Panamá Oeste Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Panamá Oeste Nature & adventure

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.

From Panama City: Rainforest Zipline Adventure

3. From Panama City: Rainforest Zipline Adventure

Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling zipline adventure through the Panamanian rainforest. After getting picked up from your hotel in Panama City, head to Gatun Lake for your ziplining adventure. Discover different ziplines across a 2-kilometer route that offers spectacular views of the rainforest and maximum safety and security.

From Panama: Gamboa Zip Line Experience

4. From Panama: Gamboa Zip Line Experience

Head to the Gamboa community for this exciting zip line experience. Elevate to the top of trees through a series of cables and get an unbeatably clear view of the rain forest’s greenery and landscapes as you make your way through 10 zip line platforms. To start, get picked up from Panama City before taking an approximately 1-hour drive to Gamboa. Meet the zip line instructor and get a basic zip lining lesson before starting your adventure. Completing the 10 zip line platforms takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. After enjoying your time in the rain forest, get dropped back off in Panama.

From Panama City: El Valle de Anton Private Full-Day Tour

5. From Panama City: El Valle de Anton Private Full-Day Tour

Embark on multi-stop private guided trip from Panama City to El Valle de Anton (Anton’s Valley) with a combination of plenty of activities. Trek to El Macho, explore a local zoo, visit La Casa de Lourdes, swim at the hot spring, and discover a local artisan market. El Valle de Anton is a cool-climate valley lying on the largest dormant volcano in Central America, located 1.5 hours from the city of Panama. You’ll start your trip with a private transfer via an air-conditioned vehicle from your address in the city. Visit La Pintada, a pre-Colombian mysterious petroglyph, then join a guided trek and climb to El Macho, a picture-perfect natural waterfall. There, you can enjoy time swimming in the pond and ziplining. Interact with more wildlife at the Nispero Zoo and Botanical Gardens, home of the rare “golden frog” and exotic birds. La Casa de Lourdes is up next; here, you can enjoy the garden views and outstanding food options. During the trip, you'll also get to visit Butterfly Haven and enjoy bathing in hot springs. Round-off your tour by visiting an artisan market where attractive Indian crafts are noticeably cheaper than in the city.

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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.

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!

The guides were courteous, friendly and well experienced. The lines were awesome.