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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 Combination of Wildlife, Indigenous people and Modern Engineering in one day trip

A great way to see the natural world against one of mankind's greatest engineering feats. The inlets around the canal and Charges river provide greta opportunities for spotting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to see the natural world against one of mankind's greatest engineering feats. The inlets around the canal and Charges river provide greta opportunities for spotting monkeys, birds and crocodiles, whilst huge container ships pass on the canal. Also very interesting to see the indigenous Indian village and their simple life style.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wide, unpaved, generally level road cuts through a jungle filled with birds. But I highly recommend hiring a guide, because the birds can be difficult to spot and even harder to identify, especially if you are new to birding in the tropics. Due to the challenges of spotting birds in the thick foliage, this is a great place for... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we did a hike with the family, it take 1-2 hours and although we didnt see many wild animals we saw beautiful birds and butterflies.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Smithsonian institutes tropical research centre and a national park. Good parking, easy access from the city. This is a great place to walk and enjoy the nature of Panama, good trails, open spaces and a large variety of tropical plants and trees. There is a small zoo with local critters (the cats are my favourite). This is a great... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We signed up with our friend and guide, Luis Calvo, of Panama Travel & Tours to do the day trip to zHatun Lake near the middle of the Panama Canal. Our naturalist was Alex Guevara from the same company. Alex was fantastic. and extremely knowledgeable. We start out in a boat, getting up close looks at the huge ships along... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely park. The trees,foliage and plant life are rich and very thick here. We walked for an hour along the road viewing some amazing greenery. Unfortunately we did not see much wildlife as most of the animals are deeper inside the brush. We did stop at a ranger station and saw some beautiful humming birds flying all around... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guided birding tours by Canopy Family took us to several world-class birding and nature observation venues, including Pipeline Road and Chagres River. Along the way we could watch ships passing through the canal and the on-going maintenance dredging. Read "Path Between the Seas" by David McCullough before you go, then you can visualize the work that went into the Cullebra... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 3 January 2017

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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