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Panama Custom Tours

Panama City, Panama
+507 6869-2800
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If you want to see the real Panama and learn facts that they don't tell you on big box tours - go... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Anjali T
Tour of Panama

Juan took our family of 8 on a trip we will always remember. We started in the Canal Zone, where... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2018
David C
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Private Transportation and Day Tours through out the Republic of Panama, specializing in "Off the Beaten Path" tours, custom made to your specifications and needs. Would you like to learn about the Chiriqui Province? There are so many activites that are available via Road Trip on the PanAmerican Highway where special Surprises can be experienced, like the one of the Birth places of our Famous "Painted Hat", "Red Desert", maybe you are Rum Connoiseur, that Detour can be handled with VIP service. If the "Beach" is your Pasion, "No Problema", we are very fortunate to have both Ocean at an arms way: Carribean and Pacific. If you like Nature, we can make it happen with our Lush Rainforests in the Big City or in the Interior of the country. If you guys are into "Volcanoes", we humbly just have one Dormant Volcano located in the Chiriqui Province and it is our highest peak at 3475 meters above sea level. Birding? We are very proud of our Feathered Friends, almost a 1000 species documented.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Panama City, Panama
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+507 6869-2800
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

If you want to see the real Panama and learn facts that they don't tell you on big box tours - go to Juan! Panama Custom Tours does a great job explaining to you why things the way there are here in Panama. Juan T....More

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Juan T, Owner at Panama Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thanks for such an Awesome review...Humbly, I was raised in the Former Panama Canal Zone and since my mother is Panamanian, fortunately I have both "Cultures", which means that I hold my own with our rich History...

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Juan took our family of 8 on a trip we will always remember. We started in the Canal Zone, where he was very knowledgeable of the history. After we got to see the canal, he took us to the administration building and surrounding areas, where...More

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Juan T, Owner at Panama Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Thanks David for these kind words describing your Panama Adventure, I have a special "Thank You" to my Zonian Brother John Hern and my Zonian Sister Christy Saaco for recommending me to your "AWESOME FAMILY", like I have said before, you guys started out as...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Juan gave us pleasant hours on Panamá. We Love it and we would like to return as soon as possible. The locks are wonderful.More

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Juan T, Owner at Panama Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thanks for your consideration, it was a blast to share our Panama Canal History, Panamanian History, Culture and sites with you and your parents. I will send you an email when our Caribbean Coastal road and 3rd bridge over the Panama Canal is completed so...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

My wife and daughter and I had a fabulous time in Panama, from the moment we arrived. Juan was an excellent choice as a guide, and his flexibility and courtesy with us, even as we made last minute changes to our itinerary after arriving, was...More

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Juan T, Owner at Panama Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thanks "T" for all the good things expressed! Humbly I am grateful, very "Happy" and honored that I am in the position of sharing what Panama has to offer with our Culture and Biodiveristy. I am saddened to inform you guys that "Sal Si Puedes"(Escape...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Juan Thompson was an amazing tour guide. We loved that he was able to customize our tour according to mood and preference. It was a mix of nature, tourist action and educating us on the rich Panamanian history. Our kids loved Juan's sense of humor...More

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Juan T, Owner at Panama Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Hola Karla, thank you very much for your kind words. The key in having success in this business is having "FUN" and sensing what the clients want to do. I try to do things "Off The Beaten Path" by mixing it up a bit. Hopefully...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2017

I was on a solo trip to Argentina and had a 5:40 hour layover in Panama City. I contacted Juan Thompson a little over 24 hours before my flight and clicked with him, among all the other tours I contacted. Not only was he very...More

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Juan T, Owner at Panama Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Thanks so much for your review, the key in Guiding, is having "Fun", humbly we had a an Awesome tour and you were easy to get along with right from the start. The Panama Canal at Miraflores Locks is one the Main attractions of Panama,...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2017

At my daughters' house in Florida, at a Superbowl party, we 'found' Juan just weeks before we left for Panama. There we met someone who suggested we call his childhood friend, 'Juan Thompson' to help us tour Panama. Wow; we are so fortunate that we...More

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Juan T, Owner at Panama Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Hey guys thanks soooooo MUCH for such kind comments, it was so fun to show you around the "Big City" & some Pacific Beach areas. Regardless of being recommended by my Zonian Brother, I always strive to attend my new Friends with the utmost Respect,...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Juan was so accommodating to our interests, and he has a unique and special connection with the area. He was very punctual, knowledgeable, and fun to spend time with. We covered a lot in one day, and gained a much better insight to the country,...More

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Juan T, Owner at Panama Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2017

Hola C & B, it was my sincerest pleasure to do the Custom tour with you guys and I am very glad that I met your expectations, you guys are Awesome. Hope to see you guys soon, we have so much to offer and experience....More

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Reviewed January 26, 2017

My wife Jackie asked Panama Custom Tours to show us all of Panama, from the main attractions like the canal to off the beaten path where there were few other visitors, and Juan Thompson delivered that and more. We were picked up at the airport...More

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Juan T, Owner at Panama Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2017

Ajooooooo!!!! Which in Panamanian could mean "Wow"!!! Absolutely! It was a "Fun Packed Adventure" right from the beginning, as you mentioned; this was my first "Guided Tour" that visited the following Provinces & Indigenous Reserve: Panamá, Coclé, Herrera, Veraguas, Chiriquí, Colón and Guna Yala Reserve....More

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Reviewed December 21, 2016

My husband and I visited Panama in December 2016. Just before our trip I contacted Juan Thompson after reading great reviews on trip advisor. From the beginning Juan was very professional and prompt in his email responses. We wanted to see the canal and the...More

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Juan T, Owner at Panama Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2016

Wow!!! Muchas gracias for the "Review"! Sincerely, if I would have planned our Colón Tour it would have not turned out so "AWESOME"! It was my pleasure to share our beautiful Panama Biodiversity & Culture with you guys. I am looking forward to "our" next...More

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COGMarcus
September 2, 2015|
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Response from Juan T | Property representative |
Absolutely! PCT is ready for that awesome City Tour, just find my link to our website so I can send a proposal. Thanks so much.
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Allan F
July 10, 2015|
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Response from Juan T | Property representative |
Thanks Allan for your request, if you have any other questions, you can send me an email that is posted on my website, just click on the link on this business page.
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