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Crossing the Darrien Gap

Rick Morales and his side kick Segundo were absolutely amazing. Organized through Secrete Compass... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Foresthill, California
Kudos to Isaac Pizarro!

Going into the Darién? Definitely, definitely use a guide! There's a lot going on here that you... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
Diana G
Rockford, Illinois
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Rick Morales and his side kick Segundo were absolutely amazing. Organized through Secrete Compass, this expedition went off flawlessly. Rick’s knowledge of the area, inhabitants, wildlife and flora/fauna were solid and this contributed to a remarkable experience. Segundo did a lot of food preparation resulting...More

1  Thank RLPeeters2015
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Going into the Darién? Definitely, definitely use a guide! There's a lot going on here that you don’t want to be involved with. Through some research, we located Isaac Pizarro, a local guide, who planned our overnight stays, coordinated food, mosquito netting, and all the...More

8  Thank Diana G
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Took small wooden boats to visit a very primitive tribe of Indians living in the Darien Province. As we landed, the whole village rushed down to greet us ...Shaking hands, giggling & laughing & children with wonder & joy on their faces. They fed us...More

3  Thank PCBillie
Reviewed February 19, 2016

Dropped on the beach by zodiac somewhere near the Darien Gap 8 degrees North and 78 degrees west we were welcomed by a tribe of Enbera Indians famous for the poisoned dart blowpipes and extracting the poison from the secretions of green and yellow miniature...More

2  Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed May 22, 2015

Excellent trip from beginning to end. The pre-trip booking and preparation by Secret Compass was well defined and complete. The checklists and information provided was spot-on and all details were handled professionally, promptly and pleasantly by Kerry at Secret Compass The trip into The Darien...More

7  Thank jeff k
Reviewed September 12, 2014

I joined a group of randoms lead by the instantly likable Rick Morales and his highly competent team to go trekking into the abyss of the darien jungle...The journey took us into natures extreme - steep hard contour, dense, yet ever changing jungle landscape and...More

15  Thank jeffthemann
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fabulous itinerary arranged by Jungle Treks. Very well organized and implemented. Overnights in a rustic lodge, Embrera Indian villages, and jungle camps. Be prepared for a physically demanding but exhilirating experience.

5  Thank latinagirl327
Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a once-in-a-lifetime jungle trip, fuss free and without any home comforts. It isn't an easy trip - the early morning flight is often delayed because of poor conditions and the boat crossing can be really scary. You'll need to wade from the boat...More

3  Thank IntrepidWoods
Reviewed May 7, 2014

We spent two weeks trekking the Darien Gap, encountering Embera Indians (an indigenous people), cutting our way through dense forest, climbing rocky mountains, sleeping in hammocks and bathing in shallow rivers. This is not for the faint-hearted, nor for someone who cannot handle high humidity,...More

10  Thank XplorMor
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Ancon has not had a trip to Darien National Park for 2 years, although they still advertise it. They waited til we booked the trip and then swapped it for something else.

20  Thank Sally J
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Isaac Pizarro, +507 6245 3606, Local Guide, licensed by the Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá, #10962 - available through FB and on WhatsApp