The Real Panama Trs
The Real Panama Trs
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Unique experiences • Personalised touches • Spontaneous & Fun Day excursions • Non touristy spots • We add value to your time in Panama • 100% panamanians that make you Live, Taste and Feel the Real Real Panama
Panama City, Panama

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63donnamc
Saint Louis, MO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Sorhay is absolutely wonderful. She loves her country and is very knowledgeable about it! We wanted to see ships going thru the locks and Gatum Lake and Monkey Island. We went to the locks first and were able to see a couple ships going thru. Sorhay has so much knowledge of the locks that we learned things we would have never even thought to ask!
Off to lunch. Sorhay picked a restaurant for us. Not only was the view beautiful but all of our food was delicious!
We then went to meet our driver for our private boat tour of Gatum Lake and Monkey Island. Driving right next to those huge ships that were waiting to enter the locks was pretty impressive! We then drove to Monkey Island. We saw so many monkeys and were amazed that they actually came right onto our boat and would lick banana right out of your hands! One of the monkeys absolutely loved our boat driver. When we drove up to the island that little guy came swinging thru those trees and jumped onto our boat and ran over to our driver and was hugging and loving on him! Very sweet! Sorhay and our boat driver seemed to know a lot of the monkeys, we thought that was very cool!
If you are arriving in Colon or Panama City you really need to contact Sorhay! She is the best!
Written February 19, 2020
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lesleyEnglewood
Tours, France6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
The trip to Monkey Island with Sorhay, of Realpanamatours.com, was one of our best adventures in Panama. She showed up with a box of pastries and never stopped catering to our needs all day. When we stopped at a fruit stand i mentioned my son would love a coconut. Next thing we knew, she had someone with a machete cutting off the top and all we drank coconut water through a straw. She managed to get monkeys closer than I ever imagined. Her knowledge of the animals and how geography were unmatched! She ended the day by taking us to a beautiful spot in the jungle to swim.
Written January 18, 2023
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Hello my darling Mrs Lesley. Fun Group Fun Group. I know my jewish! Food Food Food and the day will start the right way! … lol Panama, the monkeys, the weather, everything worked out for a beautiful day. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your precious Panama vacation. Hugs for ya’ll Sorhay
Written April 19, 2023
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Susan S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
When writing a review travelers use words great, terrific, amazing, awesome etc. to describe an outstanding experience. I am concerned if I use any of these often used adjectives ( which are all appropriate in this instance) it would diminish the strength of my review.
We are seasoned travelers but never have we been blown away by a tour. It far exceeded our expectations in every way. Our Real Panama tour guide, Sorhay, was knowledgeable, flexible, kind , extremely generous and a JOY to be with. We had such a fabulous on our Panamanian Food tour that we immediately booked another tour for the next day.
This tour to visit the Embera indigenous people on their Island village via a dugout canoe was not only the highlight of our trip to Panama but one of the most memorable of our lives.
I promise you if you book any of the tours with Real Panama you won't be disappointed quite the opposite you will be ecstatic..
Susan S
Written March 15, 2023
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My Lovely Mrs Susan I am gonna try to stay humble after this incredible review… lol…. I am so grateful to have met you… How did I live my entire live without meeting you????? The trio of you were just amazing. Thank you for the invitation for that delicious dinner and I will be sure to make a stop over in NY just to give YOU a hug. Your video under the waterfall with me will be on my phone forever and ever!!!!! Life is wonderful… Hugs and 34,657,111 kisses Sorhay
Written April 19, 2023
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Diane H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
The absolute best way to see and learn about Panama. Sorhay is the best, funniest, most well connected, and caring guide you could ever ask for.
We have done two different tours with her and always leave feeling like we’ve spent the day with our best friend.
Written December 2, 2022
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It will always be a pleasure and an honor to have you my dears Mrs Julie, Mr Bob, growing baby Lauren, Mrs Diane and Mr Eric. It was fun to hang out with you again, by the waterfall that we were lucky to have to ourselves. I could see in your faces that you were really taking it all in while we were at the Embera Village and Joseph and Cecilio Eliseo took good care of you. Being around kind, loving and caring people is all I want to do, every day, and being around you guys was just that. I am sure I will here about how Lauren’s Europe plan turns out and I am happier to know you found a place in Panama to spend your winter here. If it is too cold right now, just turn back around :-) Hugs, Best wishes for this holidays and Stay kind, Sorhay
Written December 4, 2022
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Janie K
United States1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
I do not usually write reviews, but we had such a wonderful day with Sorhay that a felt the need to write one. Just the drive up to the ATV ride was beautiful with all the mountains surrounding us. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Jose and his beautiful family. They gave great instructions for the use of the 4-wheelers. We were the only ones out on the trail and were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Hiking down to the waterfall and swimming hole was a wonderful and refreshing experience that we were able to enjoy with Jose’s young daughter. Being that this was my first time on a 4- wheeler, they took it easy on me until the end when we then went on a tougher trail which I am so glad we did! What a great ride, right Sorhay?!? Sorry you didn’t get that desired photo of me flipping my 4-wheeler 😉. After we finished riding, we were treated to an authentic Panamanian lunch (a sampling of several dishes), which was delicious. We were even surprised by an ice cream treat as well as Panamanian chocolates. When Sorhay says the tours are customized, she sure isn’t kidding. She does everything she can to make the trips memorable. I can not thank her enough for a great day!!!
Written April 25, 2022
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Hahaha… I flipped and you didn’t… karma!… Thank you for this lovely review of your experience with us Mrs Janie and Mr Eric. It was a relaxing Sunday … up 900 mts above the Pacific Ocean, in nature and getting wet and muddy like kids… Awesome uh?! I am happy that Panama show you how cool is to ride 4 wheels and hopefully, now, you will let Mr Eric buy his own… (still trying to help you here Mr Eric)… hahaha… I know you are back home, enjoying your daughters and some normal life after sailing for a while. It was a pleasure and so much fun to share time with you. I will pass your comments to Jose and his daughter Malty and they would be very happy too. Hugs from Panama and I wish you both: health, to continue caring for each other (as I witnessed) and many more new crazy experiences wherever you end up on that boat and always remember: You can do it… you did it on your own in Panama!!!! Yeaaaaaahhhh… Sorhay
Written May 2, 2022
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Sheila E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We did the ATV tour and when I tell you it was AMAZING. The tour was Amazing the tour guides was even better.... Overall wonderful experience. We would definitely do it again..

