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General Information

Panama sits in an interesting location, with influences from North America, Central America, and even South America too, which leads to its extraordinary bird list of over 1000 species (yes, more than Costa Rica!). This tour is designed on two levels; to dip into the varied regions of the country, from Central Panama, where both the legendary Pipeline Road and Panama Canal are located, but also includes trips into Western Panama and the endemic-rich Chiriquí highlands, where Resplendent Quetzal lurks in the cloud forest, and also east of Panama City, where some species more typical of the Darien also occur.


If you are looking for a fast-paced Birding tour, where the goal is to see as many species as possible, then the Panama: The Best of Tropical America Tour is perfect. It is a traditional, fast-paced, long birding tour, and covers many sites to maximise the bird list. An alternative is the shorter, slower-paced Panama Introtour. While many birds will be seen on the Introtour also, the goal is to have a relaxed-pace tour, covering fewer sites, and staying at less places. It still covers one of the most revered birding areas in Central America, the Gamboa section of Central Panama, which includes the Pipeline Road and myriad other closeby sites. We also have a Birding with a Camera® tour for those who wish to take advantage of the photography opportunities available too.

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