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Canal de Panama à travers la rivière Chagres fourni par Adventures Panama

Canal de Panama à travers la rivière Chagres

Canal de Panama à travers la rivière Chagres
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Durée :
8 jours
Taille du groupe :
12
Type de billet :
Mobile
  • Durée :
    8 jours
  • Taille du groupe :
    12
  • Type de billet :
    Mobile
à propos
POINTS FORTS  • forfait 7 nuits tout compris  • Villages Embera  • 4x4, randonnée pédestre,  • Parc national vierge de Chagres  • rafting, kayak  • Canal de Panama  • Forth San Lorenzo  • Camping  • Porte d'entrée: Panama City Si vous êtes un kayakeur de mer expérimenté et que vous recherchez un voyage qui mettra vos compétences à l'épreuve et vous laissera épuisé de façon satisfaisante, vous apprécierez une exploration approfondie de la rivière Chagres par un petit groupe de personnes, du début à la fin. Un barrage à l'extrémité nord de la rivière, juste avant de rencontrer l'océan Atlantique, forme le lac Gatun, qui constitue le corps principal du canal de Panama. Vous entendrez le rugissement des singes hurleurs de la vaste jungle à votre gauche et apercevrez des navires géants à une distance de sécurité sur votre droite lorsque vous longerez le lac Gatun, dormant comme un hôte dans les huttes des tribus indigènes Embera et des camps de nature sauvage le long du chemin.
À savoir avant de partir
  • Durée : 8 jours
  • Billets mobiles acceptés
Conditions d'annulation
  • Si vous annulez au moins 7 jours avant la date prévue du départ, aucun frais d'annulation ne s'appliquent.
  • Si vous annulez entre 3 et 6 jour(s) avant la date prévue du départ, des frais d'annulation de 50 pour cent s'appliquent.
  • Si vous annulez 2 jours avant la date de départ prévue, des frais d'annulation de 100 % s'appliquent.
Langues disponibles
anglais, espagnol
À savoir avant de partir
  • Durée : 8 jours
  • Billets mobiles acceptés
Langues disponibles
anglais, espagnol
Conditions d'annulation
  • Si vous annulez au moins 7 jours avant la date prévue du départ, aucun frais d'annulation ne s'appliquent.
  • Si vous annulez entre 3 et 6 jour(s) avant la date prévue du départ, des frais d'annulation de 50 pour cent s'appliquent.
  • Si vous annulez 2 jours avant la date de départ prévue, des frais d'annulation de 100 % s'appliquent.
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  • Tous les transports mentionnés
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  • radeaux ou canards, kayak de mer (tandem ou simple) et équipement connexe
  • matériel de camping
  • guides (nos guides sont formés à la navigation fluviale et maritime, aux premiers secours et à la RCP)
  • les repas du voyage
  • Hébergement et restauration:
  • 3 nuits à l'hôtel Marbella **, Panama City
  • 2 nuits dans les huttes des villages indiens Embera
  • 2 nuits au camping Tent sur les rives du lac Gatun
  • 8 petits déjeuners, 5 déjeuners, 4 dîners
  • Tous les transferts terrestres et océaniques mentionnés au Panama sont inclus.
  • Entrée – Adventures Panama
  • Entrée – Canal de Panama
  • Entrée – Panama City
  • Entrée – Casco Viejo
  • Entrée – Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
  • Entrée – Panamá Viejo
  • Entrée – Chagres National Park
  • Entrée – Panama City
  • Entrée – Gatun Lake
  • Entrée – Gatun Lake
  • Entrée – Fort San Lorenzo
  • Entrée – Agua Clara Locks
  • Entrée – Panama City
Exclusions
  • Vol international, taxe d'aéroport (20,00 $ / personne)
  • dépenses personnelles
  • conseils
  • repas non spécifiés dans l'itinéraire
  • extras dans les hôtels (blanchisserie, room service, appels téléphoniques)
  • Entrée – Cerro Azul
Durée
8 jours
Informations sur le départ
  • La prise en charge est offerte.
  • Si à l'aéroport nous afficherons un greeter avec votre nom à votre sortie des douanes
  • Aéroports :
  • Tocumen Intl Airport, Panama City Panama
Informations supplémentaires
  • Ces départs sont conçus pour les couples, les amis ou les célibataires de plus de 18 ans qui aiment faire équipe pour pagayer en plein air. Le logement a été choisi en tenant compte du style local, du confort et de la simplicité du luxe.
  • Cependant, toute personne âgée de 12 à 65 ans, en bonne santé et disposée à marcher environ deux heures et demie sur un sentier irrégulier et boueux pourrait le faire avec des modifications mineures (les mineurs doivent voyager avec un adulte responsable)
  • Des groupes privés avec une certaine personnalisation peuvent être organisés.
  • Articles quotidiens: Maillot de bain ou paire de short de navigation, baskets ou bottes légères à bonne semelle, une casquette, une crème solaire, une veste légère ou un coupe-vent (en cas de froid), une serviette et des vêtements secs pour après l'excursion d'une journée Couverture, lampe de poche, articles d'hygiène personnelle.
  • Lors des excursions d'une journée, laissez des objets pouvant être détériorés par de l'eau ou des objets de valeur tels que des bijoux, des espèces, des cartes de crédit, etc.
  • 2-3 personnes 1 850,00 $
  • 4-5 personnes
  • 6 personnes et plus
  • Ce forfait est une bonne année.
