Get a bird’s eye view of Panama’s rainforest on this aerial tram tour. After leaving your ship, you’ll be transported to the Gamboa rainforest resort on the edges of Soberania National Park, overlooking the muddy green Chagres River. Here, you’ll board your aerial tram – an open-topped ‘car’ that’ll whisk you slowly through the jungle canopy. As you glide through the treetops, a guide will fill you in on the forest and its wildlife. Listen out for howler monkeys, watch for butterflies and keep an eye out for some of the 400 species of birds that live here – parrots, toucans and momots are among them. As you travel the one-kilometre route, you’ll be treated to incredible views over Gatun Lake, the Panama Canal and the surrounding mountains. After your ride, there are more wildlife encounters in store with a visit to the amphibious and butterfly exhibitions. Not to mention the orchid exhibition too. You’ll come face-to-face with different species of exotic butterflies before eyeing up Panama’s weird and wonderful fauna. Look but don’t touch – some are highly poisonous.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.