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Soberania National Park

Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
507 232 7223
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Ranked #13 of 58 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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Panama City, Panama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Lincoln, NE
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We walked for a couple hours early one morning along Pipline Road. I expected, from the reviews, to have a world-class bird viewing experience. We saw a sloth, anteater, butterflies and a couple toucans, but not much more. We are fairly experienced birders, but maybe we needed a guide anyway, or we just got there at a bad time. Not... More

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Montreal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A must do visit while in Panama city. Saw a sloth 10 minutes walking in the park. not many people go to this park, its super quite, you feel like you are alone in the world visiting. Gorgeous thick rainforest 30 minutes from the city center. We payed a taxi cab for the day and were able to visit at... More

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Brisbane
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107 reviews 107 reviews
18 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went to the Rainforest Discovery Center and climbed up the tower for some amazing views over the rainforest! Our small rental car only made it a few kms down Pipeline Road, I recommend a SUV.

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