Strategically located between the highlands and lowlands of Chiriquí province, Finca Ceriana Nature Reserve forms part of a privately protected area for the conservation of flora and fauna in the region. One of Finca Ceriana’s unique characteristics is the number of bird species and other animals from the upper and lower mountain areas. The property is part of the biological corridor that hosts the famous Volcán lagoons.
The majority of high-quality Panamanian coffee is produced in the province of Chiriquí, where the soil is uniquely enriched by Volcán Baru’s volcanic ash. Today you will have the opportunity to visit one of the area’s top working coffee plantations, where you will see the entire process from bean to cup and can even roast your own cup of Geisha Coffee!
Today you will visit the highlights of the Chiriquí Highlands surrounding Boquete. Begin with a visit one of the area’s top working coffee plantations, where you will see the entire process from bean to cup and can even roast your own cup of Geisha Coffee!
This coffee tour is kept small and semi-private for an in-depth and hands-on experience. As you walk the fields, you will learn about the growing and processing of coffee plants.
Panama is one of the top bird-watching destinations in Latin America, with over 950 species identified here, and the different microclimates of the Chiriquí Highlands makes Boquete and its surroundings a prime place for birding. On this nature excursion, you will hike along the ecological paths of Baru National Park and learn about the different bird species that inhabit this unique ecosystem. These trails will lead you through coffee plantations and the tropical forest of Boquete. This is the most accessible region of Chiriquí’s Highlands where the beautiful Quetzal bird can be seen thanks to the conservation of the forest and the “Aguacatillo” tree, which provides the Quetzal with its favorite fruit.
Whether you are a first-time rider or a horse lover, this horseback riding experience through the warmer Caldera highlands above the Boquete Valley provides spectacular views of this picturesque region. In Caldera, you will saddle up and head out on a trail that meanders through open golden fields, green rolling hills, across the mountain ridge, and then down into the lush rainforest. From here, you will have an amazing panoramic of the Pacific Ocean, Chiriqui’s lowlands and Volcán Barú. Experience Boquete from a new perspective!
Fly high above the canopy of a beautiful forest on this amazing zip-line adventure! The tour traverses a cloud forest through century-old trees, waterfalls, abundant wildlife and, possibly, a gentle rain called bajareque. The wildlife within the treetops is immense and varied, making it possible to appreciate some of the area’s native species.
Spend an adrenaline-filled day navigating the world-class rapids of the many rivers in Panama’s Chiriquí province! Depending on water levels, prior experience and interest, your experienced bilingual guide will choose the appropriate river and route. Even beginners can enjoy the classic Class II and III run on the Río Chiriquí! More seasoned paddlers can find thrill in some more challenging rapids as well. Possible rivers include: Río Chiriquí Viejo, Río Fonesca, Río Gariche and Río Chiriquí.
The Gulf of Chiriquí Marine Park is a protected area of nearly 58 square miles encompassing 25 islands and 19 coral reefs in the Gulf of Chiriquí, off of Panama’s Pacific Coast. This national park is home to unique coral reefs, marine swamps, and incredibly biodiverse marine ecosystems. Hammerhead sharks, Whitetip reef sharks, manta rays, dolphins, several species of sea turtles, schools of colorful fish, and other aquatic species are frequently seen here.
Volcán Barú, a dormant volcano just south of the Continental Divide, is one of the only places in the world where it is possible to see both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea at the same time with the naked eye. Dozens of people attempt the climb daily, hoping to make it to the summit before the gorgeous sunrise shines above the clouds, to then light up the mountain town of Boquete below.
Today you will enjoy a full-day guided tour to Volcan, a magical place in the highlands, located at the foot of Baru Volcano. During this visit, you will stop at the beautiful Finca Drácula, an estate tucked into the edge of La Amistad Biosphere Reserve. It is known for its 2,200 species of orchids, including several extremely rare varieties, making it the largest collection in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. In addition to housing this impressive collection, the 22-acre finca promotes the education, investigation and conservation of orchids.