Soberania National Park, Monkey Island And Indian Village From Panama City

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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 authentic Indian village to spend some time with the locals. This is a unique glimpse into the real Panama and only a day trip away from Panama City!


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide

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Its 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!

Youll 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 Canals 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. Theres no denying that this spot in the Panama jungle really is the jackpot for animal lovers. Youll also catch a boat out to Monkey Island doesnt take a genius to guess what youll 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, youll 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, youll learn plenty about the culture around you.

After your Panama jungle experience of a life time, youll 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 inPanama, we are unable to reach the Indian Village for the PanamaCityJungle 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.

Inclusions for Soberania National Park, Monkey Island And Indian Village From Panama City

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for Soberania National Park, Monkey Island And Indian Village From Panama City

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress standard: Wear comfortable attire and good solid shoes that may get wet or muddy.

Maximum group size is 9 participants

Adult pricing applies to all

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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • We had an awesome time with Gonzo checking out Soberania National Park, the monkeys, and the indian village.
    Wood recommend anything Gonzo was hosting as he made the tour. His knowledge of the sites and Panama were unparalleled by anyone we met on our trip.

  • My wife and I went on this tour Wednesday January 17, 2018 with Gonzolas of Barefoot Panama, who is very knowledgeable, has a great personality and a perfect command of the English language. It was a pleasure spending the day with him and would highly recommend this tour. Thank you again Gonzolas.

  • We were picked up in Panama City around 8 a.m., drove to the dock on the Charges River, boarded a canopied boat and motored into Lake Gatun. We had a local English speaking guide, saw White Faced, Tamarind, and Howler Monkeys. The first two species came on to the boat.
    We then went back into the Charges and upriver to a native village where we took a short hike through the jungle. Gonzo, our guide, showed us many trees and plants that the natives used for various purposes. Then we heard about their culture and lifestyle, saw some of their carvings and weavings and purchased... bring cash!, and saw some native dances. Overall, a really good day done by 3 or so though the food court they took us to for lunch was not my favorite. The trip was a bit pricey for what you got, but a lot of things in Panama are.

  • We were picked up at American Trade Hotel in Old Town Panama City. We were driven out of the city about 1/2 hour, past the locks where we boarded a nice, covered fiberglass boat and went onto the Canal to see the islands with the monkeys about 45 minute ride. Because this was north of the dam where they flooded the area, the old hilltops have become islands in Gatun Lake. We were very fortunate and saw all three types: howler, white-face capuchin and tamarin monkeys. Our guide had shelled peanuts and bananas along, a controversial practice, and the capuchin jumped on our boat and entertained us with their fast movements to get peanuts from anyone who was holding them. It was fun, not scary. While the other two types don't come onto the boat, we were very fortunate to see babies on their islands and have them just a few feet from us. Our guide and other guides have told us this is VERY rare. You do not get off the boat so no special shoes are needed. We then turned around and headed back towards our starting point. We took a turn near the starting point and went down a tributary to reach the Wounaan, a tribal village. We got off the boat and entered their village where we learned about their customs, way of life and how they have adjusted to restrictions since their village has been declared part of the national park. We put on insect repellent Bring some with deet. and went for a walk in the jungle to learn about the plants growing along the path. We boarded the boat, went back to the van, stopped for lunch on your own at a food court back in the city and were dropped at the American Trade Hotel by 3:00. The van ride is bumpy so speak up and sit in the front if you have back problems. The boat ride and seeing the monkeys were the highlights. The village visit was our second native village so not as intriguing as the first. Be prepared for mosquitoes. I didn't get a single bite with long sleeves, shorts and sufficient repellent.

  • Great way to spend a day and see the Canal. The tour combines several things, so it is likely to be interesting for the whole family. Monkeys were cute. The Village was very interesting and a walking tour in the jungle with a discussion of plants and trees significant to the natives lifestyles was included. All in all a satisfying experience.

  • Excellent day with Ross - great tour and boat ride to see monkeys at Soberania National Park and to visit an indigenous village. The tour was excellently coordinated and planned - so easy for us and such a pleasure to spend the day with Ross. Highly Recommend.

  • Great Tour with nice tour guides, got some cool pictures.
    Thank you guys

  • Excellent tour with very knowledgeable guide.

  • We recommend this tour to everyone visiting Panama. Our guide was Ross, the very best guide we have ever had We saw the canal, the rain forest, crocodiles, monkeys and natives of the area. Ross gave us a wealth of information covering the history of the canal, how it works, and the history of Panama from gold and pirates and how the natives helped the US military. It was a fascinating tour and everything we expected and more. If you are going to take one tour, this is the one.

  • This is a fun boat ride to Monkey Islands and a short visit to an Indian Village. Rain or shine, Urban adventures provides quality tours. Our lunch stop at the end of the days was wonderful too!

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