SAMPLE ITINERARY – 7 days, 6 nights
Day 1 - Arrival in Panama
Upon arrival to Panama you will be met at the Tocumen International airport by a Junglecat Panama representative and escorted to your accommodations in Panama City.
Day 2 - Panama Canal and Casco Viejo
Before leaving the city of Panama for the countryside we take the opportunity to explore the highlights that the old city has to offer. Narrow streets, beautiful artisanal stores and amazing views of the bay of Panama. A stop by the canal to take in one of the seven industrial wonders of the world before we head out to the remote interior of the county! We will arrive in the village of Santa Fe at dusk for a hearty evening meal and a good night's sleep.
Meals - L,D
Day 3 - Point to Point ride
An early start to a full day of horseback riding! We meet at the trail head, an old cattle corral, at the break of dawn to make the most of the cooler air before the sun starts to heat things up. Here we match horse and rider and hit the backcountry trails. Trail snacks are provided and there are opportunities to stop, swim in the clear water rivers and enjoy the scenery before we arrive back in Santa Fe town late afternoon for a delicious BBQ and sundown drinks.
Meals - B,L,D
Day 4 - Two options depending on your preference
Option A - A day at the Caribbean coast
We head to the beach to relax our muscles in the warm waters of the Caribbean. Here we have kayaks available to explore the bay and secret estuaries with abundant bird and wildlife. A lunch of fish, coconut rice and fresh coconut water is enjoyed at the local restaurant before we head back through the national park, into Santa Fe.
Meals - B,L,D
Option B - A morning ride and waterfall hike
Ready to do some more exploring on horseback? We ride to the trail head of the waterfall hike, here we hitch the horses and head into the jungle on foot to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in our area. There is a deep, clear water pool to swim in, a hidden cave with pre-columbian carved petroglyph rocks to explore and amazing jungle to get immersed in! Ending with a local lunch and a relaxing afternoon.
Meals - B,L,D
Day 5 - Ride on the borders of the national park
A loop ride takes us from the village of Santa Fe along the boundaries of the Santa Fe National Park. With over 72,000 Ha of tropical jungle we ride on the fringes, along narrow trails crossing multiple water ways. You will be impressed with your horses surefootdness and level mind while we cross suspension bridges and pick our way through rocky river beds. We ride back into town for a late lunch. The afternoon can be spent relaxing in the hammocks with a book or down at the river's edge soaking up the sun on the warm boulders.
Meals - B,L,D
Day 6 - An early morning organic farm and coffee tour before heading back to Panama City. If you prefer to have a late check-out that's also an option before heading back to city life. Here we say goodbuy and until next time!
Meals - B
Day 7 - Departure
A shuttle will be organized to take you to the airport.
Please note this program is exciting but not overly strenuous. This itinerary only serves as a guide; all scenarios are dependent on the season. Junglecat Panama reserves the right to alter the itinerary in any way and leaves this to the discretion of the guides. Local weather conditions may also affect activities.
Villas at Casa Mariposa / Hotel Anachoreo or similar in price.
2 PAX - TBC
4 PAX - TBC
6 PAX - TBC
The above prices are Double Occupancy Rates
Included in Package:
- Meals: As specified in the above itinerary
- All land and water transportation within the Program
- All airport/hotel transfers on scheduled arrivals and departures
- Certified Guides’ services
- Healthy horse with suitable tack and equipment
- Kayak, paddle and life vest
- Administrative Assistant’s services and expenses
- Park, museum, and tour related entrance fees
- Services of an in-bound land operator for transportation re-confirmations and tour operation.
Not Included in Package:
- International airfare
- Gratuities and extras in hotels (telephone calls, laundry, room service)
- Meals not specified in the itinerary or package
- Alcoholic beverages
- Personal equipment