3-Day, 2-Night Sea Turtle Nesting Expedition

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Witness Sea Turtles Laying Their Eggs on Isla Cañas

Escape the noisy city for this three-days, two-night tour to travel to the remote beaches of Isla Cañas, where we set out to look for sea turtles returning to the beach where they were born to lay their eggs.

Located 350 km from Panama City, Isla Cañas is one of the most famous beaches in the world where sea turtles come to lay their eggs. This 13km-long beach is untouched by humans and as a result as many as 80 sea turtles come to lay their eggs each night from July to November.

Five out of the seven worldwide species of sea turtles come to Panama to lay their eggs each year, four of which are critically endangered. During this remote eco-tour, you witness turtles laying their eggs in a very remote setting while learning about local conservational efforts to save these delicate species.

Note: This is a tour to a very remote region not yet touched or developed for tourism. In order to be close to the turtle nesting areas, we will be staying is very rustic accommodations with no electricity and basic comforts. There are solar panels for basic things like charging phones and light bulbs, but there is no air conditioning, televisions, or Wi-Fi. If you do not wish to go without these things, please check out our other tours!

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation from Panama City – Isla Cañas – Panama City
  • Boat ride from Tonosí to Isla Cañas and back
  • 2 nights in Pachamama Eco Lodge (double occupancy)
  • All meals (3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts); please specify if you have a special diet
  • Bottled water
  • Two nights of turtle watching in a horse-drawn cart
  • Paddle board and kayak usage
  • Bilingual guide
  • Tour equipment (headlamps, rain ponchos, etc.)
  • Government taxes (ITBMS)

Exclusions

  • Drinks (beers, juices, etc.)
  • Water sports (wakeboard and surfing)
  • Sunblock and insect repellent

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