Looking for an experience in Panama like no other? What about catching the sunrise at the top of a (dormant) volcano? Yes! The Volcan Baru sunrise hike is the Boquete tour you are looking for. Yes, it is physically demanding... prepare to do some work... but your sweet reward is about the sweetest you can imagine! Did we mention viral photo ops? The summit of Volcan Baru offers panoramic views all the way into Costa Rica!
As you might already know, Baru Volcano Panama is the highest peak in this little country at 3,478 meters (over 11,400 feet). And the views? As heart-stopping as the elevation. You'll see the sunrise while sitting on a mountain peak above the clouds. Heavely! Yes, the Volcan Baru hike asks a lot of you because it gives a lot in return. The great thing is, you do not need to train ahead for the challenge like you would to reach the summit of Chirripo in Costa Rica. The summit of Volcan Baru can be reached in one day without carrying up anything more than a day pack.
This is not your average Boquete hiking tour. Hiking the Volcan Baru summit can take up to 11 hours, depending the physical condition of the group. We'll set out at after 11pm in order to make the summit in time for sunrise. Making an elevation gain of 2,274 meters, (7,498 feet) over 27 km (16.77 miles) round trip, this hike is the original Thighmaster and a real star in the Boquete hiking world. It is also truly not for the faint of heart. For this hike you should be strong, capable & ready for a challenge. That said, this amazing hike in Panama is actually one of the most popular things to do in Boquete, Panama.
Majestic Baru Volcano is sending the challenge call: are you in? Bring your warmest layers and spirit of adventure on one of the most unique Panama tours around! Experience Volcan Baru National Park in a way few people do on this unforgettable sunrise hike.
Volcan Baru Hiking Tour Includes:
Departures: Available daily, but dependent on a minimum of participants. Weather is also a factor. Best to call us to check availability a week in advance. Hotel pickup is provided from select hotels in Boquete. Departs from the Plaza Los Establos in the center of Boquete around 11:00pm. Exact meeting instructions will be provided with your confirmation voucher.
Length: Approximately 11 hours, depending the pace of the group.
Children: Sorry, given the physical challenge of the hike, this tour is not appropriate for children.
The summit of the Baru Volcano is extremely cold with strong wind gusts. The hike operates rain or shine, unless of course there is a major weather even that shuts down the Volcan Baru National Park. The best time of year for this hike is December through April which is our driest season. The rest of the year there could be inclement weather during the hike. Prepare yourself and bring a heavy rain coat and waterproof equipment if you have it. Boquete is a small mountain town that pretty much lives in a perpetual spring, so don’t expect to find an REI to gear up nearby. For the most up-to-date weather forecast, Mountain Forecast has some great information about Volcano Baru.
IMPORTANT NOTICE!!! If you are not a Panamanian citizen, you MUST have your passport on you at all times in Panama.
Real Deal: $74.00
** PLEASE NOTE: Due to strictly enforced sales tax laws in this region, 7% sales tax will be added to the final payment made to the operator. Sales tax already included in the deposit amount.
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