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8-Day Trip: “Rumble in the Jungle”

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8-Day Trip: “Rumble in the Jungle”

Price: $380     Duration: 8 Full Days

8 Days of Adventure: The Panama Canal, Panama City Historic Tours, Monkey Island, Adrenaline-Filled Whitewater Rafting, Cloud Forest Trekking, Coffee Tour, and an Island Day with Snorkeling and Relaxing.

What’s Included:
  • All Tour Equipment and Transport
  • Full Lunch and Drinks (2 Days)
  • Experienced Guides
  • Miraflores Locks Entrance Fees
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Refreshments
  • Panama Canal
  • Panama City Historic Tour
  • Monkey Island
  • Soberania National Park
  • Hike: Cloud Forests and Birding
  • Coffee Tour or Canyon Trip
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Island Tour to the Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park
  • Snorkeling

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Trip Description:

Adventurers who are looking for the ultimate Panama vacation, need to experience the “Rumble in the Jungle” starting and ending in Panama City. From exploring the Panama Canal and Casco Viejo, Panama’s old town, to enjoying the thrilling rivers and gorgeous beaches of the Chiriqui Province, this is the perfect opportunity to take it all in during an action-packed vacation.

DAY 1 – Panama City Arrival

From arrival at the Tocumen International Airport to your Panama City hotel, it’s best to relax or explore Panama’s world-famous capital. Transportation is on your own, not included in the price, but can be added on.

Panama City is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America and it is filled with things to do and see. Whether visiting the old city, the casinos, or one of the amazing shopping malls, Panama City is loaded with adventure and is a great place to spend the day.

Add-On: Optional Transportation from Tocumen International Airport Add-On. This airport transportation is NOT INCLUDED in the total price, and can be added on for an additional fee depending on the number of people.

DAY 2 – Panama City Tour

Start the day with an incredible view of the city from atop Cerro Ancon (Ancon Hill), before heading to the Miraflores Locks to watch the massive ships transit the locks and learn about the canal’s history at the museum. Explore the artisan market for the best Panamanian souvenirs, and head to the Amador for a photo stop at the Bridge of the Americas. Enjoy a short nature trail walk on the Smithsonian owned Punta Culebra and lunch (not included).

The rest of the afternoon will be spent on a walking tour of picturesque old town, Casco Viejo. Marvel at its spectacular architecture and learn about the history of this world heritage site. From Casco Viejo, we will provide transport back to your hotel, or you can decide to stay for sunset, dinner, or drinks in one of the many plazas.

Includes: Hotel Pickup and Roundtrip Transportation, Experienced Tour Guide, and Entrance Fees to Miraflores Locks and Punta Culebra.

DAY 3 – Indigenous Village and Monkey Island

We will pick you up at your hotel and after a short drive, we will pass the Panama Canal’s famous Culebra Cut, Gamboa Resort, and Chagres River before we head into the Soberania National Park. Known for its birding (the Audubon Society’s annual bird count has spotted over 500 species in 24 hours!), Soberania is full of wildlife and is a wonderful place to search for monkeys, sloths, the Harpy Eagle and more. We will take a short boat-ride through Gatun Lake and Canal to visit Monkey Island.

We will visit an authentic Embera-Wounaan indigenous village to learn about the community history, art, music, and dance. You may hike along the trail through the rainforest to learn about the medicinal plants and traditional fishing methods.

Includes: Hotel Pickup and Roundtrip Transportation, Experienced Tour Guide, Park Entrance Fees, Indigenous Village Tour, and Lake Tour around Monkey Island.

DAY 4 – Transport from Panama City to Boquete

Your transport options are various between Panama City and Boquete. These options are NOT INCLUDED in the price, and you can select your option to on on your own. You can choose:

  • FLIGHT: 1 hour flight from Panama City to David (Copa Airlines or Air Panama) (Price Range is around $50-100/p)
  • PRIVATE TRANSPORT: Not recommended at this time due to highway construction.
  • PUBLIC BUS: 8-9 hour bus ride from Albrook Bus Terminal to David Bus Terminal ($18-20/p)
  • See more information about Getting to Boquete

Most of our clients select the FLIGHT for ease and good price. There are morning, afternoon, and evening flights with Copa Airlines and Air Panama. Depending on which flight you choose, you can spend a half day in Panama City, or come straight to Boquete for an afternoon tour. We recommend the morning flight to make use of your afternoon in Boquete.


  • Add-On: We can pick you up from the David Airport and transport you to your Boquete accommodations. (The price is based on number of people). This transport is NOT INCLUDED but can be added on for an additional fee.

