Go to the highest point of Panama on this exhilarating Jeep 4x4 tour of Barú Volcano. On a clear day, this chilly volcano peak offers incredible views of both the Caribbean and Pacific. Bundle up and get ready for the off-roading experience of a lifetime.
- 7 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 3:45 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
You’ll leave early in the morning — at 4:00 AM! — to get to the top in time to watch the sunrise. It can get quite cold on the volcano, but the closed Jeep keeps the freezing winds away. Buckle up, though — you’re in for a bumpy, adventurous ride! It takes just 2 hours to get to the top of the volcano in the Jeep.
Once you arrive, you’ll remain in the vehicle with a warm mug of coffee until just before the sun rises. At that point, you’ll hop out to take photos, at an incredible elevation of 11,398 feet (3,474 m). Afterward, you’ll begin the descent, this time with enough sunlight to appreciate the incredible environs.
Note: This tour is not for anyone with back problems or motion sickness. Anyone pregnant or with altitude sickness issues is not allowed on this trip. You may or may not have a clear view from the top, depending on the weather. The tour may be cancelled due to severe weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Set just outside the town of Boquete in Panama’s western highlands, the Barú Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcán Barú) is large and impressive. The park contains Panama’s only volcano, highest peak, and several scenic (albeit rugged) hiking trails. Birders are especially fond of the park, as it offers the chance to spot one of Central America’s most elusive birds, the resplendent quetzal.
Read more:Baru Volcano National Park
What to Bring
Extremely warm clothes including a hat and gloves; rain gear, snacks, food, sturdy shoes, waterproof camera, bottled water, and sunscreen.
Jeep tour, driver, and coffee.
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