Pre-Programme Panama Adventure
Autumn (Sep - Oct)
Enjoy three nights in a jungle lodge in the Gamboa Rainforest by the Chagres River
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
Learn about jungle conservation and reforestation on a visit to Santa Rita
Day 1: Arrive at Gamboa
Your tour of the rainforest in Panama begins with a night at Gamboa Rainforest Resort or a similar lodge in the Soberanía jungle reserve.
Day 2: Rainforest Discovery Center and night river safari
In the morning, you'll visit the Rainforest Discovery Center, a self-sustaining, open structure in the middle of the jungle. Watch for rare animals from its 105-foot observation tower, or follow hiking trails looking out for butterflies, monkeys and 350 bird species. After a relaxing afternoon at your lodge, you'll join a night safari boat tour on the Chagres River – an unforgettable experience.
Day 3: Gamboa and Santa Rita Farm and Colón
You'll enjoy a full-day excursion in Sierra Llorona. We'll visit Santa Rita, a working farm owned by a German-Panamanian reforestation organisation. Learn about jungle conservation, reforestation and forest management. You'll meet some workers and find out about different trees' traditional and medicinal uses. After a picnic lunch, we'll return to the hotel, where the rest of the day your own.
Day 4: 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 hotel, you'll enjoy an exhilarating 20-minute cable car ride above the tree canopy, watching for toucans, monkeys and iguanas. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Panama Canal, Chagres River, Gamboa village and the vast jungle canopy. Your Pre-Programme ends with a transfer to the JW Marriott Hotel in Panama City.
Please note that we may visit these sites in a different order.
Included: The price includes three hotel nights at Gamboa Rainforest Resort (standard hotel), excursions and transportation with an English-speaking guide, 2 x lunch and 1 x lunch box with a beverage.
Not included: dinner, gratuities
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip until 6 weeks before departure.