A bridge between two continents, Panama is a world of exceptional natural history…
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- Over 600 bird species!
- Central American Agouti
- White-nosed Coati
- Geoffroy’s Tamarin
- Howler Monkey
- White-faced Capuchin
- Western Night Monkey
- Rothschild’s Porcupine
- Collared Peccary
- Two-toed & Three-toed Sloth
- C. American Woolly Opossum
- Common Opossum
- Northern Tamandua (Anteater)
- Nine-banded Armadillo
- Crab-eating Raccoon
- Lesser Capybara
- Boa Constrictor
- Eyelash Viper
Acting as a bridge between the vast land masses of North and South America, Panama is a country of remarkable bio-diversity. The endless miles of pristine coastline to the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, countless tropical islands, and primary cloud & rainforests are the back drop to an astonishing array of wildlife.
A birdwatcher’s nirvana and teeming with life, Panama’s habitats boast around 950 species of birds including Harpy Eagle, Resplendent Quetzal, and 52 types of Hummingbird. Its fauna includes Jaguar, Ocelot, two and three-toed Sloth, Agouti, Kinkajou, 350 species of bat, and an assortment of multi-coloured poison dart Frog.
- Go bird watching along the legendary Pipeline Road and Old Gamboa Road, the best bird watching areas in Mesoamerica and possibly the world.
- Enjoy a guided walk in the lush forests in search of rare and unusual mammals, snakes, spiders, and amphibians. The night walks from your lodge are also a great way to spot nocturnal species.
- Benefit from the specialist knowledge and enthusiasm of the resident bird experts and wildlife guides, as they lead you through dramatic landscapes.
- Enjoy an early morning breakfast on the world famous observation deck at the Canopy Tower – canopy birding at its finest!
- Spot Manatee, Neotropical River Otter, Mantled Howler, Spectacled Caiman, and Proboscis Bat on a boat journey on the Gatun Lake.
- Take an adventurous hike into the Darien Lowlands and search for the mythical Harpy Eagle.
- Take advantage of the observation deck around the Canopy Tower. Here you are a few feet from the canopy itself and virtually at eye-level with such avian treats as toucans, tanagers, honeycreepers, and hawks, as well as two and three-toed sloths and Geoffroy’s Tamarin.
- Explore the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center. The road leading to the center is well known for sightings of Ocelot, Jaguarundi, Collared Pecari, Gray Fox, Paca, Western Night Monkey, White-tailed Deer, Silky Anteater and Capybara.
- Try the thrilling canopy adventure zip-line & nature trails, just a short walk from your lodge.
- Take a relaxing half-day excursion to see orchids and butterfly exhibits at a nearby resort. The exhibits include orchid & plant nurseries, a serpentarium, butterfly house, and a fresh water fish & reptile ecology exhibit.
- Hot and steamy in the lowlands during the rainy season (May – Nov). Sudden short downpours that freshen the air are frequent, and are followed by sunshine. For any long, strenuous hiking, the dry season (Dec – April) is the most comfortable time.
- The Canopy Tower is almost 1,000ft above sea level. Night-time temperatures often drop to the mid-to-low 70s°F (21°C). Daytime temperatures from the mid-70s°F (23°C) to the upper-80s°F (31°C). Due to the elevation there is often a refreshing breeze.
- Canopy Lodge has a mild springtime climate all year-round. Average high temperature is 82°F (28°C), and the average night-time minimum is 68°F (20°C).
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