  • La saison des pluies au Panama commence en avril-mai et se termine en novembre-décembre. En raison du changement du niveau de la rivière, il est impossible de définir à l’avance où vous passerez la nuit sur le rivage.
  • De janvier à mars, le vent du nord est constant, ce qui rend la navigation difficile et peut entraîner certains changements dans l'itinéraire.
  • Non accessible aux personnes en fauteuil roulant
  • Déconseillé aux voyageurs souffrant de maux de dos
  • Déconseillé aux voyageuses enceintes
  • Aucun problème cardiaque ou autre maladie grave
  • Les voyageurs doivent avoir une forme physique au moins moyenne
  • Ce circuit ou cette activité peut accueillir un maximum de 12 voyageurs
Inclus
  • Déjeuner
  • Tous les transports mentionnés
  • Dîner
  • Dîner
  • Petit déjeuner
  • Petit déjeuner
  • Petit déjeuner
  • Petit déjeuner
  • Petit déjeuner
  • Dîner
  • Déjeuner
  • Déjeuner
  • Petit déjeuner
  • Déjeuner
  • Petit déjeuner
  • Déjeuner
  • Dîner
  • radeaux ou canards, kayak de mer (tandem ou simple) et équipement connexe
  • matériel de camping
  • guides (nos guides sont formés à la navigation fluviale et maritime, aux premiers secours et à la RCP)
  • les repas du voyage
  • Hébergement et restauration:
  • 3 nuits à l'hôtel Marbella **, Panama City
  • 2 nuits dans les huttes des villages indiens Embera
  • 2 nuits au camping Tent sur les rives du lac Gatun
  • 8 petits déjeuners, 5 déjeuners, 4 dîners
  • Tous les transferts terrestres et océaniques mentionnés au Panama sont inclus.
  • Entrée – Adventures Panama
  • Entrée – Canal de Panama
  • Entrée – Panama City
  • Entrée – Casco Viejo
  • Entrée – Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
  • Entrée – Panamá Viejo
  • Entrée – Chagres National Park
  • Entrée – Panama City
  • Entrée – Gatun Lake
  • Entrée – Gatun Lake
  • Entrée – Fort San Lorenzo
  • Entrée – Agua Clara Locks
  • Entrée – Panama City
Exclusions
  • Vol international, taxe d'aéroport (20,00 $ / personne)
  • dépenses personnelles
  • conseils
  • repas non spécifiés dans l'itinéraire
  • extras dans les hôtels (blanchisserie, room service, appels téléphoniques)
  • Entrée – Cerro Azul
Informations sur le départ
  • La prise en charge est offerte.
  • Si à l'aéroport nous afficherons un greeter avec votre nom à votre sortie des douanes
  • Aéroports :
  • Tocumen Intl Airport, Panama City Panama
Durée
8 jours
Informations sur le retour
  • Retour au point de départ
Informations supplémentaires
  • Ces départs sont conçus pour les couples, les amis ou les célibataires de plus de 18 ans qui aiment faire équipe pour pagayer en plein air. Le logement a été choisi en tenant compte du style local, du confort et de la simplicité du luxe.
  • Cependant, toute personne âgée de 12 à 65 ans, en bonne santé et disposée à marcher environ deux heures et demie sur un sentier irrégulier et boueux pourrait le faire avec des modifications mineures (les mineurs doivent voyager avec un adulte responsable)
  • Des groupes privés avec une certaine personnalisation peuvent être organisés.
  • Articles quotidiens: Maillot de bain ou paire de short de navigation, baskets ou bottes légères à bonne semelle, une casquette, une crème solaire, une veste légère ou un coupe-vent (en cas de froid), une serviette et des vêtements secs pour après l'excursion d'une journée Couverture, lampe de poche, articles d'hygiène personnelle.
  • Lors des excursions d'une journée, laissez des objets pouvant être détériorés par de l'eau ou des objets de valeur tels que des bijoux, des espèces, des cartes de crédit, etc.
  • 2-3 personnes 1 850,00 $
  • 4-5 personnes
  • 6 personnes et plus
  • Ce forfait est une bonne année.
  • La saison des pluies au Panama commence en avril-mai et se termine en novembre-décembre. En raison du changement du niveau de la rivière, il est impossible de définir à l’avance où vous passerez la nuit sur le rivage.
  • De janvier à mars, le vent du nord est constant, ce qui rend la navigation difficile et peut entraîner certains changements dans l'itinéraire.
  • Non accessible aux personnes en fauteuil roulant
  • Déconseillé aux voyageurs souffrant de maux de dos
  • Déconseillé aux voyageuses enceintes
  • Aucun problème cardiaque ou autre maladie grave
  • Les voyageurs doivent avoir une forme physique au moins moyenne
  • Ce circuit ou cette activité peut accueillir un maximum de 12 voyageurs
Itinéraire
Aperçu
Carte complète
15 escales
Jour 1
Arrivée à Panama City
Jour 2
Canal du Panama: écluses de...
Jour 3
Le défi de Chagres
Jour 4
Village indien Embera au bord de...
Jour 5
Pagayer le lac Gatun le long de...
Jour 6
Pagaie du lac Gatun Nord
Jour 7
Fort San Lorenzo
Jour 8
Départ
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Bob M
16 contributions
janv. 2018 • Entre amis
My son and I signed up for the Mountain to Sea five day tour, which starts with a whitewater rafting adventure on the Piedras River to the Chagres River followed by a kayak adventure all the way across Panama for the next four days. I made this decision after some email dialog and telephone conversation with Javier, the owner of Aventuras Panama, who said that this was his favorite trip because it crosses almost the entire isthmus and the Chagres River was the key to a deep understanding of the entire Canal project.

