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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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Although a lengthy bus ride from the resort this trip was well worth while. We travelled on the Panama Canal into Gatun lake there we were able to see from the boat 2 different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Although a lengthy bus ride from the resort this trip was well worth while. We travelled on the Panama Canal into Gatun lake there we were able to see from the boat 2 different species of monkey and many types of bird, as well as the ships that were travelling through the canal. We also visited the orchid and butterfly... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went when it was raining and foggy and there simply was very little to see. The only wildlife we saw was a toucan at a distance. We did, however, hear the howler monkeys and that sound is enough to make your spine crawl. I can't imagine how the original explorers reacted to hearing this sound in the jungle. After... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

While on a Celebrity Equinox cruise in March 2015, my husband and I went on the Gamboa Aerial Tram excursion. It was fabulous! It is an hour long bus ride from the cruise port to the forest but we enjoyed seeing the countryside. We stopped at the resort for a drink and it was gorgeous. We had a tour of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My family and I were in the rainforest during spring break, march 2015. I have three teenagers. We boarded the tram and was quite impressed with the english speaking ability of our tour guide and her knowledge of the rainforest. She proceeded to identify each type of tree, flower, vine, and bird that we saw. We even saw monkeys and... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We hadn't actually planned to take the tram but thought it would be a nice break from bird watching. Well I was blown away. Each tram car has its own guide and the story of the tram development (by a Canadian company) is told. Wild life pointed out. The walk to the tower and up 10 flights on a ramp.... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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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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