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Soberania National Park

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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
+507 232-7223
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

Soberania Nature Reserve, containing the second largest rainforest in the western hemisphere. The rainforest is home to more than 100 species of animals and 1,300 plant species and is only a 20-minute drive from the capital, Panama City.

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

From the Rainforest resort in Sobernaina National Park I took the Aerial tour. It was good - but for two main reasons: 1) The incredible view from the top 2) Was able to hear and then see many Howler Monkeys However, you may do this...More

Thank Carolynn M
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We took a Pipeline Trail tour with Miguel Ibarra from Panama Road Trips. Our group was just my two children and myself. It is so worth paying for a guide! We spotted lots of birds, howler monkeys, white-face monkeys, agudis, coati mundis, frogs, saw feline...More

Thank tishville
Reviewed March 25, 2018

We got there around 11am in the middle of March which is the dry season. First, if you want to see birds, you need to be there early; second, dry season in the rain forest is not really that marvelous. The climb is not at...More

Thank nanqi
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Our group of six, including our 14 year old grandson, booked three nights with Canopy Tower. We hiked the Pipeline Road/Gamboa, including Semiphore Hill and Summit Ponds. We were accompanied by two expert guides from the Tower. They pointed out so many birds, and sloths...More

Thank TXLady62
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Our driver took us to this place, but what we just did are to look for monkeys hanging on trees, sloths, and a few birds we saw. To me, it’s not worth it, but maybe to others, it is.

Thank Lv2trvlrnd
Reviewed March 10, 2018

This forest is easily accessed by road. Wear sturdy footwear as there are dangerous snakes as well as beautiful birds and other wildlife. Keep an eye peeled for the top of dead trees for Sloths.

Thank Greenbilt
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The Pipeline Road is a very good trail for hiking. The trail is fairly easy walk, but is long. You can walk form more than 3 hours and it’s safe. There is place for parking.

Thank Frank C
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Easy flat walk in Gamboa known for good birding. We went once with a good guide and again on our own. No need for a Guide, but as always you’ll see more. We saw many bird species, as well as some monkeys.

Thank glover
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Much to do in this lush jungle park, Lots of bird watching to be done, and they have a hummingbird sanctuary that's fascinating.

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Simon B
June 19, 2018|
Response from heatherquick | Reviewed this property |
We were not worried about yellow fever but there are a lot of mosquitoes. Take repellent and long sleeved clothes. Great place to view Hummingbirds.
March 29, 2018|
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October 16, 2017|
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