Adventures Panama
Adventures Panama
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Adventures Panama or Aventuras Panama is the country adventure outfitter pioneer, in business since 1994. It offers one day adventures or several day multisport itineraries that involve rafting, snorkeling, kayaking, biking, hiking, camping and more in remote areas such as Chagres National Park, Chiriqui Highlands, San Blas Archipelago, and others. Located in Panama City. It is a full service outfitter with a Tour Operator license.Customer satisfaction, nature conservation, and community involvement are its main values.
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Saint P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
The Tour Coordinator Javier made a custom tour for my group which included the canal on the Atlantic side, the city tour and lunch at excellent restaurants. I had a group of 58 persons and we were able to tour and enjoy safely with the assistance of the coordinator and his friendly assistance. This company is excellent with service and friendliness and price.
Written July 29, 2021
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Thank you so much for trusting us with your trip requirements while in Panama. I hope to see you back as Panama tourism infraestructure get back on its feet from this pandemic
Written December 7, 2021
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benjohansson777
Irmo, SC6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Adventures Panama is everything we hoped and more! We had a wonderful experience with them climbing chame, seeing beautiful views, learning some history of Panama, and seeing lots of wildlife! Our tour guide was very informative and friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we were having the best time. We are going to do the sunset kayaking with them tomorrow and definitely will book with them again! If you are looking to really experience Panama and all that it has to offer, these are the people you want to book with!
Written April 8, 2023
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Thank you so much for your excellent review ! I am also looking forward for your next experience with Adventures Panama.
Written August 7, 2023
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Raza S
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
We used adventures panama to set up our tours and everyone in my party had the most amazing time. Thank you for organizing and highlighting the best parts of our experience in Panama. This company made our itinerary as efficient and seamless as possible and kept us entertained throughout!
Written January 5, 2020
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Thank you very much for your Excellent Review on requested services. I appreciate it very much that you contacted us with good anticipation to make this happen. I hope that you are back to Panama to explore the rest of the country with us.
Written January 6, 2020
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David M
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We opted to take the helicopter ride to the put in place for the rafting, which was a great way to start off the day. Our pilot was very friendly. The rafting was a lot of fun and the scenery was beautiful. Javier was a great guide. Next time we come to Panama we'll have him organize our entire itinerary!
Written January 9, 2020
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Thank you very much for your Chagres Heli Rafting Excellent Review ! I enjoyed it very much sharing with your family. And yes, I hope to see you soon back in Panama !
Written January 10, 2020
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Paul W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic day with Adventuras Panama. This was not your normal lazy river rafting trip. Class 3 and 4 rapids as well as some hiking around water falls. Javier and Fabian were fantastic. Such a wonderful day and fantastic country. Everything was taken care of and we felt safe the entire time. This is a fantastic tour if you are looking for adventure. Can't wait to come back. #adventuraspanama
Written July 29, 2021
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Thank you very much for your Excellent Review. Mamoni River offers top white water experience very close to Panama City.
Written December 7, 2021
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Wag109
los angeles, ca26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
We took A.P.'s canal kayak trip in April. Don't bother. If you want to see the big ships on the canal, go stand at Mira Flores locks. If you want to see the jungle and wildlife, pick another trip and operator. Their website states "Monkeys are almost guarantee to be encountered" - Not! No howlers, no spiders, no capuchinos. They also mention sloths - forget it. Crocs, turtles, lizards - nothing. The reason? You are kayaking in the middle of a lake adjacent to the canal. In this lake it is illegal to get within 100 yards of the shore lest you disturb the hundreds of tree stumps that a poking out of the water. You can't even get close enough to the shore and the jungle to see anything with binoculars.
A.P. gets two stars only for the guide, who had a decent knowledge of the area. So unless you enjoy bobbing like a cork in the middle of a huge lake, stay away from these guys.
Written June 8, 2015
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Your trip description does not adjust at all to the service we provided, and for which we received an email from you days later including the following line: Hola Tanja: the tour was very good. Thank you. Our kayak paddling section of our trip takes place in the Panama Canal but not within the defined navigation channel of big vessels where it is forbidden to paddle for obvious safety reasons. We do use a motorboat to navigate along sections of the Panama Canal main navigation channel, where you can appreciate big ships, in order to get to our kayak paddling area. So yes, participants get to appreciate ships navigating along the canal, but never as close as in the Miraflores Locks as mentioned. The core of this trip is to scout flora and fauna for which we choose navigation channels within islands and shore banks that allows you to paddle almost under trees canopy in order to appreciate nature. This is not forbidden as mentioned; otherwise, how could it be explained all other trip reviews that are posted about this trip, videos, and pictures in our facebook, and trip description where our kayaks are displayed in proximity to shore banks and not in the mddle of a big lake as this review describes ? This trip is for nature lovers. It is not recommended for adrenaline seekers, or as it seemed to be the case of this group, good time seekers getting high on alcohol and weed, which does contributes to explain a perception so different from reality. This review left out the main reason that motivates it, and explains such different version of what really happened in this trip. Adventures Panama did not agreed to a refund based on a claim that one of our own guides was a tourist. that joined in. Most of our trips have scheduled guarantee fixed departure dates. However, a party with a minimum of 4 persons, or paying for a minimum of 4 persons can schedule new departures in any other day, as it happened in this case. If a party of less than 4 participants pays for the minimum required and we get another customer to join in we payback to the original party that opened the departure. In this particular case we never received another customer.
Written June 18, 2015
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Tricia S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
What an amazing close to our fun filled family vacation in Panama. We did it all during our visit and this was the whole families favorite day (ages 11, 15, 17). Javier has put together an experience that would be hard to replicate anywhere. the personal time and energy he puts into this is incredible. The thrill of being deep in the jungle, eating mangos off the trees, swimming in the refreshing waters, battling the rapids, it was absolutely perfect. We made our way back to the van via the Embera people using their canoes constructed from the trees of the jungle. This is not an 'easy' tour by any stretch and not for everyone. Be sure to know your parties fitness level as I have many friends that would not have enjoyed the three hour hike to start the journey, we LOVED it!! We were not prepared with water proof bags for our phones so left them behind, Javier helped us capture some memories, but next time I would have my camera (strapped on, of course). Thank you Javier for a trip of a lifetime!!
Written July 16, 2019
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Thank you very much for your Excellent Review on our Chagres Challenge, a trip I really love as you verifyed it yourself. I was very happy on being able to meet your family and all participants. It was a very memorable day !
Written July 17, 2019
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James W
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
We had an amazing experience on the Mamoni River with Adventures Panama. This is not the lazy river ride at Disneyland so prepare yourself for a real wilderness experience. The water levels during our trip down the river made for a enjoyable trip with a couple really big rapids and a few others that were too dangerous to attempt. The guides were very experienced and checked out the rapids ahead of time to ensure no trees or other hazards were present before we took the boat down. A few places we had to walk around and over some really interesting rock formations in order to get around the more dangerous rapids. During the quiet stretches of the river we were able to spot lots of wildlife including, sloths, howler monkeys, egrets, heron's and caiman. There is no better way to see Panamanian wildlife than by rafting as there were no other people around as we were going down the river. Lunch was provided on the bank, sandwiches and snacks which was perfect (the bread didn't get wet). During one stop we were able to do some cliff jumping which was pretty fun. If you are looking for a fun physical day trip out of Panama city and want to see some wildlife in the process raft the Mamoni!
Written January 5, 2018
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Thank you very much for your Excellent Review on our Mamoni River Rafting. I hope to see you in any of our other adventures.
Written February 20, 2018
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Andrea
Toledo, OH12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
We read about the Bayano Cave trip on another company's website and decided we wanted to do it while in Panama, however, that company wasn't offering trips on our preferred day, so we were left scrambling to find a company that would take us to Bayano Cave on a short notice. Thankfully Aventuras Panama came through. Before booking the trip, I emailed to ask a few questions, and Javier answered most of them. Unfortunately the Aventuras Panama page for the Bayano Canyoning tour doesn't give much information about safety equipment (life jackets, helmets, head lamps) provided during the trip, and although I assumed they'd supply everything, I wanted to be sure. So I emailed again after booking to confirm that we would be picked up at 7 and to ask about safety equipment. My questions were answered, but it might be a good idea for the company to send a confirmation email with the exact time of pick up (and confirmation of the pick up location) and information about what equipment is provided and reminders for what people should and should not bring.