PS it's a wild ride so make sure you mentally prepare yourself for it, if it's your first time.
Written March 15, 2023
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woot woot !!!!! Mrs Sheila… you waste no time.. straight to the point…. I am glad you are a bit cuckoo as we are to do our Crazy Jungle 4 wheels. You came back in one piece… and that is a good day… lol Thank you for this review sweetheart. Hugs, Sorhay
Written April 19, 2023
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martinabX5234ZA
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I dont know if anything in the future will beat San Blas with The Real Panama Trs. Driver was excellent in driving, had very good english and Guna people were just awesome. It worked with hands🙌 to understand everything. And a lobster was delisious🙂
Written February 6, 2020
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My dear Mrs Martina I spoke to you and your husband at the Embera Village for less than 4 minutes and 22 seconds and by the end of the day you've booked the San Blas tour for the next day ... what a difference makes to see someone in the eyes and know you can trust them... Thanks for trusting me with a day of your precious vacation time... I am very happy you enjoyed and appreciated the guna culture, their paradise and their food... Your husband made me laugh when he said he didn't book online because he wasn't sure we were real... hahaha... yes we are "Real"... I wish I had more guests like you... you knew what you wanted, when and booked it... easy... Life is easy... right? A big hug and may you be blessed to continue traveling... Sorhay
Written February 15, 2020
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Megan12681
atlanta34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
I am a big TripAdvisor researcher and have never seen a tour operator with a 100% excellent rating...until now....and with good reason! Sorhay so loves her country and wants you to experience it as she loves it! She learned each one of our party of 5, including each one in conversation and the experience itself. She left no stone unturned from taking our photos so we wouldn't have to focus on that to finding ALL the animals we were interested in seeing including the shy sloth to bringing gifts to the people of the Embera village to presenting me with a personal gift for my 60th gift. What "tour guide" goes to such lengths to make their guests feel so special? Only the best. That 100% excellent rating continues!
Written October 9, 2018
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My dear Mrs Nancy: What a day! The sun was out, the waterfall fantastic (sorry for getting your beautiful new hair cut wet but... you had to enjoy that fresh water)...the Embera kiddos were hanging out with us... all the monkeys showed up... Bryce discover he likes panamanian Passion fruits and you guys tried tamarind, pitaya and zapote... yummmy yummy... and then... those delicious cuban sandwiches for dinner... 4:45 am next day on the way to the airport... You, my dear Mrs Nancy, Mr. Stan, Mrs Megan, Bryce and the cutie Naya were really awake, I couldn't believe it... True travellers... I am happy to know we were a little part of your big 6-0 and honestly you look like you are in your late 40's... you didnt share your secret (haha)... It was a real pleasure to have ya'll here.Hope to see you again for more adventures. Hugs and kisses from Panama to HOT-lanta Sorhay
Written October 10, 2018
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russr
Edina, MN201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
My wife and I just spent 3 days with the small team at The Real Panama Trs. We did a city tour, a Panama Canal tour and a visit to a national park where we went to a village of indigenous people.

