- 1 full day
- zip lining
- All-inclusive package
- Mountain fresh climate
- Age: 9 and up
- Gateway: Panama City
|The Canopy Tour, located around the spectacular waterfall "El Macho" in "El Valle de Anton," offers the adventurous the opportunity to ascend into the forest canopy and see jungle life from a perspective previously available only to a selected few nature researchers and photographers.|
This is accomplished by modifying techniques originally used by spelunkers(cavers) and canyon rappelers to provide a safe and enjoyable passage above the forest floor for family members of all ages.
"El Valle de Anton" is a picturesque little town situated 700 meters above sea level in the crater of a gigantic extinct volcano. In fact, it is the second largest inhabited extinct volcano in the world. It is famous for its handicrafts, its strange land formations and its waterfalls.
The Canopy Tour helps preserve the private forest reserve of "Refugio Ecológico" where the Macho Waterfall is located and which is administered by Raúl Arias de Para.
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The tour starts picking up guesses at Panama City by 08:00 a.m. We will arrive to "El Valle" around 10:00 a.m. where we will be briefed on the history of The Canopy Tour and the origin of the private forest reserve.
We will hike through a nature trail for about one hour learning about the wonders of a tropical rain forest and pointing out flora and fauna typical of the place. Our hike will end where The Canopy Tours starts.
After a briefing on the gear and safety guidelines, guests will traverse from tree to tree and plataform to plataform using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables, as they sail through the tree tops, over the trails far below, and around the spectacular waterfall "Chorro Macho." Expert guides assist guests in this exciting journey through the different layers of the virgin rainforests and as they rappel back down to the forest floor.
Around noon, a typical Panamanian lunch will be served. Then we could visit the public market, Nispero Zoo, or any other place that the group wishes before returning back to Panama City around 3:00 p.m. We should be back around 5-6:00 p.m.
FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE ? Transportation, guides and zip line gear, full lunch. After lunch activities are not included in sales price.
WHO CAN GO ? Any person from twelve to seventy years old, in good health and phisical condition, weighting less than 200 pounds. Minors must travel with a responsible adult.
WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE ALONG ? ID, hat, outdoors clothing, light boots or sneakers with good sole, complete change of clothes (in case of rain), sun protection, insect repellent, and pocket money.
WHAT SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT ? Sandals with out straps, and jewerly.
USD $ 165.00 per person
Group leader will go free for a group of more than ten persons.