Gamboa Aerial Tram is the only tram that passes above the rainforest. Travel 600 meters aboard a gondola that goes through the trees letting you have a completely different viewpoint than from the ground. During your journey you will be able to see plenty of birds which nest in the treetops, as well as sloths and several species of monkeys. An audio guide will explain the local flora and fauna as well as information about the area.
At the end of the Gamboa Aerial Tram you will reach Pelado (Bare) Hill. Take a small walk along a trail to get to an enormous observation tower that is 30 meters high. Going up the nine levels is optional, but it is quite easy and even people in wheelchairs can go up its ramps.
The top of the observation deck has incredible 360º views of the Soberania National Park including some indigenous Embera communities that live in the area. You will also be able to see where the intersection where the Chagres River feeds the Panama Canal and subsequently fill the Gatun Lake to ensure the passage of ships. You can stay in the observation tower as long as you would like and it is covered with a roof for the comfort of tourists.
- Audio Guide
Available: Tuesday through Sunday. Pick your preferred schedule: 9:15, 10, 10:30, 11, 1:30, 2, 2:30 or 3
Time: 1 to 1.5 hours
What to bring? Comfortable clothes, rain jacket or waterproof bag (green season), water bottle, insect repellent, sunscreen, hat and camera.
Important information: Gamboa Aerial Tram and the observation tower are closed on Mondays for maintenance. It is possible to combine this tour with other options in Gamboa for a full day experience. Children price is from 6 to 12 years of age. Under 5 years is free of charge. Rates include taxes.