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Panama Rainforest Experience (Post)

Price from

€985

Duration
4
Season

Spring (Apr - May)

Autumn (Sep - Oct)

Min. number
10 travellers
Booking code
ONXPANPOST24

Spend four days exploring the Panamanian rainforest taking part in hikes, a night safari boat tour and a visit to the indigenous Embera people.
  • Enjoy three nights in a jungle lodge in the Gamboa Rainforest by the Chagres River

  • Visit an Embera community and learn about their culture and traditions

  • Visit the Rainforest Discovery Center and Panama's only sloth sanctuary

  • Join a night safari boat tour and a cable car ride above the jungle canopy


Itinerary for your Post-Programme

Day 1: Encounter with the Embera people 

After disembarkation, you’ll join a transfer to the Chagres National Park. Here we´ll board a motorized canoe that will take us on the Lake Gatun and the River Chagres to visit an indigenous Embera community in their village of wooden houses with thatch roofs. The Embera people are one of the seven ethnic groups of pre-Columbian Indians who live in Panama.  

Upon arrival, and before enjoying a traditional lunch prepared by village woman, we’ll be welcomed by the tribe´s chief. In the afternoon you’ll be offered the chance to learn about local medicinal plants, walk around the village and visit the school, or see a demonstration of arts and crafts. Before saying goodbye to our hosts there will be a performance of traditional dance and music. 

Afterwards, return by canoe to your transfer bus and continue to Gamboa Rainforest Resort – your comfortable home for the next three nights. The rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Day 2: Rainforest Discovery Center and night river safari 

In the morning, you'll visit the Rainforest Discovery Center, an educational facility that offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Watch for rare animals from the 105 ft observation tower, or follow hiking trails and seek out butterflies, monkeys and around 350 bird species. After lunch and a relaxing afternoon at your lodge, when darkness falls you'll join a night safari boat tour on the Chagres River to spot nocturnal animals such as caimans and two-toed sloths. 

Day 3: Sloth Sanctuary and jungle cable car 

In the morning, you'll visit Panama’s only sloth sanctuary, where conservationists work to reintroduce these endearing creatures into the wild. After lunch back at the lodge, you'll enjoy an exhilarating 20-minute cable car ride above the tree canopy, watching for toucans, monkeys and other wildlife. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Panama Canal, Chagres River, Gamboa village and across the vast jungle canopy. 

Day 4: Departure 

Your Panama adventure tour comes to an end after one last delicious breakfast at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. 

Please note that we may visit sites in a different order.

Practical information

Included: 

  • 3 hotel nights at Gamboa Rainforest Resort or similar 

  • Excursions and transportation with an English-speaking guide 

  • 3 x lunch and with a beverage 

Not included:

  • Dinner and gratuities 

Remarks/requirements: 

  • This tour starts on the day of disembarkation in Colón and involves walking on unpaved terrain. 

  • Not suitable for guests with limited mobility. 

  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the land adventure up to 6 weeks before departure.

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