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Ancon Expeditions of Panama - Day Tours

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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Ancon Expeditions of Panama, your full service tour operator in Panama...

Ancon Expeditions of Panama, your full service tour operator in Panama City, Panama, welcomes you to enjoy an experience of a lifetime by offering you the best nature and culture oriented tours, as well as adventure and academic programs. Ancon Expeditions of Panama began operations in 1997 and soon after was defining the meaning of ecotourism in Panama by breaking all existing paradigms. Innovation, dedication and exemplary quality of service have buttressed our mission ever since. See why Panama has become the most popular destination in Central America. Contact us today and count on a unique experience with the best guides in the country!

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Organized Excellent Visit to Panama for Family of 5

We used Ancon Expeditions to organize a family trip to Panama over the Christmas holiday. Excellent experience. Was happy with the quality of hotels and day trip ideas that they... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2017
Kathy J

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3 reviews
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

We used Ancon Expeditions to organize a family trip to Panama over the Christmas holiday. Excellent experience. Was happy with the quality of hotels and day trip ideas that they recommended. Melanie was excellent to work with and very detail-oriented. Guides and drivers were always on time and provided great service. Note that Panama's tourist accommodations seemed a little less... More 

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Ancon-Expeditions, Guest Relations Manager at Ancon Expeditions of Panama - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kathy for your review, we hope to have you back soon! More 

Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We had a great time in Panama.  Ancon tours met and exceeded expectations. Ancon was waiting for us upon arrival in Panama and were consistently on-time or early for all of the scheduled activities.  The drivers and guides were friendly and professional. Ancon guides were with us throughout almost all of the activities and were willing to tailor the trip to... More 

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Ancon-Expeditions, Guest Relations Manager at Ancon Expeditions of Panama - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Barb for your elaborate feedback, we are glad you had a great trip! Your detailed description and suggestions about the hotel locations and tour experiences are very helpful to improve future travel itineraries, we'll take them into consideration! Your Ancon Expeditions team More 

gulica
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

We booked the highly recommended (by lonely planet) Ancon partial transit tour ($220/pp) and at no time during the day did I see a single person with a sign or shirt that said Ancon; the company that actually ran the boat cruise was pacific adventures or something (pacific queen was the boat). We were picked up from our hotel at... More 

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Ancon-Expeditions, Guest Relations Manager at Ancon Expeditions of Panama - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Guli. Ancon Expeditions does not operate all the tours it promotes. Some tours are offered by specialized outfitters. In the particular case of Panama Canal transits we work with the best ships available. We guarantee reliability and high quality services as well that translate into a memorable experience for passengers. In addition, we offer round... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016

My husband and I went on the Friday morning Partial Panama Canal Transit and the Sunday morning Rainforest Boat Adventure and thoroughly enjoyed both. For the transit, we sailed on The Pacific Queen.

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Ancon-Expeditions, Director of Sales at Ancon Expeditions of Panama - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Laura! Thanks so much for leaving a review on Trip Advisor. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your tours and hope we can welcome you and your friends/family once more in the future! Happy New Years 2017! More 

Muttenz
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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We did just have a great time in Panama, this tiny piece of earth in the heart of central America. Not at least because of our fabulous tourguide. We’ve been the lucky once which got an real biologist for our adventure in Panama City and the surrounded jungle. Nicolas Guerrero knows nearly as much about Panamas history as he does... More 

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Ancon-Expeditions, Guest Relations Manager at Ancon Expeditions of Panama - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Samuel, thank you so much for your feedback! We'll forward your review to Nicolas and the rest of the team! More 

Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2016

We found the crane experience to be very enjoyable. Being above the tree and then dipping down between the trees was great. Unfortunately we did not see much that day in the way of birds and animals but that is just luck.

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Ancon-Expeditions, Public Relations Manager at Ancon Expeditions of Panama - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Ginny for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the Smithsonian Canopy crane tour. Happy Holidays from your Ancon Expeditions team! More 

Omro, Wisconsin
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Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

A truly wonderful experience! Richard is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. He was able to identify every bird we saw, flowers, plants and of course the monkeys. Richard is also extremely knowledgeable about the canal history and the sites along the canal itself. We had a wonderful lunch in a secluded cove and were driven back to the hotel in time... More 

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Ancon-Expeditions, Public Relations Manager at Ancon Expeditions of Panama - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour and we'll forward your regards to Richard and the team! Have a happy holiday season and we hope to have you or your friends/family back soon in Panama! Your Ancon Expeditions of Panama team More 

Two Rivers, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Our tour of Soberania National Park was one of the best we did in Panama. Nicolas, the tour guide, was very informative, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. During our hike he explained so much about all the plants and animals we saw. Our driver Jose was very nice and skilled.

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Ancon-Expeditions, Guest Relations Manager at Ancon Expeditions of Panama - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your great feedback about your tour! We are happy that you enjoyed the Soberania National Park and we'll share your praises with Nicolas and Jose, thanks so much and we hope to see you (or your family and friends) back in Panama soon! Your Ancon Expeditions of Panama team More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed December 1, 2016

I wasn't sure if I did a right thing when I booked Soberania national park tour with Ancon travel. Researching I've discovered that there are not a lot of eco-tourist friendly/experienced companies, unlike in neighboring Costa Rica. But I took a leap a faith and booked two trips with them-Smithsonian Crane canopy tour and Sobierania national park tour. I was... More 

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Ancon-Expeditions, Public Relations Manager at Ancon Expeditions of Panama - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Irma, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your great feedback about the tour experience with Ancon Expeditions of Panama, we'll forward your praises to Michelle, Nicolas and the rest of the crew! We hope to have you and your friends/family back soon in Panama! Your Ancon Expeditions of Panama team More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

My husband and I were very impressed with this our company. The jungle boat adventure was the first day trip we did with them and it was spectacular. We were picked up at our hotel promptly and made our way to the docks where we boarded the boat and took off across the water to an area of inlets and... More 

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