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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Aerial Tram Tour

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Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
+507 314-5000
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Not what was expected

A lot of foliage and no wildlife. Be prepared to walk up 5 stories to the top at the end of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Long Island, NY
Aerial Tram

We only did the Aerial Tram tour at Gamboa and had mixed feelings. The tram ride was shorter than... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anchorage, Alaska
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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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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
+507 314-5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of foliage and no wildlife. Be prepared to walk up 5 stories to the top at the end of the tram ride at the top.

Thank parrots2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only did the Aerial Tram tour at Gamboa and had mixed feelings. The tram ride was shorter than expected but did see some monkeys and many birds. The observation tower provided a greaat view of the river and Panama Canal. Overall, the price was...More

Thank ChuckSharon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short shuttle ride or walk from the hotel, the tram is a wonderful ride up the rainforest. Our guide Juan D. (recommend you ask for him, #1 guide for sure and great command of English language) provided a wonderful explanation of all we were...More

Thank PanamaJohn2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed this excursion. The ride on the canal and seeing the different types of monkeys and exploring the waters for Crocodiles and other creatures was very exciting. We also got the chance to see a sloth rather up close. The adventure through the Rainforest...More

Thank Shawn R
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We did not stay at the hotel. We only took a day of activities. Travel through the Panama Canal. See Capuchin monkeys, iguanas, and more. We went on a morning tour that included a boat ride, Buffett lunch, aerial tram ride, and animal conservancy tour....More

1  Thank RadicalBMXers
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The day my husband and I visited, it was,wait for it,raining! The staff gave everyone rain ponchos that kept the weather from damping the experience. The tram ride is wonderful . As you ascend up and through the canopy,you can hear howler monkeys and birds....More

Thank Liz F
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful the guide very knowledgeable and funny. The view from the top is amazing you can see the canal, Chargras river well worth the trip

1  Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Our guide Omayra, was superb in her detailed knowledge of the flora and history of how this attraction came to be. The views from the tram and the watch tower were spectacular. We saw the tiger heron, iguanas, of course the mandatory flock of vultures,...More

Thank Geo F
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Great tour, the guide knew alot about the rainforest, history and animals. We saw some birds and monkeys, no sloths out due to the heat The view from the top of the observation deck is breathtaking. It was really hot and humid so light clothing,...More

2  Thank Ana S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Very well done. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Not too buggy at the time we visited. We saw a sloth too.

Thank Tim D
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27 November 2017|
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Response from Tim D | Reviewed this property |
Also, the viewing platform is ramps not steps or stairs.
Amy S
11 September 2017|
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Response from Tim D | Reviewed this property |
We did the an inclusive package that had 3 different excursions and all were excellent. I would recommend calling them instead of email as it's easier to understand the details. The lake tour was excellent as was the aerial... More
Eileen H
25 May 2016|
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Response from cindy h | Reviewed this property |
Shorts, tank top, hat, sun glasses, comfortable shoes.