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About Adventures Panama
Adventures Panama or Aventuras Panama is the country adventure outfitter pioneer, in business since 1994. It offers one day adventures or several day multisport itineraries that involve rafting, snorkeling, kayaking, biking, hiking, camping and more in remote areas such as Chagres National Park, Chiriqui Highlands, San Blas Archipelago, and others. Located in Panama City. It is a full service outfitter with a Tour Operator license.Customer satisfaction, nature conservation, and community involvement are its main values.
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The Chagres Challenge - a full day jungle expedition from sunrise to sunset

Combine a rain forest hike with river rafting on a day trip to Chagres National Park. You’ll travel to the remote reaches of the Chagres River to ride Class II and III rapids with a guide. After lunch, hop aboard a motorized canoe and keep an eye out for monkeys, sloths, river otters, and toucans in their natural habitat. This full-day itinerary leaves Panama City behind via 4x4 vehicle.
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14 to 16 hours
from US$189.75

Full-Day: Hiking, Waterfall, and Zipline Adventure from Panama City, Panama

Explore Panama's rain forest on foot and in the air during this full-day guided tour from Panama City. Learn about the area's flora and fauna during an approximately one-hour hike. Then receive a safety briefing and gear up to zipline over the rainforest canopy, including a stop over the 115 foot El Macho waterfall. After a Panamanian lunch (not included), choose an afternoon activity before returning to Panama City.
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7 hours
from US$184.62

Chagres River Kayak Expedition From Panama City

Paddle a kayak up the Chagres River on this adventure tour from Panama City. Cross the Gatun Locks in a ferry, then transfer to kayak for a paddle through the dense jungle to Fort San Lorenzo. Along the way, listen to enlightening commentary on the history and environment of the area from your guide. Lunch, snacks, and use of all equipment provided.
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10 hours
from US$169.24

Chagres Challenge Overnight - 2 Days Jungle Expedition in Chagres National Park

The pristine jungles of upper Chagres National Park, the gorgeous Chagres River, and the Embera Indigenous met through an itinerary full of activities that starts and ends in Panama City is a memorable expedition.
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2 days
from US$538.47

Panama Canal through the Chagres River

HIGHLIGHTS
• 7 nights all included package
• Embera Villages
• 4x4, hiking,
• Pristine Chagres National Park
• rafting, kayaking
• Panama Canal
• Forth San Lorenzo
• Camping
• Gateway: Panama City

If you're an experienced sea kayaker looking for a trip that will test your skills and leave you satisfyingly exhausted, then you will enjoy a thorough exploration of the Chagres River in a small group of people, from beginning to end.

