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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
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Good tour

I went on the Aerial tram tour. Guide was great and very knowledgeable. The view at the top was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carolynn M
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Regina, Canada
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I went to Panama but wasn't very interested in seeing the canal so me and my party booked the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
neilunelaine
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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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“chagres river” (11 reviews)
“panama canal” (32 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the Aerial tram tour. Guide was great and very knowledgeable. The view at the top was wonderful. It promotes seeing wildlife but there are no guarantees for that - probably depends upon the time of day you do it. We were unlucky...More

Thank Carolynn M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Panama but wasn't very interested in seeing the canal so me and my party booked the aerial tram ,we found it a great tour very informative guides answered all questions on wild life and flora there is a great view of the...More

Thank neilunelaine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reviewers complaining about the cost of the tram were ones that paid for a tour from Panama City which included transportation costs to the Gamboa Resort Aerial Tram Tour. Thus costing much more. We are staying at the Gamboa Resort as part of our...More

Thank William W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The aerial tram ride provided a view of the treetops. The tour guides were friendly and informative. Atop the tower we had a beautiful landscape view of the canal and Rio Chagres. However, except for two or three small toucans, the trip was uninteresting.

Thank markhead10
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My mom came almost 20 years ago and the ride was magical, full of animals and incredibly different, not so anymore. For almost $200 US, three adults and one child, we boarded a small basket with three rows for a 7 min ride above the...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This adventure has it all. At the top there is a good walk up to a viewing point, slopes, not stairs. The lush rainforest canopy viewed from above with the Canal below is truly breathtaking. We saw howler and capuchin monkeys, poinsettia, orchids and jacaranda...More

Thank carolmK577FR
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We did the aerial tour at Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Our guides were well versed in the multitude of plants growing in the forest and identified many blooms for us. They were not bird experts, but were able to ID a few species for us. It...More

Thank VHBecker
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

The tour is advertised as an aerial tram through the tree top rainforest to see exotic animals. The tram ride was a disappointment as we didn't see a single animal. You basically ride up through the trees and get off to walk up the 9...More

Thank Luv2travel_RS
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We did a day trip from our resort near Panama City and had a great time. Aerial tram provides a great view of the canal and rivers. Tour guides are extremely friendly and passionate. A must do if in Panama

Thank Sameer S
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Our guide was very entertaining, informative and funny. The rain forest plants, trees and wildlife were all explained and she made it fun. A hike to the top of a look out tower was not difficult at all and the view of the top of...More

Thank Barry E
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Gavelgirl
28 November 2017|
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Response from Tim D | Reviewed this property |
Also, the viewing platform is ramps not steps or stairs.
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Amy S
12 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
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Eileen H
26 May 2016|
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Response from cindy h | Reviewed this property |
Shorts, tank top, hat, sun glasses, comfortable shoes.
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