Panama Rainforest Tour

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Panama Rainforest Tour

Darién National Park lies along the Colombian border forming a bridge for the migrating birds between South and North America. It contains an exceptional variety of habitats; sandy beaches, mangroves, lowland and upland tropical forests containing remarkable wildlife. The park is home to over 450 birds including the green-naped tanager, the harpy eagle, macaws and parrots. An important bird watching site is located in the Cana Scientific Station in the centre of the park.

This tour provides an ultimate birding adventure so keep your eyes wide open and enjoy this fantastic bird-watching tour. Search for Panama’s national bird, the Harpy Eagle, on this specially designed bird watching tour in the east of the country. Enjoy opportunities for the observation of many endangered and exotic species, whilst being submerged in some truly picturesque tropical settings. You will also explore the Metropolitan Natural Park or Soberania National Park. 

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 8-DAY PANAMA RAINFOREST TOUR…
And, experience an ultimate birding adventure in its national parks.
 

What We Love
  • Stay at an eco lodge, explore the surrounding forest and view a variety of birds.
  • The Dairen National Park is the crown jewel of Panama’s many Parks.
  • Explore an ecosystem with over 400 species of birds including the Golden-headed Quetzal
  • Delight in the customs and cultures of the local indigenous people.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces.  
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Review

This tour traverses the habitats of an array of animal and plant life and delves into the unique eco-systems of the rainforest. Travel through the diverse ecosystems of Darien and trek through some fascinating secondary growth forests
 
The Isthmus of Panama, also historically known as the Isthmus of Darien is the narrow strip of land that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, linking North and South America. It contains the country of Panama and the Panama Canal. The regions is home to a vast wilderness commonly called the "Darién Gap," which refers to the roadless swath of forest that's the "missing link" in the Pan-American Highway. Protected areas include Darién National Park, encompassing over 500,000 hectares with serrated peaks, coastal lagoons and mangrove swamps.
Getting There

International flights arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City. Services arrive daily from the US (most are routed through Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston or Miami) and other Central and South American cities; KLM and Iberia fly from Amsterdam and Madrid, respectively. Flights from San José, in neighbouring Costa Rica, often stop in David before continuing on to Panama City. The recently upgraded airport in David is expected to see direct international flights from and to the US at some point.
 

 
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Panama Rainforest Tour

Panama City, Burbayar, Darien National Park
(8 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 01 – Arrive
Panama City On arrival at the Tocumen International Airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted by private transfer to your hotel, Country Inn & Suites Amador, located on the Amador Causeway. In the area surrounding the hotel more than 40 species of birds have been identified, thus relax and unpack in perfect surrounds for the beginning of a bird-watching tour.
Overnight at Country Inn & Suites Amador.

Day 02 & 03 – Transfer
Burbayar Lodge Today we take a private 2-3 hour transfer to the north and spend the next two days in and around the eco-friendly Burbayar Lodge. Built with as minimal an impact on the natural environment as possible, and using recyclable and reused materials, this lodge is an idyllic, comfortable house in the mountains. The lodges is set within a beautiful and tropical setting, with numerous forest trails leading from its doors, and at 375 metres above sea level, no mosquitoes can be found.
Overnight at Burbayar Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 04 – Birdwatching Tour
Darien Continue your drive in the East to the Darien Province, home to many diverse ecosystems composing a birders dream. More than 400 species of birds have been identified in this area of the country. Keep your eye out for the Golden-headed Quetzal and the Harpy Eagle- Panama’s national bird.

Late afternoon arrive at the Filo del Tallo lodge where you will meet your local native host and leader of the jungle expedition. Proceed to the jungle camp within the beautiful and remote Mogue Embera Village- your home for the coming days. Dinner will be in the community.
Overnight Embera Village Camp (B, L, D)

Day 05 & 06 – Hiking in the forest
Darien Early morning hike through a secondary growth forest looking for birds, especially the Harpy Eagle, an endangered species. Our naturalist and Embera guides will lead the walks. After lunch enjoy more time for spectacular birding opportunities. Dinner will be in the community.
Overnight Embera Village Camp (B, L, D)

Keep your eyes out for species listed below:
Harpy Eagle, Black-and-white Eagle, Crested Eagle, Ornate hawk-Eagle, Rufous-cheeked Hummingbird and Greenish Puffleg, Rufous-vented Cuckoo, Viridian Dacnis, Barred Puffbird, Dusky-backed Jacamar, Black-crowned Antpitta, Cinereous Becard, One-coloured Becard, Black-tipped Cotinga, Sapayoa,Tooth-billed Hummingbird, Wing-banded Antbird, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Rufous-breasted Antthrush, Bronze-olive Pygmy-tyrant, Varied Solitaire and much more!

Day 07 –  Birdwatching Tour
Panama City Take an early morning private transfer to Panama City. Check into your hotel and get ready for some last minute birding in the Metropolitan Natural Park or Soberania National Park.
Overnight at Country Inn & Suites Amador (B)

Day 08 – Depart
Panama City Private transfer to Tocumen International Airport for your onward flight (B)
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to go The best time to visit Panama is during the dry season from around mid-December to mid-April. There is a prolonged rainy season from May to November, with the heaviest rain between October and November. Rain in Panama tends to come in sudden short downpours followed by sunshine.

Days are hot, nights much cooler; temperatures range from 32 °C (90 °F) during the daytime to 21 °C (70 °F) in the evening practically year-round. Humidity is always high at about 80 percent. Temperatures vary according to geography. The climate is less tropical at higher elevations. In mountain areas the average annual temperature ranges from 10ºC to 19ºC (50-66ºF) at various mountain elevations.

Visa The UK, Germany and Switzerland citizens and many other nationalities need only a passport to enter Panama, while people from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, USA, Venezuela and some other countries need a tourist visa or tourist card as well.

British nationals don’t need a visa to visit Panama except if arriving by sea. You must have a return or onward ticket and the equivalent of US$500 or a credit card.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of exit from Panama. Your passport must also have several unused pages.

For further information with the Embassy of the Republic of Panama in London.
Visa information source: www.gov.uk