As for the excursion itself, we loved the experience and our guide, Edgar, was awesome. He's friendly and informative and we were happy to spend the day with him. We'd recommend him whether you go to Bayano Cave or do another one of Aventuras Panama's day trips.

Edgar picked us up promptly at 7 AM, and my fiance and I were the only two people in the group--very "VIP!" as Edgar joked. Edgar had a cooler full of drinks (water, juice) and snacks for us (candy bars, cracker, etc.) to snack on before, during, or after the trek, and he was friendly and knowledgeable about Panama and points of interest as we drove to Bayano Lake. Once inside the cave we saw bats, cayman, dart frogs, scorpion spiders, snakes, toads, and although we didn't get to see them, we heard howler monkeys nearby. Our lunch, prepared by two women who lived near the cave, consisted of fried tilapia and tostones. It was very tasty.

Although many of the companies that bring people here recommend hiking boots, we wore close-toed, lace-up water shoes with good, sticky tread (Keens might have too many holes to allow sand in, and the bottom of the cave is sandy) with wool socks (to avoid blisters from the wet shoes rubbing). My fiance wore shorts and a t-shirt, and I wore running tights and a long-sleeved quick-drying poly blend shirt. We needed sunscreen for the boat ride across Bayano Lake, but didn't find bug repellent necessary before, during, or after the cave trek. Bring a change of clothes and dry shoes (or flip flops) to wear after, though. Because you get wet and it's humid, your clothes may not dry quickly, and you might want to bring antibacterial gel or Clorox wipes to clean your hands off before eating lunch.

If you're adventurous and looking for something unique to do outside of Panama City, I'd recommend Bayano Cave. It was very exciting. And I'd recommend Aventuras Panama, especially Edgar, who was an awesome guide and took good care of us.
Written August 28, 2015
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Thank you very much for your Excellent Review in our Bayano Canyoning trip. It is a great trip. And with out pictures is almost impossible to tell what to expect. I strongly recommend to search for the slide show on trip description page. It is simply awesome ! Yes, this trip descritption does not specified that on equipment it includes PFD, helmets and headlamps. Something to improve on. I hope that you can join un in a future in one of our other trips.
Written August 30, 2015
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Chris H
Washington, District of Columbia, United States70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
Had an incredible (and long) day experiencing the Chagres Challenge with Aventuras Panama, and I'm so glad I did! We were picked up promptly at 5:00am and spent the next 15 hours hiking, driving, rafting, eating, learning, laughing, and swimming all over some beautiful areas outside Panama City. They're not joking when they call it a "challenge", but Aventuras handled the entire day smoothly with a lot of attention, great logistics, and fun. Highly recommended for outdoorsy types looking for an usual day trip.
Written July 7, 2015
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Thank you very much for your Excellent review in our Chagres Challenge. This is a full day jungle expedition, from sunrise to sunset. By far my favorite trip if I have to choose for a day trip. We got enough trips and destinations for more than a long week packages to provide you with the best of Panama outdoors. I hope to see you back. Best regards
Written July 8, 2015
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