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Explora Ya Eco-Tours & Adventure Travel Day Trips

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Address: Central Avenue | Between 4th and 5th Street, across Los Establos Plaza, Boquete 0413, Panama
Phone Number: +507 730-9427
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Explora Ya is an eco-adventure travel specialist providing vacation...

Explora Ya is an eco-adventure travel specialist providing vacation packages to Panama's most exciting destinations. Not only a travel agency with a vast Panama insider knowledge, Explora Ya also operates tours and provides everything for an authentic Panama vacation: from outdoor activities and hotels to domestic flight bookings and in-country transportation. Explora Ya has its own team of guides and works with a select group of hotels within each price range and Panama's top tour operators and outdoor outfitters.

Remember we don't sell tours! we provide experiences :)

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Excellent service

I found Explora Ya to be the most helpful of all the tour companies I checked out in Boquete. The ladies who work in the office are pleasant and extremely helpful, even about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
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Park City, Utah
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Park City, Utah
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I found Explora Ya to be the most helpful of all the tour companies I checked out in Boquete. The ladies who work in the office are pleasant and extremely helpful, even about things that don't involve their tours. I appreciate that they took the time to help me pick a tour and also that they gave me information about... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

When I decided to visit Panama, my first thought was: "I want to hike Volcan Baru, the highest point in Panama". Looked for a best travel agency to hike with and found Explora Ya! They made it the best experience in my life though it was the toughest one too :-) The guide - Jose knew how to motivate and... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Our first thought was-oh, another slick coffee tour where they try to peddle high priced coffee. But this is different! We were the only two people with our guide, Oscar, the manager of Explora Ya in Bouquet. Mr. Tito, the owner, created much of the machinery using parts from an old Suzuki. He is absolutely ingenious! We walked among the... More 

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Thank rtjeanmn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

There was a lot of missing information on the website. Visiting the office twice in the two previous days before our hike did not help, as they never told us about some VERY necessary things. They did not set up a meeting before giving us pointers, warnings and details that would have been critical to know about. I also must... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Israel is a great guide and his focus is on giving you a great experience, no matter what the tour (he does coffee tours, hikes, bike rides, and more). Our friend did the coffee tour to Finca La Milagrosa last year with Israel and recommended it to us. We were not disappointed. Finca La Milagrosa is a unique little coffee... More 

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Sarchi, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This tour is a must for tourist and residents alike. I was so honored to be accepted by the Ngobe Indians yesterday. From learning how to get fiber from plants that is used in weaving to how to dance with instruction from the chief and children, fun was had by all. This is a tour I will not forget. I... More 

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Thank Judy H
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We hiked to the waterfalls with our guide Williams Hammeth. Williams was a great guide. He shared a wealth of information about the flora and fauna of the area. He is passionate about his work and the environment. I recommend you request his services if you visit the Boquette area.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I recommend anyone to book an adventure or 2 with Oscar, he is very informative and has a great personality, you will thank yourself after.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We took two tours with Explora Ya during our stay in Boquete - a coffee tour and a waterfall hike. Both were generally good, and our guide Jose was very friendly and knowledgeable. Prices felt a bit high, even after a bit of negotiating (we had a large group) and an off-season discount, but seemed to be in line with... More 

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Explora Y, General Manager at Explora Ya Eco-Tours & Adventure Travel Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Anita thank you very much for your comments and for recommending our company. We are very grateful for this gesture and we hope that you come back earlier to visit us again . Best regards More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We did the coffee tour and pipeline trail and would recommend both for value and entertainment. Guides are friendly and professional and made our stay enjoyable.

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Explora Y, Director of Sales at Explora Ya Eco-Tours & Adventure Travel Day Trips, responded to this review

Collin thank you very much we appreciate your comment about our work and professionalism, we love to know you enjoyed your adventure with us and hope you will come back for more. Best regards!!!!!! More 

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