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“What a Sunrise at the top of Volcan Baru!”

Boquete Mountain Safari Tours
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Owner description: Boquete Mountain Safari, winner of the TripAdvisor 2013 award of excellence,is Boquete's largest tour operator and the only tour operator in Panama offering jeep tours, ATV tours, whitewater rafting, coffee tours, scooter rentals, tours to the Volcan Baru and more. Because we are the only tour operator in Panama that does not have to subcontract any of our tours, we are able to offer discount packages. Ask about our Boquete Safari Vacation Packages to save on your entire vacation. Horseback riding tours in caldera are provided by our skilled guides with fabulous hilltop views all the way to the pacific ocean.
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Leaving at 4:30 AM in the morning by Jeep we rode for an hour and a half on a rocky road to the top of Volcan Baru and watched the sunrise shortly after 6 AM. This is the one place you can see both the Pacific and the Caribbean in Central America and the view did not disappoint! It was a gorgeous morning, some clouds below us spilling over the mountain tops from the Caribbbean, a cool brisk morning with coffee and muffins provided by our guide. We could see both bodies of water from the top! The round trip time was about 4 1/2 hours, but worth the time and effort to see. We recommend it most enthusiasticly.

Thank John C
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"hot springs"
in 33 reviews
"coffee tour"
in 30 reviews
"highly recommend this tour company"
in 3 reviews
"panoramic tour"
in 8 reviews
"waterproof camera"
in 3 reviews
"white water rafting"
in 12 reviews
"great tour"
in 11 reviews
"hot spring tour"
in 2 reviews
"the owner"
in 12 reviews
"coffee farm"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful vistas"
in 2 reviews
"guide jorge"
in 2 reviews
"horse riding"
in 4 reviews
"rafting experience"
in 2 reviews
"waterfalls hike"
in 2 reviews
"great company"
in 3 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 4 reviews

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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

We went on an all day tour, which included the coffee tour, the cloud forest tour, horse riding and swimming.

The coffee tour was amazing! Definitely recommend. Had a great tour guide and was very informative.

But afterward we went on the cloud forest tour, which is basically a panoramic tour in a jeep with photo stops. But it is very short and isn't exactly "in the clouds" and we actually had better views from many other places around the mountains. We paid for this as part of a tour, but normally it will set you back $35 or so. All 8 of us agreed this isn't worth paying for!!!!!

Afterward we headed for horse riding but really bad weather prevented us from going on that, and also on the swim. We were refunded $30 without argument which was good, but we were all a little disappointed that from a whole day we really only had one good experience.

Thank DiL5
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BoqueteSafari, Owner at Boquete Mountain Safari Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2015

We have been providing the "Cloud forest" tour for a number of years and have had great success with this tour. The price for the 2.5hr panoramic jeep tour is $25 and we explain that the tour is a panoramic jeep tour in the mountains of the cloud forest. The cloud forest is the area in which Boquete is situated and does not refer to the fact there are always clouds or that we will be driving into the clouds. We are always trying to improve the quality of our tours and appreciate your comments in order to achieve this objective. We are providing clear information to the guests so they know what to expect on this tour.
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

My wife and I just visited Boquete and did 2 tours with Mountain Safari Tours. We did the river rafting with Tiny as our guide and it was a great experience. Tiny made everyone feel comfortable and was a fun guide to forge the river. It was my wife's first time rafting and the rapids were only really a class 2-3 maximum for US standards so it was a great beginners tour. The tour left a little late and the ride is kind of long a boring to get to the rafting near the border of Costa Rica but the group we went with was entertaining so it wasn't too bad. The lunch they provided mid way was sandwiches and fresh fruit which was good and they had plenty for seconds if you chose to. Overall good wholesome safe fun.

We did the coffee tour with Felix as our second tour and had a great time. He takes you to a little coffee farm that has won many awards and he is very very knowledgeable on everything coffee and even the history. Would highly recommend Felix for the tour and enjoyed the quick no frills coffee tour.

Good tourist company with reasonable prices compared to the rest of the competitors in town.

Thank CarpeKash
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We booked a raftingtour in Boquete. Our captain was Tiny. It was a very spectacular tour. Over the borderriver between Panama and Costa Rica. Tiny thank you very much, it was a tour we never forget!

Thank Tanja E
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Once our family arrived to Boquete we proceeded to book and pay for our two excursions with Bouquete Mountain Sarfari tours and had the BEST experiences. Alex our guide was so natural and knowledgeable. This is something that is not taught, but comes natural and he had it all!!! Our daughter felt so comfortable with him that she rode horseback solo for the first time. I would highly recommend the horseback ride/hot springs...it was a memorable experience. Jeimy who booked all of our excursions was very prompt on returning my emails and guided me to the appropriate adventures to go on with a 6 year old child. All in all, I would strongly recommend this outfit and would gladly use them again.

Thank Jjgambs
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