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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Aerial Tram Tour

Address: Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Gamboa
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Get the forest’s different perspective, take a close look from above! You can be eye to eye with...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the tour and the views were amazing. We saw many beautiful butterflies, birds, iguanas and a 3 toed sloth! The Panama Canal can truly be appreciated from this unique vantage point. Our guide was knowledgeable about both the ecology and the history of the Panama Canal. We really enjoyed the experience. We think it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

well done agri like tour Tram took you to tower where view was beautiful. Took about an hour including butterflies, orchids and frog

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Deerfield, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Aerial tram is okay, but once you're 'up in the trees', it's really worth it. You get to check out the scene from an observatory tower and likely spot some wildlife. Pay a few extra bucks and check out the frog snake, and butterfly rooms.

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Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was part of a Gamboa package or esle we would not have participated. It takes approximately 1 - 1 hour 15 minutes. Of the tour only 16 minutes are on the tram. The rest is a hike to an observation tower with eight to ten??? ramped flights up. Two of our party of ten could not make it (one... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

a very pleasant family experience-aerial view platform was a wonderful birds eye view,, butterfly exhibit, snake room-we all especially enjoyed the orchid variety well recommended

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My husband and I went all around Gamboa after having a hearty Sunday brunch at the hotel. We walked around and then within seconds we saw 5 amazing toucans distractedly eating papaya and the a neque (like a mini capivara). They were so beautiful that we could not close our mouths. I hope Panama does continue looking after its jungle... More 

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