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Get a bird's-eye view of the Panama rainforest from the aerial tram and Gamboa observation tower at the Gamboa resort. Ascend 280 feet (85 meters) through the forest canopy and be on the lookout for a variety of animals including birds and howler monkeys. You'll visit the animal exhibition area and a model indigenous village on this 6-hour cultural and ecological tour, including round-trip hotel transport from Panama City.


  • 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

Discover nature from the sky and ground on this 6-hour tour, starting with hotel pickup from Panama City. After a 45-minute scenic drive to Gamboa — gateway to the Panama Canal — you'll arrive at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Here, hop aboard the aerial tram for a 1-mile (1.6-km) ride through the tropical rainforest canopy.
During your tram tour, which ascends 280 feet (85 meters) to the Gamboa observation tower, listen for diverse birdlife and the unmistakable call of howler monkeys. When you reach your treetops destination, enjoy phenomenal aerial views of the lush forest flora.

Afterward, visit the animal exhibition area. See snakes safely on display in their terrariums and marvel at the butterfly exhibit and nursery, where an educational guide explains the life cycle of the mariposa from egg to caterpillar to winged insect. In the aquarium, view colorful freshwater fish and reptiles such as crocodiles, caimans and turtles.

Finally, visit the Embera Indigenous Village, a model village with replica thatched-roof homes. Learn about the customs of the forest-dwelling Embera who raise and sell plantains and bananas to support their riverside lifestyle.

Your tour ends with returns transport to Panama City and drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Customer Reviews

William A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016


Robert D

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

Nai Mei Y

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

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

Henry N USA

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 March 2016

There was nothing to this trip, the only apparantly significant part was taking the aerial train. We could
have used a hotel taxi for the half hour ride to the train. We did se a nice view up from the deck.
This entire trip done on our own would have cost us less than 100. You do not have a defined
itinerary on the web. All the information is misleading - Never again will I use your company.
One good point - The driver was more than nice and was the best part of the trip.

Janeta V

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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