Pipeline Road received its name in the 1940s when the allies cut a path through the forest to accommodate a pipeline which was never finished. This trail is 17 kilometers long. The pipeline tour takes about three hours and requires moderate physical activity. Pipeline road is a pretty flat trail so there is no hard hiking involved. It is best to go early in the morning to be able to see more wildlife.
Over 350 species of birds live in the Soberania National Park, making it one of the favorites for Audubon Society Members. It is a great place to visit if you want to do some birdwatching in Panama. Expect to see birds like golden-collared manakin, keel-billed toucans, whooping motmot, species of trogons, parrots, raptors, hummingbirds and plenty others. Your guide will help you spot these birds, as well as other creatures such as butterflies, amphibians, monkeys, iguanas, coati, and sloths.
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Time: it is best to go in the morning.
What to bring? Sneakers or hiking boots, comfortable clothes preferably long pants, rain jacket or waterproof bag (green season), insect repellent, sunscreen, hat and camera.
Important information: there is a minimum of two people required for this tour.