El Valle Tour

TOUR: El Valle

TYPE OF TOUR:            Nature

DURATION: 8 hours

INCLUDED:

  • all entrance fees

  • multilingual guide (me!)

  • transportation

  • drinks

WHAT TO BRING:

  • hat

  • comfortable light clothes & shoes

  • light raincoat (green season)

  • sun block

  • sunglasses

  • insect repelent

PRICE: US$45 - US$155

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TOUR  DESCRIPTION

On this tour we will visit a paradisiacal place at 600 meters above sea level full of ecoturistic attractions called “El valle de Anton”, from the Spaniard explorer Anton Martin. It’s a 1 and ½ hour drive from Panama City with the Pan-American highway. El Valle is located on top of the second largest extinguished  volcano crater in the world which erupted three million years ago. Here is the only place in the world where you will see the Golden Frog and square trees which are at the tropical zoo, together with plants and exotic flowers, monkeys, tapirs, exotic birds and foreign species of birds and mammals. Then we will see the  Petroglyphs - large pre-Columbian drawings of figures at the Piedra Pintada,  La India Dormida (The Sleeping Indian girl) -, which inspired poets and writers to immortalize a legend from the colonial time, el Chorro del Macho- An 85 meter tall rainforest waterfall.  There is the market where local artisans and Indians living around it, bring their handicrafts, plants, vegetables, the famous carved soap stones, ceramics, trays, wood furniture, bamboo cages and the national flower: the Holy Spirit.

Optional: At El Valle you can do the Canopy Adventure, that consists on a steel cable system that runs through the canopy of the forest, above Chorro del Macho (waterfall). This activity will have an additional cost of US$52 for the entire canopy consisting of 4 cables and US$12.50 for only one cable,to be paid directly on site.