Jewels of Panama

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 Tour Dates: June 3rd. / June 14th. 2022
11 Nights & 12 Days
Group Size: 6

*Max number of tour participants is 6, this clearly distinguishes the tour from other providers!

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Please get in touch if you would like to join me in Panama, Private tours available!

 

The republic of Panama, located on the Isthmus of Panama, is the narrow bridge of land that connects North and South America. Embracing the isthmus and more than 1,600 islands off its Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the tropical nation is renowned as the site of the Panama Canal, which cuts through its midsection. It is equally well known for its natural beauty, for its diverse plant and animal life, including hundreds of bird and tree species, and for its vibrant music and culture.

The home of several Native American peoples, such as the Guaymí, Kuna, and Chocó, Panama became the first Spanish colony on the Pacific. Celebrated as ”the door to the seas and key to the universe” it served in the 1530s as the staging point for the Spanish conquest of the Incan empire, and until the 19th century it was a transshipment point for gold and silver destined for Spain. With the independence of Colombia, which once controlled Panama, the country came to serve as another staging point, this time for oceangoing migrants to the gold fields of California.

Since 1914 the 51-mile-long (82 km) Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, has afforded a long-sought shortcut for shipping, and assures the country’s standing as one of the most strategic transportation hubs of the world. The canal also secures Panama’s ongoing role in international affairs and world commerce. The United States relinquished jurisdiction of the Panama Canal on December 31, 1999, marking an unprecedented shift in Panamanian society. For the first time in nearly a century as an independent nation, Panama controlled the entirety of its national territory.

Panama enjoys a lively mix of cultural influences, expressed in the country’s cuisine, artwork, music, and literature. Its capital Panama City is located on the Pacific coast just east of the canal. A cosmopolitan city where skyscrapers tower above whitewashed bungalows, it enjoys a handsome setting and growing importance as a commercial and financial services center for the region. However, its economic progress has been hampered periodically by environmental problems and political turmoil.

In a nutshell:

We will be visiting a quality network of lodges, owned, and run by the Arias Family which has been in the hospitality business for over 20 years.

At every lodge, we will focus on the local target species, primarily birds, but there will be plenty of opps to get a mammal or frog in front of our lens.

We are planning on taking you around the lodge once or twice a day, always to different spots to maximize the chances of getting new species and in good perches under soft light.

There will be times when you can take advantage of the lodge feeders, whereas other times we go “bird hunting” and that’s when it can turn more rewarding as you could end up photographing a hard-to-find species.

We start the day after sunrise to take advantage of the soft light and bird activity.

For lunch, we enjoy freshly made, nutritious and delicious meals accompanied by a cold beer or fruit juice. Then there’s a nap time or just a time for yourself around midday when the heat is on. We go out in the afternoon as the day cools off.

Then, after sunset, we gather to make our day-list and to enjoy a snack before dinner.

Take your photographic level to the next step while you take awesome images in the rainforests of Panama!

You will love Panama and it’s wildlife guaranteed!