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  • Address: Soberania National Park, Colon, Panama City, Panama
  • Hours: Daily 8am–4pm
  • Admission: $5

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Soberania National Park Tours

Learn about the plants and animals of Panama at Soberanía National Park, a tropical forest just 20 minutes outside of Panama City. Located on the east side of the Panama Canal and forming part of its water basin, this is one of the most accessible of the country’s protected parks, with almost 55,000 acres of forest to explore.

Declared a protected area in 1980, there are some 1,300 plant species, 79 reptile and 55 amphibian species in the park. Among the 105 mammal species are monkeys and tamarins, sloths and anteaters, which are often spotted by visitors.

In addition to the site’s fishing activities, eco-studies and hiking, it’s also one of the best bird-watching areas of Central America, as bird-watchers come from all over to spot some of the 525 known species. The Rainforest Discovery Center has an observation tower for visitors to look out from, but for a more active route, hike along the Pipeline Road to spot birds.

The long Las Cruces Trail (Camino de Cruces) crosses the park from east to west, uniting the Atlantic and Pacific, and was used by the Spaniards to transport merchandise and treasure from South America. The original cobblestone that was laid 600 years ago can still be seen here.

Practical Info

The park is located a 30-minute drive away from Panama City, at the intersection of Avenida Gaillard and the entrance of Gamboa. It is open daily from 8am to 4pm, and admission costs $5 for foreigners. The area also has eco-lodges, and although camping is allowed, here are no established sites.

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Soberania National Park, Monkey Island and Indian Village from Panama City, Panama City, null
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Soberania National Park, Monkey Island and Indian Village from Panama City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Panama City and experience the jungle. Visit Soberania National Park and Monkey Island before stopping at an ...  Read more

Location: Panama, Panama
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center, Panama City, Day Trips
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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

In this tour you will travel the Panama Canal by boat and see transiting ships up close as well as the diverse wildlife on the shores of Gatun Lake.  ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 6 to 7 hrs

From USD $110.00
Soberania National Park Day Trip from Panama City, Panama City, Day Cruises
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Soberania National Park Day Trip from Panama City

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Explore Soberania National Park on a day trip from Panama City. Located on the banks of the Panama Canal, this tropical forest is full of a large variety of ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.99
Full-Day Monkey Island and Indian Village Tour from Panama City, Panama, Panama City, Day Trips
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Full-Day Monkey Island and Indian Village Tour from Panama City, Panama

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Small group tour of Lake Gatun and Soberania National Park, searching for wildlife and visiting an indigenous village. This is a great combo of 2 popular ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.00
Aerial Tram Tour in Gamboa, Gamboa, Day Trips
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Aerial Tram Tour in Gamboa

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover the secrets of the upper forest canopy with a ride on the Aerial Tram. This peaceful and relaxing tour takes you over the treetops as a naturalist ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.80
Hiking on the Pipeline Road From Panama City, Panama City, Eco Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Hiking on the Pipeline Road From Panama City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The Pipeline Road is one of the best known eco-trails in Panama and worldwide, due to the large number of birds that have been reported there. In addition to ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.45

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