Eco tour Panama, an amazing activity to do while traveling in Panama! Due to its unique geographical location, Panama is the hub of the Americas; a natural land bridge that connects the two continents of North and South America. Panama is home to many South American species as well as North and Central American wildlife.
In Panama, more than 10,000 varieties of plants, 1,500 species of trees, and almost 1,000 species of birds have been counted. This is more than can be found in North America and Europe combined, and it includes some of the rarest species on Earth. There are also 220 species of mammals and 354 reptiles and amphibians that may be spotted on an eco tour Panama.
Panama also has hundreds of islands and miles of protected coral reef, which shelter a wide diversity of marine life. Panama is home to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, where scientists from all over the world study Panama’s unique ecological heritage that can be visited by travelers on an eco tour Panama.
It is a fact that Panama enjoys the most diverse wildlife of all Central American countries and has the largest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere outside the Amazon Basin. After being heavily deforested in the 19th and 20th centuries, today conservation and protection of natural resources is taken seriously in order to ensure Panama’s sustainability and the possibility to offer all tourists an amazing eco tour Panama. Almost 29% of Panama’s territory is protected area such as national parks, wildlife refuges and forest reserves.
Three of the country’s national parks have been declared world heritage sites by the UNESCO: La Amistad National Park, Coiba Island National Park and Darien National Park. Other natural highlights not to be missed on an eco tour Panama include the Quetzal Trail in the highlands of the Chiriqui Province, a boat tour on Lake Gatun, bird watching on Pipeline Road or a hike in the lesser known national parks of Cerro Hoya on the Azuero Peninsula or El Copé.
An eco tour Panama is full of amazing surprises: dense rain forests, mystical cloud forests, exotic animals, and colorful birds. An unforgettable experience full of natural beauty!
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