Hacienda Mamecillo, full day tour
Day tour details:
This amazing hike begins in privately-owned land, into remote virgin cloud forest of Chiriquí High lands. The trail parallels the river La Zumbona, a gorgeous river that is spilling into the Rio Caldera. With more than a hundreds of bird species native to the area, including the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, birding opportunities abound. Not only does this hike offer the chance to see beautiful waterfalls and rare birds, it also provides unique opportunities to observe The white-headed capuchin (Cebus capucinus), monkeys. Enjoy the views of some of Boquete’s most exquisite waterfalls, the tallest measuring 25 meters.
After about 3hr hike in a primary forest we will return to the main area of the farm where we will take a look in the green house and also see the farm animals. We will also see the other projects that is going on here at the farm for example our- native tree nursery and worm compost.
Now it is time for the farm to table lunch, including fresh fruit and vegies from the season and the farm, organic salads and meat from the farm – pork, chiken.
After enjoing the lunch we will pass to the coffee part, this 3 hectars farm has a bit more than a hectar of organic coffee plants with some unique varieties as the famous Gesha (geisha) and yellow catuai, this is one of the few coffee beans that will ripe yellow. We will start with a small hike around the coffee plantation were we will explain how we take care of our coffee plants in a organic way, to be able to have a succesfull harvest. Then we will go back inside to continue to discuss the procces of the coffee, the drying and the peeling proccees of the coffee beans. After this we will be ready to roast coffee in our own roasting machine and of course taste the coffe! We will also show how to use the coffee skin to make and try a amazing infusion.
Interesting topics that will be covered this day:
The eco system of a cloud forest
Inhabitants and fauna in a cloud forest
Native tree nursery- cooperation with “Mi Ambiente”
Monkey study and protection -cooperation with “Fundación pro-conservación de los primates panameños” (FCPP)
Production of organic products
Free range animal farming
Compost from Red Californian worms
Complete process of coffee: plant – to cup
We will like to know if you have any medical condition, allergy or special diet require, in this way we can garanti you a unique, safe and customized experience.
Please be advised that you will need warm clothing, rain jacket and hiking shoes.
- Location: Jaramillo Arriba – Buenos Aires
- Pickup: 8:00 am(Boquete area)
- Duration: ~6 hours
- Group Size: min 2 pax
- Skill level: All levels
- Tour price: USD 120.00