Aerial Tram and Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

special offer banner Aerial Tram and Gamboa Rainforest Reserv e
Excursion Highlights:
  • Ascend the canopy of Gamboa Rainforest in an open-air gondola, immersing you in a diverse ecosystem
  • Follow the path of Spanish Conquistadors and 49ers, cutting through the Isthmus of Panama in a luxury, air-conditioned motor bus
  • Explore fascinating exhibits from the Smithsonian Institute and Gamboa Resort, including a serpentaria, aquarium, orchid garden, and butterfly farm
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Panama City's skyline and the entrance to the Panama Canal at Flamenco Island on the Causeway
  • Benefit from our strong guarantees, including a return-to-ship and satisfaction guarantee
Price: $190.00   Sale Price: $165.00   Save: $25.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise pier.
Food/Beverage Provided A 6-inch sandwich, and bottled water are included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing and closed-toe walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions Participants must be able to get in and out of the tour vehicle. Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour

Aerial Tram and Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

A once in a lifetime chance for you to drive on a luxurious, air-conditioned motor bus along a path that was formerly taken by the Spanish Conquistadors and the 49ers looking for a shortcut to find gold. The Panama Canal cuts through one of the narrowest parts of the Isthmus of Panama approx. 80 kilometers long. In simple terms, it bisects the Continental Divide and links North and South America with the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

First stop will be Gamboa Rainforest Reserve. Embark on a ride in an open-air gondola that will take you from the shadowy forest floor through the under story and into the sun-drenched canopy. View a rainbow of greens, accented by the brilliant points of trees in bloom. An impressive 30-meter observation tower is located after ascending roughly 600 meters on a gondola that rises above the rainforest and is visible from the Soberania National Park and the famous intersection where the Chargres River feeds the Panama Canal, ultimately filling the Gatun Lake.

You will be able to independently explore the several exhibitions that the Smithsonian Institute and Gamboa Resort have to offer before or after your Tram Adventure. A serpentaria, aquarium, orchid garden, and butterfly farm are among the exhibits.

As you continue your search toward the Pacific, you will eventually find yourself in the middle of a lush tropical forest. The dense forest progressively clears as you travel through Pedro Miguel's second set of locks, a single flight that was the first to be finished. Continue to the Balboa townsite for a quick look at the former Canal Zone, where American military installations serve as a subtle reminder of the area's strategic importance.

Your final stop is Flamenco Island on the Causeway, where you'll have some free time to enjoy the breath-taking views of the city's magnificent skyline and the entrance to the Panama Canal. The moment has come to turn around and return to the buses so that you may go back to the pier where your ship is waiting. Make the most of your trip to Panama by giving you an in-depth overview of the Panama Canal and its beautiful surrounding areas.

Please note: This tour may operate in reverse order. Audio guide will enhance your treetop experience providing fascinating information on the flora and fauna. Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.