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Reviewed December 29, 2015

We booked two tours through Xplora, the waterfall hike and Caribbean trip. Arlyn was very prompt in answering all of my (many) questions and communication was excellent. Alex was our guide for both days. He is simply amazing and the tours and our conversations were the highlights of our trip.

We first did the waterfall hike. I was in agreement with another reviewer that it was a bit more than moderate, as described in the tour information. It's slippery and lots of ups and downs but the waterfall makes it worth it. Alex was patient and accommodating on the tour and made sure we all had water and snacks and never rushed any of us. He stopped any times to point out flora, fauna, and wildlife and then provided us an incredible lunch at a local place.

The next day we had a Caribbean tour booked. Again, Alex was prompt to pick us up and welcoming, even at any early hour. We spent the day lazily swimming and relaxing on the island, went for an amazing lunch on Isla Grande, and headed back to PC.

Without a doubt I recommend Xplora and especially Alex. I feel lucky to have met him and have the pleasure of his knowledge and great conversations.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Luis C, Customer Care at Xplora Panama Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2016

We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience with Alex! Modesty aside, he is definitely one of the top nature guides in Panama and we are very proud to have him as part of our team. We took notice of your comments regarding the difficulty of the hike and therefore made some adjustments to the skill level description on our website. Thank you for taking the time to write this review!

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Reviewed December 16, 2015

We booked 3 day tours with xplora (city/canal tour, caribbean island tour, jungle/wildlife tour). Aryln was extremely responsive in booking our tours. Our tour guide for all 3 days was Alex (Alexis) and he did a phenomenal job. We were lucky that there were no other guests on our tours so we essentially had a private tour each day. Alex was extremely knowledgeable about everything (from the Panama canal, city/country history, all the birds/monkeys/other animals we saw, etc.) and took his time explaining everything. If we are ever in Panama again, we will definitely use Xplora and Alex. Thank you so much for a memorable vacation!

Date of experience: December 2015
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Luis C, Customer Care at Xplora Panama Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2016

Thank you for choosing us as your tour operator in Panama. As a small company we value each and everyone of our guests and appreciate the opportunity you give us to make our small contribution in order for you to have a wonderful time in our beautiful country.

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Reviewed December 9, 2015

Our tour guide, Alexis, was great! He was very knowledgeable about the things we wanted to see, and he was very funny and entertaining as well! We saw lots of wildlife up close, which delighted our daughters.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Luis C, Customer Care at Xplora Panama Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2016

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. It is always a pleasure for us to show our guests the natural wonders of Panama. We are happy your family had a great time with us!

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Reviewed December 8, 2015

Our guide was wonderful and he picked us up right on time. He was very knowledgeable on the area and could answer all our questions. The beach was perfect, the water was wonderful and we felt safe with our guide for the day. They provided snacks and bottled water but otherwise the beach where we swam was pretty bare-bones....shade awnings were provided but need to bring y our own towel and anything else you like to have for a few hours of beach time. We went to another island for lunch and the food was amazing and we just had such a fabulous, relaxing day. It was the perfect day-long tour which fit our schedule just right as we had work meetings the rest of the week. I highly recommend booking with Xplora Panama Day Tours!

Date of experience: December 2015
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Briant D, Tour Guide at Xplora Panama Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2016

Thank you for this review. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed our Caribbean Island Experience this much!

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Reviewed December 7, 2015

Spent two days with Alex. First trip to a couple islands on Caribbean coast and second day in the jungle. Everything was well planned out and he was very accommodating. I was reluctant to go on a group tour as I like to do as I please on vacation but Alex was understanding and flexible with itinerary and schedule. Very knowledgeable about the area and fun to be around.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Briant D, Tour Guide at Xplora Panama Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2016

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