DAY 5 – Whitewater Rafting on the Heart-Pounding Chiriqui Viejo River

This adventure offers heart-pounding excitement that makes Chiriqui a world-famous whitewater rafting destination. With exciting river runs ranging from Class II to Class III, this adrenaline-filled trip will be one of the highlights of of your Boquete vacation, as it is certainly one of our most popular day trips. We most often select the famous Chiriqui Viejo River year round, however with varying rainfall, other rivers may be selected for your day.

The routes that our experienced guides will select for your trip will depend on water levels for the trip day, your prior rafting experience, skill, and desire. Our jungle run provides one of the best riverside lunches in Panama as well as some celebratory drinks at the end.

Includes: Roundtrip Transportation, Equipment, Experienced Guides, and Riverside Lunch and Drinks, FREE PHOTOS (depending on river conditions and camera functionality. PHOTOS NOT GUARANTEED).

Click Here – More Whitewater Rafting Info

DAY 6 – Morning: Hike in Cloud Forests  (Half Day)

After the short 25-minute drive to the trailhead, in the early morning mist, your hike through the cloud forest will be full of babbling brooks and old growth trees as we visit some of the most beautiful scenery in Central America. While trekking to some of Boquete’s most exquisite microclimates, you have the perfect opportunity to learn about the interesting flora and fauna of the Panama forests. The narrated scenic drive and informative hike through the cloud forest will be a highlight of your trip to Boquete. We usually select the Pipeline Trail for its ease for children up to fit grandparents, as well as its diverse ecology. Afterwards, you will be returned to Boquete, so you can clean up and have free-time to explore the mountain town and enjoy lunch on your own before your afternoon tour.

Includes: Roundtrip Transportation, Trail Entrance Fees, Knowledgeable English-Speaking Guide, and Refreshments.
Click Here – More Hiking Info

DAY 6 (Option 1) – Afternoon: Cultural Coffee Tour (Half Day)

In the morning or afternoon, you will visit an intimate coffee farm in the Chiriqui Highlands, to learn about and enjoy some of the world’s finest grown coffee in the world. This is an unforgettable opportunity to learn about the coffee process, from cherry to cup, in the Boquete highlands. There will be a short walk around the farm through the coffee tree fields and a look at the cherry drying beds, an in-depth explanation of the history of the coffee industry, and a coffee cupping and tasting. Some days include a full hand-roasting when available.

Includes: Roundtrip Transportation, Knowledgeable Guide, Coffee Cupping and Tasting. ENGLISH SPEAKING TOUR.

Click Here – More Coffee Tour Info

DAY 6 (Option 2) – Afternoon Cangilones Mini-Canyon and Rock Formations (Half Day)

This is the perfect afternoon for those who just completed a morning hike, coffee tour, or other activity. Located in the district of Gualaca, these unique rock formations have survived time and weather. A river crossing the canyon allows jumping from it (up to 12 feet or 4 meters). Many people enjoy swimming in the aquamarine waters, others enjoy climbing the canyon’s walls, and even more just like to relax and sunbathe on the warm rock surface. For rock climbers, there are excellent opportunities for deep-water soloing on the canyon walls.

The Canyon has been in Gualaca for thousands of years, as a geological formation that was pushed up from the ocean during the formation of the Isthmus of Panama. It’s interesting to see ancient sea fossils at this elevation.

Includes: Roundtrip Transportation, Knowledgeable Guide.

DAY 7 – Island Trip: Snorkeling  in the Gulf of Chiriqui National Park

From Boquete, we’ll drive 1.5 hours to Boca Chica, a small fishing village on the Pacific Coast. Then, we’ll pass through the mangrove forested volcanic islands of Laguna de Chiriqui toward the the Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park, a 14,740 hectare marine park with uninhabited islands which serves as a refuge for howler monkeys, leatherback and hawksbill turtles, tiger herons, and exotic fish.

The sun tends to shine over the white sand, palm-lined beaches in Gulf of Chiriqui even when it’s raining everywhere else! Depending on visibility and climate, we’ll be snorkeling around one of the beautiful islands and pass the late morning and better part of the afternoon lunching, exploring, swimming, relaxing in a hammock, and playing on the white sand beaches of Isla Gamez or Isla Bolanos.

BONUS: Humpback whale watching season July – October, if you’ve never seen these amazingly majestic creatures in their natural habitat, here is your chance to witness mothers and babies nursing in the protected waters of the National Marine Park during July 15 – October 15.

Includes: Roundtrip Transportation, Private Boat, Snorkeling Gear, Bilingual Guides, and Full Lunch and Drinks.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: Overnight Island Hotel Accommodations: Private A/C Room with Queen-Sized Bed, Private Bath, and Ocean View Balcony, based on double occupancy. (Other hotel room options are available to fit your budget and needs. Contact Us for details).
Click Here – More Island Trip Info

DAY 8 – Transport from David to Panama City

Return to the Enrique Malek International Airport in David for your flight back to Panama City. Or to the bus station of David to take the Express Bus. This transport is NOT INCLUDED in the price. You can select what you prefer and book directly with the airlines.

