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Aug 27, 2018
“Biodiversity at its most abundant!”
Sep 6, 2017
“The best”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We toured the research institute on Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal. On the island hike we encountered agouti, howler monkeys, and various tropical birds. A wonderful learning experience!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Susan K
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. Beautiful view, friendly staff and lots of Sloths! Excellent adventure. Close to city and very cheap. Great afternoon!!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sandersandco
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you are a person at all interested in the rain forest you should make your way to the institute. It is a whole day excursion and you need to make reservations with the institute and there is a fee. The day included the Smithsonian...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 1 January 2017

While it is true that the STRI mission is a critical mission and that the opportunity to walk around the rainforest with a guide is very compelling, the totality of the visit is a disaster. We were so excited. You get on the employee boat...More

Date of experience: December 2016
4  Thank CDinDC20009
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is the original tropical rainforest research facility in the world, and still the mother. We had a marvelous guided day hiking in the forest, seeing wildlife and plants, and marveling at the research that is being conducted at the time. At least 50 research...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank BallardPritchett
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We booked this tour directly with STRI, which saved us a lot of money versus booking it with a tour operator. They only allow a limited number of people per tour (there were 10 guests on our tour, and our tour guide said that we...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 31 December 2014

after canal was formed what was top of the mountain became an Island and a research Institute Its a 45 minute boat ride and then about a 2-3 hour tour with a guide. Its pleasant to ride on the canal and see rigs at work...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank lgppres
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