Discover amazing birds, wildlife and varied landscapes on this gently paced tour
Panama offers some of the most fabulous and easily accessible bird watching in Central America, with nearly 1000 bird species including Harpy Eagle, Resplendent Quetzal, Blue Cotinga, 5 Macaw species and 52 hummingbirds. In addition, every year during October and November many species of raptors migrate South. Raptors conserve energy during migration by riding columns of warm air that only form over land. Because the Isthmus of Panama is so narrow, birds are forced together and are easily seen.
On this tour you will discover many of these species in the company of a small group of like-minded travellers. We can also design similar itineraries for those who prefer to travel independently.
The tour is based in three very different locations, the first being the world-famous Canopy Tower, which was once a USA Radar Station and is set within the Soberania National Park, yet within striking distance of Panama City and the Panama Canal. This location offers arguably the best lowland birding in all of Central America, with over 400 species recorded in the area. The itinerary then continues to the comfortable Canopy Lodge, located in the heart of the cloud-forest near El Valle de Anton. The holiday finishes at Tranquilo Bay, a wonderful eco-lodge set on 200 acres on Isla Bastimentos, one of many mangrove-fringed islands of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. This magical area near the Costa Rican border in North West Panama, is a veritable paradise for visiting naturalists and ornithologists.
This small group tour is running on the following dates:
18th November – 2nd December 2017 – NOW FULL
18th November – 2nd December 2018