Shuttle service for airport arrival and departure, full time private quality bi-lingual professional bird guide throughout your tour, spacious air-conditioned vehicle (4×4 or van depending on size of group), one Panama bird check list per person, all accommodation in standard lodges, all national park fees, an alcoholic drink in every meal,13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 3 diners , all private reserves fees, all taxes on meals, lodging, and transport.
Arrive in Tocumen International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed and escorted back to your hotel. Depending on arrival time, you may also be able to do some birding on the hotel grounds. NO MEALS INCLUDED – HOTEL ALBROOK INN.
At only 10 minutes from your lodge, Parque Natural Metropolitano is one of the most accessible tropical forests in the world. The parks has 227 species of birds. At lunch time we visit the Panama anal. Miraflores is a system of locks where the visitor have the chance to observe transiting vessels from a distance of only a few meters and learn first hand about the various operations of the Panama Canal, the history of its construction, its participation in the world markets, and the importance of its watershed. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED – ALBROOK INN.
Heading East on the Panamerican Highway, you will have the opportunity of finding birds that live only in this part of the country. The Bayano lowland forests are located in the eastern part of the Panama Province, two hours drive from Panama City. These are the western most limits for several Darien Endemics and specialties such as Barred Puffbird, Black Antshrike, Orange Crowned Oriole, White-eared Conebill and Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher; the edge of the Bayano Lake is good to look for Pied Water-Tyrant, Cocoi Heron and Pied-water Tyrant. You will be escorted by your guide and also will have a guide from the area. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED – ALBROOK INN.
After a birding morning around hotel grounds the groups departs to Gamboa area. Located close to the banks of the Panama Canal, with a surface of 22,104 hectares (55,000 acres) of tropical humid forest this park has been recognized internationally because it has one of the richest bird diversities in the country. The Soberania National Park counts with 105 species of mammals and is home to 525 species of birds. Birding the hotel trails all day. ALL MEALS INCLUDED – GAMBOA RESORT
Pipeline Road is one of birdiest locations in Central America, and its diversity can be attributed to the habitat heterogeneity in the park; secondary, old growth forest, swamps and streams. The visitor Center is 140 square meters of open structure with a terrace, hiking trails and a Canopy Tower105 feet high observation tower with platforms every 25 feet. The visitor center is fantastic for hummingbird photography. ALL MEALS INCLUDED – GAMBOA RESORT.
Cerro Campana is Panama´s first national park. A bell shaped mountain of about 800m elevation, It protects 4,816 hectares of great biological diversity . Specialties to look for are Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant, White-ruffed Manakin, Blue-and-white Swallow, White-throated Thrush, Silver-throated Tanagers, Orange-bellied Trogon,Yellow-eared Toucanet, White-throated Robin. El Valle de Anton is located within the crater of the second largest inhabited dormant volcano in the world. The crater stands at about 600m above sea level and the area is home to around 350 species of birds. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED – PARK EDEN.
Monumento Natural Cerro Gaital is a national park at about 900m above sea level. Bird life is abundant , you may well see fifty or more species in a single day. Watch for trogons and tanagers, seedeaters, grosbeaks, black guans, birds of prey, at least five species of hummingbirds, Spotted Woodcreeper, Orange-collared Manakin. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED – PARK EDEN.
Before breakfast we visit the highest elevations in the area in Altos del Maria. After breakfast we return to Gaital Park for some other species we may missed in our previous visit. Lunch on the way and planning to arrive in the afternoon Panama City for overnight. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED – ALBROOK INN.
Before breakfast we visit the highest elevations in the area in Altos del Maria. After breakfast we return to Gaital Park for some other species we may missed in our previous visit. Lunch on the way and then you make an stop in Macanas National Park. The nice feature of the site is a watch tower in front of the marsh excellent to admire or photograph the wetland wildlife. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED – HACIENDA INN.
After breakfast we depart to the highest elevations in Panama. The Quetzales National Park goes to at an altitude of 6000 ft, on a ridge with amazing views, and full of ancient trees, like oak, cedar, magnolia and laurel or aguacatillo (Quetzals main food). Over 250 species of birds have been found here ferns. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED – BAMBITO LODGE.
Finca Dracula is a 12 hectare botanical garden that produces 2,600 types of orchid and sells them all over the world. Rated among the top ten orchid gardens in the world, is a great birding place to explore as there are small trails and walkways throughout. The Quetzales National Park goes to at an altitude of 6000 ft, on a ridge with amazing views, and full of ancient trees, like oak, cedar, magnolia and laurel or aguacatillo (Quetzals main food). Over 250 species of birds have been found here ferns and mosses provide habitat for a great number of birds. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED – BAMBITO LODGE.
Shared with neighboring Costa Rica and recognized in 1982 as a Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Amistad is located at a point on the Central American land bridge where flora and fauna from North and South America reach their maximum species mix. After lunch you will drive to Baru Volcano National Park located along the Talamanca mountain range and also being the highest point of the country (3,475 meters above sea level). BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED – BAMBITO LODGE.
Near the town of Volcan, there are three small lakes at about 1300 m. The road into the lakes passes old orchards and small farms. Is a totally different ecosystem compared to the cloud forest not too far away. After lunch you to take a domestic flight to Central Panama. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED – HACIENDA INN.
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Exclusive Extras on this package shall be: tips to local staff, items of personal nature, and airport tax.