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

  • Hike fascinating jungle trails in the dense jungle of Soberania National Park and see exotic species of bird
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Watch playful monkeys frolic in their natural environment at Monkey Island
Soberania National Park, Monkey Island and Indian Village from Panama City
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Soberania National Park, Monkey Island and Indian Village from Panama City
From US$140,00
Escape the metropolitan madness of Panama City on an exhilarating full-day tour to Soberania National Park and Monkey Island, led by a professional guide. Marvel at a fascinating tableaux of native wildlife as you explore lush jungle replete with thousands of exotic bird species. Climb aboard a boat destined for Monkey Island, a verdant enclave home to many different monkey species, and then visit an authentic Indian village to learn about the area’s rich local culture. Enrich your cultural knowledge on this exhilarating Central American excursion.
What to Expect
It’s time to wave farewell to Panama City and get out into nature! Breathe in the fresh air of parks, islands, rainforests, and rural villages. This Panama City jungle tour will turn its back on bustling city life and welcome the rainforest in with open arms – come along for the ride!

You’ll be picked up from the American Trade Hotel in the historic district, and the first part of this Panama City wildlife tour will take you past Panama Canal’s famous Culebra Cut and towards Soberania National Park, Lake Gatun, and the Chagres River.

Known for its huge variety of birds (the Audubon Society's annual bird count once spotted over 500 species in 24 hours!), Soberania National Park is full of wildlife and is a wonderful place to watch for monkeys, sloths, eagles, and plenty more. There’s no denying that this spot in the Panama jungle really is the jackpot for animal lovers. You’ll also catch a boat out to Monkey Island – doesn’t take a genius to guess what you’ll find here! Keep your eyes peeled to spot a number of different species of monkey.

Next, you will continue your tour up the Chagres River to an authentic Indian village. This will be an opportunity for you to get in touch with the local community, and learn all about their culture, customs, history, and more. As part of the visit, you’ll take a short hike along the trails through the rainforest to learn about how the local plants are used for medicinal purposes. With your local guide by your side through this adventure, you’ll learn plenty about the culture around you.

After your Panama jungle experience of a life time, you’ll head back into the city (perhaps a little begrudgingly…) where your local guide will drop you back off at the American Trade Hotel.

During the rainy season in Panama, we are unable to reach the Indian Village for the Panama City Jungle Experience. However, we can offer travelers a nice walk in the jungle as a substitute. This alternate option will be effective from early October to late December.

Reviews (62)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to see a lot in 6 hours!

I met my tour guide at a coffee shop (bonus I got good coffee and an empanada to start the day). We drove to a boat and took the boat through the canal to go see monkeys residing in trees along the river. Saw 3...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WelshHydro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to start the new year

We had a great time on our tour with Teresa. The meeting location was easy to find and the transportation to the boat arrived at least fifteen minutes early which was really nice. Initially, I was a little concerned about how the trip was going...More

2  Thank erinhJ28DP
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile
Great 6 hours tour with a very professional guide

Starting with the most important : the guide, Gonzo who did a perfect job to make the all tour a fine experience. We are not very "zoo like" experience fans with animals attracted by food in predetermined places and definitely avers to any type of...More

2  Thank YG-EG
Reviewed 8 October 2018
MUST DO in Panama! Amazing experience!!!

Our family purposely stayed 2 nights in Panama in lieu of a short layover on our way to Brazil SPECIFICALLY to have this experience in Panama. We could not be happier with our choice! Upon meeting our guide, I was pleasantly surprised that our guide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank knowik
Reviewed 4 September 2018
Highly recommended trip

I joined one of the combined Panama Canal/Monkey Island and Indian Village trips. Gonzo was our guide and he impressed me with his knowledge on local wildlife and indigenous people. Gonzo is also highly professional and has excellent English skills. The trip is suitable for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from knowik | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Hilton Panama, but still had to travel to the pick-up location in old town, at American Trade Hotel. You can take an Uber for $5-10. It was so close, that we chose to walk back to the Hilton after arriving... More