Gatun Boat Tour, Sloth Sanctuary, Wildlife Exhibits + Buffet

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We have created this Gamboa Rainforest Resort package for those seeking plenty of animal encounters in nature and finishing the experience with a delicious buffet lunch at the resort.


  • Feel the breeze on your face as your ride through the Panama Canal
  • Visit Monkey Island and meet several species of monkeys in the wild
  • See Panama’s cutest animals at the Sloth Sanctuary located in Gamboa
  • Delight in over 20 species of butterflies flitting around the Butterfly Farm
  • Savor in a delicious buffet lunch at the tropical Gamboa Rainforest Resort


Between 8:00:00am - 8:30 am, your personal driver (if selecting the transportation option during checkout) will meet you at your Panama City lodging. As you commence the 40 minute drive, you will have the chance to see the old, colonial American neighborhoods, which served as homes for the Canal construction families and we will pass the famous Culebra Cut. At the shores of Lake Gatun you will be greeted by the dense rainforest and all its intriguing sights and sounds. The tour starts at 9:15am. We will start the day with a Gatun Lake Boat Expedition, looking for monkeys and other wildlife. Embark on a captivating journey as you cruise through Gatun Lake and the Chagres River. Our bilingual guides will enrich your experience by sharing the site's history. Explore various islands in pursuit of monkeys, from playful capuchins and resonant howlers to charming titis. Witness the bustling activity of different ship types navigating the Panama Canal's waters, adding an extra layer of fascination to your adventure. As we return to the shores of the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, we will head to the Sloth Sanctuary and wildlife Exhibits. The Sloth Sanctuary is located inside the Gamboa region, nestled within the lush rainforests of Panama. As you arrive at the sanctuary, you will immediately be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere. Upon entering the sanctuary, you will be greeted by knowledgeable and passionate staff who will provide you with an introduction to the world of sloths. They will share interesting facts about these slow-moving creatures, their behaviors, and their importance in the ecosystem. Accompanied by an experienced guide, guests explore the sloths' natural habitat, observing them as they climb trees, munch on leaves, and simply relax in their own peaceful world. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to see both two-toed and three-toed sloths up close. The guide will educate you about the differences between the two species and highlight their unique characteristics. You will also learn about their slow metabolism, their specialized diet, and their surprisingly strong grip. Further up the path, we will also visit the awe inspiring Butterfly House, filled with countless species of endemic butterflies, the Orchid gardens and a Frog Exhibition, all located within walking distance from the sloth sanctuary. We can't wait to take you on this extraordinary journey and show you memories that will last a lifetime. By the time we finish our tour through the wildlife exhibits, you will without doubt be ready for a delicious buffet lunch at the resort, where guests will sit on a terrace, overlooking the lush rainforest below. At 1:30pm, we start to make our way back to our to Panama City.


INCLUSIONS: Bilingual guides at Gamboa Rainforest Resort Boat tour on Gatun lake and Chagres River to Monkey Island All entrance fees Tour of Sloth Sanctuary Tour of Butterfly House Tour of Orchid and Frog Exhibition Buffet Lunch at Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Important Information

  • Last-minute bookings must obtain verbal confirmation from the activity provider's office to confirm the tour. If you have not received a confirmation or an itinerary from the office team, the tour is not confirmed and it will be scheduled for the following day There is a surcharge for pickup from hotels outside of Panama City, such as from Tocumen Airport, Playa Bonita, Costa del Este, and others This tour takes place rain or shine

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