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Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

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The Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center is the main project of the Fundación Avifauna Eugene Eisenmann, non-profit environmental organization for the conservation of birds in Panama. Our objective is to protect the tropical rainforest throught...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Pipeline Road, Gamboa, Gamboa 0801, Panama
+507 6450-6632
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to many nature preserves, but this one is the best by far. All of the workers were so helpful. It was impossible not to relax and drink in of the beauty of this magnificent country. We saw birds, butterflies including the elusive...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Happywintertraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climb the tower at dawn, walk the trails and spend hours on the deck watching hummingbirds at their feeders and dozens of other species of birds. A marvellous place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sloths, colorful frogs, lovely orchids and butterflies abound in this Center. Well worth a visit if you are in the rainforest.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NaplesKris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired Nando Quiroz as our birding guide and part of our day was spent here. They have a number of good trails and the observation tower gives you an amazing view of the jungle. The hummingbird feeders are a great way to get a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ryanleys10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our four hours visit, including a walk on the Pipeline Road. The humming bird center and the rainforest tower were both excellent. The center includes several walking trails that are all well marked. We saw sloths, birds, capybara and other wildlife. A couple of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CacheHiker
Reviewed 30 December 2018

The place has excellent walks – inside the centre is for a fee; Old Pipeline road is free of charge. You can see howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, coatis, parrots, bats and numerous birds. When we were there, no guides were available – you would need...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Luckily we were on our own and got to observe the sloths for quite a while. Initially, we thought the were stuffed exhibits until one moved, very slowly. A great place to see sloths of all ages.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wilsongirl
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

A very enjoyable hour and informative about bugs, frogs, butterflies and sloths. Quite a few young sloths seen. The guide was obviously very knowledgable and very helpful and friendly

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lorrainel908
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I took uber that took me to STRI dock at 6am. Then I had walked an hour to get to this place and climed on the tower. I immediately saw toucans on the tree top and many monkeys. as the day gets hotter, many birds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is one of my favorite places although its a drive but once youre there it feels, looks and sounds like true paradise. there is a humming bird place where you can see up to 50 or more different types of humming birds, there are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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12 October 2018|
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Response from pvollert | Reviewed this property |
I believe the price is $12 for Panamanian residents and $30 for turists. The profits are all used for fund raising and environmental studies.
27 February 2018|
Response from GiselaZD | Reviewed this property |
Very easy. It's only a few kilometers away.
20 November 2015|
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Response from Karen A | Property representative |
Dear Penny, we will provide you a map for your reference (trails, general info, few birds you may find) In case you need a guided service you could make a reservation ( $25.00 plus entrance) We open at 6:00 a.m till 4:00... More