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Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

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Address: Pipeline Road, Gamboa, Gamboa 0801, Panama
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+507 6588-0697
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center is the main project of the Fundación...

The Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center is the main project of the Fundación Avifauna Eugene Eisenmann, non-profit environmental organization for the conservation of birds in Panama. Our objective is to protect the tropical rainforest throught sustainable tourism.We offer bird feeders, a 32 meters observation tower, 2 kilometers of trails, gift sotre and educational programs for students.Most of the staff of the Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center are from neighbouring communities. They are incorporated into the center after going through a training and selection program.

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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
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Birds galore

Accompanied by a guide so didn't have the problems others have reported as far as finding it or getting a ticket. The hummingbird feeders were great - in addition to all the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Accompanied by a guide so didn't have the problems others have reported as far as finding it or getting a ticket. The hummingbird feeders were great - in addition to all the other birds we saw from the deck of the center. And the staff person went out of her way to help us spot and identify birds.

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Karen A, Director General at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment that allowing us to constantly improve. In this way we can offer a memorable experience in the tropical forest of Panama, combining environmental education and sustainable tourism. We are glad that you enjoyed the visit at the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, and we hope you can repeat the experience soon with us. Best regards, More 

MEXICO CITY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Only problem: Not enough signals in the way. So, we got lost a few times trying to get there. After arriving, the experience was so good and the staff was really nice and helpful. The tracking took us about 3 hours in total.

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Karen A, Director General at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment that allowing us to constantly improve. In this way we can offer a memorable experience in the tropical forest of Panama, combining environmental education and sustainable tourism. We are glad that you enjoyed the visit at the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, and we hope you can repeat the experience soon with us. And thanks to... More 

Naples, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

We arrived at 9:30 as a group of 4 and enjoyed the walks, the hummingbirds and the canopy platform. We saw howler monkeys but not many birds besides a mot mot and hummingbirds but we were late arriving. We did think the price was high but it was fun.

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Karen A, Director General at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and suggestions, allowing us to constantly improve. In this way we can offer a memorable experience in the tropical forest of Panama, combining environmental education and sustainable tourism. And thanks to your support we have won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. More 

Ohio USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Guide was very knowledgeable. Also, stopped at Orchid Farm, Butterfly museum and Frog museum. Very interesting.

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Karen A, Director General at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and suggestions, that allowing us to constantly improve. In this way we can offer a memorable experience in the tropical forest of Panama, combining environmental education and sustainable tourism. And thanks to your support we have won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. More 

Busby. Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

First time in 60 years I've been in a rainforest and well worth the long trip from the UK just to have been there. Amazing place with the feeling of an untamed area which has had no human interference other than to make life a bit easier to walk around and to appreciate the animals and bird life. The 100... More 

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Karen A, General Manager at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and suggestions, that allowing us to constantly improve. In this way we can offer a memorable experience in the tropical forest of Panama, combining environmental education and sustainable tourism. And thanks to your support we have won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. More 

Vancouver Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

We had a reservation at 6am (which I don't think we needed). We waited at the gate until 6:30am. Unfortunately we drove to the end and waited till 7:30 before anyone else arrived. They informed us we had to go back to the front to get a ticket. When it was all said and done it was around 8am before... More 

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Karen A, General Manager at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and suggestions, that allowing us to constantly improve. In this way we can offer a memorable experience in the tropical forest of Panama, combining environmental education and sustainable tourism. And thanks to your support we have won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. More 

Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

Know that it's going to cost you a lot to get here: the taxi will charge you quite a bit (so you might consider renting a car) even if you do bargain. I'd recommend getting there as early as possible, but don't plan on spending more than 4 hours there unless you're really, really slow-moving. I really enjoyed the approach... More 

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Karen A, General Manager at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and suggestions, that allowing us to constantly improve. In this way we can offer a memorable experience in the tropical forest of Panama, combining environmental education and sustainable tourism. And thanks to your support we have won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. More 

Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Nothing to dislike! Peaceful apart from the Howler monkey cries! Birds,butterlies and small mammals seen on our walk. The river lookout is a restful stop. The tower taken slowly is awesome! Take your time......

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Karen A, General Manager at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and suggestions, that allowing us to constantly improve. In this way we can offer a memorable experience in the tropical forest of Panama, combining environmental education and sustainable tourism. And thanks to your support we have won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. More 

Jasper, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

We were on the Caravan Panama Tour. We had the opportunity to see the rainforest frogs in their own environment, as well as see a beautiful exhibit of orchids. We then went into the butterfly room. It was huge and there were hundreds of beautiful butterflies everywhere. It was a well planned display.

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Karen A, General Manager at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and suggestions, that allowing us to constantly improve. In this way we can offer a memorable experience in the tropical forest of Panama, combining environmental education and sustainable tourism. And thanks to your support we have won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. More 

Airdrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

The orchids were so beautiful and our guide Alexis very informative. The butterfly enclosure was equally enjoyable and at the frog pond we saw two very tiny yet brilliant red frogs!

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Karen A, General Manager at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and suggestions, that allowing us to constantly improve. In this way we can offer a memorable experience in the tropical forest of Panama, combining environmental education and sustainable tourism. And thanks to your support we have won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. More 

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