Canopy Family Panama

Welcome to the Canopy Camp

Canopy Camp Darien 2017. Video courtesy of Victor Castroverde.

Darien Panama
Waterfall at Quebrada Felix, Darien

Awaken to the songs of the birds of eastern Panama 

Barred Puffbirds, Rufous-tailed Jacamars, White-headed Wrens and many more make up a distinct dawn chorus like no other in Panama.  Located in Central America’s most diverse and least-explored region, the Darién province of Panama is a birder’s paradise.  Situated in the humid lowlands of far eastern Panama, near the end of the Pan-American Highway, at the new Canopy Camp you can feel the wilderness around you, from just a step outside your tent.  Towering giants – Cuipo trees – provide a panorama of Darién, and are in clear view above the forest canopy, right from your tent.  It is in these enormous rainforest giants that Harpy Eagles and Crested Eagles place their nests and raise their young. 

While you sip your morning coffee, listen for the buzzy trills of Golden-headed Manakins lekking in the forests beside the camp.  A walk with your knowledgeable guide will be thoroughly awe-inspiring and entertaining.  From tiny, colorful poison dart frogs on the forest floor to Red-throated Caracaras in the canopy above, these forests are full of life.  At the end of the day of exploring the region, settle into your tent and doze off to the calls of owls, potoos, nightjars and a symphony of frogs, bidding you good-night from the forests of Darién. 

While enjoying the wilderness of Darién National Park all around us, camp in comfort in custom-designed African safari-style tents with all the amenities we offer at our other eco-lodges. 

The province of Darien is revered for its incredible wildlife and blessed to have an immense expanse of protected rainforest in Darién National Park; however, it has suffered greatly from extensive deforestation throughout most of the province, as agriculture and cattle are the majors sources of income for the people.  We have established the Canopy Camp in this sensitive area to raise awareness of the potential that ecotourism has for Darién—creating a source of direct and indirect jobs and income for the local people, offering educational opportunities in the communities and promoting environmental conservation.  Our location, next to the protected forest of the Filo del Tallo Hydrological Reserve (65,000 acres) will also contribute to the conservation of this important area as our presence is a deterrent to poachers and loggers.This reserve also provides us with ready access to a mature forest and its wildlife. The Canopy Camp really is one of the best opportunities for ecotourism in Panama!

Come explore Darién with us. Experience Panama ecotourism like never before. We are sure you will have the Panama birding adventure of your life!

Book your trip to the Canopy Camp now!


Canopy Camp
Photo by Lee Dalton
Canopy Camp hammocks
Canopy Camp main area, photo by Alex Alba
Canopy Camp breakfast
A delicious breakfast, photo by Alex Alba
Golden-headed Manakin Lee Dalton
Golden-headed Manakin, photo by Lee Dalton

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