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Soberania National Park

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Address: Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 232-7223
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located 15 miles from downtown Panama City, this scenic park features two...

Located 15 miles from downtown Panama City, this scenic park features two hiking paths called el Charco in Gamboa and Pipeline Road, both known for excellent birding and wildlife viewing.

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US$ 105.00*
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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
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US$ 140.00*
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Soberania National Park, Monkey Island and Indian Village from Panama City
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US$ 42.80*
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Aerial Tram Tour in Gamboa

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Great place for nature lovers

We got there around 12 pm (coming from Rio Hato by public bus took more than 2 hours then another 45min by taxi from Albrook mall). We went straight to Pipeline Road (Camino del... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there around 12 pm (coming from Rio Hato by public bus took more than 2 hours then another 45min by taxi from Albrook mall). We went straight to Pipeline Road (Camino del Oleoducto) and, although the wildlife is not very active at that hour of the day, we still managed to see several species of birds: andbirds, woodcreepers,... More 

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many different wildlife can be seen here. Monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, butterflies, sometimes even toucans. Many tours go this place about USD 100 or more.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to reach from Panama City: either public bus (very cheap - around 45 minutes) or taxi (like 15$ - 30 minutes). If you want to see birds plan to be there very early, maximum 7 am. Later in the day you will see other aninamls but less birds.

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Old basing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a trip along the pipeline road (with a guide) throught the forest - good sitings of several birds. The guide was excellent - essential for a great experience. We took a snall boat trip from the Gamboa resort onto the canal & also saw more birds & monkey - including Tamarin monkeys.

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Torio, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Primary forest within an hour of Panama city. We saw deer, monkeys, anteaters, coatis and about 20 species of bird within two hours. Wonderful place and very quiet during weekdays. During the weeend it is busy with mountainbikers and cross-country runners, so mare for sporty types than for nature lovers.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very beautiful walking trails with lush rainforest. Many waterfalls. Lots of birds including Toucans. We also saw Agouti.

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the only zoo-like park Panama has really to offer. Which is also a good thing, because you do not need a zoo in this area because you just need to have a hike in one of the parks to spot wildlife. Nevertheless, this is a rather sad place, with old, and small cages for the animals.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I made some efforts to reach the park by bus. Its best to contact the park administration to find out how to reach: 232 4192 or 500 0906 To reach the park administration I took the diablo rojo from Albrook to Gamboa, it runs every 2 hours, starting at 8. There are earlier buses as well and at weekend it... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you enjoy bird watching this is a good place to go. It is well kept, Aside from the many birds we also saw a three toed sloth, butterflies, frogs and a family of Tamarind monkeys. The only thing I didn't like about it is that it's not a closed circuit.When you get to the end of the trail you... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

See it by boat, so you can get up close and personal with the fauna on the islands and see the big boats as they navigate the canal. A lot of tours include lunch on one of the nearby islands. You'll see an amazing array of birds, we saw four species of monkeys, gobs of amazing plants and of course... More 

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