From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

4.4 / 5

50 reviews

Activity provider: Panamazing

From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Panamazing
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From US$ 165 per person

Likely to sell out

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

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
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 flying 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

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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

4.4 /5

based on 50 reviews

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A very nice tour with a lot of things to do and see. The boat tour was great, with a very good guide who found a lot of animals. The tram trough the forest was nice but took a lot of time because it was very busy. Because of that, there was less time for the butterfly farm, frog farm and sloth sanctuary. We were rushed by the guide, who arranged another van after a great lunch so we all could be back in town on time. He was nice on the route to Gamboa, but we did feel rushed and it became unpersonal at the end. It is an expensive tour, it could be a bit longer, especially the boat tour. But we really enjoyed the tour and can recommend it to everyone!

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February 2, 2023

Very enjoyable experience. This tour was the perfect way to experience the Gamboa rain forest in all its beauty. We started off on a speed boat tour of the Panama canal, passed some impressive vessels to visit multiple islands with monkeys. We’re lucky as we saw different species and a crocodile. Then we took the aerial tram through the rain forest and we had some breathtaking views. Followed by a trip to the slot sanctuary and butterflies conservatory, ending our journey with a delicious lunch. Our guide Octavio was very knowledgeable and funny. We had a blast. Thank you all

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January 29, 2023

We were picked up by a bus from the Hotel Dreams Playa Bonita and looked after optimally throughout the day, very well informed and driven safely (an adventurous trip Panama-style). We got many impressions and were pointed out to animals in the trees. The driver stopped for this and we were allowed to get out to watch and film the animals. A small boat took us across the Panama Canal towards Gatun Lake to see the monkeys and birds. On the way back we even saw a big crocodile in front of the camera. A visit to the sloths, butterflies and orchids is also included and worth seeing. The highlight is of course the gondola ride with a German audio guide in and over the rainforest - exciting, impressive and just beautiful. The food at the hotel was a buffet with all the goodies you can imagine. All in all a great tour worth seeing that you absolutely have to take part in.

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January 23, 2023

Product ID: 392000