Before the Panama Railroad and Canal were built, the Camino Real was the only road to transport valuable goods such as gold and silver from coast to coast through Panama. This is what earned it the prestigious name of “King’s Road.” While it used to be wide enough to fit two horse carts, it is now completely covered by the rainforest. If you're up for a challenging trek through dense jungle and tropical heat, you'll be rewarded with views of elusive wildlife in its natural habitat at the 300,000-acre Chagres National Park and a sense of accomplishment as you emerge from the rainforest to sweeping ocean views. Named by National Geographic as one of Central America’s best experiences, this will be the hike of a lifetime.
If you’re looking for more activities that celebrate Panama’s unique biodiversity, the Green Heritage Experience is where you’ll find them.