Canopy Family Panama

Butterflies of Canopy Camp Darien

2018 dates:
Butterflies of Canopy Camp Darien II: August 18-23, 2018
Butterflies of Canopy Camp Darien III: December 8-13, 2018

2019 dates: 
Butterflies of Canopy Camp Darien I: June 2-7, 2019

Butterflies of Canopy Camp Darien II: August 25-30, 2019
Butterflies of Canopy Camp Darien III: December 8-13, 2019


Glorious Blue-Skipper Paches loxus Jenn Sinasac Canopy Tower
Glorious Blue-Skipper (Paches loxus), photo by Jenn Sinasac

5-night, all-inclusive nature tour

Butterflies are one of nature’s most eye-catching creatures, considered by many throughout history as signs of joy and love. They can be found from the high arctic tundra down through the far stretches of the southern hemisphere. Like birds, they can be found in almost every ecosystem on Earth.  It is estimated that there are over 250,000 species of butterflies & moths (order Lepidoptera) living today, of which approximately 20,000 species of butterflies have been described. In the Neotropical region of the Americas, the diversity of butterflies is incredibly high; more than 1500 species can be found in Panama alone. Panama butterflies are active year round; however, they rely heavily on their host plants, and their activity can be quite seasonal, with more flight and visibility in the wetter months (April to December) of the year.

Darién is a land of new discoveries; this area is truly revered for its vast untouched rainforest and its close connection to South America ensures us that there is still much to be discovered here, butterflies included! Come join the expert Canopy Family butterfly guides as we explore the lowlands of Panama's fabled Darién province. This butterfly tour offers a great sense of adventure and exploration, as well as many beautiful new Panama butterflies!

This butterfly tour may be combined with Panama's Brilliant Butterflies tour for the ultimate Panama butterfly experience! 

Rate for this tour: $1,349.00

Rate is US$ per person (+ taxes), double occupancy.  This all-inclusive butterfly tour includes lodging and meals at the Canopy Camp, bilingual professional guides, WiFi, wine with dinner, airport transfers to and from Panama City and all tours as per the itinerary. Please check with our reservations office for the times of our scheduled airport transfers to coordinate your arrival and departure times.

This tour does not include flights to and from Panama City, all taxes, private airport transfers, tips and alcoholic beverages. 

This tour is limited to 12 participants.

To book this special nature package, please contact us.  Spaces are limited so book your spot on this butterfly tour now!

Itinerary at a glance: 

Renown as a birding mecca, Darién is now being more explored for its incredibly biodiverse flora and fauna. Among these, beautiful Panama butterflies adorn all habitats here and there is so much to explore! During this 5-night tour, we seek out some of Darién’s most intriguing butterflies, found nowhere else in Central America! Based at the Canopy Camp, we enjoy daily excursions to prime butterflying sites in the area, one of which is the grounds of the Canopy Camp itself! El Salto Road, Tierra Nueva Foundation, Nuevo Vigia Embera village and San Francisco Reserve will keep our eyes and cameras busy and our butterfly thirsts quenched, with hundreds of species encountered. Red Peacock, Electron and Periander metalmarks, Widespread and Blind eighty-eights, Dumenil’s Hairstreak, Green-backed and Silvered ruby-eyes, Great White Longtail, Tailed Cecropian, Blind Eighty-Eight and many more await your visit. 

This tour begins at 7:00 am at the Riande Aeropuerto Hotel near Tocumen International Airport near Panama City. It is best combined with Panama's Brilliant Butterflies tour, a fantastic week of butterflying at the Canopy Lodge and Canopy Tower prior to the tour dates, or a birding tour of your choice before or after! The tour finishes at the Riande Aeropuerto Hotel by mid-afternoon on the last day of the tour. 

Please note that the itinerary is flexible, and may change without prior notice due to weather, alterations in habitat or other conditions.

Periander Metalmark Rhetus periander Jenn Sinasac Canopy Camp Panama
Periander Metalmark (Rhetus periander), photo by Jenn Sinasac

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