Barro Colorado Tour

Prices Per Person 8 Hours (USD)
1$267.00
2$200.00
3$187.00
4$180.00
5$176.00
6$173.00
Everyday
8 Hours

A unique opportunity to discover the Smithsonian Institute visited by world’s scientists: it is a guided trek through the island, totally protected from civilization and rich of unusual and endangered species. Located on the Gatun Lake, it is accessible only by private boat. Nativa Tours offers a full service package with pick up at your hotel.

Your private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Gamboa village, where you will board the boat. The ride across Gatun Lake takes between 45 minutes to an hour and presents a wonderful opportunity to see a panoramic view of the Canal waterway and its spectacular forested shoreline. It is also a good way to get close to the huge cargo transiting the Canal! Once you arrive at Barro Colorado, you will have time to prepare for a walk along one of our interpretative nature trails.

An English/Spanish guide will explain you why Barro Colorado is such an amazing island and what kind of animals you will see (French, Italian, German & other languages guide on previous request and optional).The trails are about 2Kms long and may be quite steep, but you will stop frequently, having time to rest and enjoy the sights, and to learn more about the natural history of the place. The tour includes a visit of the Visitor’s Center, where you will find an exhibition summarizing the most important points discussed along the trail.

The Visitor’s Center is located in the Field Research Station, a historic building dating from 1924: it was the first laboratory on Barro Colorado and also serves as a dormitory and dining hall. Today, it houses a small display about research projects underway on the island.

Barro Colorado Island is home to 115 mammal species, including 72 species of bats, 5 species of monkeys, agoutis, tapirs, coatis, sloths and peccaries. Its botanical wealth is similarly impressive: more than 1,200 plant species can be found on the Island.

Duration:  approx 8 hours

Pick up time: 6:00 a.m.

Included: Site guide, Transportation, Lunch


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Booking Details:

Everyday
8 Hours

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Prices Per Person 8 Hours (USD)
1$267.00
2$200.00
3$187.00
4$180.00
5$176.00
6$173.00

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