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Experience The Adventures Of Panama In Gamboa

The Gamboa Rainforest Resort is nestled in the Soberania National Park Rainforest. Located on the banks of the Panama Canal and the Chagres River this luxurious resort and hotel has may adventure to offer.

You may want to take the aerial tram into the jungle, relax by the pool or experience the Panama Canal in a boat ride. Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation it is within thirty minutes of the resort.

You can experience a one-of-a-kind vacation experience in the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. There is a variety of natural wildlife and colorful sights to see. You can escape into a jungle paradise that is appropriate for couples or families. Enjoy and experience nature without ever leaving the exotic comforts of a full-service resort.

From the Aerial Tram rainforest canopy tour you can experience the rich life of a rainforest. Be eye to eye with birds and the creatures of a rainforest while in a comfortable seat of a Swiss-engineered aerial tram. You will smoothly glide through the treetops and experience firsthand the peaceful sounds of a deep tropical rainforest. The tram operator that accompanies your tour will describe the flora and fauna that you see. The tour ends at the Observation Tower at the end of the 1.2-kilometer ride. There is a spiral walking ramp where you will experience a panoramic view of the Panama Canal, Emberra indigenous village, town of Gamboa, and the Chagres River all surrounded by the rainforests lush mountains.

Travel the Panama Canal’s secret waterways on a boat tour and find hidden islands that are the favorites of Cappuccio and Howler monkeys. See them leap from tree to tree. If you are lucky one may come down to get a closer look. You can view wild monkeys in their natural habitat and be as close to them as you would be in a zoo. On this tour you will also see alligators, sloths and turtles that are native to the area. You will passes through the Panama Canal where you can see the large container ships as they take their passage across the world.

If you fish you will be impressed by the variety and quantity of fish in Gatun Lake. Species include snook, tarpon and peacock bass as well as many others. There are not limits or restrictions on the number of fish you can catch. Your guide will take you on a guided private tour of the lake to all the best spots. Enjoy fishing on Lake Gatun surrounded by the tranquility and peace of lush tropical forests.

Experience what rainforest animals do at night on the night safari tour. The tour is in a Gamboa open-air bus and you will see alligators, capibaras, tapirs, tropical opossums and two-toed sloths.

If you are looking for more of an adventure raid the waters of the Panama Canal in a kayak and discover what the Canal has to offer. Whatever exotic adventure you are looking for you can find it at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort.

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Explore Panama For Your Next Holiday

Panama offers cultural diversity, white sandy beaches, hundreds of islands, seafood and seven Indian populations that are native. You will find that Panama is a mix of American efficiency blended with Latin mentality. Panamanians have a command of the English language that makes travel there fun and easy.

Panama is between Costa Rica and Columbia and has a population of about 3.5 million. Panama is one of the most ‘globalized” countries in Latin America and has one of the highest GDP growth rates. Tourism is growing fast in Panama and more than two hundred cruise liners land there.

Panama City is not only the central hub for tours anywhere in the country it is a wonderful destination in itself. There is a blend of modern America, old Spain and Eastern bazaar atmosphere. The Panama Canal is the best-known feature but Panama borders one of Central America’s richest rain forests.

You will find cosmopolitan, historic and ultra-modern living in Panama. Panama City is one of the safest cities in the Americas. In Panama you can explore 16th century historic ruins of Panama Viejo as well as visit modern skyscrapers in the prosperous business district. The center of the city is full of cultural and live events.

Don’t forget about the Panama Canal that is an experience that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. Spend hours watching freighters and ships move through the Canal at the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks. The Panama Canal is called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and is a monument to human engineering and the power of perseverance.

Travel the Amador Causeway that extends from the mainland and connects four small islands offshore. The length of the causeway is lined with palms. You can stop along the way and rest at benches or bike and jog along the paths. Enjoy fine restaurants, sea breezes or visit the Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research Aquarium. Also available are yacht clubs, a new cruise port, souvenir shops and residential projects to see.

If you are interested in eco tourism it begins on the outskirts of Panama City. Parque Metropolitano is a large tropical rainforest reserve. In this enormous park there are five trails to explore. You will see the diverse natural riches offered in Panama that includes toucans, orioles, sloths, parakeets, trogons, agoutis and Titi monkeys.

Panama offers something for everyone. If you want to relax on a beach there are many to choose from. The climate in Panama is excellent as there has never been a hurricane touch down there. Panama is a great location for a couple that wants to get away together. Families enjoy all that Panama has to offer in educational and cultural experiences. The next time you are planning a vacation and want to do something different take a look at Panama. There is a wonderful variety of things to do there that you will have the adventure of your lifetime. Explore Panama for your next holiday!

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Enjoying Panama

Panama lives up to its national motto “For the benefit of the world,” delivering a world of benefits to its visitors and then some. Central America’s southernmost country boasts a unique geographical locale affording visitors miles of pristine coastline bordering two oceans, and an amalgamation of people and cultures that is unparalleled.

While in Panama City, one must-see is Casco Viejo, the city’s charming 16th century Spanish colonial “old town” resplendent in winding narrow streets, sidewalk cafes and wrought-iron balconies overflowing with exquisite flowers.

Other recommendations within the Panama City-limits include Panama La Vieja, the original city’s ruins; Parque Natural Metropolitano, a large tropical forest abundant with native flora and fauna; and the Calle Uruguay neighborhood, epicenter of the city’s exciting nightlife. Don’t forget to visit the Continental Hotel Riande’s Wurlitzer’s Lobby Bar, home to a sprawling, glow-in-the-dark Wurlitzer organ.

Your browser may not support display of this image. A short drive from Panama City leads to the famed Panama Canal, another of the country’s can’t-miss destinations. The Miraflores Lockes offer a visitor center–Centro de Visitantes de Miraflores–complete with an observation deck, museum, an English-Spanish theater and a restaurant overlooking the locks.

Visit to Panama City is a must for any traveler to Panama. Located on the country’s Pacific Coast, Panama City is a sophisticated metropolis offering a diverse array of attractions ranging from cultural destinations to fine dining to nightlife to even gambling. The city’s colorful party buses offer a memorable way to enjoy some sightseeing while making merry.

Panama’s lush countryside offers an abundance of natural beauty, wildlife, and hospitable people. Within an hour or so drive of Panama City is a succession of un-crowded, white-sand beaches and aqua-blue waters along the Pacific Coast, including the popular destinations of Punta Chame, Gorgona, Coronado, Rio Mar, Santa Clara and Playa Blanca.

Nearby the Pacific Coast beaches are the picturesque mountain communities of El Valle de Anton and Los Altos de Maria where visitors can sample the local cuisine, browse shops and enjoy the indigenous culture of Panama. Another more remote option is the The Darien province, home to the Parque Nacional Darien, a massive tropical forest that makes a wonderful visit for the adventurous traveler.

If time allows, Panama’s coastal islands provide unique travel destinations just a short boat or plane ride away from the mainland. In the Caribbean seas off the Atlantic coast, visit the San Blas Islands, where the native Kuna Indians craft their renowned molas. Isla Grande, also in the Atlantic, is a beautiful destination, as is Contadora in the Pearl Island Archipelago.

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