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From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

1. From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

Explore the Panamanian rain forest while gliding smoothly through treetops on an aerial tram. Learn the jungle´s most interesting facts from a naturalist guide. Watch colorful birds fly around you. Take a boat ride through the Panama Canal, observing marine life. End your tour with a delicious lunch. Board a tram bound for a 280-feet peak surrounded by leafy jungle. While going up to the observation tower, enjoy fabulous views of the Chagres River, the Embera indigenous community, and much of the Soberania National Park. Gamboa is home to many natural labs including a butterfly farm, an orchids center, and a frog pond. See around 20 species of butterflies native to Panama at the Butterfly House. Get up close to the sloths at the Sloth Sanctuary. This sanctuary hosts a rehabilitation and training program for injured, sick, and orphaned sloths. Enjoy a scenic boat tour along the Panama Canal's waterways. Observe the fascinating tropical wildlife of Gatun Lake and the surrounding forest. Get a chance to spot crocodiles, caimans, sloths, monkeys, and a host of birds with the help of your guide.

Monkey Island and Indian Village Tour

2. Monkey Island and Indian Village Tour

Leave the city behind in the morning and head to the Chagres River where you will board a boat for a 2-hour tour in Lake Gatun (once the largest manmade lake in the world) and the Panama Canal! Explore the ins and outs of the nearby bays, search for wildlife, and visit the famous Monkey Island, home of the amazing white faced monkeys! Also, keep an eye out for turtles, crocodiles, caiman, tons of bird life and all kinds of other surprises. Return towards Gamboa, pass the dock and head upstream to the Indian village. Unlike most Indian village tours, this one is authentic! Learn about the local culture, history and crafts. Then, hike along a short trail to see the plants that grow in this area and how the locals use them (practical, artist or medical uses) and see dance that is part of their custom. After visiting the village, return towards Panama City and stop along the way for lunch and arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Panama City: Gatun Lake Eco-Boat Tour with Kayaking & lunch

3. Panama City: Gatun Lake Eco-Boat Tour with Kayaking & lunch

Explore Gamboa park on a day trip from Panama City. Navigate Gatun lake and encounter the flora and fauna of the rainforest. Swim through the waters of a waterfall and try to catch a peacock bass.  Be picked up from you accommodation in Panama city. Sit back and relax on the way to Gamboa park. Board a boat and cruse along Gatun lake. Watch cruise vessels, container ships, and submarines cross the Panama Canal. Observe the work that is being done to expand the canal. Hear about the tumultuous history of this incredibly important trade route from your local guide. Keep an eye out for different kinds of monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, and birds as you sail along. Paddle to a waterfall where you can hop into the water and take a refreshing swim in the crystal clear water. Have an authentic Panamanian lunch on a floating lodge on the lake. Stay hydrated with an assortment of soft drinks. Float by monkey island and try to feed the wild creatures that live there. Try to catch a fresh fish or go exploring with a kayak. Head back to your accommodation in Panama City.


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What people are saying about Panama

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Gonzo was an amazing guide who went above and beyond to ensure his guests had a great tour. He knew so much about the indigenous tribe as well as the local plants. He also could call the monkeys and ensured we saw three different kinds! I would definitely recommend him and this tour!

Punctual pick-up, friendly driver and guide, safe driving trip; very good boat tour with excellent explanations; Drive to the viewing platform also good as well as the small center for sloths

Our guide was fantastic . It was a lovely day on the lake, learning about history and nature. The native village visit was a special experience

We liked the boat tour best. But you don't run through the rainforest yourself.

Great tour and our tour guy are so nice, friendly and very knowledgeable.