The Colon Province - Gatun Lake
Canopy Tower

Your bedroom is at treetop level, no more than 40 feet from the birds. In the cool Panamanian dawn you can feel Panamas great rainforest awakening around you. Blue Cotingas and Green Shrike-Vireos, birds normally glimpsed high in the tops of trees, perch right outside your Canopy Tower room. Up a flight of stairs in the dining room, a cup of coffee and rolls await you. Settle down at a table next to the window. Above the endless tropical forest of Soberanía National Park, a ship glides through the Panamá Canal.  The hooting of a distant troupe of monkeys punctuates the birdcalls. You keep your field guide open on the table in front of you beside your rolls and fresh orange juice. In complete comfort, you greet the morning sun. Nothing obstructs your view. Through the unscreened open window, nature carries on its morning business.



Rooms

There are five Canopy Rooms on the second floor, 28 feet above the ground. They have an area of 207 square feet, two ¾ beds (which can be joined together to make a queen bed), a desk with a chair, a big window, an overhead fan, a place to put your clothes/luggage and a private bathroom with a window. The finest accommodation, the Blue Cotinga Suite, is also on the second floor. It has an area of 366 square feet, two big windows overlooking the forest, two ¾ beds (which can be joined together to make a queen bed), a desk with a chair, a place to put your clothes/luggage, an overhead fan and a private bathroom with a window. It also has a hammock and a small balcony with a Brookstone hanging chair.



Food

At the Canopy Tower you will be served three daily meals. Each meal features fresh and local ingredients and vary every day. Water and fruit juices are always included with the meal. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the dining room on the third floor of the tower with magnificent views of the surrounding forest. At the dining table you will also have the opportunity to get to know the other bird watchers staying at the Canopy Tower.



Features

Library, internet, saloon with hammocks, observation desk for bird watching



Tours & Activities

Aerial Tram & Exhibits Barro Colorado Gamboa Tri Pack Gatun Lake Boat Tour Gatun Locks & Emberá Quera Indians Gatun Locks, Panama Canal Expansion, San Lorenzo & Portobelo Jungle Adventure Boat Tour Kayaking on the Panama Canal Nocturnal Boat Safari  Pipeline Road Portobelo Tour  Visit to the Emberá Quera Indians

Dates Room Meals Rates
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From: 16 APR 18 To: 15 DEC 18
4D/3N All inclusive package

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$1537 $1801 N/A
Suite (4 D/ 3N All inclusive package)

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$2088 $2088 N/A
From: 16 DEC 18 To: 15 APR 19
4D/3N All inclusive package

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$2374 $2792 N/A
Suite (4 D/ 3N All inclusive package)

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$3078 $3078 N/A
From: 16 APR 19 To: 15 DEC 19
4D/3N All inclusive package

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$1537 $1802 N/A
Suite (4 D/ 3N All inclusive package)

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$2088 $2088 N/A

IMPORTANT NOTES

 

*Full Board includes: lodging, 3 daily meals & introndutory bird watching tour (1 tour).

*Prices shown are per room.

*Minimum stay 3 nights.

*A deposit of $300 is necessary to confirm the reservation.

*Check-in time is from Noon to 7:00 pm. Due to the nature of the ecolodge, the hotel do not accept arrivals after 7:00 pm. Please contact us for options regarding late arrivals. 

*The minimum accepted age for children is 13 years old (They must pay as adult).

*Check-out time is 9:00 am. Late check out may be available for an additional fee.

 

 

What should I bring for my visit? Mid-December to May is the dry season in Panama. We receive very little rain, and the days are beautifully sunny and breezy. Outdoor clothing, preferably made of cotton, of neutral colors to blend with the surroundings and facilitate wildlife observation. You may ask, what are neutral colors? Well, think of a Hawaiian shirt, the opposite of that is attire of neutral colors. For dinner, we like to dress up a bit, nothing fancy, something in between Bermuda shorts and a dinner jacket. Please bring a good hat to shade your head from the strong, near-equatorial sun. 


If you come during the period of May to early January, bring rain gear; an umbrella might also come in handy. Rubber boots are not necessary since we will not be crossing any streams, but an extra pair of sneakers or hiking shoes/boots is advised since some trails have plenty of mud. A pair of sandals to wear around the tower is also a good idea. Insect repellent is also highly recommended for your walks in the forest. Hair dryers are provided.

A good pair of binoculars is a must, even if you are not a birdwatcher. There are plenty of other critters to look for. We recommend Leica equipment. Our guides use this brand and it is excellent. Finally, we have a Leica 77mm scope available on the observation veranda, but if you have one bring it anyway -- having an extra scope never hurt anybody.

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