Aerial Tram & Ecological Encounter
In the midst of the 55,000-acre Soberanía National Park, the Aerial Tram allows you to discover the secrets of the upper forest canopy. The tram takes you from the shadowy forest floor through the understory and into the sun-drenched canopy. Take in a bird’s-eye view of a thousand hues of green, interspersed with the fluorescent exclamation points of flowering trees. Flora includes species such as the guarumo (trumpet tree), mangavillo, higo de Montana, espave (wild cashew), and balsa. This impressive plant diversity is the food source for all kinds of indigenous animals including coatimundi, peccary, howler monkey, capibarra and sloth. Beautiful birds such as toucans, trogons, and parrots are also plentiful. Reptiles and amphibians found in the Panamanian forests include caimans, iguanas, and dozens of species of frogs. Quite literally at the bottom of the food chain is the world of the insects, many of which are beautifully colored—butterflies, dragonflies, cicadas and others. Visit the serpentarium and observe a wide variety of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. Resident reptile experts will teach you about the integral role these often misunderstood animals play in tropical ecology.
Minimum age is 6 years.