A dam at the river's northern terminus, just before it meets the Atlantic Ocean, forms Gatun Lake, which makes up the main body of the Panama Canal. You'll hear the roar of howler monkeys from the vast jungle on your left and spot giant ships from a safe distance on your right as you paddle the length of Gatun Lake, sleeping as a guest in the huts of indigenous Embera tribes and wilderness camps along the way.
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8 days
from US$1,897.44
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CLG wrote a review Feb 2020
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Going through the Bayano Caves was an amazing experience. Our guide was delightful, he arrived on time, was very knowledgable, and even pulled over once so we could look at some monkeys in a tree. This tour stopped at a wonderful family cabin where we left some of our things while in the cave and have a wonderful fish lunch after. The cave itself was really interesting and beautiful, though nowhere is more beautiful than the canyon on the other side. Nobody else was signed up for the tour yesterday, so it ended up being a private tour for my husband and I, which was really nice. Note - this tour is not for everyone. It requires a fair bit of physical fitness and a little bravery. You need to be able to navigate over invisible rocks underwater, do a small amount of rock climbing, and you may have to swim a bit. It is worth it, but if you have any mobility issues at all, this likely isn't your best activity.
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Response from Aventuras_Panama, Owner at Adventures Panama
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your Excellent Review on our Bayano Canyoning. Monkeys behave well during that day (-:
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Richard wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
book this tour as it will be the best tour you will do in Panama. my wife and i went on this in February 2020 and it was an amazing day. you hike in the jungle, wade across beautiful streams, raft down the Chagres river and then get picked up by an indigenous tribe and taken back to a waiting pickup across a lake. Javier is a great guide - he really knows the jungle and the river. If you want a truly memorable holiday - book this tour. you will not be disappointed. it really was fantastic. Javier runs the only tour to do this so you have the river to yourself. I cannot recommend this trip enough - its a long day but you will keep great memories forever. this deserves to be on your bucket list of things to do in your life!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Aventuras_Panama, Owner at Adventures Panama
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your Excellent Review on our Chagres Challenge. It is definitely my favorite trip. Guest where I am spending an overnight tomorrow ? I kick that bucket as often as I can (-: I am looking forward to show you more about our hand pick places in Panama.
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Sydney C wrote a review Jan 2020
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A friend and travel companion worked with Javier to create a tour that pieced together many of the options that Adventures Panama offers, to allow an activity-packed trip through Panama that lasted 9 days. From the moment we arrived in Panama City until the day we left, we felt well taken care of. Javier is an excellent communicator (we used What's App to keep everyone in our group of 5 included in day-to-day updates), very organized and flexible to the changes that sometimes arise with travel. We first visited the Guna Yala region on the Caribbean side, where there was plenty of time to explore and learn about the nearby community and snorkel the beautiful coral reef, as well as ample time for napping in hammocks on the front porch of our overwater palapa-style bungalows. We enjoyed ultra-fresh seafood throughout our stay there, as the local fishermen delivered their catch daily. :) We toured the ancient ruins of "old Panama" or Panama Viejo, as well as the "other" old Panama, the colonial section of Panama City known as Casco Antiguo - our local guide Juan was a wealth of information about Panama's history. We also traveled to the highlands & stayed in the charming mountain town of Boquete. The cool breezes and mountain air were a welcome change from the tropical weather of the lowlands. Boquete has made a name for itself for producing high-end specialty coffee, and we were fortunate enough to spend an entire day (hands down my favorite day of the entire trip!) on a small coffee farm that also offers a hike through its gorgeous cloud forest, with a sighting of both a male and female resplendent quetzal (!), up and down hills and out to a lookout point to take in the view of nearby 11,000 foot Volcan Baru and the surrounding valley. We were surprised by an incredible gourmet lunch prepared by proprietors Rolando & Gabriella. Our afternoon wrapped up with a delicious coffee tasting. In the highlands we also rafted river rapids, did a thrilling zipline tour through the cloud forest canopy AND because of the timing of our trip, spent a wonderful evening ringing in the new year at the Panamonte Inn. WOW. Of course, a trip to Panama would not be complete without visiting the Panama Canal. We managed to get to see locks on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides. Fascinating! Our final full day in Panama we kayaked the Chagres River (with local guide Juan) to the point at which it meets the Caribbean Sea at Fort San Lorenzo. I was pleased that we did NOT see any crocodiles in the river during the 2 hours we spend paddling. :) I highly recommend Adventures Panama and am so happy to have been able to travel to this part of the world.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Aventuras_Panama, Owner at Adventures Panama
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for such a great review of a customized Explore Panama Package. It was a pleasure taking care of your actvities, lodging, and transfers. Yes, I enjoyed very much specially receiving your daily feedback. There is much more in Panama to enjoy so I hope you come back soon !
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bergerth0mas wrote a review Jan 2020
Panama Province, Panama2 contributions
We enjoyed this unique river rafting down to lago alajuela Javier has been a very profesional guide and so interésting person We recommend+++
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Aventuras_Panama, Owner at Adventures Panama
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for you Excellent Review on our Chagres Challenge jungle expedition. By far, my favorite destination. Looking forward to service you back in a near future with our many other unique adventures.
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Eric F wrote a review Jan 2020
Atlanta, Georgia23 contributions
I have to admit that selling my wife on exploring bat-filled water caves wasn’t the easiest thing to do. But the experience will be, without doubt, the most memorable of my trip to Panama. The limestone cave is really quite beautiful. It’s not a tight, narrow claustrophobic space at all. But you are swimming (albeit quite easily with life preservers on) through large sections of it. I’d argue that those were the easier parts; my wife found walking on the slippery rocks to be the more challenging — though neither of us slipped or fell throughout the almost 1 km long cave path. Javier is the tour owner and operator. He is knowledgeable, friendly, safety-focused, and skilled. He was a perfect guide for this type of excursion. As we waded our way through areas of complete darkness (well lit with our headlamps) we were greeted with openings to the sky where sunlight and remarkable greenery peered through. This, together with some of the natural waterfalls within the cave, made for some of the most beautiful nature moments. The greenery against the rocks looked like photos from New Zealand. It was truly magnificent. None of the climbing was terribly challenging, though this would not be a hike for small children or adults with poor mobility or chiroptophobia (google it). At the end, there is a beautiful swimming hole that rewards you for your navigation through the caves. And then you return the way you came in... In truth, this is a remarkable attraction. Between the beautiful boat ride across Bayano Lake to the remarkable cave and greenery (and yes, wildlife!) this offers a really unique way to experience the landscape of Panama, barely 2 hours out of Panama City. This is not one of the more typical, generic touristy excursions. This is a completely unique and remarkable experience. Tips if you plan on going: 1. Wear quick-dry clothes, including long pants, not shorts. 2. Wear the shoes that will give you the best traction on slippery rocks. Don’t just go with cheap waster shoes. 3. I used a wet case for my iPhone and it worked great. It fit neatly in the zippered pocket of the life vest Javier supplied. Stayed totally dry. This was an awesome excursion — one that is far from the usual touristy stuff most operators are offering. I would absolutely use Javier again— ideally to take his Chagras River Adventure tour, which looks phenomenal. Though after the bat cave, my wife no longer lets me choose our excursions...
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Response from Aventuras_Panama, Owner at Adventures Panama
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your Excellent Review on our Bayano Canyoning adventure. Very fun to read as I inmagine seen your faces in certains section of the canyon as I read through it (-: I am glad that we are one of the few operators offering this trip because with out a doubt it will become crowded some day soon.
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