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Address: Finca Luz | DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL, The Medicine Way Trail tour is temporarily closed until necessary repairs on the trail can be completed., Boquete 0413, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6636-8663
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09:30 - 12:00
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Wed 09:30 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Tour Finca Luz, a working organic rainforest medicinal plant and coffee...

Tour Finca Luz, a working organic rainforest medicinal plant and coffee farm in the highlands of Boquete, Panama, where it is always cool and green.

Enjoy a 2.5 hour educational, entertaining, delicious tour of a gorgeous cloud forest ecology--from cathedral-like forest to meadow to wetlands to greenhouse...taste, touch, smell and learn about the plants that have thousands of years of healing history...and are being used today by Big Pharma.

Finish your tour with organic coffee, herbal lemonade, tropical fruit and our own special goodies. Enjoy the stunning vista out to the Pacific Ocean and towering Volcan Baru. Relax. Breathe. Enjoy.

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Tinctures for Life

This is a farm upon which is grown some marvelous medicinal plants from which salubrious tinctures are made. The hostess, Elizabeth, is great and a font of info. many of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 June 2016
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Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a farm upon which is grown some marvelous medicinal plants from which salubrious tinctures are made. The hostess, Elizabeth, is great and a font of info. many of the recipes are handed down from the original indigenous tribal Indians. Enjoy some breathtaking views from the Jarmillo side of Boquete.

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Elizabeth W, Owner at Cloud Forest Botanicals, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit. We enjoyed having you very much and hope you will return. More 

Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Highly interesting and educational! Both ladies are not only very competent in their respective fields, but also like to spoil their guests! Our Swiss visitors were impressed, particularly Gabriela, who works in the medical field. Thank you for a wonderful morning at Finca Luz Werner Kaech, Boquete

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Elizabeth and Diane have put so much work into making this one of Boquete's best attractions. You will see and learn about farming coffee and medicinal herbs while enjoying the beauty of their farm. Be sure to bring your binos and there are many varieties of birds to observe too.

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Boquete, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

These ladies really rock. When it comes to knowledge about the plant life here these are the go to ladies. The learning trek through the botanical garden was just awesome. What plants do you want around your house to keep scorpions away? Elizabeth and Diane know! How many different types of bananas grow in Panama? You have any questions about... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

My wife and I fully enjoyed this learning experience. Elizabeth and Diane were great hosts. It was a great weather day and the scenery was very sensational. It was time well spent.

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Elizabeth W, Owner at Cloud Forest Botanicals, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! It was indeed a gorgeous day and we enjoyed sharing it with you. More 

Boquete, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

My wife and I took the Cloud Forest Botanicals tour this morning, and the only reason I've tagged it with four stars instead of five is that it was too short. Dianne really knows her stuff when it comes to naturopathic health, medicinal botanicals, taxonomy of the plants & various purposes they're used for. Did you know there's a tree... More 

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Elizabeth W, Owner at Cloud Forest Botanicals, responded to this review

Hey! I'm sorry you were disappointed that the 2.5 hour tour and visit only lasted 3 hours. Come back and we'll do better. Seriously. it was a lovely morning with terrific guests who asked a LOT of questions! More 

Potrerillos Arriba, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Three friends and I did the Medicine Way Tour today. It is a multi-sensory tour that involves not only looking at and hearing about various medicinal plants, but also tasting, touching and smelling them. Our guide, Dianne Heidke, is extremely knowledgeable about the plants and their uses and she gave a lively presentation as we toured the finca. Elizabeth is... More 

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Elizabeth W, Owner at Cloud Forest Botanicals, responded to this review

I get so many requests for the recipes for the rice cake and coffee-orange marmalade! I so glad your enjoyed all parts of your visit. I think I'll publish the recipes in the next issue of our newsletter! More 

Cotacachi, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

It was an enjoyable, highly informative, and relaxing tour at Cloud Forest Botanicals with Diane and Elizabeth. They both have a passion and knowledge for medicinal plants, organic farming, and coffee growing and enjoy sharing their trials and tribulations of their adventures while living in Boquete. The farm is beautifully maintained, the scenery breathtaking, and the products that are offered... More 

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Elizabeth W, Owner at Cloud Forest Botanicals, responded to this review

Our involvement with the land and the plants and our guests is indeed a passionate, labor of love. We are so pleased to share what nature has taught us. And I agree, the Cafe Mousse Face Cream is a miracle! More 

Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

What a wonderfully informative tour. Walking with Dianne among the various plants and trees in the cloud forest gave a whole new meaning to the importance of nature relating to our health and well being. Elizabeth has reclaimed a beautiful zinca and is producing a wonderful organic coffee. We were fortunate to share coffee and sweets, including a delicious coffee... More 

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Elizabeth W, Owner at Cloud Forest Botanicals, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. It is a true pleasure for us to welcome people to our home and share with them the marvels that this cloud forest has shared with us. More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time with hosts Diane and Elizabeth on this very informative tour of native herbal medicinal plants. Not to be missed!

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Elizabeth W, Owner at Cloud Forest Botanicals, responded to this review

I hope you will visit again, next time you are here. Cheers! More 

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