Excursion Details

Panama's Rainforest Aerial Tram

PC1-350 | Panama Canal, Panama (Gatun Lake) | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Aerial Tram & Soberania National Park Aerial Tram & Soberania National Park
You will see:

    Moderate

    Excursion Length:
    Approx. 4.5 hours

    Tour Overview

    Get ready for an active journey through the rainforests of Panama. Travel to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort and take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy. Board your air-conditioned transportation for the approximately 60-minute drive to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Located on the banks of the Chagres River and the Panama Canal, the resort has 340 acres of pools, restaurants and gardens. This deluxe resort is located just 17 miles from downtown Panama City, providing all the comforts of the city in the middle of the jungle. Gamboa Resort lies in the heart of Soberania National Park. Large tracts of lowland tropical rainforests that nourish thriving plants and harbor enchanting animal populations surround the resort. Panama Canal rainforests are some of the most accessible green zones in the world. With over 50,000 acres of pristine rainforest, this natural gem hosts an incredible 105 species of mammals, 525 species of birds and 124 species of reptiles and amphibians.

    The Panama Canal requires a vast rainforest watershed to feed water to its lock system, which uses millions of gallons each day. Since the rainforests are so important to the national economy, the Canal authorities actively preserve the natural resources, providing pristine green areas and excellent photo opportunities. Enjoy ample time to explore the many exhibits devoted to the forest ecosystem, including the orchid garden, butterfly display, and serpentarium.

    After exploring the rainforest from the ground, board your aerial tram for the approximately 20-minute ascent through the forest canopy as your guide provides a narrated tour. At the summit, take an optional walk to the observation platform for views of the jungle and the canal.

    Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

    Depart from ship for refreshments at Gamboa Rainforest Resort

    Details:
    Travel time: 01:10 Transport type:Air Conditioned Transportation
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
    Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):50
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:Yes

    Aerial Tram ride through the Rain Forest

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Aerial Tram
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
    Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):100
    Restrooms available?:Yes

    Guided tour of the exhibits at Gamboa Rainforest Resort

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Walking
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
    Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):200
    Restrooms available?:Yes

    Re-board your transportation and meet your ship in Colon

    Details:
    Travel time: 01:10 Transport type:Air Conditioned Transportation
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40

    Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

    Special Notes

     

    Wear loose, comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes. Bring a hat, rain gear, camera, and binoculars.

    The Panama Canal Authority assigns specific time slots for the transit of a vessel through the locks. The ship will anchor in a designated area and will wait for instructions. Once clearance is transmitted to the ship, procedures begin to bring ship's tour passengers ashore. Therefore, tour departure times may vary and will be announced onboard.

    Excursion Length:

    Tour Time Departure to be Announced Onboard

    Child Price:

    12 & under reduced

    Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

    For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Wheelchair Accessibility:

    For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Camera/Video Restrictions:

    For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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