Add-On: We pick you up from your Boquete accommodations and transport you to the David Airport for your departure morning, afternoon, or evening departure flight. (The price is based on number of people). This is NOT INCLUDED but can be added on for an additional fee based on number of people. You can get transport from either Boquete to David, or from Boca Chica (after the island trip) to David.

The great thing about a trip like the “Rumble in the Jungle” is that you can add more days and other activities to the journey, giving you an even better taste of what Panama has to offer. Thanks to everything that Boquete Outdoor Adventures has to offer, all you have to do is ask!


**Limited Time Only** Internet Special if you book directly with us!
Panama City, Monkey Island, Rafting, Island, Hike, Coffee or Canyon: $380/person + tax = $406.60/p

Add on lodging for even greater discounts on the Boquete portion of your Panama vacation!  For the best rates, book Buena Vista Boquete through us or with Buena Vista directly here.  Otherwise, you can book Buena Vista through

Internet Special prices are subject to change at any time.
Discount price is not available on existing or third-party reservations.
Must reserve first directly with Boquete Outdoor Adventures.
Special price may not be available during holiday weeks or peak season dates.
Price only includes tours, it does NOT include airport transports, or transport from Panama City to David, and back. Transports may be added for minor additional fees.

  • Panama City and Canal Tour: 8am-3:30pm (full day)
  • Monkey Island Tour: 8am-3:30pm (full day)
  • Whitewater Rafting: 8:30am-3:30pm (full day)
  • Island Trip: 7:00am-5:00pm (full day)
  • Cloud Forest Hike: 8:15am-12:15pm (or 1:30pm-5:15pm in dry season Dec-May)
  • Coffee Tour: 1:50pm-5:00pm (or morning 8:50am-12:00pm)
  • Cangilones Mini Canyon: 1:30pm-5:00pm (or morning 8:30am-12:00pm)
Schedule (days can be rearranged into a different order):

Your tour days can be rearranged, with the Panama City tours at the beginning or end of the trip. You can also spread out the days to cover more than 8 days. It depends on how it works best for your schedule and tour availability.

Tour 1: Panama City and Canal Tour
Tour 2: Monkey Island Tour
Tour 3: Whitewater Rafting
Tour 4/5: Cloud Forest Hike and Coffee Tour or Cangilones Canyon
Tour 6: Island Trip


Panama City, Boquete, and Boca Chica, Panama

Meeting Place:

Panama City: Hotel Pick up.
Boquete:  At the BOA Office in Plaza Los Establos on Avenue Central.

Lodging Options:

For the Boquete portion of this package, we offer special lodging partner pricing with Buena Vista Boquete and can easily make your reservations. See some of our packages here. For the best rates, book Buena Vista Boquete through us or with Buena Vista directly here.  Otherwise, you can book Buena Vista through

Trip Notes:

Price subject to 7% tax.
Minimum age is 5 years.
2-person minimum. (Island trip 4-person minimum).
Participants should be in good physical condition for moderate paddling of up to 4 hours.
Coffee Tour guide is ENGLISH-speaking, if you prefer Spanish, it must be arranged in advance.
Participants need minimum fitness level as the hiking trail is easy and well-maintained.
The hiking trail is the Pipeline Trail, not the Waterfalls Trail..
Trip details may change due to severe weather, sea conditions, or unforeseen events.
Panama requires foreigners to have their passports with them at all times, we recommend it in case you are stopped at a checkpoint.
Trip can be extended or shortened with different activities. Please contact us with questions.
Client preference of domestic flight or bus transport will vary the trip details. FLIGHT AND HOTEL NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE.

Sun Protection

Panama is located between 8 and 9 degrees from the equator. The sun here is strong, we guarantee it is much stronger than you are used to at home! Up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen makes its way to our oceans, bleaching coral and damaging reefs and wildlife (imagine what those chemicals do to your body!). In fact, Hawaii has passed legislation to ban most types of sunscreen that includes chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate. If you use sun screen, please use eco-friendly and approved products. For the best sun protection on the river, we recommend a quick-dry long-sleeved shirts and long pants, or leggings/workout tights to protect tops of the knees and upper thighs, and shoulders. It is sunny on the river 365 days a year. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! For the island trip, we recommend a quick-dry shirt while snorkeling.

What To Bring For Your Trip:
  • Camera
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Clothes to get wet – due to increasing levels of sunscreen toxins damaging oceans, we recommend to wear quick-dry pants and shirts for best sun protection
  • Hat
  • Long Pants
  • Passport or Cedula
  • Rain Gear
  • Eco-Friendly Sun Block
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Water Shoes

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