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  • Location:Panama City, Panama
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

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

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!


  • Day trip to the rainforest from Panama City
  • Ride the aerial tram up to the Gamboa observation tower
  • Explore the various exhibits and learn about the Embera Indians
  • All entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation included

What You Can Expect

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

Gamboa Aerial Tram, Tower and Exhibition

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, before heading back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

our guides natalia/rose were very polite and knowledgable the rain forest beautiful the butterfly exhibet was cool and the boat ride was amazing it poured for half the ride our guides on the boat were very good and the lunch when we got back was very good

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

Very nice, knowledgable guide. Too bad we couldn't really see any animals

4 star rating: Recommended January 2012

Interesting tour. Wish we could have seen more birds and others, but it is understandable not to see wild birds where there are a lot of people. It was still an interesting trip and I'm glad we went.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2013

We booked in advance only to be notified on arrival that Tram dos not operate on a Monday! Very disappointing!

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