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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center

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    What to Expect
    Start your tour with hotel pickup in Panama City followed by a cruise on the Panama Canal.

    Travel north to the town of Gamboa where the Chagres River joins the canal. From there, board your boat for your cruise. Expect to see ships that are crossing between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and lots of wildlife when you reach Gatun Lake, where your boat circles small islands that were created during the construction of the canal. Take a spin around the Monkey Islands to get a good look at the resident capuchins, howlers, and tamarins.

    After your cruise, drive along Pipeline Road in Soberania National Park, which shelters a mature rain forest and the Rainforest Discovery Center. There, you can walk up a ramp that circles the 100 foot high (32 m) observation tower. From different levels along the way up, look for a variety of birds and animals such as iguana, sloth, and monkeys. You can also follow a trail along the rainforest floor that offers a panoramic view of the lake.

    At the center, sit down for a picnic lunch while hundreds of hummingbirds whir through the air to feed at nearby hummingbird feeders. After your visit to the Rainforest Discovery Center, return to Panama City where your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
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    Reviewed 10 February 2019

    We left early in the morning and were the first ones to arrive to Monkey Island. So cute feeding the monkeys. Our guide, Jerin, was very knowledgeable and was very excited when he spotted a rare bird. He could see birds and sloths from the...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank gergema
    Reviewed 7 October 2018

    Jerin is a great host, friendly, detailed, full of knowledge and understand what customers' need. We have a great time during the trip. Highly Recommended

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank hayleyz2015
    Reviewed 14 August 2018

    My husband and I were picked up at our hotel early at 6 am so we could catch the birds and monkeys in the morning before it got too warm and their siesta. Jerin (owner, "sloth whisperer") and his assistant were wonderful, enthusiastic, and very...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank Katherine Chu S
    Reviewed 2 August 2018

    This the second time we have done this tour this year. So why pick this group? Why did we do it again? Their determination to make it a great day out for everyone, their knowledge, and their enthusiasm about their country. Tour guides Jerin, Cynthia...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    5  Thank heatherquick
    Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

    We did a morning excursion with Jerin and William today and it was the highlight of our trip to Panama. The team were on time for pickup from our hotel at 7am and we got dropped back around 1pm. Jerin knowledge of Panama and the...More

    2  Thank Darshana F
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    6 June 2019|
    Response from gergema | Reviewed this property |
    I did Sunday-it was great. Didn't do Monday.
    3 June 2019|
    Response from gergema | Reviewed this property |
    No, I didn't do that one.
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