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Soberania National Park

Address: Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507 232 7223
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$180*
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Ranked #9 of 66 Attractions in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Located 15 miles from downtown Panama City, this scenic park features...
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Purrmerend
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189 reviews 189 reviews
62 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Thsi place is for birders like walking in candystore. So many birds. In a day we spotted over 100+ bird species. Also monkeys, coati's sloth and other mammales crossed our path. Simply a great day in the jungle

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Brisbane
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28 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic spot for birders, particularly Pipeline Road. My partner and I got hundreds of photos. We went twice, both times mid week and we hardly saw anyone else. It was great. It's an easy walk (albeit hot and humid) along a dirt road. Bring the repellant as in spots the mosquitoes can get ferocious. Also take plenty of water with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the park. However, it wasn't until we left the area that we realized there were two separate entrances-one for the more zoo like area with short trails and one with a longer trails into a jungle area. We ended up visiting the zoo area which was a nice pleasant way to spend a couple of... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Real forest only a short ride from the city. Great for walks and watching birds, howling monkeys and more.

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landsick
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8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went to the park, in particular the pipeline road on a tour with a guide. My husband is an avid bird watcher and we saw many birds including Tucans and he saw a dozen "lifers" and 37 total species. For me however, the highlight of the pipeline road was that I saw howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, peccarries (wild... More 

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Montgomery, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Save your self time, effort and money. Please arrive early ( 530- 545 am ) if you like to engage in birdwatching. Been there twice once at 7 Am on pipeline trail-saw a couple of monkies and one species of bird, was very dissappointed, then I came across a british travel agency charging 2K+ GBP, that inspired me not to... More 

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

From a hiking point of view, this is a really nice place to go, sometimes it can get cluttered with people and bike people, but still very nice walk. you will be able to see (hopefully) birds, tucan, monkeys, and more. At the very least listen to them. Along the path you will find a ton of lookout points and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is the only city in the world to my knowledge that has a rainforest within city borders. Very much a nature experience only a short cab ride from Casco Viejo. Saw several mammals and lots of birds. The view from the high point was interesting too.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Nice place to see lots of local and migratory birds. Lots of trogans and motmots. Take a guide with you, or you are likely to miss a lot. We also saw lots of monkeys and a sloth.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Excellent hiking, nice waterfalls and great birdwatching! Colorful butterflies surround you on the trail. Hardly any rain and it was the rainy season

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