GT-706 -PANAMA HIGHLANDS ADVENTURES

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Panama City, Birding Pipeline Road, Highlands, Los Quetzales Trail

Eight Days / Seven Nights
Minimum two persons

DAY 1: – Welcome Panama!

Today at the appropriate time our representative will meet you at the Tocumen International Airport to assist and transfer you to your hotel located in Panama City.
You will also receive our information kit. Once arrival, please check in and overnight. Your transfer will take 25-30 minutes approximately.
Overnight accommodations at: Doubletree by Hilton

DAY 2: Birding Pipeline Road

Breakfast at the hotel. Panama’s Pipeline Road – where the Audubon Society spotted 300 species of birds in a single day – is considered one of the best birding spots in the world. Located in the Panama Canal watershed, this former US military access road takes you into old growth secondary forest, ideal for the observation of flora and fauna from the Pacific and Caribbean slopes. The tour begins with a preparatory talk about the geography and animal life of the Panama Canal areas by our expert guide as you are driven to Soberania National Park, about an hour outside Panama City. Soon you will be enjoying an easy walk under the forest canopy into a veritable bird sanctuary. During the tour you’ll have the opportunity to see many bird species and a wide range of diverse plant and tree species. Howler Monkeys, Anteaters and Agoutis also inhabit this area. Lunch box included. Includes: Transportation, refreshments, entrance fees and
naturalist guide Duration: 4 – 6 hours.
Overnight accommodations at: Doubletree by Hilton (B/Box Lunch)

DAY 3: Boquete Mountain in the Highlands

Breakfast. Today at the appropriate time you will have a flight from Panama City to David. This flight takes 1 hour approximately. Each passenger is entitled to carry 25 pounds of luggage (12 Kilos) on flights from Panama City to David. If you want to take more luggage you will have to pay a penalty of one dollar for each additional pound. And if you have too much luggage but do not want to pay the fine please feel free to leave it in your hotel or with the driver who transferred you to the airport. Please let us know in advance and we will take care of your luggage! Once you arrive you will be transferred to Boquete.
Overnight accommodations at Boquete Garden Inn (B)

DAY 4: Los Quetzales Trail

Breakfast. This is one of the most beautiful trails in Central America. Departure from your hotel in Boquete early morning in a 4×4 to the ranger station at the Baru National Park where you will start your tour of the Los Quetzales trail. You walk through landscapes of different heights and giving the opportunity to see a variety of trees, plants and bird species, including the Quetzal, Magpie gorgiplateada among many others.
Includes: Transportation, lunch, professional guide. Duration: full day tour.
Overnight accommodations at Boquete Garden Inn (B/L)

DAY 5: Transfer from David to Cerro Punta

Breakfast. Today you will be transferred from Boquete to your hotel in Cerro Punta.
Overnight accommodations at Los Quetzales Lodge (B)

DAY 6: Birding in the Highlands

Breakfast. This tour offers the opportunity to admire a great variety of the highlands bird species. This is a half day tour. Pick up early at 6:00AM by our guide that will take you to one of the trails around the Baru Volcano slopes or private reserves for a superb bird watching adventure. Search the surrounding areas for birds such as the Large-footed Finches, Peg-billed Finches, Black-cheeked Warblers, Long-tailed Silky Flycatchers, Zeledonias and Silvery-fronted Tapaculo. Optional birding to Caldera or Cerro Punta. Includes: Transportation and bird specialist guide.
Overnight accommodations at Los Quetzales Lodge (B)

DAY 7: Flight from David to Panama City

Breakfast. Today you will be transferred from Cerro Punta to David airport for your flight. You will have a flight from David City to Panama City. This flight takes one hour approximately. Each passenger is entitled to carry 25 pounds of luggage (12 Kilos) baggage on flights from David to Panama City. If you want to take more luggage you will have to pay a penalty of one dollar for each additional pound. Once you arrive you will be transferred to your hotel in Panama City.
Overnight accommodations at: Doubletree by Hilton (B)

DAY 8: Depart Panama City

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the Tocumen International Airport for your outbound flight. They will arrive to the airport approximately 2 hours before their departure time.
Note: guests will be picked up 3 hours before flight time.

RATE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $1,560.00

INCLUDED:

Private transfers between airport and hotel. Seven nights hotel and lodge accommodations as indicated in itinerary based on double occupancy. Tour as indicated in itinerary.. Daily breakfast. Hotels and government taxes. Information kit.

NOT INCLUDED:

International air between USA and Panama City. Quoted separately on request. Meals and beverages not mentioned in the program. Optional tours or ground services not specified in the itinerary. Tips to tour guides & drivers. Expenses of personal nature.

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