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Panama City for young kids

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Panama City for young kids
Kids will find plenty to keep themselves occupied in Panama City, as this metropolis features loads of both natural and good old-fashioned mechanical fun.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
 
Panama Canal Railway
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Panama Canal Railway

This tour on the newly restored Panama Canal Railway, the western hemisphere's first transcontinental railroad, follows the east bank of the canal that offers excellent views of the waterway and rainforests along its shoreline.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Aerial Tram Tour
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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Aerial Tram Tour

Get the forest’s different perspective, take a close look from above! You can be eye to eye with the birds and animals of the rainforest while sitting comfortably in the seat of our Swiss-engineered aerial tram system. Gliding smoothly through the tree tops, you will experience firsthand the sounds and peace of the deep tropical rainforest. One of the Gamboa’s tour guides will accompany... More

Get the forest’s different perspective, take a close look from above! You can be eye to eye with the birds and animals of the rainforest while sitting comfortably in the seat of our Swiss-engineered aerial tram system. Gliding smoothly through the tree tops, you will experience firsthand the sounds and peace of the deep tropical rainforest. One of the Gamboa’s tour guides will accompany you to describe the flora and fauna that you will see. The 1.2-kilometer ride culminates at a hill top where you have the opportunity to visit the Observation Tower. After walking up the spiral ramp, you will discover a panoramic view of the Chagres River, Panama Canal, Embera Indigenous Village, and the Town of Gamboa. All surrounded by lush mountainous rainforest. Recommendations: comfortable clothes, binoculars, water. Departure times: from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays for maintenance Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
Gamboa Rainforest Resort Monkey Island Tour
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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Monkey Island Tour

Take a boat tour through the Panama Canal into secret waterways to find hidden islands where Capuchin and Howler monkeys can be seen leaping in the trees above. Occasionally, they become curious of visitors and venture down to take a closer look. This Panama Canal tour provides a unique opportunity for viewing wild monkeys in their natural habitat. Other animals you might spot on this... More

Take a boat tour through the Panama Canal into secret waterways to find hidden islands where Capuchin and Howler monkeys can be seen leaping in the trees above. Occasionally, they become curious of visitors and venture down to take a closer look. This Panama Canal tour provides a unique opportunity for viewing wild monkeys in their natural habitat. Other animals you might spot on this tour includes Two and Three-toed Sloths, Crocodiles, and turtles that are native to Gatun Lake. The boat ride to and from the island passes through the Panama Canal, giving you the chance to spot huge container ships during their passage across the world. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
Gamboa Rainforest Resort Night Safari
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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Night Safari

If you have asked yourself, “What is the wild life doing while we are sleeping?” then this Panama tour can answer your questions. It is ideal for lovers of adventure and mystery at night. This safari goes in search of plant and animal life on the Chagres River. Get ready for an experience beyond the common tour! Possible sightings include caiman, capybara, and two-toed sloth.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
Natural Science Museum (Museo de Ciencias Naturales )
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Natural Science Museum (Museo de Ciencias Naturales )

The exhibits at the Museum of Natural Sciences are kid- and teen-oriented, with displays of insects and reptiles found inside the museum’s International Specimen Salon.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Soberania National Park
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Soberania National Park

Located 15 miles from downtown Panama City, this scenic park features two hiking paths called el Charco in Gamboa and Pipeline Road, both known for excellent birding and wildlife viewing.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Monkey Island
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Monkey Island

Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced monkeys that inhabit it.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours

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