Darien National Park

Why visit Darien National Park

  • A pioneering region of endless rainforest, winding rivers and indigenous people
  • The largest national park in Central America, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a World Biosphere Reserve
  • Prolific birdlife including toucan, scarlet macaw and the extremely rare harpy eagle
  • Trek through pristine, mountainous, jungle landscape
  • Rich marine life with dolphin, humpback whales and world class deep sea fishing

Specialist must do

Our Panama specialist John has trekked a section of the Darien Gap from Colombia, before overnighting in the jungle. It is not for the faint hearted and creature comforts must be sacrificed, but there are few places left on earth offering such a truly pioneering adventure amidst an immensely beautiful landscape.

A little more about Darien National Park

This eastern region of Panama is the least populated and wildest part of the country and probably best known for the fabled and infamous Darien Gap, a 63-mile-long stretch of land which divides the otherwise longest stretch of driveable road between Alaska and Argentina. Included as part of a longer trip to the country, a few days exploring the remote jungles of this region can be hugely rewarding and a wonderful adventure. As well as being rich in birdlife, some of the most unique and rare plant species can be found here as well as wildlife including jaguar, anteater, sloth, howler and spider monkey.

Aside from the vast jungles, the Darien province also has a picturesque coastline hugging the Pacific Ocean which is known as one of the best deep-sea fishing destinations in the world.

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