We highly recommend this day-trip. You get to experience the real rainforest with a good guide.
It is about a 3 hours walk but not very difficult (our 7 years old did it with no problems ... and yes if you sign a waiver even less than 10 years old can go on the island).
We saw all kind of wildlife and got to ask many questions.
You can book the trip yourself from the Smithsonian website at http://www.stri.si.edu/english/visit_us/barro_colorado/
We book few days in advance and had no problems. Each guide will bring a max of 10 people which is very good (we were just 5 ... or family!)
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.