Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime!
We’ll meet at the beautiful lakeside of Bayano Adventure, a few kilometers on paved road from the Pan American highway. You will be met by your guide who will provide you with a lifejacket and your helmet with a light for use in the cave.
Our local boat captain will take you on a relaxing boat trip that lasts approximately 30 minutes, around the islands of Lake Bayano and to the caves. We will hike a short distance to the cave entrance. Once inside the cave we will be walking through water and over rocks, sometimes in complete darkness!
We will go deep into the cave to see the rock formations, pools of water, some filled with hundreds of tiny fish, various colorful frogs and most importantly, hundreds and hundreds of bats! At several locations, the ceiling of the cave opens and you will be standing in amazing shafts of pure sunlight that illuminate the cave and all its wonders.
You will be led by the guide who will make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.
We will be in the cave for approximately 2 hours, so there is plenty to see! Following the visit to the cave, you will enjoy a simple but delicious lunch while observing some of the hundreds of bird species that call Lake Bayano home and, very likely, howler monkeys!
We will provide:
the boat and captain
life jackets, helmets, and lights
drinks, refreshments and a picnic lunch
an unforgettable experience!
What to bring:
shoes or hiking boots that can get wet
change of clothes and shoes
an enthusiasm for Nature’s beauty!
Our cave adventure tours are provided by Bayano Adventures S.A., a company owned and operated by a Panamanian family with three decades of experience at the Lake as dairymen. They also own and operate a tourist center, Bayano Adventures, from where all cave journeys begin. We are the only tour operator to provide a permanent facility on the lake for the comfort and convenience of tourists. The center also provides activities, including lake kayaking, hiking trails, horseback riding, camping facilities and other activities enjoyed by visitors.
Lake Bayano was created from the Rio Bayano and its tributaries following the construction of a dam and hydroelectric plant that today supplies Panama City and other areas with their electricity. The lake is divided into three large inter-connected portions for a total of 135 square miles (350 square kilometers). 80% of the lakefront is within the Comarca de Madungandi, populated by the indigenous Guna, Emberá, and Wounan Amerindian peoples. Although most of the lake lies within the Comarca, travel anywhere on the lake itself is free to all who wish to visit.
Lake Bayano is the Jewel of Panama with a spectacular environment that is home to hundreds of birds and other animal species, some of them very rare. Chief among its many splendors are the Panama Caves of Lake Bayano. The caves were formed over many centuries by an underground river that continues to flow today. Fortunately for all of us, the caves are easily entered and enjoyed by foot year-round, and partially by boat during the rainy season.
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