We saw some beautiful sights and we learned a lot about Panama. But we spent our days with Sorhay and Susy which doubled the value and fun of our days. Their warmth and friendliness is something special.

And with these guides, we made changes to our schedules as we saw fit to put our time together to maximum use.

You won’t go wrong with these wonderful people.
Written October 4, 2018
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My dear Mr Russ and Mrs Karen: It was wonderful to have you. I must tell you now, when I read your email and you said Panama would be your country #76 it was intimidating. What could we show you that you've never seen? (i asked myself)... I thought about it and really the only thing we could show was "The Real Panama" as simple as that. You saw Panama from different perspectives, with Susy and I, 152% panamanians, everything was organic, spontaneous and fortunaly, you were not made of cardboard and handle that thunderstorm at the Panama canal after seeing our wildlife at its best. We enjoyed every minute with both of you. Mrs Karen is ready for a permanent vacation soon so I hope you are already planning that one. I am sure your stop in Fl was awesome. Life is happening and we just need to keep moving forward... I wish you health, some grandkids soon and more trips ... Hugs from Panama Sorhay, Benjamín & Susy + all my Embera's
Written October 8, 2018
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DaM3nace
San Jose, CA54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a 12 hour layover in Panama and wanted to get the most out of our time there. Sorhay made the experience wonderful, tailoring the private tour to our liking and making sure we got to see the best sights. She speaks perfect English which made the tour that much more enjoyable and she made sure we got great pictures and videos. Probably one of the best if not the best tour guide we’ve had in all our travels. Thanks Sorhay!
Written July 11, 2018
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My trio from California: Sorry it took me so long to respond. I wanted to make sure I kew who it was. First of all, a million thanks for writingthis review. I can't say enough Gracias to express my gratittude. Well, Patrick slept for 11 minutes and 49 seconds to recharge and that was all he needed. Your battery lasted as long the tour did. I really dont know how you did it. We saw everything we could and ate at the place Locals do, out of the touristy areas. I enjoyed very much talking to you guys about "stuff": life, projects, our chosen careers, what the future holds, etc. After a few beers, the conversation was flowing better... lol Hope Peru was as fun as Panama... I wish you guys happiness, continue traveling and experiencing new things... Hopefully the one that couldn't make it will come on another layover. Sorhay
Written August 14, 2018
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