Our half-day proposal starts picking you up at your lodge to go to The Soberania National Park, an important natural reserve only 45 minutes away from the city. The Park is vital for the Canal of Panama functioning due to the rainforest and Gatun Lake water tributaries. It is also part of a biological corridor that goes all the way from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. On our way, we will pass by the former Canal Zone, the Pedro Miguel Locks, Centenario Bridge and the French Cemetery (in honour of the canal workers).
Accompanied by our bilingual guide, you will hike through a dense tropical canopy, looking out for birds, monkeys, butterflies, frogs and many others species while listening to the informative commentary about the region’s incredible biodiversity. The hike takes approximately 3 hours in order to walk between 7 to 10 km (4 to 6 miles).
This trail is a Bird watching paradise and a perfect gate away from the city suitable for almost everyone. You will have the opportunity to observe many different species of plants and animals. The Soberania National Park is part of a biological corridor that goes all the way from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore you will observe many birds, mammals and reptiles. Capuchin and howler monkeys can be seen jumping on the trees above. Occasionally, they become curious about the visitors and venture down to take a closer look.
The Soberania National Park is 40 minutes away from the city and you will be able to get into the Historical trail of Camino de Cruces. It was built in 1527 by the Spanish Crown, it was once used by merchants, slaves, European explorers and gold seekers.