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Review of Jungle Land Panama

Jungle Land Panama
Ranked #1 of 17 Tours in Gamboa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This is the by far the most complete day tour conducted on Lake Gatun of the Panama Canal. Tour the lake and see diversa flora, fauna and ships transiting the Canal. Witness history in the making with works to expand the canal. Visit Monkey Island and our award winning Floating Lodge. Enjoy a delicious Panamanian lunch and take part in our numerous activities at no additional charge, kayaking, fishing, swiming & Stand-up-Paddling.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

We did the overnight excursion which was great! Included all meals, drinks, activities. We went kayaking, fishing, swimming, croc sighting at night, boated the Panama Canal and got to feed so many little monkeys!! Shane, James and Emily were awesome and made the experience really enjoyable! Only suggestion would be to upgrade the sheets in the rooms, but otherwise, the experience was five stars!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Katie L
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bigriver63, Owner at Jungle Land Panama, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Out with the old and in with the new.

Happy New Year!

Captain Carl

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"captain carl"
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"day trip"
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"lake gatun"
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"peacock bass"
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"boa constrictor"
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"go fishing"
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"great lunch"
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"jump off"
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"boat ride"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"flora and fauna"
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"an amazing experience"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"overnight stay"
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"overnight package"
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Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Panama, kayaking just off the Panama Canal, lots of monkeys and a sloth, so much fun, the wealth of knowledge from our guide Lenny, we were able to learn so much from him ...

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank debby m
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

My wife, 4 year old son, and I just returned from a fantastic overnight stay at the Jungle Land Panama floating lodge!

Our guide and host Shane made us feel at home and took great care of us whilst the owner was away in the city. In fact, all the staff at Jungle Land were great. The ladies in the kitchen turned out tasty dishes for all of our meals, and the boat drivers were expert wildlife spotters and fishing guides.

We opted to spend a little more and do the overnight package. At $200 per person ( our son went free, as do all kids between 3 and 5 years old), you could be forgiven for considering it expensive, until you experience what is included!

We motored along the Panama Canal, passing huge container ships; we had monkeys eating out of our hands; we went kayaking through the dense jungle to a waterfall for a swim; we went fishing, and easily caught peacock bass (which we ate that evening) with the assistance of our guide Henrioso; we did a night safari, and saw crocodiles, caymans and even a sloth! We handled a boa constrictor; we had all our meals prepared, and an open bar for the entire duration of our stay; we got to sleep with the jungle right outside our room ( there is no outer wall, just a mosquito screen) and the sounds of the jungle were amazing to hear.

With that many activities, you'd think we'd have been rushed from one to the next in order to remain on schedule, but not so. The timing of everything had clearly been well thought out and refined over time. Everything flowed easily - and remember, we had a 4 year old in tow.

We thought the mosquitoes would be a problem, especially since it was the wet season, but we slept well that night unmolested by those nasty insects.

In my opinion, if you've come all the way to Panama, you'd be stealing from yourself if you didn't spend a little extra and do this tour. You see the famous Panama Canal, experience the jungle, and see a surprising number of animals.

An absolute must-do!

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank John P
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We did the Emberada tour, Gatun lake, aerial tram and night safari. All were guided and very good. Emberada was nice. We traveled there by boat in the Panama Canal. Met a tribe and had talapia with plantains. We went on a jungle walk and saw some frogs, trees and lots of bugs.
The gatun lake was great too. They got us up close to monkeys.
Aerial tram was very good and included a walk to learn about different plants and some history. We climbed a huge tower which thankfully had ramps and not stairs so my knees did much better.
The night safari was good. It was in an open vehicle through some living areas and near a boat ramp. We saw capebara and sloths.
Overall the tours are excellent.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank R2039UZtimd
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience, the children loved it, the swimming in the lake, the boat ride, the kayaks, the floating house, lunch on the house. The day they will never forget.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank YifatChen
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