Leaving Panama City behind we pass the Panama Canal’s famous Culebra Cut, Gamboa resort, and Chagres River before we head into the Soberania National Park. Known for its birding (the Audubon Society’s annual bird count has spotted over 500 species in 24 hours!),Soberania is full of wildlife and is a wonderful place to watch for monkeys, sloths, the Harpy Eagle and more. A boat tour gets us on the Panama canal and gives us time to explore Lake Gatuns’ hidden bays in search of wildlife. We will stop for a bite to eat at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort and take in the views of the Chagres River. After lunch, we will visit an authentic Indian village; learn about the community history, art, music and dance. We can take a short hike along the trails through the rainforest to learn more about the native plants and how they are used.