05/10
Activity
10 Days / 9 Nights
Duration

For birdwatchers, Panama is considered one of the top spots in the world, hosting 950 avian species, which is more than the number of bird species in the USA and Canada combined. This classic birding program is for the true birder who wants to discover the avian diversity of Panama.

Prices per person based upon a minimum of 4 participants.
HIGHLIGHTS
  Birding Metropolitan Park
  Historic City Tour
  Hotspots of the Canal Watershed Rainforest
  Los Quetzales Trail
  Birdwatching in the Highlands
PICK UP

At the Tocumen International Airport of Panama at the appropriate time for your international flight arrival. You will be returned for your departure flight.

WHAT TO WEAR

Comfortable hiking shoes, light leisure clothing, rain jacket/poncho, mosquito repellent and sunscreen. A hat and sunglasses are recommended.

INCLUDED
Meet and greet at the airport
9 nights of lodging + breakfast
Equipped specialist bird guide
Private transportation with A/C
Information kit + bird checklist
Breakfast on all days. L=lunch or D=dinner as stated in the itinerary.
Government and lodging taxes
NOT INCLUDED
 International airfares and taxes
 Domestic airfares and taxes
Personal Birding Equipment
 Alcoholic beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary
 Optional activities
 Gratuities and departure tax at the airport
1

Welcome to Panama

2

Metropolitan Park & City Tour

The Metropolitan National Park (MNP), situated only 15 minutes from downtown Panama City hosts over 200 bird species. Climb the Cedar Hill overlooking Panama City and the Canal before enjoying a piece of history strolling around the colorful Casco Antiguo with your guide. (B, L)
3

Pipeline Road

Visit Panama’s Pipeline Road – where the Audubon Society spotted 300 species of birds in a single day – which is therefore considered one of the best birding spots in the world. (B, snacks)
4

Plantation Road

The historic Plantation Road is another famous birding hotspot in the Canal Watershed, created around 1913 for the transportation of goods in the area of nowadays Soberania National Park. (B, snacks)
5

Achiote Road

We will go on one of the most scenic drives of Panama, crossing the continent, heading for another birding hotspot on to the Caribbean side of Panama. (B, L)
6

Chiriqui Highlands

 Get on a 45-minute flight and stay overnight in the charming highland-village of Boquete. (B)
7

Los Quetzales Trail

Today you will get on one of the most scenic trails in Central America, walking through breathtaking landscapes varying at different altitudes. You will have the opportunity to spot a variety of trees, plants and bird species, including the Resplendent Quetzal, Bear-necked Umbrellabird and Three-wattled Bellbird, amongst many others. (B, L)

8

Highland Birdwatching

Due to the volcanic origin of the area, the land around Boquete is extremely lush and green with superior birdwatching and wildlife, featuring the elusive quetzal which was considered sacred by the Mayas. Our guide will either take you to one of the trails around the slopes of the Baru Volcano or to a private reserve for a superb birdwatching adventure. (B, Lunch Box)

9

Return to Panama City

10

Transfer Out

Los Quetzales Trail in Friendship International Park-670
Birding Achiote Road: The Atlantic Side of Panama-449
Boquete, The Highlands of Panama-705