Destinations: 
Experiences: 

Canopy Camp Darien

Concept: The latest eco-lodge from Panama's Canopy brand, the Camp Darien opened in February of 2014, and it was worth the wait.  Safari style tents situated in the wilderness of Panama's dense Darien Jungle, yet offering the comforts you know from the other Canopy properties, you will  wake to a dawn chorus like no other. And drift to sleep to the calls of owls, potoos, nightjars and frogs. 

 
Location:  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.  
 

Accommodations: Eight custom manufactured tents, rugged and especially designed for the tropics, sit atop raised platforms, keeping you off the jungle floor. The tents are roomy, with plantation teak floors, windows for natural light, a fan and overhead lights. Plus, each tent has a full private bathroom located directly outside of the tent on the platform, with flush toilets and a shower. All tents have 2 single beds or 1 queen, while the two deluxe tents are larger with an additional room for an additional single bed for triples or families (minimum age is 13 due to remote conditions).

Dining: The same delicious food you've come to know at the other Canopy lodges will be found here. Local foods are featured, and Panama's long growing season means you'll find fresh delicious food all the time. The owner's sister is a well-known chef and has helped design the menus.

Activities:  The birding on the itinerary cannot be beat! You will spend 1 night in Panama City and take off as a group for the Darien. Along the road you will stop in Nusagandi for a picnic lunch and birding. This is the foothills of the Caribbean Slope and on the edge of the Continental Divide and the 'Comarca' of the Guna people (formerly known as Kuna).
     Each day is spent in the field with picnic lunches and dinners at Canopy Camp. Among the birds you can expect are Golden-collared Manakin, Cocoi Heron, Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Barred Puffbird,  Blue-and-gold and Chestnut-fronted macaws, and loads of hummingbirds.
     With a minimum of 6 people, there is an optional overnight to the Cerro Pirre lowlands in search of the Harpy Eagle. There is an active nest and reports of recent sightings of the adult and juvenile. This is a one night trip with lodging in a dorm-style room with communal bath with flush toilets.
     Travel is accomplished by modified 4X4 Toyata LandCruisers.
 

2015 Pricing

  • $3339 per person/double  High Season (Dec 16-Apr 15)
  • $2383 per person/double  Green Season (Apr 16-Sep 15)
  • $2895 per person/double - Migration Season (Sep 15-Dec 15)
  • Included:  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: Tips, departure tax, alcoholic beverages, laundry, long distance calls.

Sustainability: As a member of the Canopy brand, we know what we are getting ourselves into. They take their commitment to eco-tourism and their environment seriously. Very little has been cleared to build the Camp, and the platforms come from a sustainable teak plantation. Staff are local and we have seen several promotions from within.