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Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

Pipeline Road, Gamboa, Gamboa, Panama
507-6588-0697
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As featured in 3 days in Panama City
Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Gamboa
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center is the main project of the Fundación Avifauna Eugene Eisenmann, non-profit environmental organization for the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Torrington,Ct.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

was the perfect vacation, panama is very niece at that time of the year. side tips where very well planed.

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ontario
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

To truly make Discovery Centre worthwhile you should be there by 6am. In fact the price drops from $30 down to $10 if you get there after 10am. It's about a 40 min ride from Panama City, just passed the town of Gambo on the Pipeline Road. The center offers about 2Km of very comfortable walking trails as well as... More

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Sumner, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

There's nothing real exciting about this, definitely not worth paying for. Mostly items/animals that you see at any pet store.

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Altadena, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This was such a great place to visit. We went in the morning and saw (and heard) so many Howler Monkeys! Also saw an Agouti, a Coatimundi, a crocodile and Sloths. Plus so many birds, included a yellow beaked Toucan! The hummingbird area was full of hummingbirds flying in & drinking from the feeders. Then there is a tall tower... More

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North Carolina
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303 reviews 303 reviews
24 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I highly recommend a visit here. This is a well maintained and exceptionally well operated facility which offers great birding and animal viewing opportunities.

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chelsea qc
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Although the entrance fee is $30 per person for those who want to visit the Discovery Centre as early as 6 am. it is a delight to see so many hummingbirds at the feeders. There are also many trails to hike on. We took the trail down to the lake and enjoyed seeing many birds on the water and flying.... More

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Panama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The Rainforest Discovery Center has 2 or 3 different trails and a canopy tower that permits a bird's eye view of the forests surrounding Gamboa. I took my 74-year-old mother and 5-year-old nephew and we had a wonderful time exploring the trails and tower. The start of your jungle trek begins at the visitor's center, where several hummingbird feeders are... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

If you're a bird watcher this is the place for you. The PRDC is an inexpensive facility that offers various trails and a canopy tower to observe birds and other wildlife. My wife and I were not disappointed with the variety and amount of birds we were able to view, especially the abundance of humming birds. Time and money here... More

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Bellevue WA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

January 9 - a Panamanian Holiday so no need to get to work on time, instead I arrived at about 6:30 at the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center. Even though I had previously checked out the entrance location, I did miss the turn in the dark at first. The woman at the checkin/gift shop was pleasant and encouraging; telling me there... More

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San Carlos, Panama
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I have visited the Center many times since 2008 and was saddened to find it in a deplorable state of disrepair. There were no guides, no scopes---only an apathetic employee collecting the entrance fee of $30.00, and a young man on a 4 wheeler, presumably keeping out intruders. The trails were dangerous with loose, rotten, and missing planks, and the... More

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