Portobelo National Park Hike to Los Monos Waterfall (2 Days)
Venture deep into the jungle of Portobelo National Park on this 2-day hiking tour on a mission to find the huge Los Monos Waterfall.
Explore Portobelo National Park and Find a Gigantic Waterfall
On this Portobelo National Park Hiking Tour, embark on an expedition into a virgin jungle and walk along the Guanche River to reach Los Monos Waterfall. This is one of the tallest waterfalls in Panama, towering at 243 feet high (74 meters). A 5-hour hike will take you past gigantic trees, through dense rainforest, and beside crystal-clear rivers. Portobelo National Park includes part of the Sierra Llorona Mountain Range. This is the rainiest area of Panama, so expect to get wet! After an incredible day of hiking and appreciating the natural beauty of the forest, you will camp in the middle of the jungle. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the jungle!
Hike in the beautiful, pristine jungle of Portobelo National Park
Marvel at the gigantic Los Monos Waterfalls
Camp in the jungle
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night Start and end location: Panama City Availability: Year-round
Day 1 – Hike Along the Banks of the Guanche River to Salto de Los Monos Waterfall At 6:00 am, you will be picked up from your hotel in Panama City. Then, you will head toward Colón, arriving to the start of the Guanche River by 8:00 am. Along the way, you will stop for breakfast.
By 9:00 am, you will start a 4-5 hour hike upstream. There probably will not be a trail, but you will walk on the banks of the river, avoiding slippery and rocky parts whenever possible. You will have a light lunch along the way and set up camp by 15:00-16:00 pm. The goal is to reach Salto de Los Monos before then.
Day 2 – Trek Back to the Starting Point and Return to Panama City After breakfast the next day, you will leave camp by 8:00 am to return to the starting place of your hike the day before, walking for about 5 hours. By about 15:00 to 16:00 pm, you should get back to the car. You will arrive back to Panama City about 18:00 pm.
Tents, sleeping pad, and camping gear
What to Bring
Light boots for hiking
Hat and light jacket or windbreaker (in case of rain)
Light and preferably dry-fit clothing (avoid jeans)
2 sets of dry clothes (light shorts and t-shirt)–one to sleep in and one to change into in the return car
Swimsuit, sandals, and towel
Personal head flashlight
Insect repellent, sunscreen, personal hygiene items, and first aid items
This tour has a minimum of 4 travelers and a maximum of 12. If you have fewer than 4 or more than 12, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to find a group for you.
This tour is available for travelers between the ages of 12 and 70, in good health. Minors must travel with a responsible adult.
Pack only what you will need and use. Do not pack make up or too much clothing. Make sure you pack your sleeping clothes, blanket, and other items so that they will stay dry.
Do not bring anything that can be damaged by water or valuables such as jewelry, cash, and credit cards.
This tour is available year-round. Panama’s rainy season goes from April/May to November/December, with its peak in October. The itinerary may change if you encounter flooded rivers and creeks that are impossible to cross.
Be warned that this is a remote location without access roads. The jungle is so dense that a helicopter evacuation might not be feasible. The terrain is abrupt and slippery. The trail in many sections is poorly marked or totally gone. There are poisonous plants, insects, and snakes whose bite could kill you. Advanced outdoor skills are required.
Portobelo National Park
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