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Soberania National Park

Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
507 232 7223
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Ranked #14 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National 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... more » 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. « less
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Medellin, Colombia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Can't believe how close we live to Paradise. Monkeys, toucans, sloths, etc. Such an escape from the city. I go as often as I can.

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Murray, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went with the Gamboa resort and took the Teleferico up to the observation tower in the National Park. I have been to several rainforests and I have to say that this really beat any of the other places I have been to--it was beautiful and awesome to have a personalized tour guide that would tell us about all of... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband planned this jungle "hike" for is 60th birthday and I did not ask enough questions in advance. When the driver dropped us off at 7:30 am and the guide whips out his machete, I thought I might be in trouble. Three hours later, when we finally reached the "good" road, I knew I was in trouble. Then we... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went to this park and stopped in a gravel parking lot for a hike. I was staying with my brother who lives in Panama, and I would NEVER have found my way there on my own without some local knowledge - so taxi or tourbus recommended for anyone unfamiliar with the area. The guy who took our $5 per... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very interesting place and. Ice walking but wow hot and sweaty....hard to really get into the experience

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our first stop was a short trail called sendero del charco. Spotted many howler monkeys , a sloth and a multitude of birds. Look out for tiny frogs on the ground when crossing the stream. Further north, past gamboa, is pipeline road. We parked at the park entrance, just 100m up from the Smithsonian dock, and walked for 3km along... More

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Canyon Country
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Soberania National Park had an abundance of jungle and fauna however very little wild life. We were told that because of over population, deforestation and hunting that the wildlife was dying off.

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