Continue your adventure touring different orchid sites of Panama. You will first head to El Valle de Anton explore the many trails and this quaint little town. Your exploration continues with a visit to the Finca Dracula in the Chiriqui Highlands
Day 1 : Arrive Panama City Day 2 : El Valle Day 3 : Return Panama City Day 4 : Finca Dracula Day 5 : Return Panama City Day 6 : Return Home
After breakfast we’ll continue our Panama travels with a two-hour drive along the Pan-American Highway into beautiful El Valle. This mountain town is located in the crater of an ancient volcano that erupted with such ferocity it left a 3-mile-wide scar on the landscape. This crater is the largest in the Americas. We’ll hike the valley’s trails admiring its hummingbirds and other tropical wildlife including a golden frog unique to the area. El Valle’s spring-like climate is perfect for exploring the vast variety of trails that run past Indian petroglyphs, hot spring and waterfalls. At El Macho Falls we’ll securely strap into a harness, and through a series of cables and pulleys, we’ll observe the landscape from four different platforms on a canopy adventure. At 220 feet above the forest floor, we share this rare and remarkable view with the animals sheltered within the canopy. Enjoy a traditional Panamanian lunch, and with time, explore the city’s markets where locals sell colorful handmade baskets, clay figures, vegetables and flowers. Overnight in El Valle
This morning take a flight to the town of David. Here you will be met and transferred to the small town of Guadalupe. This quaint town boasts itself as a garden city. Enjoy the beauty as you gaze upon flowers and agricultural plots that surround the city. This afternoon we are on to explore the Finca Dracula Orchid Sanctuary. With over 2000 species of orchids, the sanctuary is one of Latine America's finest collections of Orchids. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore and learn about the orchids. Tonight relax at Los Quetzales Lodge and Spa. Located near the center of town, this lodge offers a variety of spa services as well as many trails into the Baru Volcano National Park.
The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.