Bocas del Toro Multi-Day Adventure Tour
Comprised of an archipelago just off the Caribbean coast, and neighboring bio-diverse rainforest on the mainland, Bocas del Toro is a unique, well-preserved province in Panama.
Isla Colón, the main island of the archipelago, is home to its capital, Bocas Town, which is an exciting hub for dining, shopping and nightlife, not to mention reggae music emanating from open-air bars such as Barco Hundido. Beaches with calm waters for swimming include Boca del Drago. Islands, such as Bastimentos, not to mention several other private islands, offer great escapes. Flights (one-hour in duration) depart Panama City for Bocas Town and from here your adventure begins! Take a $1 taxi to your centrally located hotel or pay a bit more to get to those more secluded areas. You may even need a boat taxi to take you to another island!
There are many options available for accommodation, ranging from inexpensive hostels and mid-range hotels to luxury hotels, even private islands or cabins overlooking the water! The number of nights you stay is entirely up to you. There are also lots of tour options available, too. One of the most popular tours include a full day of sailing and/or snorkeling aboard a catamaran ($50 per person), rent a bicycle or a ATV, or explore a cave or hard-to-reach island.
Includes Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos, Bird Island, Starfish Beach, sailing, snorkeling, dolphin watching, surfing and nightlife. Price includes flights, lodging, transportation and Catamaran trip. 100% fully customized tour from an overnight adventure to a weeklong vacation, all depending on your preference. Upon reservation tour operator will contact you ASAP to help customize an itinerary to suite your preference. Must be booked at least two weeks in advance of tour date. Morning and evening flight options available. Pick and choose any hotel. Prices vary depending on your choice of hotel accommodation and activities: $150-$1,000+.
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For every tour you book, a portion of the proceeds goes to Jetset Times #FuelTheFuture campaign with Give & Surf, specifically to fuel the boats that take local indigenous children and volunteers in Panama to school each day. Read more about why we love this organization on Jetset Times.
If you are unable to attend the tour, contact Barefoot Panama as soon as possible to arrange and reschedule the tour. If you are not at the designated meeting point by the time of your tour, Barefoot Panama reserves the right to not provide a refund.
Canceled or Postponed Tours
Occasionally, tours are canceled or postponed due to weather, mechanical failure, or other unforeseen events. Should this occur, Barefoot Panama will contact you about the cancellations and inform you of refund or exchange procedures for that tour. For exact instructions on any canceled or postponed tour, please contact Barefoot Panama. In the case of a cancellation of your tour, Barefoot Panama will refund your tour or reschedule another tour for you, as detailed below.
All sales are final. No refunds are allowed, though a partial refund of 50 percent will be granted if Barefoot Panama receives notice at least 48 hours in advance of tour start time. Barefoot Panama will offer refunds of the full face value of the tour(s) that are canceled or postponed (or, if a discounted tour, then instead the discounted tour price paid). No refunds are offered on any service or convenience fees.
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No tour exchanges are offered by Barefoot Panama, except in certain cases. Contact Barefoot Panama by phone at +011 (507) 6780-3010 or by email at email@example.com to inquire about tour exchanges. Fees may apply.
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