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The Gamboa Rainforest Resort offers a Variety of Tours

It may not be easy to entice you from the comfort of your hammock, but with so many activities at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, it would be a shame not to get out and enjoy as much as you can.

Glide through the jungle on our Aerial Tram and see the rainforest as its monkeys and exotic birds do. Cruise along on one of the Panama Canal tours to Monkey Island for a visit with its playful inhabitants.

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Join a bird-watching excursion, set out on Gatun Lake for some excellent freshwater fishing in Panama, or experience the wonder of a night safari Panama adventure. You will never run out of things to do at Gamboa Rainforest Resort.

Aerial Tram Tour

Get the forest’s different perspective, take a close look from above! You can be eye to eye with the birds and animals of the rainforest while sitting comfortably in the seat of our Swiss-engineered aerial tram system. Gliding smoothly through the tree tops, you will experience firsthand the sounds and peace of the deep tropical rainforest.

One of the Gamboa’s tour guides will accompany you to describe the flora and fauna that you will see. The 1.2-kilometer ride culminates at a hill top where you have the opportunity to visit the Observation Tower. After walking up the spiral ramp, you will discover a panoramic view of the.

  • Chagres River
  • Panama Canal
  • Embera Indigenous Village
  • Town of Gamboa

All surrounded by lush mountainous rainforest.

Recommendations: comfortable clothes, binoculars, water.
Departure times: from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays for maintenance.


  • 9:15 a.m and 10:30 a.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Weekends and Holidays

  • 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m and 10:30 a.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Duration: 2-3 hours including the Ecological Exhibition.

Aerial Tram with Ecological Exhibitions $50.00 p/p
Aerial Tram $40.00 p/p
(service provided at 4:00pm from Tuesday to Sunday.) 

Gatun Lake Expedition

Take a boat tour through the Panama Canal into secret waterways to find hidden islands where Capuchin and Howler monkeys can be seen leaping in the trees above. Occasionally, they become curious of visitors and venture down to take a closer look.

This Panama Canal tour provides a unique opportunity for viewing wild monkeys in their natural habitat. Other animals you might spot on this tour includes Two and Three-toed Sloths, Crocodiles, and turtles that are native to Gatun Lake.

The boat ride to and from the island passes through the Panama Canal, giving you the chance to spot huge container ships during their passage across the world.

Recommendations: comfortable clothing, sunscreen.
Departure times:


  • 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Weekends and Holidays

  • 7:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m and 11:45 a.m
  • 1:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

Price: $35.00 p/p

Guided Bird-Watching in Pipeline Road

Panama is home to some of the most beautiful and diverse natural regions anywhere in the world. Panama forms both a land bridge for many species and a bio-geographical barrier to others. The abundance of protected tropical rainforest provides a rich habitat for many components of the avifauna of North and South America. A veritable "Birders Heaven", Panama offers some of the best birdwatching in the world and is home to nearly 1,000 species of birds in a small area of just 72,000 km2; smaller than South Carolina.

This is the perfect introduction to South and Central American birding. This beautiful and very accessible country offers a great diversity of neotropical bird species; many very difficult to find elsewhere. One of our expert birdwatching guides will help you to find and identify hundreds of birds and bird's songs of the area.

To learn more about our birding tours and special birding packages, please contact us at or visit our website

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Guided Fishing at the Panama Canal

Fishermen are always impressed by the abundance and variety of fish in Gatun Lake at the Panama Canal. This lake is home to species such as peacock bass, tarpon, snook, and many others. Since these fish are so plentiful, there are no limits or restrictions.

One of our Gamboa fishing guides will take you and your party on a private guided tour of the lake and show you the best spots.

Surrounded by the peace and tranquility of lush tropical forests, this is a great tour for friends, families, or individuals to enjoy the bounties of nature that Lake Gatun Panama offers.

Recommendations: comfortable clothes.
Departure times: From 6:45 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. for the last 3-hour trip departure.

3 hours $250.00 (Up to 3 people) Additional person $50.00
6 hours $350.00 (Up to 3 people) Additional person $50.00

Radio Station Tour

Take a sightseeing boat down the Chagres River, passing the Panama Canal, until you reach this isolated jungle island. Embark on a trek into this rainforest island that was used by the Americans during World War II.

This moderately difficult hike will take you into dense jungle where you will have the opportunity to spot wild animals such as howler monkeys. Follow the footsteps of soldiers passed the remains of historic war bunkers and equipment and hear stories from an expert tour guide about the adventures of training to survive in the jungle.

In this tour, you will be struck by the combination of the wild natural beauty alongside the important military history.

Departure Time: 7:00, 8:30 y 10:30am and 1:30pm
Duration: 2-3 hours
Recommendations: comfortable clothes
Price: $50.00 p/p

Chagres River Boat Tour

If you are short on time, an excellent choice of activity is the Chagres river tour. Your own private tour boat will glide smoothly through the water, as you observe the lush surrounding rainforest.

You might get the chance to see one of the huge container ships as they pass through the Canal on their way to faraway destinations, or maybe even spot a sleepy sloth in a tree, or a colorful bird peacefully living in the jungle on either side of you.

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Take the opportunity to be a part of the discovery in the waters of the mysterious Chagres.

Duration: 40 minutes
Recommendations: comfortable clothes
Price: $35.00 p/p

Night Safari

If you have asked yourself, “What is the wild life doing while we are sleeping?” then this Panama tour can answer your questions. It is ideal for lovers of adventure and mystery at night. This safari goes in search of plant and animal life on the Chagres River. Get ready for an experience beyond the common tour! Possible sightings include caiman, capybara, and two-toed sloth.

Duration: 1 hour
Recommendations: comfortable clothing, repellent and flashlight
Departure times: 7:00 p.m. (everyday)
Price: $25.00 p/p

Chunga Chagres

Those who love to take a long walk in the morning before beginning the daily activities will be passionate about this trail. Breathing the pure air and delighting in the peace and tranquility that reigns in this place, you will consider the marvelous wonders of nature.

Chunga is ideal to learn and meditate in the morning or late afternoon. We will walk for about 30 minutes until we reach the shore of the beautiful Chagres River. There, we will take a boat for the 30-minute return, offering you the opportunity to explore and discover the rainforest by land and water.

Duration: 1 hour
Recommendations: comfortable clothing (long pants and tennis shoes), water
Price: $25.00 p/p

Kayaking the Panama Canal

If you love active outdoor sports, you do not want to miss the chance to make an exploration of the waters of the Panama Canal with some early morning Panama kayaking.

Paddle a kayak and discover what sights the famous Panama Canal holds for you on your journey. Come and immerse yourself in this extraordinary Panama adventure!

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Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Recommendations: light and comfortable clothing and visor
Price: $50.00 p/p

Other Guest Activities

  • Nature Walk in the Rainforest
  • Kayaking on the Chagres River
  • Biking Exploration Tour
  • Table Games
  • Night Bus to Explore the Rainforest
  • Panama Canal
  • Miraflores Locks
  • Gatun Lake
  • Embera Indigenous Village

  • Gatun Lake Wildlife Tours
  • Freshwater Fishing at the Canal for Peacock Bass and Tarpon
  • Golf at Summit
  • Panama Canal Transit
  • Panama Canal Railway Tour
  • Portobelo Historical Tour
  • Panama City and Shopping Tour