Rainforest Aerial Tram, Gamboa Tower and Forest Exhibitions Day Trip from Panama City

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Rainforest Aerial Tram, Gamboa Tower and Forest Exhibitions Day Trip from Panama City information and booking

from
$170
Duration
6 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most Panama City hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
  • 10am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Discover nature from the sky and ground on this unique eco-tour from Panama City. Ride on the rainforest aerial tram and ascend 280 feet (85 meters) to the Gamboa observation tower for a bird's-eye view of the humid forest. Then, head over to the exhibition area for an up-close and personal look at a variety of animals before visiting a model Indian village. What are you waiting for? A true Panamanian cultural and ecological experience awaits!

After being picked up from your Panama City hotel, you'll embark on a 45-minute scenic journey to Gamboa. Upon arrival, you'll head straight to the aerial tram ride, a canopy adventure which traverses a 1-mile (1.6-km) tract of humid forest within the Gamboa resort boundaries. Attain spectacular aerial views during your ascent and keep an eye out for the diverse flora and fauna; you'll most likely encounter birds and hear howler monkeys. The tram ascends 280 feet (85 meters) and stops at the observation tower.

Then, you'll proceed to the exhibits area. The snake exhibit allows you to see live snakes up close but from behind the safety of the terrariums. The butterfly exhibit, also a nursery, is an educational area where an expert guide will explain to you the complete life cycle of these spectacular insects. In the aquarium, there are fresh-water fish from the tropical areas of America, Africa and Asia. This colorful exhibit also plays host to reptiles such as crocodiles, caimans and turtles.

Lastly, you'll visit a model Indian village with replica Embera houses. Your guide, a local Embera Indian, will explain all about this local Panamanian culture, including their rituals, traditional medicine, utensils of everyday use and their cultivated foods.

What's included

  • Aerial tram tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)