Soberanía National Park

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Soberanía National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

1. From Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Guided Tour with Lunch

Explore the Panamanian rain forest while gliding smoothly through treetops on an aerial tram. Learn the jungle´s most interesting facts from a naturalist guide. Watch colorful birds fly around you. Take a boat ride through the Panama Canal, observing marine life. End your tour with a delicious lunch. Board a tram bound for a 280-feet peak surrounded by leafy jungle. While going up to the observation tower, enjoy fabulous views of the Chagres River, the Embera indigenous community, and much of the Soberania National Park. Gamboa is home to many natural labs including a butterfly farm, an orchids center, and a frog pond. See around 20 species of butterflies native to Panama at the Butterfly House. Get up close to the sloths at the Sloth Sanctuary. This sanctuary hosts a rehabilitation and training program for injured, sick, and orphaned sloths. Enjoy a scenic boat tour along the Panama Canal's waterways. Observe the fascinating tropical wildlife of Gatun Lake and the surrounding forest. Get a chance to spot crocodiles, caimans, sloths, monkeys, and a host of birds with the help of your guide.

From Panama: Gamboa Zip Line Experience

2. From Panama: Gamboa Zip Line Experience

Head to the Gamboa community for this exciting zip line experience. Elevate to the top of trees through a series of cables and get an unbeatably clear view of the rain forest’s greenery and landscapes as you make your way through 10 zip line platforms. To start, get picked up from Panama City before taking an approximately 1-hour drive to Gamboa. Meet the zip line instructor and get a basic zip lining lesson before starting your adventure. Completing the 10 zip line platforms takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. After enjoying your time in the rain forest, get dropped back off in Panama.

From Panama City: Rainforest Zipline Adventure

3. From Panama City: Rainforest Zipline Adventure

Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling zipline adventure through the Panamanian rainforest. After getting picked up from your hotel in Panama City, head to Gatun Lake for your ziplining adventure. Discover different ziplines across a 2-kilometer route that offers spectacular views of the rainforest and maximum safety and security.

Gamboa: Cable Car & Boat Jungle Tour with Lunch

4. Gamboa: Cable Car & Boat Jungle Tour with Lunch

Join a group tour and experience the green tropical jungle of Gamboa by ascending 85 meters in a cable car through verdant forest. Reach the top sun-drenched pavilion surrounded by vibrant flowers, and observe colorful birds, butterflies, and hear white-faced capuchin monkeys howl in the distance. Climb up the observation tower and marvel at the Soberanía National Park's dense rainforest all while observing large cargo ships maneuvering the narrowest part of the Panama Canal: the Snake Cut. Next, head to the replica village called Embera Village to see how indigenous communities once lived, and learn about the country's flora, fauna, and culture from your expert guide. Then, go on a 20-minute sail through the heart of the Panama Canal, before entering the artificial Gatun Lake, a protected area where wildlife abounds. Here, you'll likely see capuchin monkeys, sloths, howler monkeys, various kinds of toucans, as well as alligators, crocodiles, turtles and butterflies. This is an exceptional place to experience the sights and sounds of the jungle. At the end of the tour, enjoy a delicious lunch at Los Lagartos Restaurant with the panoramic view of the mouth of the Chagres River on the canal.

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What people are saying about Soberanía National Park

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Great trip! We spent about an hour touring the canal and seeing wildlife (monkeys, lizards, crocodiles) by boat, and visited the Embera village because the aerial tram was closed for covid. A very nice buffet lunch followed and visits to see butterflies, orchids, and the sloth sanctuary. Our guide Robert was great, very informative and made sure we all knew what to expect throughout the trip. Highly recommend!

Punctual pick-up, friendly driver and guide, safe driving trip; very good boat tour with excellent explanations; Drive to the viewing platform also good as well as the small center for sloths

Fantastic guide who went above and beyond expectations. Great historical knowledge and an excellent trip overall. Loved it!

Loved the boat experience on the canal, the animals, the lunch. The canary ride was okay.

We liked the boat tour best. But you don't run through the rainforest yourself.