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Soberania National Park

Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
507 232 7223
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$180*
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Ranked #13 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Menifee
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59 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Where are the signs? First, we couldn't find Soberania National Forest using the GPS. We had to travel over a one lane bridge, through a small village, onto a gravel road and then turn onto a very bumpy dirt road. When we reached the Rainforest Discovery Center 2.5 km away, we were charged $30 to enter! We drove to the... More 

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The wildlife viewing is brilliant from the canopy tower, Gatun Lake, Pipeline Road, Old Gamboa Road, Ammo Ponds and other locations. Do stay at Canopy Tower for a fabulous experience and sleeping in the canopy at eye level with the sloths, monkeys and birds.

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florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

very easy to access this park/rainforest...nice walking paths, great canopy coverage to keep the heat reasonable, and you will see lots of unique animals and insects...

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

i went to the park around 2pm... cost me 80$ cab to only get there at 2:45 and they were closing... it was pooring rain as well however in the city in was sunny... I'm going back in september and will make sure to go early...

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Medellin, Colombia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Many times you walk in a forest and you wont see any animal at all. it is also a matter of luck. But we were lucky and saw many monkeys. Different kinds as well. Howler monkeys, tities a colourful kind of duck and a small kind of capybara, which in spanish they call njegue, we heard tucans and woodpeckers. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We did not walk much in this Park because we were on an organized trip, so the bus took us to the Gondola ride over the Rain Forest where we heard, more than saw, birds and monkeys. Our tour guide in the gondola informed us about the animals and vegetation along the way. At the top of the ride we... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited the Pipeline Road with Panama Day Trips and saw many monkeys, sloths, and birds. Very nice experience.

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