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Soberania National Park

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Address: Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507 232 7223
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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One cannot help but admire the many National Parks Panama City has perserved for the natives and visitors to Panama. Even with the tremendous growth of the country they have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

One cannot help but admire the many National Parks Panama City has perserved for the natives and visitors to Panama. Even with the tremendous growth of the country they have been able to do this.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Completed a tour of Lake Gatun with ANCON expeditions. Saw more wildlife here than in all the rest of Panama combined including howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, Geoffrey's tamarins and lots of tiger herons. Would have loved to have seen more birds but visited at the wrong time of day.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went here on a drizzly, cool day with my guide. It was quiet, few tourists, a few other hikers on the Pipeline. This is not like the US national parks with paved roads and concession restaurants. We were in the rain forest. The noisiest creatures were the howler monkeys, whose raucous calls are far louder and bigger than they... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Originally I was told by one tour company not to go to panama in late June if I was mainly interested in wildlife. Wish I'd listened, we had what I hope was a flukey bad experience. 1) hardly any birds, etc, though we did late on see a fabulous band of monkeys close up. It wasn't teaming with wildlife. Pipeline... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The area is beautiful; a true rain forest! Close to Panama City, about 30 mins by taxi for only $30. We spent time at the Gamboa Rain Forest Resort for drinks and a late lunch on the way home. It's worth a visit just to take in the beautiful surroundings. We then took the public bus back to Albrook from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We saw over 70 species of birds, a giant crocodile and several slots in this Soberania National Park. It was also an easy trek for novices, especially if you take the Pipeline Road.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A short walk in this park and you are guaranteed to see amazing wildlife such as howler monkeys (or at least hear them!) , tropical birds of all varieties, and beautiful butterflies. Anteaters and other mammals abound - check out the Pipeline rd north of Gamboa for one of the best spots to see animals!

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Panama has over 900 different birds, and even if you only make it to Panama City you can experience rain forest species, within 45 minutes of the city. We hired Mario Ocana from Toursbylocals.com. He picked us up at 530 am at our hotel, and we finished our tour around 230 pm. It was supposed to be only 6 hours... More 

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Herkimer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a public park so you don't need a guided tour but I hired a service to take my family. It is about a 1/2 hour to 45 minute drive outside of Panama City but not difficult to find. I recommend going as early as possible to sunrise in order to see the most activity of birds and monkeys.... More 

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Vancouver Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My wife and I are big bird photographers. Lugging around 50 pounds of gear, in 32c degree weather is fun for us!: For the Pipeline Road We went early at 6am. Being greeted by the howler monkeys waking up is an experience you will never forget. This was too early for birds though. We walked around 2km to the second... More 

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