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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Night Safari

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Address: Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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If you have asked yourself, “What is the wild life doing while we are...

If you have asked yourself, “What is the wild life doing while we are sleeping?” then this Panama tour can answer your questions. It is ideal for lovers of adventure and mystery at night. This safari goes in search of plant and animal life on the Chagres River. Get ready for an experience beyond the common tour! Possible sightings include caiman, capybara, and two-toed sloth.

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Free to hotel guests

Take advantage of the free tour for guests of Gamboa Resort. Climb a safari truck. Wear long pants. Spray mosquito repellant. Short ride to look for sloths, monkeys, capybaras... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2015
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Wasilla, Alaska
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It's free if you stay at the resort and it should be. You drive the grounds which takes all of about 20 minutes in a bumpy truck , they shin a flash light in the tees and all you see is bugs. Find something else to do with your time

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Thank DaveThornbury
Playa Coronado, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I have done this activity several times each with a similar experience. The guide spoke English, Spanish, and some Portuguese and did a very good job of finding and describing the animals. We saw two Sloths, which luckily were low in their trees, a fox, an Iguana, and a nightjar (nocturnal, bug-eating bird). Other times we have seen Capybara and... More 

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Thank Gregory K
Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

The only good thing I can say about this safari that it was free, total waste of 30 minutes. Saw no animals, very muggy night, rough roads be prepared to be shaken up on the vehicle .

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Thank hblask
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Having done this type of tour in the Amazon, I should have known what to expect. Some nighttime birds, but mostly focused on finding and grabbing crocs and caimans to bring into the boat to show guests. Living where there are alligators galore, this really doesn't fascinate me but it certainly did other guests from further inland! Jazz (sic) was... More 

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Thank charlestoncat
Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

There was not much happening the night we went. We saw Cayman, a crocodile, a turtle, bats, moths and lots of mosquitoes. Take botanical oils or deet.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Take advantage of the free tour for guests of Gamboa Resort. Climb a safari truck. Wear long pants. Spray mosquito repellant. Short ride to look for sloths, monkeys, capybaras. It's not easy to do this yourself. 30 minutes only.

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Thank 1snowangel50
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Pile into a Vehicle with several other Guest.You have a Guide with a spot light trying to Find Animals for you,would have been better if i had my own light. Recommendation get there early so you get a seat on left side of vehicle better viewing.If I had to Pay no way.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

You enter a vehicle with several other guests and are accompanied by a guide with a spot light. You will be driven around the grounds of the resort and will see lots of nocturnal wildlife!! I saw capybara, cayman, crocodiles and even sloths!!!

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Thank LoveSloths10
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Upon checking into the resort's hotel, we were informed that this tour was included in our stay at no additional charge. We booked it for the first night, and it was a nice way to get an overview of the resort's layout. We saw a few animals and birds. The guide was very good.

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Thank RPCV89
Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

This was a short ride but did have views of a sloth, some of the large rodents that graze on grass at night, the sounds of many birds, and some roosting parrots. The guide uses a high powered spotlight which gives illumination. We didn't stay very long on any one sighting which I was disappointed with. It was part of... More 

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