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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Aerial Tram Tour

Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Gamboa
Type: Tours
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... more » 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 « less
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Cataula, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We started with the tram tour of the jungle. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Next we went on a short walking tour in the jungle and went up in an observation tower. The climb was easy because we walked on a ramp. It was a beautiful view of the area and the Panama Canal. On the next... More

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Canyon Country
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33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Supposedly you can see wildlife on the tram going up to the viewing platform, however we didn't. Climbing up to the viewing platform was not that strenuous however the guide seemed to be in a hurry. On top of the viewing platform the views were nice but nothing spectacular. We were able to see a toucan in the trees adjacent... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

the tram ride was very pleasant and the guide was friendly. We saw a tucan and two snakes on the way to the lookout. The view was breathtaking but because we took a few minutes to observe the tucan and snakes we had hardly time to enjoy the view, we were allowed only 2 minutes on top of the Tower... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The tram ride is short through the rainforest. While beautiful, we didn't see any wildlife (except for one Toucan), which is never guaranteed. The walk up the ramp to the observation deck was hurried. Felt like we were in a race. For people with physical hardships, it may be a bit of task to keep up, especially as the ramp... More

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Bullhead city
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Boat dock is difficult for mature travelers -- very steep. Monkeys hopped on the boat and took food from people. They were entertaining but Didn't see much else. Expected more wildlife on that trip

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We took this tour along with another offered by Gamboa and were extremely pleased. The guides were friendly and very knowledgeable. The tram ride was a wonderful way to see the beautiful rainforest along with the wildlife. The view from the top of the observation deck was breathtaking and worth the small hike up to it. The prices were reasonable... More

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Davenport, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a really great way to see the jungle canopy in Gamboa. The observation deck at the top is well worth the price of admission. Stunning views of the chagres river and canal. It takes about an hour and if you aren't staying at the resort it's a bit of a hike out of panama city. Unfortunately, I didn't... More

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Thornhill, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We took this tour from a celebrity ship and it was a nice small group they put you in with a guide. While going up he gives you detailed information about the forest while looking for animals. At the top the view is outstanding and we had some siightings of toucan's. On the way down we were able to get... More

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Chicago, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

It is an interesting idea but was the least exciting activity of the entire Panama trip. Save your money and hire a good birding guide to take you to Pipeline road to really see the animals and the forrest.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The tram ride was good and safe! Our guide's English was not so good and she seemed timid and didn't explain too much on the way. We asked a lot of questions because we wanted to know more. The tower gave us an amazing view of the river and canal. You could also see the beauty of the rainforest, we... More

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