Aerial Tram & Ecological Encounter to Colon

  • Port

    Gatun Lake, Panama

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

The aerial tram travels a half-mile through the canopy of the forest. )Round-trip time on the tram is about 45 minutes, not including time spent at the lookout.) It takes you from the shadowy forest floor through the understory and into the sun-drenched canopy. It is located in 247 acres of rain forest, surrounded by exuberant flora and fauna typical of Panama.

The surrounding flora includes species such as the guarumo (trumpet tree), mangavillo, higo de Montaña, espave (wild cashew) and balsa. This impressive plant diversity is the food source for all kinds of indigenous animals including coatimundi, peccary, howler monkey, squires, capibarra and sloth. Beautiful birds such as toucans, trogons, parrots, and momots 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 herpetarium-like exhibits where frogs, butterflies, and even orchids, play their part in the tropical eco-system.

Notes:

Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. This excursion will depart from Gatún Lake and will end in Colón, where you will re-join the ship. Minimum age is 6 years