SOBERANIA NATIONAL PARK & GAMBOA
Brief description: Very close to Panama City, in the town of Gamboa, situated on Gatun Lake, there is the tourist center at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Don’t miss your chance to see wildlife and ships transiting the canal.
The transfer from the capital to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort takes 40 minutes; we pick you up from your hotel at 07:40 AM. First, you tour the Chagres River by motor launch heading towards the Monkeys Island to see wildlife. Here you will find abundant fauna represented by tortoises, crocodiles, different birds, sloths, iguanas, and several kinds of monkeys such as capuchins, tamarins, and howlers monkeys. This part of the tour takes approximately 90 minutes.
Then, we will go back to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort where the aerial tram tour starts. We will see the forest from a breathtaking perspective, while sitting comfortably in the Swiss-engineered aerial tram system. Gliding smoothly through the treetops, you will experience the sounds and peace of the tropical rainforest firsthand. You will discover the splendid panoramic views of the Chagres River, the Panama Canal, the Embera Indians Village, and the town of Gamboa.
On our way back we visit the aquarium, the serpentarium, butterflies expositions, and the orchids nursery. This part of the tour takes approximately 2,5 hours.
After the tour, we recommend trying delicious seafood in the Lagartos restaurant on the Chagres River.
The lunch is not included.