Chilagre_naricesAn overnight horseback trip into the rainforest of Santa Fe National Park with a skilled backcountry guide.

The Destination.
 We travel from the mountain village of Santa Fe, Panama on rural dirt roads into the 80,000 ha Santa Fe National Park, one of the least developed Parks within the National Park system.     We camp near the river amidst the primary rainforest.  At night, we offer a guide led night animal spotting hike along the river.  HEADER_HorseRider

 

The Journey.  In this tour, the journey to the destination is part of the adventure.  We travel to Santa Fe National Park  by horse or mule for four hours through rural villages, farms to forest.  Our group size is kept small, usually 6 people or less. At the last village, we leave the horses and hike 5km along the river on a footpath that gradually ascends the slopes into national park to our overnight campsite.  After breakfast the next day, we hike out to the village and return to Santa Fe by 4×4.

Chilagre_Montanas del Parque Nacional Santa feBasic meals (Dinner on Day 1 and Breakfast on Day 2) and basic lodging (camping) included.

 

Additional information

Start/Return LocationCoffee Mountain Inn. Santa Fe, Veraguas
Start/Return Time11AM/11AM
IncludedMeals (Dinner Day 1, Breakfast Day 2), Camping Supplies for Overnight Stay, Guide, Tranpsort to and from trailhead to Coffee Mountain Inn
Hikers LimitsGroup Size: Minimum of 2 people, Ages: School Aged and Up (must be able to follow directions of guide and not be disruptive to others in group), Fitness: Must be able to hike 6 miles over two days with an elevation gain/loss of 400m.
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Day 1

Departure from Coffee Mountain Inn.

Travel by horse to the North East  through the village of El Alto to the forested slopes of Piragual.

Continue on foot along the Santa Maria River to make Overnight base camp in National Park near White Rock Falls.

Dinner

Night hike along river to spot wildlife

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Day 2

Early Breakfast

Hike out to meet 4×4 to travel back to Santa Fe

11AM – Arrive in Santa Fe, Veraguas

Optional: Hike to White Rock Falls; 3PM -Arrive in Santa Fe

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