Hike & Paddle Camino de Cruces


One of the fascinating features of Panama City is that just a few minutes away from downtown you can find yourself immersed in a remote jungle. So if you don’t have the time or the equipment to join one of our more involved and long expeditions, here’s a great day hike adventure.

Camino de Cruces, the colonial “sister" trail of the Camino Real, traverses two national parks northwest of Panama City, and ends on the Chagres River just before it meets the Panama Canal. This trail is far better known, and better preserved than its counterpart, so occasionally small groups of hikers attempt this hike. We’ve added our own little twist to this Panamanian classic by introducing our new line of pack rafts. So now, instead of just ending the hike and waiting for a boat to pick you up, you actually get to inflate your own ultralight raft and paddle across the river for a quick lunch at a local village and then continue your journey paddling towards the Panama Canal, where the adventure ends.

Along the way your guide interprets the natural wonders, as well as the fascinating history of this Trans Isthmian thoroughfare.

Notes: This hike can be organized on short-notice however, due to our other commitments we kindly ask that you contact us as soon as possible in order to put it all together.