From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

4.6 / 5

9 reviews

From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Panamazing

From US$ 165 per person

Take a 5-hour tour to learn about the rainforest. Ride an aerial tram, get up close with nature & enjoy a boat trip through the Panama Canal Lake.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Get a unique view of the rainforest from an aerial tram ride with your naturalist guide
  • Navigate the Gatun Lake on a boat to observe the flora and fauna of Panama
  • Visit a butterfly farm, an orchids center, a frog pond & a sloth sanctuary
  • Gain an insight into the fascinating ecology and history of the region
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Entrance to Gamboa Reserve
  • Lunch
  • 1 soft drink with lunch
  • Taxes
  • Disposable mask
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People afraid of heights
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Visitors might get wet during the activity, especially in the rainy season
  • Raincoats will be provided if needed
  • It is recommended to carry a change of clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Great trip! We spent about an hour touring the canal and seeing wildlife (monkeys, lizards, crocodiles) by boat, and visited the Embera village because the aerial tram was closed for covid. A very nice buffet lunch followed and visits to see butterflies, orchids, and the sloth sanctuary. Our guide Robert was great, very informative and made sure we all knew what to expect throughout the trip. Highly recommend!

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February 28, 2022

Our driver Rene was good and his van very comfortable. Gatun Lake your was excellent. Sloth Sanctuary very informative. Butterfly and orchid areas were mediocre. Lunch at Gamboa Resort was a very good buffet. The aerial tramway was closed so we couldn’t do the rainforest part of the trip. We were disappointed and have asked for refund for this portion of the trip.

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February 23, 2022

Excellent driver and well planned and timed trip

January 3, 2022

Product ID: 392000