Canopy Family Panama

Welcome to The Canopy Family

The Leader in Panama Ecotourism Tours, Birding, and Natural History Tourism since 1999


In association with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, we would like to present our LIVE webcam of a fruit feeder in the Canopy Lodge, set up so you can get a feel for our Panama rainforest tours from your home computer! Please click here for more information! For a full list of feeder visitors, click here.



Our Lodging & Activities

Dear friends,

Canopy Family has three award-winning birding lodges: the Canopy Tower, not far from Panama City in Soberanía National Park, and the Canopy Lodge, in the hills of El Valle de Antón, and the Canopy Camp in the fabled Darién province of eastern Panama, the most biologically diverse place in Central America. All of our Panama eco-lodges offer world-class, unique natural history and birding tours, led by friendly, knowledgeable bilingual guides. Our Panama eco-lodges are some of the most unique destinations for ecotourism in Panama.

The Canopy Tower features rooms and an observation deck mere feet from the canopy of the rainforest, virtually at eye-level with such avian treats as toucans, tanagers, honeycreepers and hawks, as well as amazing looks at two- and three-toed sloths and Geoffroy’s Tamarins and Mantled Howlers, two monkey species otherwise nearly impossible to see this well!  From the Canopy Tower you can visit legendary Pipeline Road, arguably the best birding location in Mesoamerica, and other very birdy sites.  You'll have exclusive access to some of the best birding Panama has to offer!

From the Canopy Lodge, with a veranda that overlooks the garden feeders and rooms nestled among gardens by a creek, you may go on outings to Cerro Gaital, La Mesa, Las Minas or other Panama vacation spots notorious for Caribbean-slope specialties.   

Our newest eco-lodge, the Canopy Camp, features comfortable safari-style tents, in the heart of Darién—Panama’s most biologically-diverse region, where macaws, curassows, harpy eagles and jaguars can be found.

We also have a beautifully restored Canal Zone-era house that is our Canopy Bed & Breakfast. It is perfect for families and is walking distance from Pipeline Road and just 10 minutes from the Canopy Tower, one of the most sough-after destinations for ecotourism in Panama.

And, of course, you may enjoy our Canopy Adventure zip-line & nature trail, just a short walk from the Canopy Lodge. With multiple ziplines that take you through the treetops at high speed, it's one of the best ways to take a Panama rainforest tour. Both the Canopy Lodge and the Canopy Adventure are just 2 hours from Panama City!  

So, yes, please come experience one of the most unique destinations for ecotourism in Panama for yourself, and see why Newsweek proclaimed, “Today, a stay at the Canopy Tower is one of the premier ecotourism experiences in the world.”

We are looking forward to your visit soon!


Best wishes and happy birding,


Daniel Arias Barakat

EVP, Canopy Family


Spot-breasted Woodpecker
Spot-breasted Woodpecker in Darien, eastern Panama, by Carlos Bethancourt
Canopy Tower, one of our Panama eco resorts, in the early evening by Kike Calvo

Shining Honeycreeper Panama Rafael Lau
Shining Honeycreeper, photo by Rafael Lau

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