El Valle and San Carlos Beach


  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum 2 people


  • Pick up/drop off at hotel
  • A/C Transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the Orchid farm and the Petroglyphs trail

What to Expect

Its fertile land and coveted location brought the first inhabitants to this extinct volcano crater, thousands of years ago. 

Enjoy El Valle’s beautiful natural surroundings by hiking one of its pre-Columbian trails, visit the town’s local indigenous market, orchid farm and ancient petroglyphs before heading out to the nearby beach of San Carlos for a relaxing swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. 


Tour Description

El Valle is a picturesque town located inside the second largest inhabited volcano crater in the world!

Upon arrival, we will begin our visit with a 2 hour hike that will take us through its lush rainforest and by one of the largest petroglyphs in Panama, a map carved in rock by the pre-Columbian tribes which inhabited this area. 

Afterwards, we’ll make a stop at an orchid farm, run by a local Non-Governmental Organization in charge of re introducing thousands of orchids per year into the forest.

Before leaving El valle, we will make a stop at the local indigenous market, where you will be able to see the beautiful artwork of the region. The market is also full of flowers, fruits, vegetables and many other items made by the indigenous population of the area.

We will finish our day with a brief stop at San Carlos Beach, where you can unwind and go for a swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean.


Tour Highlights

  • Local artisan Market
  • Small town life in Panama
  • Orchids and hummingbirds
  • Hiking in lush tropical rainforest

What to bring:

  • Fresh clothes
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Bathing suit