With an early wakeup call we hit the road to the only cut in the Panamerican Highway, known as the Darien Gap. From the town of Yaviza we board our panga boat to the town of El Real. A quick ride in the back of a 4x4 brings us to our trailhead for the journey into Darien National Park, our destination the Pirre Station also known as Rancho Frio. Our access is on foot or by horseback. Here we will set up camp (tents) for the next two nights.
The forest at Pirre Station is primary and overflowing with plant and animal species. The birding here is particularly good. The list of species is long, but some of the best include white-fronted nunbirds, crimson-bellied woodpeckers, royal flycatchers, crested guan, laughing falcons, and scarlet-bowed tanagers. Mammals include howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-faced capuchins, Geoffroy’s tamarins, and sloths.
Included: Services of Certified Interpretive & Naturalist Guide, Transportation, Camping Equipment & Bedding, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 3 Days & 2 Nights