On this tour, you’ll go one step further than simply walking through the rainforest, getting a real insight into the research that goes on behind the scenes. The National Institute of Biodiversity is a world-renowned research and conservation organisation that discovers never-seen-before wildlife each year. Today, you’ll pay the centre a visit to find out what happens on a daily basis. It all kicks off with a hike through the Veragua Rainforest. You’ll discover some of the newest protected areas, passing through snake, butterfly and frog exhibitions. Next up, you’ll climb onboard an aerial tram, gliding through the rainforest canopy and enjoying panoramic views of the jungle below. Check out the 300-year-old trees and exotic wildlife as a guide fills you in on their stories. You’ll disembark at the river to head off on the ‘trail of the giants’ – so-called because of the sky-high trees that line the paths. You can also look forward to a photo stop at the 65-foot Puma Waterfall.
It takes about one hour to get to the rainforest.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.