Canopy Tours in Panama
Zip-lines are slowly becoming popular in Panama, although nowhere near the level they are in Costa Rica. Zip-lines are composed of steel cables strung between platforms in the forest canopy. During a canopy tour, participants are fitted into a harness, attached to the cable, and sent down the cable between platforms. Canopy tours are an exciting way to get outdoors and also learn about the ecology of Panama.
Scientists originally built this zip lining course in order to better observe wildlife in the canopy. They quickly realized how exhilarating it was to glide through the trees. Now, you can see for yourself on a zip-lining adventure in Portabelo National Park, which is located just 90 minutes outside of Colón.
On this tour you’ll see Panama’s jungle and its incredible wildlife. You’ll take a canopy tour of the rainforest with a guide that can help you look for monkeys and birds in their natural habitat. Next you’ll experience an adrenaline-pumping trip through the canopy – you get to choose from the nine zip lines that stretch between the trees.
Do you want to try scuba diving but are unsure about plunging into a full certification course? If so, this is the course for you. Discover Scuba, operated by the Panama Dive Center in Santa Catalina, lets you scuba dive without a certification. It’s a great way to learn to use scuba equipment, try diving, and get a quick introduction to the ocean.
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.
This tour introduces you to the Guna, one of Panama’s indigenous groups. They have full control of the white-sand islands and blue waters of San Blas and govern themselves independent of the rest of Panama. On this tour, you’ll visit two of the 365 islands that comprise the archipelago.