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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Radio Station Tour

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Address: Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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Historically interesting.

Quite a lot of walking on steep paths so not good if you are not a good walker. Make sure you put on bug spray! We did not see much wildlife, so more of a learn the history of... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2016
sdkemp
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Quite a lot of walking on steep paths so not good if you are not a good walker. Make sure you put on bug spray! We did not see much wildlife, so more of a learn the history of the area tour.

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Dundas, Canada
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

We loved the peace and quiet and the ready access to the rainforest and the canal. This is definitely a place for nature lovers, and not for those seeking luxury or a party atmosphere. We enjoyed the toucans, monkeys, capybaras, and wide array of other bird, mammal and reptile life right on site. The resort has a colonial grandeur despite... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

The views from the aerial tram were awesome, very beautiful. However, outside of that it's not that great. Our guide wasn't super informative and could certainly have filled some of the time with other information. The animal life is hit or miss and ours was a big miss. I imagine this was due to the rain. I can't say that... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

This tour starts with a briefing on the rules and then off you go to board the tram. Guide stands in front and 4 people can sit in one tram . There are 18 trams in total. They have english speaking guides available who are just a wealth of information about the area. Tram will skim over the trees and... More 

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Aurora
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Reviewed 17 November 2014

This was a nice way to see the rain forest from the top of the canopy. It was raining very heavily when we did it so the wildlife was not around. Our guide was very good and knowledgeable. We had a view of the canal and river for a few minutes before the clouds covered everything.

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Fabius, New York
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We didn't get to see much except for trees. The view at the top was great. Guide was very nice and gave us a lot of information.

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2013

The neat thing about the radio tower is that at its top, you are even with the top canopy layer. There is a unique perspective of the Forrest to experience, and also a good view of the canal and Chagras River. Technically, the tower is wheelchair accessible because it is all ramp and no stairs. But you will need a... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

We had a wonderful view and saw Toucans! I am afrain of highs so it was a bit scary. But was very happy I went all the way up. It's definetly worth the fear!

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Strathroy, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Really wantedto do this , but due to dredgingin the canal this was not available - website needs update.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

Very interesting tour with an informative guide. Loads of howler monkeys and capuchin monkeys in the area.

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