A 10-day, two-centre wildlife holiday offering the wonderful opportunity to encounter the spectacular reptiles and amphibians of Panama's rainforests with the expert guidance from world renowned herpetologist Dr Stephen Mullin whilst staying at the famous Canopy Tower and Lodge.
All food is included in the tour cost.
Four nights at the Canopy Tower which is a converted former radar and look out tower and 4 at the nearby Canopy Lodge.
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Of the countless animals you may encounter in a tropical rainforest, amphibians and reptiles really are a prized find. Showy lizards to leaf-like frogs, shy turtles to pencil-thin snakes, this group of animals is truly fascinating. In the lowlands and foothills of Central Panama, dozens of species of frogs, lizards, snakes and other herpetofauna exhibit a dazzling array of life-history traits as they adapt to a wide variety of habitats. Many species are most active at night, when the forest becomes alive with the calls of frogs, toads and other nocturnal creatures. Their unique behaviors and attractive coloration are spectacular.
For this exciting 8-night tour, herpetologist Dr. Stephen Mullin will join the bilingual naturalist guides at the Canopy Tower and lead the search for these wonderful creatures. Steve is the Chair of the Department of Biology at Stephen F. Austin State University and Editor of Herpetologica, an international scientific journal specializing in reptiles and amphibians. He has been involved in herpetology surveys in tropical America, and is the lead instructor for a field herpetology workshop hosted at the Southwest Research Station in Arizona so we really will be in expert hands.
With Steve and Canopy Family’s naturalist guides this will be an unforgettable and unique tour in search of an array of special Panamanian reptiles and amphibians! We will visit some of our premier areas for wildlife watching during the day, and conclude several days with night walks, when many of these animals are very active. Steve brings his knowledge and expertise to this exciting program on our daily walks, and will deliver informative presentations regarding the natural history, ecology and conservation of tropical reptiles and amphibians.
By maximizing our opportunities for exploration, we will no doubt find many interesting representatives of these two groups of animals! There are also ample opportunities to enjoy the birds, mammals, invertebrates, and plant life of the rainforests!