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Boquete Custom Tours - Private Tours
Ranked #15 of 28 Tours in Boquete
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Owner description: Unlike the typical tour company, Boquete Custom Tours has dedicated its focus on providing a unique experience tailored to the individual needs of each client. Our guides are fluent in English, professional and will provide you with an experience of a lifetime. Please look through the website at the various categories of tours, decide what interests you so we can create your ultimate experience.
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Bengaluru, India
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Trek worth your time and money”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

John who is both the owner and guide is a very talented and enthusiastic person. He and his assistant Carlos are very good in spotting birds. Without their help, we would not have got to see the Quetzals, Trogons, the very rare bumble bee humming bird and the 'national geographic moment' of seeing the dual between the Tarantula and the Red Wasp. It surely ended the trek on a high note. John has more than 14 years of experience in bird watching and he is the best in town.

Visited December 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great Guide”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

John took us on a wonderful exploration of the Boquete rainforest. The afternoon hike took us straight into the wilderness on a modest trail that John had built himself. The seclusion was wonderful seeing amazing fauna, beautiful birds and hearing from some of the local wildlife. John was friendly, knowledgeable and adventurous. A great guide.

Visited December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

From beginning to end Boquete Custom Tour did a fantastic job. We traveled with them on a 4x4 tour up Volcan Baru with Carlos as our guide. It was completely personal, they picked us up at our hotel in the early morning and dropped us off on the way back. They provided extra warm clothes for the early morning sunrise at the top and made us sandwiches and coffee before we headed to the bottom.

We loved having Carlos as our guide! He provided us with a lot of information, pointed out interesting flora, and stopped so we could take pictures. Overall he was wonderful and we'd highly recommend traveling on any tour with the experts at Boquete Custom Tours.

Visited December 2013
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Hollywood, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent tours and tour guides”
Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

We spent 5 days early December with John and his staff seeing a wide variety of of places.John was extremely knowledgeable about places to go and what to see . We went to the top of volcano Baru, walked in the jungle and saw a Jaguar Paw print, saw Panamas oldest Tree about 1400 years old, went to a coffee farm and learned about the processing and growing of coffee , spent a day river rafting and a wide variety of other marvels in and around Boquete. John and his staff love what they do. We would highly recommend them for anyone traveling to the Boquete area

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Seattle, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome birding tour!”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

John is a really friendly, knowledgeable, trustworthy guide with close to 15 years of experience. He's got a sharp eye for birds, especially quetzals. Don't listen to locals and travelers who went on tours with other guides when they say you can only spot quetzals in Boquete during certain months. We went in early December and John spotted two male quetzals on our hike. It was an amazing sight and really made an unforgettable first birding experience. Here's a tip - let John know in the beginning what you're interested in seeing (i.e. lots of different birds in general, quetzals, etc.) so he can plan the best trail to take you on. Also, I would suggest not booking back to back tours because we had to cut ours a little short to get back in time for our coffee tour and we really didn't want to leave the trail after spotting around 20 different species.

We will definitely go with John again for all our Boquete tours in the future. Also, his rates are comparable to other Boquete outfitters. "Custom" does not mean pricey.

Visited December 2013
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