Panama's Canopy Camp 2024

      Panama City, Panama

      93 reviews
      Feb 29 - Mar 7, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 9
      Panama's Canopy Camp 2024
      Panama City, Panama

      93 reviews

      Feb 29 - Mar 7, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 9

      About this trip

      The Darién, as the entire eastern-most region of Panama is called, is one of the most diverse and species-rich regions of Central America.  Here, some of the last large, relatively untouched swathes of lowland rainforest await to be explored.  Long revered by avid birders as a haven for rare species, including the majestic Harpy Eagle, Panama’s national bird, this region is now readily accessible by a new highway, extending through the spine of Panama right into the heart of this bird-rich land!  

      During this exciting, highly-recommended 7-night adventure, we visit, en route to the Canopy Camp, the foothills of Nusagandi in search of the elusive Sapayoa, and the Bayano Reservoir, to look for such specialties as the beautiful Black Antshrike, Rufous-winged Antwren and stunning Orange-crowned Oriole. We also visit the swampy meadows of Yaviza and the riparian forests of Río Torti, the haunts of the magnificent Spot-breasted Woodpecker! We will sample the great birding around El Real where we hope to get excellent views of Black-capped Donacobius, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Large-billed Seed-Finch, Rufous-tailed Jacamar and many others.  After one night in Panama City, we spend the rest of our nights at the Canopy Camp, where we will enjoy world-class birding and supremely comfortable, large, Safari-style tent accommodations. The protected forests of the Filo de Tallo Hydrological Reserve surround the camp and are home to such regional specialties as Gray-cheeked Nunlet, White-headed Wren, Spectacled Parrotlet, Double-banded Graytail, and Pale-bellied Hermit - right in the gardens! Adding to the impressive list of sightings would be that both of the highly-coveted Harpy & Crested Eagles have nested very close to the camp in recent years!

      Birds will certainly not be the only wildlife we encounter on this Venture! Sloths, monkeys, frogs (including several poison dart species), bats, and beautiful moths and butterflies also inhabit this biologically-diverse region and we will surely be appreciating these as well. This is not a trip to be missed!

      What’s included

      • Food
      • Accommodation
      • Ground transportation
      • Guide services
      • Airfare
      • Alcoholic beverages
      • Laundry
      • Gratuities
      • Items of personal nature

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy
      Available until January 20, 20249 left


      Deposit: $400
      Single Traveler
      Available until January 20, 20244 left

      For those wanting their own room

      Deposit: $500

      Your Organizer

      Ventures Birding Tours
      93 reviews
      Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.


      Perhaps the best Venture Tours ever I have been on. Results: 307 birds, 207 lifers and I got to see and photograph the Resplendent Quetzal, among the worlds most beautiful birds. In addition, the lodges and food were top rate, along with the local and Ventures Guides. Ventures guide Kevin did an outstanding, professional, and courteous performance. I was very pleased with this tour.
      By Alan L for Costa Rica: Volcanoes, Tanagers & Hummingbirds 2023 on 21 Mar, 2023
      Awesome birding experience in Costa Rica. Our guides Kevin and Keith made sure we were well taken care of from the time we landed in SJO and throughout the journey. Local birding expert Jay, and Pablo our bus driver, always seemed to know exactly where to go to spot new species and then set up spotting scopes for close up view. We saw 285 species in 10 days. Best way to experience Costa Rica is with a “bird’s eye view”! Thank you for a wonderful time dear friends!!
      By Julie A for Costa Rica: Volcanoes, Tanagers & Hummingbirds 2023 on 20 Mar, 2023
      We had a very nice trip and saw lots of birds and pretty countryside. Vicki did a great job and having Bill along was fantastic! The farm was beautiful and their hospitality was more than anyone could hope for. It was a very good day! We were glad the weather cooperated! Bird highlights were Loggerhead Shrike, Horned Larks, Wilson's Snipe, Bald Eagle, Waterfowl, and sparrows.
      By David D for Cleveland County - Spring 2023 on 20 Mar, 2023
      Excellent day.
      By Cameron W for Rarity Round-up on 10 Mar, 2023
      Relaxed birding with good guides and wonderful sightings. Hotels and general accommodations were top notch. Thanks to Susan and Steve!
      By Faith W for Exploring Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on 08 Mar, 2023
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