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“We did it!!”

Xplora Panama Day Tours
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$128.40*
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Hidden Waterfall Hike From Panama City
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Owner description: We offer small 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.
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We decided to visit Panama and actually see the country instead of just cruising through the canal. The tour with Briant sounded like a lot of fun and it was. My wife and I had a great time. We did activities that we had never done before such as swimming in a cave filled with bats, spending a night on a tropical island, a hike to hidden waterfalls, and a night hike in the rain forest in search of the red eyed Panamanian tree frog.
Some of the accomodations were "rustic" as to be expected when you are away from Panama City. Just go with the flow!
You will get wet, you will get some bumps and bruises, but you will see and do things that you may never have an opportunity to do again.
We were also very fortunate to spend the tour with six new friends from Canada. We couldn't have met nicer people.
Thanks you Briant and Lita!!

Thank Robert N
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Briant D, Tour Guide at Xplora Panama Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2013

We really appreciate you took the time to write this review.
You choose our most adventurous tour and we are glad you enjoyed it this
much. Thank you!

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Our trips with them were the best! Nighttime jungle hike was fun, a little scary and absolutely ok. The all day caving trip was truly a highlight - Briant is truly knowledgeable about Panama, cares about the communities, knows who lives there and is appropriately respectful. Above all, has a high safety standard and still led us on to amazing explorations. A day we will never forget and as a well traveled family, we were very impressed and would love to return just to do Briant's favorites!
Also want to note Briant's sister Lita was fantastic with travel details and other stuff. We had rather complicated travel arrangements (7) arriving at the airport needing transportation to the hotel and back again to the airport, transportation to a ferry and back, transport to a canal transit tour and back and she was able to arrange all of it at very reasonable rates. On top of that, she put together a great 1/2day tour of Panama City and all important points.

Thank KQLynch
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Briant D, Tour Guide at Xplora Panama Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2013

Thank you for noticing and pointing out that we care about the local communities we visit on tours, it is certainly and important part of what we do. And we feel very good when our customers appreciate the local culture the way you did. Thank you for your wonderful review!

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Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

Briant was a fabulous guide. He really knows the country and took us to places so far off the beaten path that even panamanians don't know of them. In fact he got started doing tours by taking local friends to hidden gems in Panama. He's so knowledgeable about flora and fauna and gave us close encounters with monkeys, crocodiles, snakes, frogs, ospreys, leaf cutter ants, and so much more. Also, Briant is fully fluent in English and Spanish.

Xplora was also wonderfully flexible and allowed us to customize our tour: rather than the standard 9-day tour, we did a 7-day tour to get some more time in Panama City and did some activities (like zip lining) not on any of the standard options.

Truly an amazing trip.

Thank Reznil
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Briant D, Tour Guide at Xplora Panama Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2012

The most important thing to us is that you enjoyed your vacation! We are
so glad that you liked that much the customized version of our tour.
Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

This trip has been an amazing experience! Accompanied by our helpful tour guide, Briant. We were able to snorkel in San Blas, explore the thrilling caves, and descend exciting hikes through the jungle. We were able to experience new cultures - an eye opening experience. It was the trip of a lifetime and a learning experience. Briant went out of his way to ensure we were safe and enjoying ourselves. I would defintely recommend touring with Briant to get the best possible experience of Panama.

Thank Dill-Pick1e
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Briant D, Tour Guide at Xplora Panama Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2012

It is so rewarding to hear that you considered your tour with us "the
trip of a lifetime"! Things like that are the reason why we are in this
business. Thank you for writing this wonderful review

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Since 2009, finding Panama is the most exciting place to live, as a second home. I also strongly believe that one must always seek the best assistance, when entertaining,or just wanting somthing off beat and exciting. Thats when I considered to book a day trip with Briant. I've been on a half of dozen trips with him since and they have all been great ! I've enjoyed , booking them, his prompt service of being picked up, his narration of knowlege of local animals ,nature, and his brilliant scope of the country. My guest and I have been completly mesmirized, as well as overwhelmed after each excursion. His sharing nature,the sun and sea, castle foundations,and a lot of history makes his tours so special. His kindness and patience to a handicaped visitror friend was especially outstanding.I'll always consider their services first rate. Jason Robinson
Boynton Beach Fl./Panama City.

Thank jason r
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Briant D, Tour Guide at Xplora Panama Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2012

When a customer comes back for a second tour with us it means we must
have done a good job in the first tour. But you have come back 6 times! I can't thank you enough for touring with us all those times!

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