Santa Rita Working farm

Panama Rainforest Experience (Post)

Spend four days exploring the Panamanian rainforest on hikes, a nighttime safari boat tour, and a visit with the Indigenous Emberá people.

  • Enjoy three nights in a jungle lodge in the Gamboa rainforest by the Chagres River.
  • Visit an Emberá community and learn about their culture and traditions.
  • Visit the Rainforest Discovery Center and Panama’s only sloth sanctuary.
  • Join a nighttime safari boat tour and a cable car ride above the jungle canopy.
  • By destination

    Caribbean and Central America

  • Season

    Autumn, Spring

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Min. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 1,599

Itinerary for your Post-Program

Day 1: Meet with the Emberá people.

After disembarkation, you’ll join a transfer to Chagres National Park. We will board a motorized canoe that will take us through Lake Gatun and the Chagres River to visit an Indigenous Emberá community in their village of wooden houses with thatched roofs. The Emberá people are one of the seven pre-Columbian ethnic groups who live in Panama.

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

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 nighttime 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 while keeping a lookout for butterflies, monkeys, and around 350 bird species. Enjoy lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon at your lodge. When darkness falls, you’ll join a nighttime 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, 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 the order of sites we visit may vary.

Practical information


  • Three-night hotel stay at Gamboa Rainforest Resort or similar
  • Excursions and transportation with an English-speaking guide
  • Lunch (x3) with a beverage

Not included:

  • Dinner and gratuities


  • This tour starts on disembarkation day 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 six weeks before departure.