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One Day Tours


Aerial Tram

Our aerial tram ride traverses a mile long cable tract on top of Tropical Humid Forest. We observe the forest canopy in some areas and are likely to encounter birds and hear Howler monkeys calls. The tram ascends 280 feet over half a mile and ends atop a hill. From here we walk two minutes to the observation tower (which is optional) and for those with some stamina involve a climb of a 100 feet up a mildly inclined ramp which is also wheelchair accessible. From the observation tower you will get great views of the canal, the Chagres River as well as the surrounding forested areas of Soberania National Park and the town of Gamboa. The Tower is slightly less than 500 feet above sea level with most of this elevation attained by tram. On the return portion of the tram we descend the final half-mile back to our starting point.
Then we proceed to the exhibits area. In Gamboa Rainforest Resort you can have an educational experience. The resort has built 5 exhibits that showcase local flora and fauna as well as a replica of an Embera Indian village.
The snake exhibit gives the opportunity of seeing live snakes from a short distance behind the safety of our terrariums. You also will receive interesting information about how to recognize poisonous snakes, what they feed on and some of their habits.
The butterfly exhibit is also a nursery where an expert in butterflies explains the complete life cycle from egg, caterpillar to the final stage the butterfly. The exhibit has a laboratory where we grow/quarantine the caterpillars and some cocoons. However, most of the exhibit consists of a large enclosed area where up to 15 butterfly species roam freely.
In the aquarium we have fresh water fish from the tropical areas of America, Africa and Asia. This colorful exhibit also host reptiles such as crocodiles, caimans and turtles.
Finally we visit the model Indian village is a sample of Emberá houses including a ceremonial/meeting house with an Emberá guide who explains some aspects of there culture including rituals, traditional medicine, utensils of everyday use and some of their cultivated foods.
The tour through the exhibits tour last about an hour and a half. This gives you an average of twenty minutes per exhibit except for the model Indian village where we allot half an hour. 

Includes pick up from the following hotels in Panamá City: (Area, CAL: Calidonia, BAN: Bancaria, AMA: Amador, DOR: Dorado, MPL: Punta Pacifica, MRB: Marbella, MCT: Multicentro)

 

PANAMA CITY Area PANAMA CITY Area
Bahia Suites CAL Four Points Marbella MRB
Bella Vista CAL Hard Rock MCT
Benidorn CAL InterContinental Miramar BLB
Bristol BAN La Cresta Inn CAL
Centroamericano CAL Las Vegas BAN
Continental BAN Le Meridien BAN
Coral Suites BAN Manrey BAN
Costa Inn CAL Marriott BAN
Country Inn Amador AMA Plaza Paitilla MCT
Country Inn El Dorado DOR Radisson Decapolis MCT
Courtyard Multiplaza MPL Tryp Panama city BAN
Crowne Plaza BAN Riande Granada BAN
Crystal Suites MRB Riu Plaza BAN
DeVille BAN Soloy CAL
Dobletree BAN Suites Ambassador MRB
Eco Inn Avila CAL Torres de Alba MRB
Ejecutivo MRB Tower House MRB
El Panama BAN Trump Ocean MPL
Esplendor BAN Windham Garden MRB
Finisterre BAN Windham Grand Veneto BAN

 

ADULT $

170.00

CHILD $

85.00

TIME

6 Hours Tuesdays to Sundays 8 am

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