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Canopy Camp

Panamá / Darién
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Wake up to birdsong and tropical adventure from your custom-designed tent, set in one of Panama's least-explored provinces.

Captivating and serene in equal measure, the vast Darién Province is one of Panama's least-inhabited areas. Darién National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, and is surrounded by rainforest that's teeming with life, as well as beaches and winding rivers.

There is simply no better location from which to revel in the sights and sounds of the beautiful birds that live here, from white-headed wrens to barred puffbirds, than Canopy Camp, specifically designed to promote local conservation and ecotourism.  Experience an immersive 7-day tour in the heart of this blissfully unexplored region, surrounded by native cuipo trees and steeped in natural wildlife.

You'll be living in eco-friendly comfort, in a custom-designed African-style safari tent made from materials perfectly developed to endure the tropical climate.  

Each tent is pitched on a raised platform that acts as a stunning observation deck as the birds spring into life at sunrise every morning. Choose from a standard suite tent, complete with teak wood flooring and plenty of natural light, or a deluxe two-room tent at a spacious 249 square feet.

You'll have access to a private bathroom outside your tent, complete with flushing toilets and a piping hot shower, while a covered platform allows you to relax in the afternoon shade, all the delights of the rainforest in easy view.

In the Canopy Camp's open air dining room, all meals are served family style and offer a wide range of Panamanian and international cuisine. Wine is complimentary with dinner, and of course there is always dessert!

There will be plenty of opportunities to head off in Canopy Camp's modified Birdmobiles during your stay, so you can really get under the skin of this amazing part of the world and meet some of its fascinating inhabitants. Though your location is far from Panama's traditional tourist hotspots, you'll also have the chance to visit some of the local towns and attractions, travelling along the winding Chucunaque and Tuira rivers in a canoe known as a piragua.

Of course, the surrounding forests are full of life and activity, and a walk with one of your many knowledgeable guides will reveal even more of their wonders as you say hello to the numerous colourful frogs, birds and mammals you'll meet along your luxuriant, plant-strewn way.

Set up your camera on the observation deck, head off on a hiking trail, or why not treat yourself to an invigorating horseback tour of Darién? Of course, if you'd rather curl up in the company of a good book from the comfort of your tent from time to time, cocooned in all the soothing sounds of the forest, we wouldn't blame you!

However you choose to spend your time, at the end of each day all that's left to do is bid a return goodnight to the hooting owls and the calming chorus of frogs, as you settle down to dream about the amazing adventures you're going to indulge in tomorrow!

Things to note

Canopy Camp is a no smoking environment but there is one smoking area near the main hall. Children under 13 are not permitted to stay.

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The basics

Region: Darién
Cost (from): £1545 per person (7-night package)
Sleeps: 2-3 per tent
Bedrooms: 1 per tent
Bathrooms: 1 per tent
Minimum stay: 1 week
Property ref: 711

Facilities

Standard Suite Tents sleep 2, twin/queen beds, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, shower, toilet, 2 tables, floor fan, overhead light, storage space, large openable windows, observations deck.  

Deluxe Suite Tents are as above but sleep up to 3 and include an extra room for an extra bed or added storage space.

Local activities

Birdwatching, wildlife spotting, hiking, nature walks.

At a glance

  • An eco-friendly conservation and ecotourism camp, consisting of eight custom-made tents, located in Panama's remote Darién Province. Ideal for birdwatchers and those who want to truly immerse themselves in nature and wildlife.
  • Due to its remote location and long travelling time, Canopy Camp consists of a set seven-day tour, with airport transfers and transportation provided.
  • Each tent features private bathroom facilities with flushing toilets, and is built on a raised platform that acts as an observation deck - don't forget your camera!
  • You will have the opportunity to visit some of Panama's most beautiful birding locations, as well as touring local towns and attractions. The tour is all-inclusive and is fully guided, all walks are included and led by bilingual naturalist guides.
  • Hiking trails and horseback tours can also be arranged.
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