Darién National Park is a world heritage site in Panama. It is about 325 kilometers from Panama City, and is the most extensive of all national parks of Panama and is one of the most important world heritage sites in Central America.
The Darién National Park is a natural bridge spanning the two Americas. The park is home to 169 mammals and 530 bird species including jaguar, giant anteater, tapir, capybara, 5 species of macaws and of course, one of the best places to see on of the largest raptor in the world Harpy eagle.
No trip to Panamá is complete without a visit to Pipeline Road. It is considered by many to be one of the best birding locations in all of Central America if not the world. It's possible to see 300 species in a single day. A world record 450 species were seen there in a 24-hour period. Located in Soberanía National Park, this dirt road offers some seriously excellent birding along a 17 km stretch that passes through mature tropical forest and patches of secondary forest. Beyond the great birds, the birding itself is about as comfortable as it gets for lowland tropical birding with a clean, wide, flat, dirt road that is closed to vehicle traffic with a closed canopy over most the road. This combination yields easy walking, not too much sun, great views into the understory, and most importantly the forest is right there, making it easy to see so many species.
Cost sharing trip. Expected cost of 1500$ per person for the whole trip ex Panama City Airport.