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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
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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FreshAair and Peace and Quiet!

The area is beautiful; a true rain forest! Close to Panama City, about 35 mins by taxi for only $30. We spent time at the Gamboa Rain Forest Resort for drinks and a late lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The area is beautiful; a true rain forest! Close to Panama City, about 35 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 which... 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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39 reviews
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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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Munster, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Soberania is one of several national parks and preserves that Panama is actively protecting in the midst of a history of the past century of commercial growth. The Canopy Tower and its sister facilities are located in or near Soberania, and offer a great experience for ecotourism very close to cosmopolitan Panama City.

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mille-isles, qc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went birding along Pipeline Road with local guide Venicio "Beny" Wilson and, although quieter than on previous visits, we saw many species of birds. Although it was a holiday, the area was pretty quiet until later on, so like many areas it is best to get there as early in the morning as you can make it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

best to get there by 4x4 saw a tapir, toucan, cayman, howler monkeys, and cool birds and lizards beautiful trees and flowers went for a morning hike around 900 am didnt do the whole thing, it got a little hot and you could tell the wildlife was taking a siesta beautiful spot and close to panama city lots of wildlife... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I am an amateur bird watcher and was still a little unclear about what to expect from the park after reading previous comments. So decided to provide as many details as possible. # Firstly, in my opinion, this park (especially Pipeline Road) is for - Professional bird watchers = They have the patience and look out for sounds/noises/movements whilst walking... More 

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Address: Address: Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507 232 7223
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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