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Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

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Pipeline Road, Gamboa, Gamboa 0801, Panama
+507 6450-6632
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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
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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.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Pipeline Road, Gamboa, Gamboa 0801, Panama
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+507 6450-6632
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"hummingbird feeders"
in 24 reviews
"pipeline road"
in 26 reviews
"observation tower"
in 10 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 3 reviews
"leaf cutter ants"
in 3 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 2 reviews
"excellent visit"
in 2 reviews
"screech owl"
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"dirt road"
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"birds and animals"
in 3 reviews
"wear long pants"
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"worth the trip"
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"bring binoculars"
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"gamboa tours"
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"great birding"
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Got there an hour before closing -- wish we were earlier or they stayed open past 4pm. But either way a wonderful facility. Saw a lot of birds we hadn't yet seen, plus various monkeys, frogs, etc.

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

The Panama Rainforest Discovery Center (PRDC) is a little hard to get to, but it's definitely worth the effort. We made a reservation to go between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., which is when you're most likely to see interesting birds. We had a car...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

This tract of preserved land with its center buildings is worth the trip to Panama as it is one of the best places in the Americas to observe a huge range of birds---local and migratory. The Center's observation tower stands above the top of the...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Wonderful view of the biodiversity of the Isthmus. Butterflies, orchids, and sloths of Panama are to be seen and appreciated.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

You may wonder why there is an admission charge to an area of rainforest, but the site is well provided for in terms of safe trails to walk, viewing platforms and much more wild life than you might expect. We especially liked the humming bird...More

Thank Rhys P
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Giving 4 stars for the observation tower and the nice trail to it. Great views from up there, and we saw saw good birds as well as a capuchin monkey. We didn’t find much to “discover” there otherwise. We’re there exhibits? Food? Never saw much...More

Thank glover
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

The place tells you nothing. You drive up a difficult dirt road for a couple of miles and come to an entrance. Then you walk through forest. If you don't have someone to tell you what to look for, you are lost. Would only do...More

Thank contradancer
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Karen A, Manager at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Dear Contradancer We have guides available for private tours, but you need to book in advance. In case you haven't book a private tour, we have guides at the visitor center that can help spotting the birds and hummingbirgds. Brgds. Karen

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

We spent three fun hours leisurely walking the trails here with our kids, a 9 and 14 year old. We entered at 10 AM and paid the discounted (after 10 AM) admission. We saw a number of Capuchin monkeys, several hummingbirds up close, and a...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

I would give it 5 stars but it is overpriced before 10:00 am. We hired a private driver and he did not know of this place. The road to it is crazy, single lane dirt road, over 2 miles and many times muddy. I am...More

Thank Sandra D
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

We had a wonderful morning walking and driving along the Pipeline Road with our guide Jacobo Ortega . We are not experienced birders, but Jacob really got us interested and found so many birds that we would have never seen by ourselves. His web site...More

Thank kari r
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VHBecker
February 27, 2018|
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Response from GiselaZD | Reviewed this property |
Very easy. It's only a few kilometers away.
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Penny L
November 20, 2015|
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Response from Karen A | Property representative |
Dear Penny, we will provide you a map for your reference (trails, general info, few birds you may find) In case you need a guided service you could make a reservation ( $25.00 plus entrance) We open at 6:00 a.m till 4:00... More
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