Boquete Multi-Day Adventure Tour
Boquete is a small town in Panama, located in the western-most Province of ChiriquØ¬_, about 60km (37 miles) from the border of Costa Rica, and lies on the Caldera River, in Panama's green mountain highlands. Due to its elevation, some 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) above sea level, its climate is cooler than that of the lowlands. Its scenic location, temperature and natural environment makes it a popular destination for Panamanians and attracts tourists from the world over. Flights (less than one-hour in duration) depart Panama City for David and from David it's about a 30-minute shuttle to Boquete.
There are many options available for accommodation, ranging from inexpensive hostels and mid-range hotels to exclusive luxury hotels. The number of nights you plan to stay is entirely up to you. There are lots of tour options available, too! Taste some of Panama's famous coffee on a coffee tour ($30 per person), explore popular trails in the area ($30 per person for the three hour waterfall trail and $120 to climb Volcan Baru); and for the more adventurous, zip-lining, whitewater rafting and a 4x4 drive to the top of Volcan Baru are all available ($75 per person for each activity).
Includes Volcan Baru, Rio Chiriqui, rafting, zip-line/canopy tour, kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing, hot springs, golf, lodging and transportation. 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 book 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.
To receive a refund for a canceled or postponed tour, contact Kevin at email@example.com within three days of tour cancellation and write "refund" in the subject line. Instructions will be provided in order to obtain your refund.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about tour exchanges. Fees may apply.
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