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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Aerial Tram Tour

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Address: Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Get the forest’s different perspective, take a close look from above! You...
Get the forest’s different perspective, take a close look from above! You can be eye to eye with the birds and animals of the rainforest while sitting comfortably in the seat of our Swiss-engineered aerial tram system. Gliding smoothly through the tree tops, you will experience firsthand the sounds and peace of the deep tropical rainforest. One of the Gamboa’s tour guides will accompany you to describe the flora and fauna that you will see. The 1.2-kilometer ride culminates at a hill top where you have the opportunity to visit the Observation Tower. After walking up the spiral ramp, you will discover a panoramic view of the Chagres River, Panama Canal, Embera Indigenous Village, and the Town of Gamboa. All surrounded by lush mountainous rainforest. Recommendations: comfortable clothes, binoculars, water. Departure times: from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays for maintenance
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Wish we could do it again

This was a highlight of a Costa Rica and Panama Canal tour, and there were many highlights on that tour. The tram makes frequent stops - every time a car loads or unloads at top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Richardson, Texas
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Richardson, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight of a Costa Rica and Panama Canal tour, and there were many highlights on that tour. The tram makes frequent stops - every time a car loads or unloads at top or bottom. That is great because it gives you more time to try to spot things. Only five passengers permitted per car plus a park... More 

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Divernon, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We did the Gamboa tours along with a tour of the Panama Canal last week. I highly recommend this tour. The aerial tram ride is great. It is so quiet traveling through the rainforest. You see quite a few animals and the view of the Panama canal is breath taking. We also did the river ride into the Panama canal... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Even though I enjoyed this tour, The tram was about 5-7 minutes to a walking path. Then you walk up an observation tower and hang around using time up. Then back to tram for return to startng point. Thought I would be on tram for entire tour.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a great day seeing and learning about Gamboa. Our guide was knowledgable and had an eagle eye seeing wildlife! A little pricey but worth it.

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Yorkville, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great tour had fun learned a lot saw all kinds of wild life great lunch included.Tram great Tower fantastic views boat ride saw alligators monkeys and big ships in canal

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Sharon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This resort features a restaurant, a boat ride on Lake Gatun and a tram ride through the rainforest canopy. The aerial tram ride was fun and is really like a ski lift for six people. We had a great guide who went out of his way to show us trees, flowers and wildlife. Once you get to the top of... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We enjoyed the aerial adventure but were disappointed at the lack of wildlife. We saw one iguana and there was an anteater wandering around the entrance to the tram. The views, however, are extraordinary and the resort property is inviting, comfortable and a wonderful buffet lunch is available (pricey).

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We took the trip to the rainforest observation deck. It gives one an interesting perspective of the rainforest -- it doesn't display much wildlife or many bird-sightings, however!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

On the tram ride we saw Toucans, a small wild cat, a sloth and a cayman. The tower at the top of the tram ride provides an incredible view. It is nine stories tall and you can see a native village from there as well.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The aerial tram is a bit of mixed bag. The tram ride and the observation tower at the end provide nice views of the rainforest, the scenery and the canal. However, between the cost of getting to Gamboa from Panama City and then taking the tram ($40/person), it made for a bit of an expensive outing. If you happen to... More 

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