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Xplora Panama Tours

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Panama City, Panama
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About Xplora Panama Tours
We offer small or large group tours with a focus on culture, nature, and adventure. All our tours are guided by local Panamanian guides with 10+ years of professional experience leading safe and informative tours in Panama. In them you will find a great sense of responsibility, safety awareness, and a keen interest to offer every single one of their guests a top quality personalized experience.
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Adventure402343 wrote a review May 2022
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We did the waterfall hike and it was superb. Don't take the description too lightly - it is not a walk in the park!! However, the guides (Alex and Alex!) were EXTREMELY helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. This is totally worth it in terms of adventuring in Panama. Finally, the tour company headed by Esther is super easy to communicate with. It was very easy to arrange everything via email before we went to Panama, the communication with her was prompt and efficient, and everything just went to plan. This is the sort of professional tour company you want handling your activities in Panama.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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NJ A wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our family and friends have toured Panama arranged through Xplora Panama Tours. Esther from the company was extremely felxible and prompt to answer all of our questions. During the tour, she would check up to make sure that everything was OK. The guides she arranged were great. Especially Alex was very passionate and is a great birder. He had worked over 10 hrs a day to take care of us. The hotels arranged by Esther were great. Everything worked out good. Xplora was one of the few tour companies that were willing to adjust to our request. I have no reservation in recommending them for Panama tours. NJA
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Briant D, Gerente at Xplora Panama Tours
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you very much for this review. We love to tour with families like yours, who really enjoy nature! And thank you for noticing our flexibility to go the extra mile to make your vacation a time to remember.
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Tami R wrote a review Dec 2019
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We booked The Lake Bayano Cave Tour with Xplora and have nothing but good things to say about them. First, they were extremely communicative and had quick answers to all my questions. The Lake Bayano Cave Tour was an amazing and different experience, however it is not for anyone, the water level was high at some places reaching up to our chest, which meant a bit of swimming in a dark canyon or completely enclosed cave. This is not for anyone who doesn't like to get dirty, or swim in water where they can't see the bottom with all kinds of hidden creatures, or is not in a good enough shape to climb over big boulders on the way to the pool at the end of the cave. That said, going through the cave, seeing thousands of bats overhead, stalactites and stalagmites, and taking a dip in a beautiful (and clear) natural pool at the end, was incredibly unique. Our guide, Alex (a biologist), was extremely informative, both on everything Panama, and on plants and animals. He managed to spot out wildlife along the drive including howler monkeys and the very elusive sloths, whom he he managed to find two off, one of them our in the open ready to pose for our cameras. Alex taught us about the geography and culture of Panama, and guided us through the cave calmly and confidently (he knows the place like the palm of his hand including the best place to take a family photo). After the tour, our local guide Manuel, who took us across the lake and accompanied us through the cave, provided a wonderful fish, rice, beans, and plantain lunch cooked fresh for us by his mom. Very tasty and very filling! we wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone looking for something a little off the beaten path and for those looking for a bit of adventure.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Tracy W wrote a review Mar 2019
Fort Worth, Texas6 contributions
I used Xplora Panama tours for a multi-purpose trip to Panama, which included some site-seeing and a significant amount of traveling across the country with two groups of students. Esther was extraordinary to work with - efficient in her responses, thorough and complete in all her work, helpful in determining activities to do, and just generally wonderful. We worked with two different drivers who were always professional, timely, and helpful, and a wonderful guide Alex, who is extremely knowledgeable. AAAA+++
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Terry W wrote a review Feb 2019
Franklin, Tennessee33 contributions2 helpful votes
What a great way to see part of what Panama has to offer! The boat tour was on a pontoon boat which was perfect for us as I had told Xplora Panama Tours ahead of time that my mother is 88 year old and my 70 year old sister used a walker for mobility. Alex Guevara was our tour guide and all I can say is he was FANTASTIC. His knowledge of the wildlife was tremendous and his friendliness evident in the care he took to make sure my mother and sister were enjoying themselves. We also did some limited land tour due to mobility issues but Alex was able to get us into the Gamboa Rainforest Resort's sloth, butterfly and frog exhibits without having to wait for a scheduled tour time. Carlos was our driver and he was very friendly and helpful. TripAdvisor needs to expand the "What sort of visit was this?" as my group was family with seniors, not couples.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Briant D, Gerente at Xplora Panama Tours
Responded Mar 13, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write these lines. We are specialized in providing customized experiences to traveling groups. It is very rewarding to us that your group got to enjoy our tours this much!
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