Birding
Panama Birdwatching Experience
10 (Days / 9 Nights)

Immerse yourself in one of the best destinations in the world for bird watching ranked in the top 25 countries with over 960 species, amongst the untouched natural beauty of the Panamanian landscape. 



Included

•  3 Nts at Tryp Panama Centro  Standard Room,(B).

•  2 Nts at Mount Totumas Lodge (Bell Bird ) standard Room (FB)

•  1 Nt at Finca Lerida, Deluxe Room (B)

•  3 Nts at Tranquilo Bay, Standard Cabin (FB)

•  Shared Canopy Crane & Metropolitan NP Tour

•  Shared Bird Watching at Finca Lerida

•  Guided Activities within Archipelago at Tranquilo Bay

•  Ground transfers on A/C motor coaches

•  Local flights in economy class, taxes and fuel surcharges included

•  All taxes and service charges  



What to bring

In Panama City the people are very well dressed and take pride in their appearance. In the rural areas and because of the relatively large fluctuations in temperature it is always a good idea to have long sleeves and even a jacket for the cooler spots. Long sleeves are also comfortable at night as they will protect you from mosquitoes. You will want light clothing such as cotton tee shirts as well, as the temperatures can be quite hot. Be sure to bring a good pair of shoes for any excursions as open-toed shoes are not recommended. Also, be sure to bring a pair of beach sandals and light shoes for when it is much hotter out. And bring an umbrella regardless of whether it is the wet or dry season.

Basic Packing List:Sun screen,Light Jacket & Raincoat,Mosquito repellent,Long sleeved shirts & T-shirts,Medications,Sandals & Bathing Suit,Toiletry items,Comfortable walking shoes,Binoculars,Shorts & Long Pants,Camera,Hat or Cap

Day 01: Arrival in Panama City

Upon arrival to Panama a representative of Panama Trails will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your city hotel for your first night in Panama.

Panama City is the capital and largest city in the country. It is home to a diverse blend of cultures and an enormous historical sector in the Old City. The lively and vibrant banking district on the other hand is very modern and often compared to Miami. Panama City is a thrilling location you will surely enjoy during your visit to this gorgeous country.

 

Overnight at Tryp Panama Centro, Standard Room, breakfast included.


Day 02: Canopy Crane at the Metropolitan Park

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute rainforest canopy crane at Metropolitan Natural Park is 42m tall with a 51m long arm. The crane lifts nature enthusiasts above the forest in a comfortable gondola and then lowers them at the desired observation sites within the canopy. In this way, the crane allows safe, easy and three-dimensional access to the forest. After 30 minutes of observation in the crane, you will enjoy 3 more hours of nature  along the trails of Metropolitan Natural Park. 

 

Overnight at Tryp Panama, Standard Room, breakfast included

 


Day 03: Mount Totumas Cloud Forest

In the morning you will be transferred to the domestic airport in Panama City to fly to David.

Upon arrival you will be transferred to Mount Totumas Cloud Forest,. 400 acres of Cloud Forest that represent an important buffer zone for the wilderness in La Amistad National Park . For this reason we still have apex predators like the Jaguar and Puma along with 3 species of monkeys and some of the most sought after charasmatic bird species of the cloud forest.  And let's not forget the botanical wonders who call the cloud forest their home.  Click on any of the categories below to see a full gallery of images. Birders and entomologists.

 

Overnight at Mount Totumas Lodge (Bell Bird) standard Room (FB)


Day 04: Free day

Enjoy any of 8 self-guided marked trails for guests to choose.

Guides are available for birdwatchers and for nature lovers.  A guide will dramatically increase your chances of spotting wildlife.   Trails are safe. We do share the forests with apex predators like the mountain lion and jaguar, but these elusive big cats are wary and stay away from people.  A hiker who spots either of these magnificent creatures can consider themselves very lucky.  

 

Overnight at Mount Totumas Lodge (Bell Bird) standard Room (FB)


Day 05: Mount Totumas Cloud Forest - Boquete

After breakfast, private transfer to  Boquete  Enjoy spring-like weather all year round!!

Tucked away on the eastern slopes of Barú Volcano at 1200 meters is the small and charming mountain village of Boquete. Known to produce some of the sweetest oranges and richest coffees in all of Panama, Boquete is quickly becoming a destination for those visitors seeking the sunniest though cool mountain weather.

 

Bird Watching at Finca Lerida

The trails of Finca Lerida are ecological paths that lead you through the coffee plantation and tropical forest of Boquete.

This is the most accessible region of Chiriqui’s High Lands where the beautiful Quetzal bird can be seen thanks to the conservation of the forest and the “Aguacatillo” tree that provides the Quetzal with its favorite fruit.Most of these trails go deep inside La Amistad International Park where more than 500 species of American Tropical birds can be found.

 

Overnight at Finca Lerida Coffee Plantation & Boutique Hotel Deluxe Room, breakfast included


Day 06: Tranquilo Bay

A representative of Panama Trails will pick up at Finca Lerida, and take you to Almirante, from there you will take a boat you get to Isla Bastimentos.

Isla Bastimentos, this big, beautiful island (52 square km) has a lot of offer to nature lovers. Tranquilo Bay’s back yard, plunges some 11,000 feet from the high alpine forest of La Amistad National Park into the lowland rainforests bordering the Caribbean Sea. This extreme biodiversity and high level of endemic species is due to abrupt changes in altitudinal zones and extreme geographic features creating many distinct ecosystems, as well as, migratory corridors.

 

Overnight in Tranquilo Bay, Standard Cabin with Full Board Included


Day 07 & 08: Optional Activities

Tranquilo Bay has listed over 200 species of birds on-sight and over 500 from daily excursions to nearby bird-rich environments. The local guides are passionate about observing wildlife, excellent at spotting as well as identification.

Take advantage of all the all activities on mainland and the Archipelago included, such hiking, kayaking snorkeling and more.

Don’t forget to claim the tower extremely safe and user friendly, so that it may easily be enjoyed by bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts of all ages.

 

Two nights in Tranquilo Bay, Standard Cabin with Full Board Included


Day 09: Bocas del Toro - Panama City

Local flight from Bocas del Toro back to Panama City. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your city hotel for your last night in Panama City. Enjoy an evening out in the vibrant and lively capital often com-pared to Miami.

 

Overnight at Tryp Panama Centro, Standard Room, Breakfast included


Day 10: Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home.

 

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Dates Sgl Trvl Sgl Dbl Tpl Child
From: 01 NOV 18 To: 30 APR 19
N/A $3380 $2430 $2190 N/A
From: 01 MAY 19 To: 31 OCT 19
N/A $3120 $2495 $2035 N/A

•  A minimum of 2 people it is required to book this package.

•  Domestic flights & boat transfers have a luggage restriction of 25 pounds per person. 

 

Excluding Holiday Season:

Fiestras Patrias 01NOV-06NOV

Christmas & New Year 22DEC-02JAN

World Youth Day 22JAN-29JAN

Carnivals 01MAR-05MAR

Easter Week 15ABR-21APR

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