I’ll speak for myself here, but we were both DELIGHTED with this tour. I have been recommending this trip to all my friends whole-heartedly. One friend became so fired up about MY trip that he called the local newspaper and asked them to come interview me, as he thought the whole town should know about Panama!

Coming from New England in January, what I wanted was some warm weather, unspoiled nature, good water for paddling, a fun adventure, a somewhat comfortable back country camping experience, decent equipment, and someone to make ALL the arrangements. And if I could wish for something I did not want, it would be mosquitos.

I've been back a week now and I’m still smiling because I got all that and more. Panama is a hidden gem!

We started our raft trip in an area so remote it took a couple of hours of extreme 4WD driving with an expert driver followed by a two hour hike to get to the water. After the 4WD vehicles could go no further, and despite being so remote, Aventuras Panama had local indigenous people waiting with horses at the trailhead to carry our boats and gear so we could hike without carrying gear. I was impressed – people waiting for us with horses deep in the jungle. How did they manage that?

The rafting was through an area so unspoiled you could feel you were back in the 16th century. The jungle on both sides of the river was so abundant with life, color, and noises. For hours, we did not see a structure, wire, road, or sign of any person. Great moving water (Class II-III) almost continuously for 4 hours with expert guides, one to a boat. Our group had two boats. We stopped several times for snacks and photos. Javier was right: by starting in the mountains, one really came to understand a lot about the Canal project by experiencing the river - it’s essential water, it’s variability, and its power. It was a dimension to understanding the Canal project that most people never get, which was both fun and fascinating.

At the end of the whitewater at a bend in the river, some Embera indigenous people were waiting for us with a 30’ long canoe that they had made by hand from a tree. We loaded our gear into their boat and they took us several miles downriver to their village, where my son and I disembarked to spend the night to begin the next, kayaking leg of the trip. I note again that Aventuras Panama worked magic to keep things on schedule, even in the jungle.

