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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
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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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$139*
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Soberania National Park, Monkey Island and Indian Village from Panama City
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$43*
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Aerial Tram Tour in Gamboa
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$37*
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Hiking on the Pipeline Road From Panama City

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Go Early and Hire a Guide

We got up at 5am and at around 6 am were at the start of Pipeline Road. This is a 2 km long road, which takes you to the entrance of Rainforest Diversity Centre (not the right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got up at 5am and at around 6 am were at the start of Pipeline Road. This is a 2 km long road, which takes you to the entrance of Rainforest Diversity Centre (not the right name). Here you buy the tickets and hire a guide. I don't think that guides are available without prior booking, I guess we... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time, there is lots to see, mainly monkeys and sloths, it's definitely worth the trip and price.

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Green, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Soberania in our last day, before traveling to Costa Rica. Took us 1h, you can spend more time if you want. We saw many kinds of monkeys, caimans, agutis, sloth, iguana, macaws, jaguar, puma, tapir and a presentation about the Harpy Eagle that was really interesting. We also saw a bunch of different trees.

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove through the Soberania National Park, to go to Gamboa and the Gatun lake. Lovely area, nice flora and great views

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The person who took us said it was a rainforest. But it was not. There was not a whole lot to see or do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We rented a car and drove out to the Gamboa resort for breakfast then hiked the pipeline road (go early for best wildlife viewing) and ended the day at Mira Flores loch. Be sure to head up to the viewing tower in soberania park! The pipeline road is free to walk on but there is a small fee to access... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This is an easily accessible reserve, near Gamboa, just a short drive from Panama City. The trails that we walked were all well maintained and easy to walk (a few steep areas). The trails were dry underfoot while we were there but the wet season may make access a little more difficult. We encountered very few other people on our... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

The park is in a rain forest located in Gamboa, Panama. It has a lot of birds and other wildlife like monkeys, sloth, and agouti. There is a lot of road to hike but it can get hot sometimes. Bring water and snacks. Transport may be scarce so contract a ride to come back for you. For birdwatching, try to... More 

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Very humid but a great place to see sloths, butterflies, and monkeys. Wonderful trails with virgin trees that rival the redwoods in size. Well worth the trip. don't forget your insect repellent!

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Walked portion of Pipeline Road. Leaf-cutter ants, howler monkeys, keel-billed toucans. Lianas, orchids, bromeliads.

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