Barro Colorado is an island in Lake Gatun and has been declared a National Monument. Protected from harmful influences, the flora and fauna of Barro Colorado remains untouched and has become an important research facility for scientists. After a 5 minutes transfer to the Smithsonians pier, you will continue by boat to Barro Colorado. On the boat ride you will not only enjoy the dense jungle surrounding the lake, but also may observe huge container vessels on their transit through Panama Canal. Before arriving to the island your guide will give some information about natural history and prepare the group for the walk along the trail. This is a 2-3 hr. hike that ends at the Visitor Center, where you will find an exhibition regarding Barro Colorado National Monument. After arriving at the Visitor Center you will have a cafeteria-style lunch with a variety of dishes, including a vegetarian section. After lunch, there will be time to ask questions and relax. The boat departs for Gamboa in the early afternoon. Important Note: This tour is only operated Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and has a restricted number of participants.
Transportation from and to Gamboa Resort, English speaking guide.
Hiking shoes, long pants, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, water