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Soberania National Park: Tours & Tickets

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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
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

I spent a morning birding in the park and managed 94 species. Make sure you have a guide to make the most of your visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alan H
Reviewed 8 May 2019

Took an Uber ( $ 7 ) to the entrance of the NP where I paid $5. I did the Plantación trail. Beautiful trail, very easy to follow. No guide required. There were quite a lot of mountain bikers. Most of them were okay but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Ries P
Reviewed 26 April 2019 via mobile

We booked a tour with Panama Road Trip Adventures and pick up on the day went smoothly. Our tour guide for the day was Miguel Ibarra who was vastly knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna. We spotted so many beautiful birds, frogs, monkeys, sloths...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank APD900
Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

We did both trails but only 3.5km of the plantation trail and about 2km of the pipeline trail. We saw Coates and different birds on the plantation trail. We saw howler monkeys and Coates on the pipeline trail. We saw small lizards and armies of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
4  Thank chopperoons
Reviewed 14 April 2019

One should visit this park when in Panama. many different birds to watch and admire the beauty of the park. Must see!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Asim A
Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

Very poorly maintained park. Staff was disorganized and there's no direction as which way to proceed. There's supposed to be a bus that comes every hour back to the city and it never showed up. It was very slow to get an Uber. Waited 20...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank LovetoeatinCT
Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

In Soberania we walked part of the plantation trail. I believe the whole trail is 14km, which was a bit much for us as we walk terribly slow. On the trail we saw agouti's, coaties, howler moneys, a bat, and various birds. We did not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank Lucy342
Reviewed 20 February 2019

If you like hiking, animals, and nature then this is the place! We did guided boat and hiking tours through the Gamboa Rainforest Resort - which is the safest way to go and you can see more that way.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank holdenk1995
Reviewed 3 February 2019

(5) Pipeline Road: Wonderful Place to See a Variety of Birds Easily We were on the Pipeline Road 2 January 2019, and, according to records, almost 1000 species of birds can be found in Panama in the month of January. Why is this? Panama provides...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

We had a great time with Gonzo! He was so attentive and explained so many things about Panama that were really outside the scope of the tour. Really enjoyed his attention to detail and flexibility with dealing with the group. He made it a great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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27 August 2019|
Response from Ries P | Reviewed this property |
I don't have information on that. Please check the Soberania NP website. Hope you can find an answer there.
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20 June 2018|
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Response from Frank C | Reviewed this property |
Not anymore than in other places in Panama. I have never had to use a mosquito repellent while going there, but I usually use long pants and long sleeve shirts, since you're walking in a tropical forest the insects besides... More
30 March 2018|
Response from heatherquick | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know the answer to that.