If you are going to be in the province of Bocas del Toro during your Panama Vacation, you might be interested in our Bastimentos Sky Rainforest Zipline Canopy Tour.
One of the most exciting ways to appreciate the cloud forest's beauty, the ZipLine Canopy Tour in Boquete is a unique experience that allows you contemplate the canopy of the rainforest from thirteen different canopy platforms while smoothly soaring in the heights of the cloud forest from one treetop to another.
You will glide through the trees and encounter a world unknown. You will discover a fascinating perspective of wildlife that you had never appreciated. Native species of flora and fauna can be observed. You will marvel at the sight of a great variety of orchids, trees and wildflowers that are found throughout the area.
This extreme tour is a wonderful example of how Panama's ecotourism is usually a thrilling adventure. Nature's beauty and high doses of adrenaline is what encounter in Boquete.
The zip lining system that has been setup in the Palo Alto region of Boquete is Central America's second longest zip lining tour. Its length is about 3.5 kilometers in total and is divided into twelve different zip line cables allowing you to contemplate the cloud forest's magnificence from thirteen singular stations.
In this zip line tour you will glide in thirteen different occasions from tree trop platforms through the canopy of century-old cloud forests, tree trekking high above the pristine rivers and waterfalls that make up the incredible scenery of natural landscapes bordering the National Park La Amistad and the famous Volcan Baru.
The trees that support the system of cables are all tall, strong and resistant. They will allow you to be suspended between 30 and 60 meters (100 and 200 feet) above ground.
- 10 minutes to register and put on equipment
- 10 minutes for introductory explanation and security speech
- 30 minutes on 4x4 to the Zip Line site
- 10 minutes of hiking to reach highest platform
- 1 hour and 20 minutes for zip lining
- 5 minutes to hike back to transportation
- 30 minutes on 4x4 to return to downtown Boquete
- 5 minutes for tour evaluation
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|Zip Line Canopy Tour||$65 per person||$65 per person|
* The above prices do include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales Tax.
The Zipline Canopy Tour starts everyday at 8:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. As availability for each tour is limited, clients should make a reservation in advance and arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts to make payment and sign forms.
A harness, an ultra resistant steel cable and gravity are the only elements necessary to stipend and propel the "fearless rider" in this incredible "adrenaline rush". The only thing you need to do is relax and enjoy the ride while observing the fascinating wilderness in the canopy of the forest.
The equipment and the steel cables that you will use, have the capacity to resist many times the weight of a human, no matter what your size. The harness will support up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) and the cable will support up to 10,000 pounds (4,536 kg).
- A small backpack (or rucksack as called in the U.K.)
- 1 liter of drinking water
- Long pants or jeans
- Closed footwear
- A digital camera or video recorder with enough batteries and memory space
- Rain coat or waterproof jacket
- A desire for adventure and speed
Who would have thought that a technology utilized hundreds of years ago by our indigenous peoples and later perfected by botanists and naturalists to observe and study the behaviors of wild creatures in their natural habitat, would be transformed into one of the most revered extreme sports?
Before commencing the journey, Boquete Tree Trek's experienced guides will instruct you in the rules of safety including the behavior that is required to ensure that you and your fellow riders will live the experience to the fullest. You will then be directed to a take off platform from where you will begin a controlled flight to the next platform.
Children ýounger than 6 years of age can participate only when accompanied by a parent or guardian. For safety, we recommend maximum weight of 250 pound for gentleman (113.4 kg) and 170 pounds for ladies (77.2 kg), not because the system would not be able to handle it but because the inertia that heavy gliders could gain would make it more difficult for them to break at the end of each zipline and they could crash against the tree (which is padded but participants could still get hurt).
The guides from Boquete Tree Trek are fully trained to carry out the entire operation and have spent hundreds of hours under supervised instruction in order to be given the responsibility to guide a group.