Kayaking on Rio Tigre
After being picked up at your hotel this morning by your guide, you will be driven eastward for two hours to Lake Bayano. On the way, you will pass small village sin the region and cross the impressive Bayano dam, which generates electricity for the province of Panama and surrounding areas.
Once at Bayano, your guide will explain all the safety procedures and provide you with the necessary equipment to prepare for your departure by boat to the Rio Tigre, sailing part of Lake Bayano. After a 20-minute scenic boat ride, you will arrive at Rio Tigre where your kayaking adventure begins. Amazing rock formations, canyons, caves and wildlife that inhabits this spectacular site all await your discovery.
During this tour, you will have the opportunity to closely interact with abundant wildlife and the unique scenery. Arriving at the shallow part of the river, we will leave our kayaks and begin a trek up the river to reach amazing natural wells where we will stop to appreciate the wildlife and relax a bit before returning to our kayaks.
Once back on the boat, we will return to the hacienda and take one of the paths through secondary forest that forms part of a private natural reserve. On this path, you will may see howler monkeys, spider monkeys and different types of birds, among many other species.
After this wonderful hike, you will return to the hacienda where a delicious lunch will be served in front of the lake. Following lunch, you will have some free time to enjoy nature, swim in the lake or relax before returning to your hotel in Panama City.
Approximately 10 hours.
Private round-trip transportation, bilingual guide, small boxed breakfast, lunch, water, boat transfers, security gear, and park fees.
Please note that any tour departing from Gamboa or Playa Bonita hotels, or hotels near the airports will have a total surcharge of $70 plus 7% tax.
We will pick you up at your hotel at approximately 7:30 am.
WHAT TO BRING?
Clothes that can get wet, water shoes and/or hiking shoes that can get wet, towels, dry pair of clothes, sunscreen, hat, bug spray, camera, and plastic bags to protect camera or anything else you do not want to get wet in case of rain.
The following information is a Panama tipping guide:
- Shuttle Driver $ 2.00 per person, per day.
- Sightseeing tour driver $ 5.00 per person, per day.
- Tour guide $ 10.00 per person, per day.
- Tour boat driver $ 5.00 per person, per day.
- Bellboys and airports $ 1.00 per bag.
- Waiter / a restaurant 10% – 15%.
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