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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
Phone Number: 507-314-5000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Excellent rainforest view with boring guide

This is an excellent experience with beautiful view of the canopy. This area is full of everything a nature lover would wish for. The tour takes to high observation tower which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2016
Rajesh P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent experience with beautiful view of the canopy. This area is full of everything a nature lover would wish for. The tour takes to high observation tower which provides nice view of canal and the rainforest. Enjoyed small walking trail leading to the observation tower. The guide was bit boring and seemed to be not enjoying his... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Great for everyone, young and old...saw sloths and other wildlife. Excellent experience!! Suggest going in the morning as afternoon weather can be variable...after all, you're in the rainforest

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Dunkirk, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The Gamboa Resort has so many activities for visitors whether your stay at the resort or for those that only want to do the activities. We didn't stay at the resort. We did one of the boat rides that takes you to some small islands that have the small monkeys and that was sooooo much fun, especially for my son!... More 

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Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great way to see the rain forest! Natalia( our guide) was awesome, very knowledgeable! Although we did not see much in the way of animals it was very enjoyable. Natalia knows a lot of the history of the canal and shared some great info with our group!

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

The excursion to the tramway was a worthwhile method to experience a rainforest. Though we were the at the end of the dry season, there was still wildlife around, just not the lush tropical foliage one might expect. All trips are guided, and we had an excellent guide, Vladimir, who spoke excellent English and had a great sense of humor.... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

1 guide per 4 people leads to an intimate experience. We spotted a sloth, toucan and Panama's version of our racoon. Plant species were pointed out to us . The views were amazing!!!

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Homewood, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

The aerial tram tour was a good way to experience the rainforest area and also offered a very nice view from the top. Tour was affordable and the guide was really helpful and knowledgeable.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

2nd time taking this trip, just as enjoyable. Knowledgable tour guides who will be well versed in your particular language. Slow cable car ride allows you to enjoy the tree tops and the stunnng view from the walk to the top vantage point gives great veiws of the Panama Canal area. Great photography area. We saw a tucan and sloth... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We visited the Gamboa aerial tram from Flamenco Island near Panama City. This was a great trip, the journey to Gamboa follows the canal throughout the rainforest. The Gamboa resort has good amenities, toilets etc, first visit was to see a collection of native orchids then the butterfly house with fantastic turquoise butterflies and finally to see the very small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent customer service! Great tour! Lots of information by experienced tour guides. You will see some animals (birds, ants, monkeys, snakes), flowers, rainforest trees and beautiful scenery of gamboa, rio chagres and lago gatun.

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