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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Main Road, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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Absolutely loved this place. Beautiful view, friendly staff and lots of Sloths! Excellent... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Sandersandco
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Not to be missed

If you are a person at all interested in the rain forest you should make your way to the institute... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Barbara E
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Philadelphia
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“stri” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Main Road, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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Reviewed September 7, 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!!!

Thank Sandersandco
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Reviewed August 29, 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

1  Thank Barbara E
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Reviewed January 1, 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

2  Thank CDinDC20009
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Reviewed February 25, 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

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Reviewed July 14, 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

3  Thank Nancy T
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Reviewed December 31, 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

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