Chiriqui Highlands Nature Tour
Chiriqui Highlands forming part of Panama’s western highlands, are some of the most picturesque in Central America. It features volcanic scenery, with views over both the Pacific and Caribbean oceans from higher peaks such as Volcán Barú. It’s home to a variety of birds, including Quetzals and popular with birdwatchers. Boquete is the main town providing good accommodation, as well as a great base to explore the Chiriqui Highlands region and its coffee plantations.
There is nothing like the feeling of being free, and being on the open road in a picturesque foreign land. Travel to Panama’s highlands and visit the charming mountain village of Boquete and its coffee plantations. Further in the mountains, enjoy the ecology of the cloud forest and see a vast array of animal, bird and plant species and marvel at the stunning scenery. Drive to the Biosphere Reserve of Cerro Punta and go hiking or horse-riding.
Chiriqui Highlands Nature Tour Panama City, Chiriqui Highlands, Boguete, Cerro Punta
(8 Days – Travel Any Day)
Day 01 – Arrive
Panama City On arrival at the Tocumen International Airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted by private transfer to your hotel in Panama City.
Overnight at Country Inn Amador.
Day 02 – Transfer to David
Chiriqui Highlands Early in the morning you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to David, located in the western province of Chiriqui. You’ll receive your rental car at the airport in David and then drive to the picturesque mountain town of Boquete. Enjoy the panoramic views in the afternoon in Chiriqui’s beautiful highlands.
Optional: visit to a private flower garden and coffee roasting facility.
Overnight at Villa Marita Lodge or Panamonte Hotel (B)
Day 03 & 04 – Baru National Park
Boquete In the morning hike around the Baru National Park where you will have the opportunity to see the elusive Quetzal in its habitat of orchids and bromeliads. This is a beautiful hike in the cloud forest.
Overnight at Villa Marita Lodge or Panamonte Hotel (B, D)
Day 05 – Explore Biosphere Reserve
Cerro Punta Continue your drive to Cerro Punta, on the west side of the volcano, to explore trails in the Friendship Park. This park is shared with Costa Rica and was recognized in 1982 as a Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight in Cerro Punta (B)
Day06 – Adventure Activities
Cerro Punta Enjoy and discover this beautiful area at your own pace.
Optional tours include: hikes, river rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, tour a thoroughbred horse farm and much more. Natural spa treatments are also available.
Overnight in Cerro Punta (B)
Day 07 – Transfer
Panama City Drive back to the airport in David, where you will drop off the rental car before taking your flight back to Panama City. Upon your arrival to the domestic airport in Panama City, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Bristol Hotel (B)
Day 08 – Depart
Panama City Private transfer to Tocumen International Airport for your onward flight (B)
Make this your holiday
Getting There International flights arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City. Flight from the US are mostly routed through Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston or Miami and other Central and South American cities; KLM and Iberia fly from Amsterdam and Madrid, respectively. Flights from San José, in neighbouring Costa Rica, often stop in David before continuing on to Panama City. The recently upgraded airport in David is expected to see direct international flights from and to the US at some point.
When to go The best time to visit Panama is during the dry season from around mid-December to mid-April. There is a prolonged rainy season from May to November, with the heaviest rain between October and November. Rain in Panama tends to come in sudden short downpours followed by sunshine. The climate is less tropical at higher elevations. In mountain areas, the average annual temperature ranges from 10 C to 19 C at various mountain elevations.