Cerro Hoya Summit Expedition

  • Pick up and transport from your Cambutal Hotel to the site and back

  • Bilingual guide

  • SUPs and safety equipment

  • Refreshments, fresh fruit, and light lunch

  • Pick up and transport from your Cambutal Hotel to the site and back

  • Bilingual guide

  • SUPs and safety equipment

  • Refreshments, fresh fruit, and light lunch

Details

Description

Explore the largest reserve of primary jungle on the Azuero Peninsula of Panama with this 3 day camping expedition into Cerro Hoya National Park. Hike up mountain ridge lines into the cloud forest where we can see endemic species of plants and animals as well as several rare and endangered species. Summit Cerro Pirri for spectacular views of the national park and coastline at 1300m above sea level

Whats Included

  • 2 person tent

  • Sleeping pads

  • All meals

  • Transportation in and out of the national park by boat and 4x4

  • Pack horses

  • 2 Support staff and Gear

  • Bilingual guide with expert knowledge of the area

  • Cookware and utensils

Itinerary

Day 1:

 

07:00: Depart from Los Buzos Bay by boat.

 

08:00: Arrive at Sierra Beach and offload boat. 

 

08:15: Accommodate the pack horse and gear. Hike to the river mouth. 

 

08:30: Begin the river portion of the hike along the banks of the Sierra river. Expect loose round river rocks, frequent river crossings in ankle to knee-high water.

 

Distance 5km

 

Elevation Gain: 30m

 

11:00: Enter trailhead for the ridge line to campsite. Expect 45 degree+ grades, clay soils, loose leaf litter, brush. 

 

Distance 5km

 

Elevation Gain: 1000m

 

12:30 Lunch

 

14:00: Arrive at Campsite: rest and unload gear, prep site.

 

14:30: Set Up Camp: gather firewood, water, etc. 

 

15:00 - 17:00: Rest and Relaxation: explore surroundings, wash up

 

17:00: Dinner Prep

 

18:00: Dinner

 

19:00: Free time till lights out

 

Day 2:

 

06:30: Morning Campfire and Coffee

 

07:00 Breakfast

 

07:30: Prepare for summit

 

07:45: Begin hike to Cerro Pirri Summit. Expect clay soils, loose leaf litter, brush, with large rocks at the summit. 

 

Distance 1.5km

 

Elevation Gain: 300m

 

09:00: Reach Summit, explore, take pictures, enjoy. 

 

10:00: Begin Descent

 

Distance 1.5km

 

Elevation Gain: - 300m

 

11:00 Arrive back at camp.

 

12:20 Lunch

 

13:00-17:00: Explore surrounding areas, overlooks, and creek trails.R & R.

 

17:00: Dinner Prep.

 

18:00: Dinner

 

19:00: Free time till lights out

 

Day 3 

 

06:30: Morning Campfire and Coffee

 

07:00: Breakfast: Oatmeal with Honey, chopped almonds and dried pineapple. 

 

07:30: Breakdown camp and prepare for descent

 

08:15: Begin Descent to Sierra

 

Distance 5km

 

Elevation Gain: - 1000m

 

11:45: Exit ridge line, enter upriver hike. 

 

Distance 5km

 

Elevation Gain: - 30m

 

13:00: Lunch

 

14:30: At Sierra Beach for Pickup

 

15:30: Arrive back at Los Buzos Bay 

 

Trip End