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Monkey Island & Sloth Sanctuary + Buffet Lunch at Gamboa Rainforest Resort
We have created the ultimate Gamboa Rainforest Resort package for those seeking to enjoy a relaxed day surrounded by nature and wildlife, and finishing the experience with a delicious buffet lunch at the resort.
Please note that this tour is offered without transportation from Panama City. During checkout, please select the transportation option, if needed.
TOUR OVERVIEW - Monkey Island & Sloth Sanctuary + Buffet Lunch
At 8:30 am, your personal driver (if selecting the transportation option during checkout) will meet you at your Panama City lodging. As you commence the 40 minute drive, you will have the chance to see the old, colonial American neighborhoods, which served as homes for the Canal construction families and we will pass the famous Culebra Cut. As we arrive at the shores of Lake Gatun you will be greeted by the dense rainforest and all its intriguing sights and sounds.
The tour starts at 9:30am. Those who choose to drive with their own car, please arrive by 9:15am.
We will start the day with a Gatun Lake Boat Expedition, looking for monkeys and other wildlife.
Embark on a captivating journey as you cruise through Gatun Lake and the Chagres River. Our bilingual guides will enrich your experience by sharing the site's history. Explore various islands in pursuit of monkeys, from playful capuchins and resonant howlers to charming titis. Witness the bustling activity of different ship types navigating the Panama Canal's waters, adding an extra layer of fascination to your adventure.
As we return to the shores of the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, we will head to the Sloth Sanctuary and wildlife Exhibits.
The Sloth Sanctuary is located inside the Gamboa region, nestled within the lush rainforests of Panama. As you arrive at the sanctuary, you will immediately be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere.
Upon entering the sanctuary, you will be greeted by knowledgeable and passionate staff who will provide you with an introduction to the world of sloths. They will share interesting facts about these slow-moving creatures, their behaviors, and their importance in the ecosystem.
Accompanied by an experienced guide, guests explore the sloths' natural habitat, observing them as they climb trees, munch on leaves, and simply relax in their own peaceful world.
During the tour, you will have the opportunity to see both two-toed and three-toed sloths up close. The guide will educate you about the differences between the two species and highlight their unique characteristics. You will also learn about their slow metabolism, their specialized diet, and their surprisingly strong grip.
A tour to the Sloth Sanctuary is a delightful adventure that allows you to connect with nature, learn about the fascinating world of sloths, and support their conservation. So, get ready to slow down, appreciate the beauty of these enchanting creatures, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Further up the path, we will also visit the awe inspiring Butterfly House, filled with countless species of endemic butterflies, the Orchid gardens and a Frog Exhibition, all located within walking distance from the sloth sanctuary.
We can't wait to take you on this extraordinary journey and show you memories that will last a lifetime.
By the time we finish our tour through the wildlife exhibits, you will without doubt be ready for a delicious buffet lunch at the resort, where guests will sit on a terrace, overlooking the lush rainforest below.
At 2:30pm, we start to make our way back to our to Panama City.
TOUR SUMMARY - Monkey Island & Sloth Sanctuary + Buffer Lunch at Gamboa Rainforest Resort
- Tour (minimum 2 guests)
- Price without transportation - $109 per adult, $89 per child (until age 10)
- Duration - 4.5 hours
- Start time - 8:30am - Everyday
- Pick-up and drop off at your Panama City lodging
- Well-maintained, air-conditioned car
- Bi-lingual guides (English/Spanish)
- Tour to Sloth Sanctuary & Wildlife Exhibit
- Lake Gatun Boat Exhibition to Monkey Island
- Buffet Lunch
- Water and Soft drinks during lunch
- Gamboa Resort entrance fees
- Water Bottles during tours
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of Panama City (i.e. Playa Bonita, Costa del Este & Tocumen area. Please select option during checkout)
WHAT TO BRING
- Comfortable and adequate clothing to protect yourself from the sun and thus avoid the use of sunscreen. Creams (even biodegradable ones) are polluting and for that reason we do not promote their use
- Comfortable and safe footwear
- Sun glasses
- Cap or hat
- A reusable bottle to fill with water during the day
- Cash for tips and souvenirs
- There are no ATMs in the area, vendors do not accept card payments either. Cash Only!
- ATTENTION LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS: Bookings made after 6:00pm for the following day are NOT guaranteed until we respond and explicitly confirm your tour itinerary. If your booking is not confirmed by one of our booking specialists, your tour will be scheduled for the subsequent day.
Please read our Tour Cancelation Policy before booking.
TOUR CANCELATION POLICY
Tao Travel 365 strives to deliver the best possible customer experience. If at any point you have a question or concern about our service, please call us by phone at +1 (805) 826-3657 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following cancellation policy applies only for Day Tours (DOES NOT apply for Multi-Day Tours).
Due to the nature of our business, the logistics involved with organizing tours and the high reservation demand following refund policies apply:
- 100% refund less credit card processing fees will only be granted if booked via our website www.taotravel365.tours AND if canceled more than 7 days before the start of the tour.
- 50% refund less credit card processing fees will be granted for cancellations received less than 7 days AND more than 48 hours before the tour start date.
- No refund will be granted for cancelations received less than 48 hours before the tour start date.
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For all bookings made via outside portals such as, but not limited to Viator, Expedia, Airbnb, please refer and adhere to the respective cancellation policy of the portal that you booked with.
If you are unable to realize the reservation, contact us as soon as possible and we will try to arrange and reschedule the same or different tour for you.
If you are not at the designated meeting point by the time of your scheduled reservation or pick up, Tao Travel 365 reserves the right not to provide a refund. However, we will always try our best to locate you at the meeting point and call your WhatsApp number, if one was provided. After all, we want you to participate in our tour and have fun. That is our goal!
CANCELED OR POSTPONED TOURS
Occasionally, tours are canceled or postponed due to weather or ocean conditions, mechanical failure, or other unforeseen events. Should this occur, we will attempt to contact you about the cancellations and to inform you of refund or exchange procedures for that tour. For exact instructions on any canceled or postponed tour, please contact us. In the case of a cancellation of your tour by Tao Travel 365, we will refund your tour or schedule you for another tour, as detailed below.
All sales are final. No refunds are available unless a tour is canceled or postponed, or we are given 48 hours advance noticed whereby a 50 percent refund will be awarded. We will offer refunds of the full face value of the tour(s) that are canceled or postponed (or, if a discounted tour, then instead the discounted tour price paid). No refunds are offered on any service, payment processing or convenience fees. To receive a refund for a canceled or postponed tour, contact us at email@example.com within 3 days of the tour cancellation and write "refund" in the subject line. Instructions will be provided in order to obtain your refund.
No tour exchanges are offered by Tao Travel 365. While in some extreme cases we may offer this service (such as a cancellation by Tao Travel 365), it is not guaranteed and often impossible. Contact us directly by phone at +1 (805) 826-3657 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about tour exchanges. Fees may apply.