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“Monkeys, monkeys, monkeys”

Gamboa Rainforest Resort Chagres River Boat Tour
Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Gamboa
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 22 June 2017

After a snack at the Gamboa Rain Forest Resort (which consisted of fried chicken fingers, fried cheese sticks, and french fries as there is not a big selection), we headed to our launch. The boat was comfortable and not too crowded although there were other people with our group of 4. After a short ride under the bridge and out to the canal, we passed several container ships that were enormous. Then, we headed into the forest where we slowed down and eventually saw monkeys. First howler monkeys (who lived up to their name), then white faced monkeys, them small tamarin monkeys. The howlers were up in the trees, but the others came to the boat to check us out. made for some great pictures! We had a rainy ride back (but what do you expect from a rain forest). Great crew and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this trip if you are in Panama. Second only to the Miraflores locks.

Thank djordan777
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This huge complex, once the staff housing for people working on the Panama Canal is just 1/2 mile from the canal and over looking the Charges River. The grounds are well maintained and the trees full of pink faced parrots, motmots, chachalacas and hundreds of other birds. The field trip staff lead by Jose Soto are very knowledgeable. Jose himself is able to " whistle up" birds from the deeper forest by imitating their calls.
We had an all inclusive package which included drinks and meals. Very nicely done and a good idea since we never worried about whether to get something or not. The dining room has a commanding view of the river and the hills beyond. The bar is off the cavernous atrium populated with plants and a waterfall. the pools are wonderful with waterfalls and lovely shapes.
three of us went and we got a family room with a loft. Two beds and a bath up a spiral staircase and a king sized bed below. the balcony was spacious and we enjoyed the afternoons and early morning with binoculars watching the birds and the terrain. Very relaxing. It had a hammock and chairs and table. the afternoon rainfall in the rainforest, made it a perfect place to enjoy outdoors and stay completely dry.
we enjoyed the spa one afternoon. A large well appointed place with plenty of options on the spa menu.

Thank mmkhlava
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This was a relaxing boat ride. The guide tells you about the scenery and history of the river and canal. We saw monkeys, sloughs and birds.

Thank t d
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Ok trip, nothing crazy. We booked a 1 hour trip. They take you to see monkeys and that's pretty much it. If I could redo it I would try to book a longer trip where you could take it slow and maybe see if you could spot more birds and other animals.

Thank Foodiestravel
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

I saw half dozen animals with this tour. Crocodile, Monkey (3 types), lizards, and a bird that I cannot remember the name. Try to get the seat that is not in the middle.

Thank minimize940314
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