Panamá Oeste Birdwatching

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From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

1. From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

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.

Monkey Island and Indian Village Tour

2. Monkey Island and Indian Village Tour

Leave the city behind in the morning and head to the Chagres River where you will board a boat for a 2-hour tour of Lake Gatun (once the largest manmade lake in the world) and the Panama Canal. Explore the ins and outs of the nearby bays, search for wildlife, and visit the famous Monkey Island, home of the amazing white-faced monkeys. Also, keep an eye out for turtles, crocodiles, caiman, tons of bird life, and all kinds of other surprises. Return towards Gamboa, pass the dock, and head upstream to the Indian village. Unlike most Indian village tours, this one is authentic. Learn about the local culture, history, and crafts. Then, hike along a short trail to see the plants that grow in this area and how the locals use them (practical, artist, or medical uses) and see dance that is part of their custom. After visiting the village, return to Panama City and stop along the way for lunch and arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.

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What people are saying about Panamá Oeste

This was the best excursion I have ever done. Our guide, Olivier was by far the best guide I’ve ever had on any trip. He was so friendly, knowledgeable and made the whole trip even more incredible, a true professional and I could not recommend his tour enough! The tour was packed with so many fun adventures, including the canal boat tour, sloth sanctuary, cable car through the Gamboa rainforest just to name a few highlights. We saw monkeys, crocodiles, sloths, bats, butterflies and more. A truly unforgettable day. If you’re thinking to do just one thing in Panama, make sure it’s this!

It's worth every penny! this was like doing 5 different tours in one! we were a little sad we didn't get to visit the Embera village like some of the reviews say but everything we did was AMAZING! The food for lunch was absolutely delicious and the views were breathtaking! my fiance and my mother joined me both of which get pretty sea sick and both enjoyed themselves, no motion sickness! super smooth boat ride. 10/10 recommend this tour! unforgettable!

Christian picked us up promptly and took us to the park, pointing out items of interest along the way. The weather was great the entire hike. Unfortunately, we didn’t see too many animals or birds along the way. But, the park was beautiful, the conversation was interesting and entertaining, and the hike was enjoyable. We highly recommend the expert for future travelers.

This was a wonderful tour its a pity that some of the guests on the boat trip decided that they would feed the monkeys (thus disturbing their natural habitat and making them reliant on human source food). The guide and driver were excellent and we enjoyed the trip.

Gonzo was a great guide, his knowledge of plants on our nature walk was very valuable. We got to see 3 types of monkeys up close. It was wonderful!