Explore the Western Side of Volcan Barú
This full-day driving trip through the Chiriquí Highlands includes the towns of Volcán and Cerro Punta. Stops include an orchid sanctuary, a famous archaeological site, a 35 hectare vegetable farm, breathtaking canyon and river vistas. This Boquete sightseeing trip is a terrific opportunity to see the full range of geography in Western Panamá, including Barú in all his glory. Many expats prefer the sleepy vibe of Volcán to the tourist bustle of Boquete, so if you are considering relocation to Panamá, this side of the volcano is worth a visit.
This trip is a full day of exploring, involving drive time of 1.5 hours at the beginning and end of the day. Don’t worry, it won’t seem like a long time! Jason’s knowledge about the history and geography is vast, so there will be lots of conversation, as well as opportunities to stop along the way, to stretch your legs and take beautiful pictures.
Stops last from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. The typically day accommodates 2-3 stops. Jason always includes a few special spots along the way!
You are encouraged to dress comfortably and wear walking shoes. A rain jacket is also a good idea, as a combination of mist and rain called bajareque is Western Panamá’s most common weather event. Cameras and binoculars are also welcome.
The day breaks for lunch at Kids World in Volcán. This is the only additional expense for guests during tour. Jason has found it is best to let each person choose the amount and type of food they want to eat, to accommodate special dietary needs, restrictions and allergies. If you have a large party and would like to organize a specific menu, or would like to pack a picnic to eat in a lovely spot, this is absolutely possible!
Departure and Return Times
The driving time is why it’s a full-day trip, beginning around 8 am when Jason picks you up and ending back in Boquete between 5-6 pm when he returns you to your accommodation
The cost of a sightseeing trip around Western Panamà ranges depending on location and number in your party. Because these trips are fully customized, it’s necessary to contact Jason for a quote or to make a reservation.
Cost includes transportation, all entrance fees and a bottle of water per person.
- Transportation is provided to and from your location in Boquete.
- Groups from Caldera, David, Los Molinos are small additional cost.
- Groups of 1-5 will ride in Jason’s Toyota Land Cruiser.
- Groups of 6-12 will ride in a small van.
- A maximum of 12 passengers is ideal for this trip.
Make A Reservation
If you are already in Boquete and want to go sightseeing in the next 24-48 hours, it’s best to call Jason directly for availability at +507.6718.6279.
If you are planning your trip and want to discuss details or make a reservation for a later date, contact Jason via email.
Payment is made in cash on the day of the tour. Confirmation is available via email if desired. Unfortunately, Panamá is not yet equipped to use PayPal or provide credit card services for very small businesses, so guides work together with customers in good faith.
Please refer to Jason’s excellent 5-star rating and positive reviews on TripAdvisor for confirmation of his trustworthiness and experience.
Please provide Jason at least 72-hours notice in the event of a cancellation.