Zipline, Zoo, and Beach Combo Tour
On this comprehensive Colon tour, take advantage of a unique way to travel through the canopy of a Central American jungle. Set in Rio Piedra (Stony River) are nine cables safely coursing along leafy tree-tops. Each span gently propels you through the jungle. The longest line is an astounding 225 meters long, providing a stunning view of the jungle and surrounding river. Then, you're off to the tropical grounds of a rescue clinic and zoo, located near a beautiful beach.
Created by animal lovers, the zoo showcases dozens of native healthy birds, butterflies, and animals, nursing other unfortunate animals back to health.
The zoo employs their motto: "Saving one animal will not change the world, but the world will change for that one animal." Led by college graduates who've specialized in plant or animal studies, the professional tour guides provide both insight and unbelievable access to the birds, monkeys, butterflies, sloths, and more.
For instance, the walk through aviary is over 100 feet long with 26 bird species, including spectacled owls, yellow (green and red) fronted parrots, scarlet macaws, peacocks, and keel-billed toucans. You have the unique opportunity to interact with the birds here, unlike many typical zoos.
Upon entering the butterfly enclosure, you'll encounter hundreds of spectacularly colored tropical butterflies living in their lush natural habitat. This is a truly treasured experience.
The animal clinic features animals in varied stages of care. The National Environmental Authority often brings animals to the rescue clinic. You'll see some animals quarantined for observation, others rehabilitating injuries, and yet some who've returned to health, but are deemed unable to adapt to the wild, remaining in care.
Commemorate your Colon tour at the gift shop, where purchases help cover expenses for animal care. The tour concludes with a visit to a nearby beach, home to a relaxing beach resort. This tour includes a choice of Caribbean hamburger, veggie burger, or chicken wrap, and all sandwiches come with fries and a non-alcoholic beverage. Book this Colon tour today for an incredible Panama shore excursion at a valuable price.
Felt safe on the zip line with the staff. They knew what they were doing and ensured safety.