Birding & Nature Packages
Birding and Nature Packages
2013 Rates (Dec. 16, 2012 - Dec. 15, 2013)
(US$ per person, double occupancy)
Dec 16-Ap 15
Apr 16-Sept 15
Sept 16-Dec 15
Take advantage of great birding and great savings this June! We are offering a special discounted price on our 7-night all-inclusive Birds of the Canopy Tower and Birds of the Canopy Lodge birding packages. Click here to learn more. Contact us to book your spot!
Our all-inclusive birding /nature packages include the following:
Airport transfers, lodging in double occupancy, all meals, all tours mentioned in the itinerary, natural fruit juices, sodas, wine at dinner time, all taxes, WIFI, entrance fees to National Parks as mentioned in the itinerary, bilingual professional guides, snacks and beverages during all outings.
Not included in the package price:
Tips, departure tax, alcoholic beverages, laundry, long distance calls.
PLEASE NOTE: Our packages do not have set departure dates. Packages begin on the day of your arrival, order of itinerary may vary.
Customized packages for more/less days and combination packages (Tower & Lodge) can also be arranged. Contact us for details.
For brief descriptions of all Canopy Tower Family Birding / Nature Packages click here.
Rewards for Returning Guests
If you are a returning guest, we'll be happy to give you a 5% discount. Please contact us.
When you come to the Canopy Tower or the Canopy Lodge, you have a choice of buying an all-inclusive birding / nature package or booking just the room and meals.
The order of the itineraries may change depending on weather and other conditions.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Birding is done in groups of 8 birders maximum per guide. If you'd like a private guide, the cost is $150 per day.
If you would like to purchase a package shorter than the full 7-day itinerary, please be aware that the tours you receive will depend on the day you join a full itinerary tour that may be in progress at the Canopy Tower/Canopy Lodge. Upon arrival please inform your guide or manager if you want to request a specific tour; we will make every effort to accommodate you, depending on guide availability. Please contact us.
If you would like to split a 7 night package between the Canopy Tower and the Canopy lodge, please contact us.
Occasionally we offer special deals for bookings made on short notice. Please contact us to see if there are any "Last Minute Deals" at the time of your booking.
Upgrade to Suites
Please add $200 to any package if you'd like to stay in a suite in the Canopy Tower or a corner room in the Canopy Lodge. Please contact us for upgrades on shorter than 7 day packages.
Staying in a Single Room
Please contact us for rates if you would like to stay in a single room. Single rooms in the Canopy Tower share bathrooms. Single rooms in the Canopy Lodge have private bathrooms.
Holiday Season Surcharge
There is a $30 per person/per night (max. $200 per person) surcharge if you come during the period December 20 - January 5.
Peak of Migration Season Surcharge
There is a $30 per person/per night (max. $200 per person) surcharge if you come during the period October 15 - November 10. This does not apply to Panama's Hawk Migration Package.
Please contact us for Group Rates
Single person supplement:
(one person staying in one double room)
In the High Season, the single supplement is $155 per day.
In the Green Season, the single supplement is $45 per day.
In the Migration Season, the single supplement is $90 per day.
1. The Birds of the Canopy Tower
This 7-night tour emphasizes the bird-rich lowland tropical forests of the Canal Zone. Lodging and our base of operations will be the world-famous Canopy Tower with unlimited access to our fabulous Observation Deck every morning, afternoon and evening, where you enjoy "canopy birding" at its best! Excursions to Panamá's premier birding location, Pipeline Road (twice), Semaphore Hill, Plantation Trail, Summit Ponds, Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center and its remarkable tower, Chagres River, Gamboa and the marshy Ammo Ponds round out an outstanding week of birding.
2. The Birds of the Canopy Lodge
This 7-night tour explores the foothills and cloud forests of El Valle de Anton — the home of motmots, tanagers, hummingbirds, antpittas and the mythical Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo! We enjoy all accommodations at the award-winning Canopy Lodge, with exciting bird-filled trips to Altos de Maria (full day), La Mesa, Cerro Gaital Natural Monument, Cara iguana, Rio Indio, Las Minas, Jordanal, a day trip to the scrub of El Chiru, the beaches of Juan Hombron and Santa Clara — all designed to find as many of the area's specialties as possible!
