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Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

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Address: Pipeline Road, Gamboa, Gamboa, Panama
Phone Number: 507-6588-0697
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center is the main project of the...
The Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center is the main project of the Fundación Avifauna Eugene Eisenmann, non-profit environmental organization for the conservation of birds in Panama. Our objective is to protect the tropical rainforest throught sustainable tourism.We offer bird feeders, a 32 meters observation tower, 2 kilometers of trails, gift sotre and educational programs for students.Most of the staff of the Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center are from neighbouring communities. They are incorporated into the center after going through a training and selection program.
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very good tour

Guide was very knowledgeable. Also, stopped at Orchid Farm, Butterfly museum and Frog museum. Very interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Ohio USA
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Ohio USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Guide was very knowledgeable. Also, stopped at Orchid Farm, Butterfly museum and Frog museum. Very interesting.

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Busby. Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

First time in 60 years I've been in a rainforest and well worth the long trip from the UK just to have been there. Amazing place with the feeling of an untamed area which has had no human interference other than to make life a bit easier to walk around and to appreciate the animals and bird life. The 100... More 

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Vancouver Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had a reservation at 6am (which I don't think we needed). We waited at the gate until 6:30am. Unfortunately we drove to the end and waited till 7:30 before anyone else arrived. They informed us we had to go back to the front to get a ticket. When it was all said and done it was around 8am before... More 

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Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Know that it's going to cost you a lot to get here: the taxi will charge you quite a bit (so you might consider renting a car) even if you do bargain. I'd recommend getting there as early as possible, but don't plan on spending more than 4 hours there unless you're really, really slow-moving. I really enjoyed the approach... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Nothing to dislike! Peaceful apart from the Howler monkey cries! Birds,butterlies and small mammals seen on our walk. The river lookout is a restful stop. The tower taken slowly is awesome! Take your time......

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Jasper, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were on the Caravan Panama Tour. We had the opportunity to see the rainforest frogs in their own environment, as well as see a beautiful exhibit of orchids. We then went into the butterfly room. It was huge and there were hundreds of beautiful butterflies everywhere. It was a well planned display.

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The orchids were so beautiful and our guide Alexis very informative. The butterfly enclosure was equally enjoyable and at the frog pond we saw two very tiny yet brilliant red frogs!

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San Fernando, Chile
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Bring a lunch, water and spend the day. Don't forget bug spray. You are bound to see some nice wildlife.

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Dallas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Center's website says reservations are necessary for visits form Mon through Thurs, but we visited on Mon without a reservation. We were on a cruise and took a taxi from Colon. After negotiating with several taxi drivers, I found one who would take and bring back four of us for $100. It took about an hour to get to... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

we picked a PAnama family vacation as it had convenient flights, decent hotels and restaurants and of course the famous Panama Canal but who would imigned the incredible diversity of a rain forest-go and learn-good esperience

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