Gamboa is a small town in the Republic of Panama. It is located approximately one hours drive from Panama City, on a sharp bend of the Chagres River at the point which feeds Lake Gatun.
At the Gamboa Rainforest Resort visitors can visit the snake house, butterfly farm, indigenous village and aquarium. The aerial tram into the rainforest canopy is a unique experience not to be missed. At its highest point there is a fabulous view of the Canal, the Chagres River and the Gatun Lake.
Additional tours include a boat ride in Gatun Lake, a Kayak ride or an evening tour boat ride.
Things to see and do
* Gamboa Rainforest Resort
* Snake House & butterfly farm
* Indian Reservations
* Aerial Tram to rainforest canopy
* Wildlife viewing
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 80.76 km²
Population – 1,200,000 approx (Panama City)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus 5 hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 507
Port Location – The port is located at Gamboa on the Chagres River.
Transport Links – Panama's international airport, Tocumen International Airport has two runways and is located on the eastern outskirts of the city where it is easily accessible. There are direct flights between Tocumen and New York, Newark, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Madrid, and all major cities in the Caribbean area, Central America and South America.