From Panama City: Monkey Island and Sloth Sanctuary Tour

4.7 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Monkey Adventures Panama

From Panama City: Monkey Island and Sloth Sanctuary Tour

Activity provider: Monkey Adventures Panama

From US$ 155 per person

Escape to Soberania National Park and visit Monkey Island. Take a boat trip through the Panama Canal to visit the Sloth Sanctuary and the Butterfly House. Learn about the conservation efforts taken to protect these species.

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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Watch different species of monkeys in their natural habitat
  • Observes sloths closely and learn more about these interesting animals
  • Visit the Butterfly House and see local species
  • During your boat ride discover other animals in the rainforest
Full description
After a pickup from your hotel, head to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort in the Soberania National Park. From here board a boat and sail on Gatun Lake next to the huge ships that cross the Panama Canal. Admire the fauna and vegetation of the tropical forest, as well as Monkey Island where you have the chance to see white-faced capuchin monkeys and howler monkeys in their natural habitat. Continue on to the Sloth Sanctuary to observe three-toed and two-toed sloths that have been rescued. Learn about the life and habits of the sloths, as well as the efforts for the conservation of the species through the volunteers and specialized guides. From the Sloth Sanctuary, move on to the Butterfly House where you can see the butterflies that live in the rainforest such as the colorful Blue Morpho Butterfly. You will also visit the orchid and frog exhibitions to discover more about the species that live in the rainforest.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat trip on Gatun Lake to visit Monkey Island
  • Entrance to Gamboa Sloth Sanctuary and Butterfly House
  • Bottled water
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    4.7 /5

    based on 7 reviews

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    The tour was really good fun. Our tour guide, Juan was so knowledgeable and had lots to show and tell us. We saw many monkeys and had a very close encounter with them. Everything was just brilliant! Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Panama.

    February 4, 2022

    Juan was amazing. Super knowledgeable about everything we asked, and patient with our two little kids needing bathrooms and melting down! He made the tour easy and enjoyable, thank you so much!

    May 20, 2022

    I would highly recommend this tour. Our guide, whose name I unfortunately forgot, was wonderful. We saw crocodiles, toucans, monkeys and of course the sloths at the sanctuary. Time and money well spent!

    May 15, 2022

    Product ID: 348586