3. The Best of Central Panama
Our signature, comprehensive 14-night tour fully explores the best birding spots of Central Panamá, with excursions to the lowland tropical forests of the Canal Zone, including Pipeline Road, Metro Park, with excursions to Achiote Road on the Caribbean Coast, the foothill forests of Cerro Azul/Cerro Jefe, the cloud forests of El Valle de Anton & Altos de Maria, Cerro Gaital Natural Monument and the scrub & rice fields of El Chiru and Juan Hombron. This is a dream itinerary for any serious birder. We’ll enjoy 7 nights lodging in the world-famous Canopy Tower and 7 nights at the charming Canopy Lodge.
4. Birds and History
This is the tour for birders who love history and for history buffs who love birding! Panamá is a country rich in both, and the Canopy Tower is the ideal base of operations! Panamá City was the first city founded by Spaniards on the Pacific shore of the New World; site of the first transcontinental railroad; home of the Panamá Canal, 8th Wonder of the World; and the Biomuseo designed by Frank Ghery (opening in 2013) — all amidst 970+ species of birds and home to an annual raptor migration second to none in the world! Enjoy seven fun-filled days with tales of legends, pirates, visionaries, conquistadors and with the most beautiful birds you can imagine — many right outside your bedroom window!
5. Panama's Natural and Cultural History
This outstanding 7-night tour is specifically designed for the serious naturalist who loves to be immersed in the local culture, all the while enjoying Neotropical birding and nature at its finest! Lodging is at the world-famous Canopy Tower, with its incredible Observation Deck. With trips to the major sights in Old Panamá City and its storied ruins and where we enjoy Panamanian fare at a quaint restaurant; visits to Colonial Panamá City & Interoceanic Museum; Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center, with a tower overlooking the rainforest canopy and gazebo abuzz with hummingbirds; Summit Nature Park & Harpy Eagle Exhibit; Amador Causeway/Biomuseo/Punta Culebra Nature Center; Miraflores Locks Museum and the incredible Panamá Canal story; Barro Colorado Island (Full day); Panamá Canal partial transit (Full day); Fort San Lorenzo/Panamá Canal Railway (Full day) — all certain to quench your thirst for tropical nature and satisfy your desire to enjoy Panamá's culture
6. Tamarin Tour: Mammal and Birding Adventure
An exciting 9-night tour specializing in mammals, but with birds, reptiles, amphibians and more! Enjoy 7-nights lodging at the historic and world-famous Canopy Tower, with tours around the Canopy Tower and Semaphore Hill, Pipeline Road, Barro Colorado Island, a boat trip to Gatun Lake, Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center, Metropolitan Nature Park, Fort San Lorenzo on the Caribbean coast. Also enjoy 2-nights at the award-winning Canopy Lodge, where we explore El Valle's foothills for its amazing mammals and birds. From the diminutive Geoffroy's Tamarin to the boisterous Mantled Howler, the incredible Hoffmann's Two-toed & Brown-throated Three-toed Sloths to tongue-slurping Orange Nectar Bats, the Tamarin Tour will give you a great sampling of Panamá's incredible diversity of mammals!
7. Panama's Hawk Migration Spectacular!
Join us for a birding adventure of a lifetime to witness one of the world's greatest avian migration events when literally hundreds of thousands of raptors funnel through the narrow isthmus of Panamá toward their wintering grounds in South America! This amazing migration spectacle will be the centerpiece of a 10-night tour emphasizing the best of Central Panamá birding -- and the Observation Deck of the Canopy Tower is the perfect vantage point to witness this migration bonanza! We will enjoy 7 nights lodging at the world-famous Canopy Tower, located atop Semaphore Hill in rainforested Soberania National Park and 3 nights at the award-winning Canopy Lodge, nestled in the cool, cloudforested foothills of El Valle de Anton. From our base of operations at the Canopy Tower, we take excursions to Panamá's premier birding location, Pipeline Road, as well as to Metropolitan Nature Park, Semaphore Hill, Summit Ponds & Old Gamboa Road, Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center and its remarkable tower, the marshy Ammo Ponds, Chagres River & Gamboa, Achiote Road on the Caribbean coast (return by the historic Panamá Canal Railroad!) and the stunningly beautiful highlands of Cerro Azul & Cerro Jefe. From the Canopy Lodge we take a day trip with a picnic lunch to the mountains of Altos de Maria and also visit areas to watch for the migration, such as a picturesque mirador on Cerro Gaital! We plan also to explore other highland roads and trails for the area's specialties, with an always-vigilant eye on the sky for the migrating raptors! This tour is designed not only for you to personally experience the mind-boggling number of migrating hawks, but also to see an incredible country rich in biodiversity for not only birds, but also for mammals, beautiful plants, insects, reptiles & amphibians -- and friendly people! You will experience it all!