Outdoor Activities in Panama City

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Outdoor Activities in Panama City

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  • Chris B
    SALEM4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    San Blas Island tours are fantastic! No need to go to Bocas Del Toro! Just plan on an exciting day while in Panama City.

    The car drive over to the boat launch was exciting! Our driver maneuvered the highway gracefully and the mountain roads with expertise! He even stopped for wildlife photo opportunities.

    While stopping at different islands was cool as was the snorkeling in the middle of the ocean in the blue swimming area, we really loved going to the island with the sunken ship. It has all we really needed! Also, the Texaco stops were too long and actually unnecessary on the way back.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Hannah P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great tour! Our guide Mike had extensive knowledge and shared fun history the whole way. It was timed perfectly for us to see ships moving into and out of the Aguas Claras locks. Lunch was delightful. Highly recommend this tour if you’re looking for good history, company and food.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • toroboro T
    Madrid, Spain20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had a great time during the trip. Everyone was very well organized and taken care of. The catamaran was super clean and all amenities very comfortable. The crew was very attentive, especially Ronald from Venezuela.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Robin D
    Gainesville, FL5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My sister and I traveled to Panama for a few days prior to boarding a cruise ship and it was strongly recommended by someone that grew up in Panama that we MUST go to the Embera Village. He did not steer us wrong! This was hands-down one of my top experiences. EVER! Dan was our guide and driver and he picked up us at our hotel front door and gave a wonderful tour on the way to and from the Chagres River. All of the guides and the Embera that were with us looked out for all of us and made sure we were safe and hydrated. They helped us along the hike through the rainforest. The boat ride down the Chagres was amazing and there was so much nature to take in. Everyone at the village was so hospitable. The fish was the freshest, caught that morning and the fruit was so much better than I’m used to in the US. They gave a wonderful presentation on their history and culture and there were items to buy following the dance and music. If you have the opportunity, I would 10:10 recommend this tour.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • David M
    New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour guide who spoke about growing up in the area as well as sharing the wider story of the city. A culturally rich area to visit.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Michelle P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great, easy wildlife tour of Lake Gatun! We got picked up and dropped off at our hotel, so everything was very easy for us. There is no guarantee that you’ll see anything in the wild, so we were prepared for that possibility, but we ended up seeing everything we’d heard about and more!!! The “monkey whisperer” and the boat operator seemed to know the islands very well and were able to spot monkeys and sloths immediately. We saw three types of monkeys who all came into our boat and ate right out of our hands. Since we spotted those monkeys pretty quickly, we spent the rest of the time just cruising around for other wildlife. We ended up seeing and holding two baby crocodiles, and seeing sloths and iguanas! We even saw/sailed right next to a huge shipping container going through the canal. We were so happy with our experience and the expertise of our tour guides.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • bsg1969
    Saudi Arabia74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Did this tour with Ronel. She was an excellent and bubbly tour guide. She talked about Panama as we drove and stopped to take some fantastic pictures of us with the city in the back drop. Highly recommend her and the car which got us so much attention.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Justin T
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enrique was an absolute legend! My wife and I read reviews and they all mentioned Enrique and when he came to pick us up we were elated to know it was him doing our excursion.

    We really wanted to do something like this when we were in Panama and the hotel was charging outrageous prices and so we picked this tour and we are super glad we did.

    We fed monkeys, saw some sloths, took an amazing ride through some of the canal.

    Enrique has some sort of animal spotting super power so rest assured you will not miss a thing!

    P.s. sit at the front of the boat if you can :)
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Heather P
    Nashville, TN3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional day! Fabulous interactions with wildlife - saw three types of monkeys and interacted with two. Our guide and boat captain were fabulous- so kind and knowledgeable. Highly, highly recommend for anyone visiting Panama!
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • Jaclyn Beattie
    Chicago4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time in Panama and knew I had to hit the hotspots- rainforest, monkeys and Panama Canal so I booked this tour. Our guide Michael was incredibly knowledgeable of Panama and the 5 hours flew by. When we rolled up to Monkey Island these little monkeys hopped on our boat and it was such a dream. The lunch also might have been my favorite part- the food was from a local spot and absolutely delish. They even gave me the hot sauce bottle to take home because I couldn't put it down😇 !! Michael gave the group his recommendations for bars and restaurants as well as his WhatsApp in case we needed other suggestions for our time there. Truly a great experience and I would highly recommend. Thanks Michael!!
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Tom
    Warren, PA1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great adventure. Beautiful islands, sand, palm trees, and crystal clear water. The snorkeling was very good, with big beautiful fan corals and schools of vivid blue fish at the first island out at the reef edge. Magical. No bugs while we were there. The roads and facilities were rustic as advertised. The traffic was crazy, so we were glad we did not drive ourselves. The lunch was bigger and better than expected, very filling. One thing that would make it better would be to provide swim fins to those who want them to go deeper, and the tidal currents were pretty strong to swim against at times without them. But overall the tour was a high point of our trip!
    Written 11 August 2023
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  • Kim Flowers
    Virginia Beach, VA95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was so awesome...a MUST! Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. The tour guide very engaging. The cars are gorgeous and fast. Every where we went ppl wanted to take pics or honk their horns. Great experience will do it again.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Monique K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a well planned and very informative tour. Driving in Panama is not for the timid, and Enrique navigated us around with precision and in a very new and comfortable vehicle. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see a lot in a short amount of time.

    Favorite moments were seeing a ship go through the new locks and monkey spotting. I also learned that you definitely do not want to end up in a panamanian prison!

    Go ahead and book it. You won't be disappointed.
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Hliner
    Cleveland, OH1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Barefoot Panama planned incredible tours for us! Kevin was very easy to work with to customize excursions that my family would enjoy .Jorge was a fantastic tour guide!!! Highly recommend!
    Written 5 April 2024
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