First things first, I rarely take the time to write reviews here. So for me to actually do it here means that I have very strong feelings about the experience I had with Xplora and these feelings are nothing but great.
I am a seasoned traveler. I am used to go out of the beaten path, to travel on my own, to organize things from abroad etc... With Xplora I was amazed from beginning to end.
We took a 2 weeks tour of Panama with very specific things that we wanted to do and see. The early discussions with Luis were very professional and helpful. He suggested an itinerary that had all our wishes and more !!! The clarity and speed with which all our questions were answered was stunning. Very professional.
Then during our 2 weeks there, Alex was our guide throughout the trip. I will go on record and say that he is without contest the best guide I have ever dealt with. He has an in depth knowledge of the country, including its fauna and flora and he really does facilitate everything. Basically all you have to do every day is wake up and enjoy your day, Alex takes care of it all.
The hotels they planned for us were a nice mix of comfort and rustic, but always very clean and well maintained establishments. They also made sure the hotels were conveniently located so it was easy for us to explore around at will. The hotel in San Blas was particularly rustic, but the location was so unique and the family on the island so welcoming that it was one of our favorite.
Xplora recommended some suppliers for the activities such as scuba diving and all of their recommendations turned out to be great companies too with highly professional service. Because Xplora knows their country so well, they are also able to take you to locations were others visitors simply don't go... like that farm near Santa Fe and its series of waterfalls, which also turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip.
All in all I can only give the highest recommendation to Xplora because there is simply nothing wrong to say !
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