Birdwatching in Boquete
5 Days / 4 Nights
$1335P/P Double Occupancy
This package is made for nature and bird lovers. The program covers a variety of habitats and the most spectacular birds of Panama. We begin with the Panama Canal Rainforests, visit Parque Natural Metropolitano and experience the Smithsonian Rainforest Canopy Crane . You will be introduced to a variety of tropical bird families, such as trogons, toucans and puffbirds. Also visit the Chiriqui Highlands of Panama in search of eccentric species, such as Resplendent Quetzals, Blue-throated Toucanet, Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher and more!
Day 01 Arrival in Panama City
Upon arrival to Panama a representative 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 Country Inn & Suites Amador B incl
Day 02 Canopy Crane/Miraflores Locks/David (B)
Early in the morning you will visit Parque Natural Metropolitano and experience the Smithsonian Rainforest Canopy Crane and observe the forest from a unique birdwatcher's eye perspective. Later that morning you will enjoy a tour to the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal. At the stunning Locks you will see the huge vessels getting lifted or lowered a total of 16 meters to continue their Panama Canal transit. At the visitor center you will receive plenty of information about the history, the construction and the future of this masterpiece of engineering. In the afternoon you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to Panama City's domestic airport for your 50 minutes flight to David. Upon arrival you will enjoy a lovely uphill drive to the mountain village of Boquete where you will check into your hotel for the next two nights, the lovely Finca Lerida Ecolodge. Overnight at Finca Lerida, deluxe room, breakfast included.
Day 03 Boquete-Quetzal Trail (B, BB)
Today you will be looking for the resplendent Quetzal one of Central Americas most beautiful and rare birds. On a strong 4x4 vehicle and by foot you will explore the trails between Cerro Punta and Boquete together with your guide. This region is known for its good possibilities to spot the Quetzal. Especially from January to May this amazing and colorful bird can be observed along the path. A box lunch will be served on the tour. Overnight at Finca Lerida, deluxe room, breakfast included.
Day 04 Birding at Finca Lerida/David-Panama City (B, L)
This morning you will enjoy a bird watching tour within Finca Lerida's private Estate. Among the species found here are: Resplendent Quetzal, Collared Trogon, Orange-bellied Trogon, Bellbirds, Dark Pewee, Silvery-throated Tanager, Sulphur-winged Parakeet, Black Guan, Violet Saberwing, Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, White-tailed Emerald and many more. A hearty lunch at the hotel's restaurant is included. In the afternoon you will be transferred to David airport for your flight back to Panama City. Overnight at Country Inn & Suites Amador
Day 05 Departure (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home or extension trip