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From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

4.4 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: Panamazing

From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Panamazing
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From US$ 165 per person

Likely to sell out

Take a 5-hour tour to learn about the rainforest. Ride an aerial tram, get up close with nature & enjoy a boat trip through the Panama Canal Lake.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Get a unique view of the rainforest from an aerial tram ride with your naturalist guide
  • Navigate the Gatun Lake on a boat to observe the flora and fauna of Panama
  • Visit a butterfly farm, an orchids center, a frog pond & a sloth sanctuary
  • Gain an insight into the fascinating ecology and history of the region
Full description

Explore the Panamanian rain forest while gliding smoothly through treetops on an aerial tram. Learn the jungle's most interesting facts from a naturalist guide. Watch colorful birds flying around you. 

Take a boat ride through the Panama Canal, observing marine life. End your tour with a delicious lunch. Board a tram bound for a 280-feet peak surrounded by leafy jungle. While going up to the observation tower, enjoy fabulous views of the Chagres River, the Embera indigenous community, and much of the Soberania National Park. Gamboa is home to many natural labs including a butterfly farm, an orchids center, and a frog pond. See around 20 species of butterflies native to Panama at the Butterfly House.

Get up close to the sloths at the Sloth Sanctuary. This sanctuary hosts a rehabilitation and training program for injured, sick, and orphaned sloths. Enjoy a scenic boat tour along the Panama Canal's waterways. Observe the fascinating tropical wildlife of Gatun Lake and the surrounding forest. Get a chance to spot crocodiles, caimans, sloths, monkeys, and a host of birds with the help of your guide.

Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Entrance to Gamboa Reserve
  • Lunch
  • 1 soft drink with lunch
  • Taxes
  • Disposable mask
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People afraid of heights

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Visitors might get wet during the activity, especially in the rainy season
  • Raincoats will be provided if needed
  • It is recommended to carry a change of clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.1/5

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We were picked up by a bus from the Hotel Dreams Playa Bonita and looked after optimally throughout the day, very well informed and driven safely (an adventurous trip Panama-style). We got many impressions and were pointed out to animals in the trees. The driver stopped for this and we were allowed to get out to watch and film the animals. A small boat took us across the Panama Canal towards Gatun Lake to see the monkeys and birds. On the way back we even saw a big crocodile in front of the camera. A visit to the sloths, butterflies and orchids is also included and worth seeing. The highlight is of course the gondola ride with a German audio guide in and over the rainforest - exciting, impressive and just beautiful. The food at the hotel was a buffet with all the goodies you can imagine. All in all a great tour worth seeing that you absolutely have to take part in.

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January 23, 2023

The excursion can be very recommended, never felt rushed, our guide Elida was informative, helpful and attentive (thank you Elida), outside buffet lunch overlooking the canal the perfect culmination of a perfect day. The sloth sanctuary, well that was meh...but the butterflies were beautiful and the tiny frogs a sight to behold - If you take this trip to see the canal, its vegetation, islands and monkey population, you will not be disappointed. Lunch and view from the observation tower provide the perfect vistas.

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January 13, 2023

As a solo traveler, this excursion was everything and MORE. Our guide and driver were very attentive to each passengers need and questions. A 5 hours excursion that felt like different trips in one. Guide made sure to speak in both Spanish and English to accommodate to everyone. We were able to do everything written in the description and got a little tour/history lessons about the country as we drove through the city to the city. Thank you Nefi and Manuel of Panamazing for a wonderful time and for loving what you do.

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November 12, 2022

Product ID: 392000