We stayed that night and the next night in two different Indian villages, and the next two nights bushwhacking in tents. Our guide, Orlando, was fabulous - thoroughly knowledgeable and delightful to be with for four days (this is important with a group of only three people!). Orlando is a professional cook, so boy did we EAT! Never did I expect to be enjoying flank steak with grilled onions and fried yucca and fresh vegetables, wine and beer, cheese and stuffed olive appetizers, and fresh pineapple for dessert in the jungle. Orlando laid out a menu each night that was varied, fresh, and delicious, a rich reward to top off each glorious day of paddling. Breakfasts were also hot and hearty – often sausage, pancakes, rice pilaf, and of course fresh fruit. We prepared lunches to pack in the kayaks.

Some of our camp sites were accessible by truck, so all our gear was delivered when we arrived ashore and then picked up the next morning; other sites were accessible only by boat, so we had a chase boat for a day (I think this was also required to pass that part of the Canal). We carried only the personal items we needed for the day in the kayaks. This was a very nice arrangement because the boats remained light. The drivers were steadfastly punctual and very helpful getting our camp set up and broken down. Our chase boat driver had relatives in a village near where we camped one night, so it was fun dropping by to say hello to the family. Some family members came by to help us set up camp and we got to know them a little bit with our limited Spanish. This connection with the people and the land was just what we were looking for.

Kayaking across Panama is mostly a trip across the huge Gatun lake, and one might wonder how this works with the large ships passing through. We stayed several miles away from these big boys; Gatun houses many islands and Orlando guided us between one island to the next so that we felt like we were on a river without any consciousness of the large boat traffic a few miles away. At all times, safety was the top consideration and we respected how much effort Aventuras Panama put into tracking the weather, tracking us through GPS, planning our course, making sure we had the chase boat in the proper places, and making sure all our equipment was in good order. Orlando carried a GPS that allowed the home office to know our exact position at all times. If there was ever an emergency, this device allowed him to beckon help at once. We knew we were in professional hands so we could relax and enjoy the scenery.

Most days we paddled 5-6 hours, arriving at our camp for the day around 3pm so we had time to get cleaned up and of course dig into the appetizers that Orlando was preparing almost as soon as the coolers were unpacked. We had some light headwinds a few hours a day, but nothing major. For the most part the water was dead flat. Since we were so far from the ship traffic, wakes were not something to worry about. Our drivers were waiting for us when we had to portage around two dams because in each case we had to go a a few miles downstream to the put-in spot. Everything was like clockwork, but we in the boats had no consciousness of clocks, time, or schedules – the tour company took care of everything.

Panama is truly a hidden gem in plain view: we did not see another boater, fisherman, or tourist the entire five days we were on the river. We did see some indigenous people in a couple of places, but there was a two day period where we saw nobody – and this in one of the busiest waterways in the world! The route we took was lined with jungle, so our companions were birds, monkeys, an occasional flying fish, and other animals that we could see rustling near the waterline, but could not see the animal itself. It was great to have flat water and only the sounds of nature; for hours each day we quietly paddled our kayaks, scanning the jungle for animal sightings. It was one of the most relaxing things I’ve ever done.

Some in the tourist industry we met lamented that ‘tourists don’t come to Panama’, but for the reader of this review, this is the opportunity – Panama is a relatively short plane flight from the US and until it catches on, it is a paradise of nature without people. We learned much from our guide about the local peoples, how the terrain changed when the lake was created, and how the country is doing today. Panama is a financial capital, but just a few miles outside of Panama City, it is a wilderness known and enjoyed by very few from outside the region.

The last day was out of a movie. The three of us were padding through flat, clear water on the Chagres river, downstream from the dam, noticing that the river was getting incrementally darker. This meant it was getting more brackish; the end was drawing near. We inhaled the last few hours of the jungle on both sides, stopped to watch howler monkeys in their trees, tried to pick out the various trees Orlando had taught us to identify, and even pulled ashore to see if we could walk 100 yards into the jungle to get a feeling of what Henry Morgan’s pirates went through when they hacked through the jungle on their way to sacking Panama City in 1671. Despite our efforts and several attempted routes, we couldn’t do it. It was just too thick.

