Bird Watching Tour

Many birdwatchers have Panama on their bucket list and for good reasons.

Panama lies in between two continents and many birds use it as a stop over on their yearly treks between north and south. As the country has a great variety of natural habitats like mountains, flat lands, jungle and coastal land, you will find here many kinds of birds, many even endemic and rare.

We can set up a tour for you to track them and observe them in their natural habitat, accompanied by local specialists and guaranteeing comfortable accomodation.

Day to day

  • Day 1

    You arrive in Panama Tocumen Airport. Your driver welcomes you and straight you head to the Gamboa Rain Forest Resort (1 hour' drive). Immediately you are surrounded by the tropical forest and can already do some self-exploring of the area. You stay at the comfortable Gamboa Hotel including all meals and drinks.

  • Day 2

    This morning you're off for an early walk along the Pipe Line Road. It's a very comfortable trail that takes you straight in the jungle. Here you will see a nice amount of birds for your first day. Watch out for birds like the Black-breasted Puffbird, Black-throated Trogons, Golden-collared Manakin, Purple throated Fruit crow, an Ocellated Antbird, Northern Barred and Plain-brown Woodcreepers. You easily see here small monkeys in the trees and hear the howling monkeys everywhere. We'll take the whole morning for this hike and all the great birds we meet along the way.
    Lunch and relax at the hotel around noon.
    In the afternoon we have a relaxing visit of the Panama Rain Forest Discovery Center. We learn about their conservation activities and climb up the 32 meters high observation deck for great bird watching in the tree canopy like toucans, the crimson crested woodpecker and the red-lored parrot.
    Evening at leisure at the resort with all meals and drinks included.

  • Day 3

    This morning we are off early to the Plantation Trail. We hope to see birds like the Barred Forest Falcons, a Blue Cotinga, Northern Mealy Amazons, Brown-capped Tyrannulet, Collared Aracari, and the Keel-billed Toucan.
    Lunch and relax at the hotel around noon.
    In the afternoon we have an easy hike to the Summit Ponds. This lake area can give us some birds like White-throated Crake, Boat-billed Heron, Rufescent Tiger Heron, a Palm Tanager, Isthmian Wren, and hopefully sloths hanging in the trees. We'll pop in the local Summit Park which is a zoo and botanical garden.
    Evening at leisure at the resort with all meals and drinks included.

  • Day 4

    This morning we are doing a 2 hours boat trip on the Gatun Lake to spot waterfowl birds that like to dwell in the water along the shores. We hope to see some Snail Kites, Great Black Hawks or the Great-White-Egret.
    Lunch and relax at the hotel around noon.
    In the afternoon we have a relaxing ride on the aerial tram at the forest resort. It includes a canopy tower to check on some birding there. Afterwards we visit the ecological exhibitions of frogs, sloths and orchids.
    Evening at leisure at the resort with all meals and drinks included.

  • Day 5

    We drive out early in the morning to the San Lorenzo Park at the Caribbean Side of the Isthmus (1 hour' drive). Here we will do the Achiote trail that gives us sightings of the White-headed Wren, the Long-tailed Tyrant or the Montezuma Oropendola. This area has world records of sightings of birds. In a half a day walk expect to see between 60 to 80 birds.
    When we get tired, the guide will bring us to the Gatun Locks Visitors Center of Agua Clara to have a look at the boats passing by the improved Panama Canal.
    Evening at leisure at the resort with all meals and drinks included.

  • Day 6

    Today we drive with the guide to Panama City (45 min).
    With the guide we visit the Museum of Biodiversity, a great place to understand the tropical nature of Panama. We have a panoramic tour of the Calzada de Amador and the Balboa Boulevard. We end up in Casco Historico, the beautiful colonial center of Panama City.
    In the afternoon, the guide drops us off at the Le Meridien Hotel on the Balboa Boulevard in the center of Panama City. Overnight with breakfast and free evening.

  • Day 7

    Maybe try one of the many shopping malls. Taxis are not expensive in the city and there is also a super-fast metro system.

  • Day 8

    Depending on your flight we will guarantee your taxi transfer to Panama airport.

  • Includes
  • Transportation by taxi on arrival and departure and in between hotels.

    Excursion in Panama City as described.

    Ecological excursions in Gamboa as described with specialist guide.

    5 nights in Gamboa Rain Forest Resort on all-inclusive (all meals and all drinks) and 2 nights with breakfast in Le Meridien Panama City (or similar).

  • Price

  • starting 1595 usd per person (min. 2 persons)

    Depends on the season. Just make a request for details.

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You have a special hobby, a passion, a professional interest. Panama can be the place to explore it and enrich your perspective and knowledge. Panama has great diving and snorkeling spots at pristine beaches and islands. You can do one of the best wave surfing in Santa Catalina and Bocas del Toro.
Check with our travel consultant what we can do for you.