Welcome to Jungle Treks!

In a nutshell we conduct trekking expeditions in the tropical jungle. But it's much more than just hiking in the rainforest. Through our treks we reveal our natural wonders and take the wilderness one step closer to the human heart. There's nothing quite like falling asleep in your hammock seduced by the sounds of this breathing planet whether these sounds come from jungle creatures, gurgling waterfalls or distant thunder storms. We believe this is a great way to rekindle our connection with the Earth. It's not the only way and it's not for everybody but it's the path we've chosen for ourselves. If you think you share our passion, just come and become part of our family. I suspect you'll have a captivating insight into a world of wonders.

Rick Morales
Founder


Featured Expeditions & Courses

Camino Real Trek

4 days / 3 nights
The Camino Real, a path used in the 17th and 18th centuries by Spaniards to transfer silver, gold and other treasures from Peru to Spain, was the first thoroughfare that connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and marked the beginning of Panama as a crossroads of the world. Today the route is hardly discernible, with large sections of it burried under the urban sprawl of Panama City; 

Darien Gap Expedition

8 days / 7 nights or 13 days / 12 nights
Explore the inside of one of Central America’s most fabled regions, the Darien. With its exuberant rainforests, endless meandering rivers, and its local people, here is an expedition of a lifetime. One of the best ways to experience the Darien is by joining our custom trips. Please enquire about the multiple possibilities. For example, one of our journeys begins with a commercial flight out of Panama City to the village of Sambu.

Rivers of Gold

9 days / 8 nights
Traverse the Santa Fe National Park encompassing both Pacific and Atlantic slopes of Panama’s Cordillera Central. This expedition takes you through four magnificent and very distinct life zones, (Pacific pre montane forests, tropical cloud forests, elfin forest, and Caribbean lowland rainforest), up and over the continental divide from the town of Santa Fe de Veraguas, and ending at Belen, where Christopher
Columbus attempted the first mainland settlement in 1503. 

Certified Wilderness Guide

Central & South America

The course provides both class time and hands-on approach to wilderness guiding in an actual expedition environment. From the time they register for the course, candidates are involved in all the stages of the expedition, from planning, to transportation, to undertaking, and debriefing. 

All the subjects addressed with strong emphasis on Risk & Emergency Management, Expeditionary & Outdoor Leadership, Sustainability & Conservation and Wilderness Survival.

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Video Chronicles

VIDEO: Tales from the Camino Real

“…The said trail is likewise very rugged, with many sierras and jagged peaks, and many […]

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Darien Gap Expedition, 2016

Hi clan! I know it seems like we’ve neglected you a bit. Apologies for the […]

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Camino Real, First Jungle Escapade of the Year!

2016 has barely started and we’re already playing in the jungle like little kids. Here’s a […]

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Jaguar sighting! – Certified Wilderness Guide Course

It was about 09:00 on day 2 of the Certified Wilderness Guide Course… It was […]

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Testimonials

Right from the moment I contacted Rick I received very helpful responses and he even organised a skype chat to go through the gear; I would definitely recommend you take his advice on everything he suggests to be well prepared, and also allocate sufficient time to get the right gear. The small things make such a difference towards a better experience.

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Unforgettable jungle trek with Rick Morales

I cannot recommend this trek and Rick Morales, our guide, enough! Two friends and I went on this trek with little expectations (or experience) and literally all agreed this was the best trip any of us had ever been on. Rick was an exceptional guide. He was extremely organized, knowledgeable, experienced, thoughtful, and well prepared. He was also a lot of fun to be around…

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Best trip of my life!

I joined a group of randoms lead by the instantly likable Rick Morales and his highly competent team to go trekking into the abyss of the darien jungle…The journey took us into natures extreme – steep hard contour, dense, yet ever changing jungle landscape and in some cases stretching a hundred metres above us and miles from civilization.

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Into the Darien…