Bayano Caves

* Private tour, price starting from 4 people


Live a unique and unforgettable experience in the heart of the tropical forest of the Maje mountain range. Bayano Lake is located in the eastern part of the province of Panama, created when the Bayano River was dammed in 1976. In terms of size, Lake Bayano is the second largest lake in Panama, only surpassed by Gatun lake.

The lake and river are named for the rebel Bayano, leader of Panama’s largest slave revolt of the 16th century.

Before reaching the main caves, crossing Lake Bayano, we will arrive at a cave called Guhamra. We will also make a visit to the Cañon del Tigre. On the way to this point we will observe a large number of birds, some reptiles and howler monkeys, and in some cases capybaras.

Inside the caves we will be covered in water most of the time. Bats will fly close to us, fish will swim between our feet, and we will appreciate specific plants of this ecosystem. The caves are spectacular, we will observe parts of the caves with light that create incredible views and others totally closed where we can see water falling from the ceiling of the caves.

Before returning to the starting point of the caves, we will finish the tour in a beautiful natural pool where you can swim, cool off and enjoy jumping from the rocks that surround it. On the way back, we will have a delicious Panamanian lunch.


  • Enjoy a trip through the Bayano Lake
  • Sightings of local birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and other species
  • Observe different rock formations and the geology of the caves
  • Observe different plant species that have the capacity of growing inside the caves
  • Unique experience going through the caves with bats flying over your heads
  • Swimming in the caves in natural pools
  • Admire Panama’s biodiversity

11-12 hours
Minimum age
10 years
4 -9

Starting from
Panama City
Starting Times

7:00 a.m.

Pick Up
At your hotel in Panama city
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We will take approximately 2 hours by car from Panama City to the meeting point in Lake Bayano. We will take a boat that will take us to the canyon and to the entrances of the caves.


The tour of the Tigre Canyon will take approximately 30 minutes. The route in the caves is approximately 3 km which will take us 3-4 hours (round trip). Here we can enjoy the natural pool that is at the end of the route. You will be able to swim and jump from the stones that are around them, with due care.


After the tour to the caves, we will have our lunch prepared by locals. After this visit we will return to the starting point of our activity and return to Panama City.


  • Transportation
  • Boat transportation
  • Port taxes
  • Entrances fees to the caves and the canyon
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch

What To Bring On Your Adventure

  • Passport or ID
  • Sunblock
  • Appropriate clothes (dryfit is always a good idea)
  • Suitable shoes, preferably ones that can get wet
  • Waterproof bags for your camera and phone
  • Cap or hat
  • Water and snacks
  • A change of clothes for the trip back to Panama City.

General Information

Panama is a modern and dynamic city. There are more than 180 buildings that exceed the height of 100 meters. The old town, known as Casco Viejo, is located along the coast and in front of the city. It is a charming place, where the architecture of Spanish and European influence is very present. It is the perfect place to stroll during the day, take pictures and wander the streets. It is a place full of life where you can find a wide variety of restaurants, terraces, bars and nightclubs.

It is impossible to talk about Panama without mentioning the canal, the interoceanic route that joins two oceans, which you can also visit.

Starting from Panama City, you can experience all kinds of adventures. We offer unique experiences for all tastes: cultural immersion, mountain walks, visits to the Caribbean coast and unforgettable experiences in the waterfalls.

Important Information

Physical condition 

The activities we offer require a certain physical condition. For each tour there is a difficulty scale as a guide. People with particular physical and health conditions must indicate it, it’s important that our guides are aware and prepared if one of the participants has a particular physical or health condition.

Vegetarian, Vegan and/or Food Allergy

Some of our tours include lunch, please let us know in advance if any of the participants have a specific diet or if they have any type of food allergy. It is important to keep in mind that the meals we offer are prepared by locals and that depending on the destinations, the options of ingredients may be limited.


Our guides are professionals who know the risks and dangers of each tour or place we visit. It is important that you follow their instructions. We are not responsible for the damage or accident caused by not respecting the instructions and recommendations of our guides.

Drugs and illicit substances

For your safety and the safety of our work team, illicit substances or drugs should not be carried, because on certain tours we will pass through a customs and/or control post. If you put the integrity and security of the tour at risk, you must be held responsible for the damage caused.


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