The Canal and Central Panama Travel Guide

The Canal and Central Panama Sights

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

  • Av. Roosevelt
  • Educational Institution

Published 11/02/2015

Fodor's Review

Barro Colorado can be visited on full-day tours run by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), which depart the STRI dock in Gamboa at 7:15 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 8 on weekends. The $80 tour is well worth the money, since the English-speaking guides do an excellent job of pointing out flora and fauna and explaining the rain forest's complex ecology. Lunch in the research station's cafeteria and boat transportation to and from Gamboa are included. Tours should be booked and paid for a minimum of two months in advance through the STRI website. Reservations that haven't been paid for 15 days before the tour will be canceled. If you failed to reserve, they sometimes have spaces available; it's worth calling the STRI office and asking.

Sight Information


Av. Roosevelt, , 0308, Panama




Sight Details:

  • Open Mon.–Fri. 8 am–1pm

Published 11/02/2015


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