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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
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The Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center is the main project of the Fundación...

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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Tower and hummingbird feeders

If you are a birder, be sure to call and reserve a 6am entry time. This is an education and conservation-oriented non profit. It is well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
dmckay3
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are a birder, be sure to call and reserve a 6am entry time. This is an education and conservation-oriented non profit. It is well worth a visit.

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came around 8:40am and overall thought the entry was overpriced for what they offer. There are some pleasant short trails and a nice observation tower to take in the view at various levels. But the area is small. The birdwatching was not as good as we were expecting. Payment is cash only and there is a small shop with... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really good way to see the local monkeys and birding. OK its a bit manufactured when the guides draw up and throw grapes on the deck to attract the monkeys. But hey we saw and enjoyed them!

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Leeds
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place, we went twice to the oil pipeline road and saw so many amazing birds ourselves without needing bird guides and we also saw other wildlife such as ant eater. The tower was closed the first time we went, so we went back at the end of our trip so we could go up it. 30 dollars... More 

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 3 days ago, on 7 January 2016, and nearly all was closed for repairs. We couldn't go to the visitors centre, the hummingbirds, or the main loop track. They didn't tell us this until AFTER we had paid the US$20 per person entry fee. There were a couple of hummingbird feeders just off the main road, but the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on New years day so there was no one at the desk and no fees to pay. We went later in the day when it started to cool off and there was a solid canopy that kept the Pipeline Road trail cool. We got really lucky - starting our hike with a family (about 20) of Howler monkeys... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I'm afraid the title is the only positive. It consists of a bit of a walk not really much to see (unfortunately I feel because I've been to Costa Rica)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Go early morning. We saw toucan, humming birds, parrots, deer, howler monkeys, and lots of other animals I can't remember the local names of.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We were the only ones there -- had the place to ourselves. The lady at the front gate was super friendly and was able to spot howling monkeys a mile away! I was very impressed. Quite a serene place.

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Orange Park, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We arrived in the morning with the staff, before the sun had come up. It is an easy walk to the platform. The climb to the top may be a problem for people who struggle with climbing stairs. We sat on the platform for two hours watching as various birds moved through the jungle tops past the platform. Thirty dollars... More 

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