Panama Tailor-made Holidays

a promised land of indigenous culture and pristine nature, with long Pacific and Atlantic coastlines


Occupying the last section of the Central American isthmus before South America, Panama benefits from considerable species overlap resulting in impressive biodiversity.

Although best known for the Canal, Panama possesses an astonishing array of natural, historical and cultural riches: extensive Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, exuberant coral reefs, castaway islands and deserted beaches, semi-autonomous Amerindian tribes, Spanish colonial architecture and rainforests teeming with a wealth of flora and fauna such as cannot be seen anywhere else in Central America.

Panama’s volcanic mountains, coastal plains, virgin rainforests, cloud forests and dry tropical forests are home to myriad plant species, including some 1200 native orchids and an enviable amount of wildlife. A birdwatcher’s paradise, Panama boasts around 1000 species including harpy eagle, resplendent quetzal, five macaw species and 52 hummingbirds. Its fauna includes bush dog, jaguar, puma, two- and three-toed sloth, 350 species of bat, five species of monkey, and specific island-endemic poison dart frogs – pure evolution in action.

In short, Panama has it all – a promised land of exceptional cultural and natural history, additionally benefiting from a small number of visitors.

Panama Wildlife Holiday Ideas

# Group Tour

Panama Canal Centennial Tour

Experience the natural and cultural attractions which together make Panama such ...
# Wildlife Cruise

Panama: Journey between the seas

An intimate exploration of the Panama Canal, the Darien jungle, the Pearl Island...
# Family Holiday

A Gentle Family Journey Through Beautiful Panama

A marvellously varied itinerary for families of all ages...
# Tailor-Made Tour

The Wildlife Highlights of Costa Rica and Panama

Venture overland from Costa Rica to Panama visiting the best wildlife lodges...
# Tailor-Made Tour

The Wonderful Wildlife Highlights Of Panama

A perfect itinerary for nature lovers wishing to experience the natural wonders ...
# Tailor-Made Tour

Panama’s Fabulous Forests and Coral Reefs

Experience three of Panama’s habitat highlights on this excellent value tailor...
# Tailor-Made Tour

Romantic Panama In Considerable Comfort and Style

Explore the wildlife of the Panama Canal Zone’s lush rainforests and visits bo...
# Tailor-Made Tour

Wild Panama Off The Beaten Track

An actively adventurous tour designed for intrepid travellers eager to experienc...

Featured Accommodation

Discovery Catamaran

The Discovery is a comfortable live aboard catamaran with spacious cabins and co...

El Otro Lado

El Otro Lado is a romantic small boutique retreat set in lush tropical forest on...

Las Clementinas

Boutique hotel located on the northern edge of Panama City’s historic UNESCO W...

Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge

Set in 200 acres of tropical rainforest and mangroves within the Bocas del Toro ...

Hotel Finca Lerida

Set on the foothills of the Baru Volcano in western Panama...

Canopy Tower

A birdwatcher’s idyll, the tower resides in semi-deciduous rainforest in the h...

Destination Map

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Panama: 8.664117, -80.068359

Best Time To Visit Panama

Panama lies below the hurricane belt and has not experienced appreciable volcanic activity since Baru erupted over 600 years ago. The tropical climate is divided between the wetter ‘winter’ season (mid-April to December) and the drier ‘summer’ (mid-December to mid-April), although generally it is wetter on the Caribbean side. Temperatures remain fairly constant throughout the year, averaging 80F/27C in the humid lowlands, but becoming increasingly cooler and less humid as one gains altitude.

Travel Info

Flight Time
14 Hours plus stops

Time Zone
GMT -5

Best Visited
December to April

Language Spoken

3.57 million

Area Specialist

John Melton

If you have any questions regarding travel to Panama please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

I would like to thank you for putting together such an excellent trip and to highlight a few items. The service provided in country was first class. All drivers were on time and went beyond the call of duty to be of service. I have never been on holiday where the standard of bird guiding has been so good.

Mr RH - Bath