, continue to the Giant Tortoise Reserve to see in the nature the most iconic Galapagos organism - Giant Tortoises !   Explore the area with you guide that will carefully explain about their habits and ecology ... while you have the chance to take incredible pictures in this natural environment. Be ready for the last stop and your underground discovery - Get in to a Lava Tube where the Galapagos inside shows to let you understand what Charles Darwin came to see - unique lava flows that carved the rock building up amazing structures and shapes ! Los Gemelos and hike in the Cloud forest - Sink holes Giant Tortoise Reserve - Animals wandering all around a semi pristine ecosystem Underground Lava Tube walkTwo departures are available everyday ... In the morning 8 AM and 2 PM in the afternoon.

$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.

$506.17 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Eilean Donan Castle Private Tour

tours of the Highlands of ScotlandPrivate tours of the Highlands including a visit to Eilean Donan Castle , Glencoe and Buachaille Etive Mor can be arranged. Your guide will take you to the best spots for taking pictures of the beautiful scenery of Glencoe and the Highlands .This photo tour is ideal for beginners/ intermediate photographers . Your photo guide will offer assistance as required with taking pictures.Our promise – your guide will always be friendly , helpful and informative .Eilean Donan Castle Eilean Donan Castle is the stunning Highlands castle set on an island in the middle of 3 lochs. The castle is the most photographed castle in the UK and it featured in the films Highlander and James Bond . Your tour guide will take you to the three best locations for pictures of the castle .Eilean Donan means Island of Donan (a religious figure from the 12th century). Eilean Donan was Clan MacKenzie's most important stronghold from the 13th Century until it was destroyed in 1719. Robert the Bruce was given refuge in Eilean Donan Castle by John MacKenzie, Second of Kintail when he was being hunted by the English at the beginning of the fourteenth century.In 1719 three English frigates sailed into Loch Duich and bombarded the castle with cannon fire until it was in ruins. The castle them lay in ruins for nearly 200 years. In 1911 John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the castle and spent 20 years restoring it .Glencoe - see the stunning scenery of the paps of Glencoe , one of the most impressive peaks in Scotland. Glencoe is a beautiful rocky landscape featuring the  Paps of Glencoe – giant mountains of solid rock. In the summer you might hear the piper in the car park playing a lament . When it goes quiet the silence is quite eery . Listen carefully and you might hear the wailing of ghosts from the Massacre of Glencoe. Your guide will take to the two best viewing points in Glencoe . One of the viewing points involves a short walk up the hillside facing the paps of Glencoe .Buachaille Etive Mor is the iconic mountain in the heart of the Highlands. Your guide will take you to the best viewpoints for capturing great pictures of Etive Mor and the waterfall on the River Coupall in front of the mountain .Our photo tours of Scotland feature visits to the top scenic locations in the Highlands and Edinburgh .

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