Then we turned a bend in the river and there it was – our green river spilled out into the blue Caribbean Sea with gentle whitecaps rolling in. We paddled into the waves, turned around, and surfed onto a white sandy beach framed by coconut palms. We could see the arc of the beach for miles and there wasn’t a single person on any of it – except for our faithful support truck driver, waiting to offer us two cold Panama beers. It was as idyllic as could be.

To conclude, I got everything I wanted. The weather was in the mid-80’s by day and low 70’s by night, and we were lucky to only get a few sprinkles of rain late at night. Aventuras Panama had their eyes glued to the weather so we didn’t have to worry about it – should a storm have come through, they had the support to get us out of the water easily. The nature was as unspoiled as it could get; I tend to pick up floating trash when I kayak, and in five days I picked up exactly two items. The backcountry camping was great with all the gear delivered and meals that were out of this world. My only complaint to Orlando the entire trip was that the PFD’s (lifejackets) were shrinking – every day I had to let mine out a little bit!

The icing on the cake is that even in the areas where we were bushwacking, there were very few mosquitos. Your experience may be different, but all I did was put on long pants and do a light spray with OFF at dusk, and I think I picked up fewer than 30 bites over five days. You could get that many in ten minutes in my New England backyard in the summertime. I think this was because it was cooler at night and there was a constant breeze over the water. Or maybe we just got lucky…

On a scale of one to five, where five is that all my expectations were perfectly satisfied, I’d give this trip a five. If there were a special category, though, for where most of what I got was beyond my expectations, I would not hesitate to give this trip that special category. The planning, logistic support, equipment, guides, friendliness, support, and packaging that Aventuras Panama provided was just fantastic. This was a trip of a lifetime and I’ll definitely be back to Panama, hopefully before everyone else discovers it.
Écrit le 27 janvier 2018
Cet avis est l'opinion subjective d'un membre de Tripadvisor et non l'avis de TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your Excellent Review on our 7 days trip 'The Panama Canal through the Chagres River' It was a pleasure sharing with you before and after your journey. Outdoor adventures such as this makes it perfect for bonding as you did with your son. I could not agree with you more, Panama is totally overlooked. As you put it, it is a gem in plain view; but, it takes some adventurous eyes to spot it. I am looking forward to your next visit. Best regards,
Écrit le 20 février 2018
Cette réponse est l'opinion subjective du gérant et non de TripAdvisor LLC.

Tim M
1 contribution
janv. 2018 • Entre amis
Honestly, I didn't do a ton of research for this trip—my dad asked if I wanted to go join him in Panama, I said sure, and a few weeks later I landed at the airport. But nothing else was necessary: every important detail and logistic was already figured out, and there couldn't have been a better itinerary planned for the next seven days. We hiked, we rafted, we kayaked, we ATE, we explored, we camped, we met indians and locals, we fished—we did it all!

I'll admit that the price struck me as a bit steep at first, but by the second day of the trip any of my reservations were completely dispelled. The amount of people involved to make this possible was truly extraordinary: there was Jorge, who coordinated airport dropoffs, pickups, and city tours. There was Benito, the fearless AWD driver who drove our motley crew overs steep, rutty hills heaped with red mud on treacherous jungle roads. There were two horses and a contingent of locals who schlepped our rafting equipment through the forest to the mouth of the Rio des Piedras. Fabian and Javier, our seasoned rafting guides; the Emberra tribe, who picked us up in their motorized canoes and hosted us in their village; Orlando, who was our kayaking captain through Gatun Lake; Jose, our motorboat escort, and a handful of other people who met us along the way to help us portage around dams, locks, and isthmuses. By the end of the trip, I was amazed by how many people we had met and how much we had done.

To the avid adventurer: I can't recommend this trip enough!
Écrit le 27 janvier 2018
Cet avis est l'opinion subjective d'un membre de Tripadvisor et non l'avis de TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your Excellent Review on our seven days trip 'The Panama Canal Through the Chagres River.´ I enjoyed it very much hearing how exciting you were with this expedition. You and your Dad were the perfect guests... open to whatever comes with the right attitude. I hope to share with you again. I am sure that you will also bring your own son sometime in the future to maybe paddle with my son (-:
Écrit le 20 février 2018
Cette réponse est l'opinion subjective du gérant et non de TripAdvisor LLC.
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