Xplora Panama Tours
City Tours • Boat Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
We offer small or large 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.
Panama City, Panama
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Jordanne W
4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Our Bayano Cave tour was INCREDIBLE! Alex, our guide and who I felt became our friend, and with a second personal guide Manuel, who shared his land and culture with us, were AMAZING!!! From bats to stalagmites and a gorgeous swim at a natural pool at the end, this tour is definitely for those who want a piece of culture and an incredible experience that you will forever remember! Alex is a learned and educated biologist and his knowledge among birds, animals and the cave and basically everything is humbling and beyond respectable. We felt very lucky to have him be our guide. He knows the cave like his own home and made sure each and every way that it was safe for us during the trek. We have two adventurous children ages 6 and 9 and although we had to swim and climb at parts that were challenging and invigorating; Alex and Manuel were amazing at helping them and us have the most fabulous and extreme adventure! We saw howler monkeys on the way and then other howler monkeys happened to be above the cave as well! The lunch was fresh Tilapia cooked local style with plantains that was cooked by Manuel’s wife and the Tilapia was caught by Manuel. We felt very special to be a guest on Manuel’s porch to see a glimpse into his special life. There is a boat ride, there and back and again, which added to our amazing experience. We also took the train ride back, which the kids loved. This was a unique and local experience where we got to see more of Panama with Alex. Alex was such an incredible and learned guide. We felt safe and very very lucky to have him! Esther was very helpful in organizing this tour as well as we had to change the dates last minute and we very much appreciated her flexibility and Alex’s flexibility. We wish we were staying in Panama longer and would have been able to take more tours with Xplora Panama Tours! We can’t say enough how wonderful this experience truly was. Thank you Xplora Panama Tours and a warm thank you to Alex!
Written 7 October 2022
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Adventure402343
2 contributions
May 2022
We did the waterfall hike and it was superb. Don't take the description too lightly - it is not a walk in the park!! However, the guides (Alex and Alex!) were EXTREMELY helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. This is totally worth it in terms of adventuring in Panama. Finally, the tour company headed by Esther is super easy to communicate with. It was very easy to arrange everything via email before we went to Panama, the communication with her was prompt and efficient, and everything just went to plan. This is the sort of professional tour company you want handling your activities in Panama.
Written 24 May 2022
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NJ A
3 contributions
Feb 2020
Our family and friends have toured Panama arranged through Xplora Panama Tours. Esther from the company was extremely felxible and prompt to answer all of our questions. During the tour, she would check up to make sure that everything was OK. The guides she arranged were great. Especially Alex was very passionate and is a great birder. He had worked over 10 hrs a day to take care of us. The hotels arranged by Esther were great. Everything worked out good.
Xplora was one of the few tour companies that were willing to adjust to our request.
I have no reservation in recommending them for Panama tours.
NJA
Written 27 February 2020
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Thank you very much for this review. We love to tour with families like yours, who really enjoy nature! And thank you for noticing our flexibility to go the extra mile to make your vacation a time to remember.
Written 4 March 2020
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Tami R
11 contributions
Nov 2019
We booked The Lake Bayano Cave Tour with Xplora and have nothing but good things to say about them. First, they were extremely communicative and had quick answers to all my questions.
The Lake Bayano Cave Tour was an amazing and different experience, however it is not for anyone, the water level was high at some places reaching up to our chest, which meant a bit of swimming in a dark canyon or completely enclosed cave. This is not for anyone who doesn't like to get dirty, or swim in water where they can't see the bottom with all kinds of hidden creatures, or is not in a good enough shape to climb over big boulders on the way to the pool at the end of the cave. That said, going through the cave, seeing thousands of bats overhead, stalactites and stalagmites, and taking a dip in a beautiful (and clear) natural pool at the end, was incredibly unique. Our guide, Alex (a biologist), was extremely informative, both on everything Panama, and on plants and animals. He managed to spot out wildlife along the drive including howler monkeys and the very elusive sloths, whom he he managed to find two off, one of them our in the open ready to pose for our cameras. Alex taught us about the geography and culture of Panama, and guided us through the cave calmly and confidently (he knows the place like the palm of his hand including the best place to take a family photo). After the tour, our local guide Manuel, who took us across the lake and accompanied us through the cave, provided a wonderful fish, rice, beans, and plantain lunch cooked fresh for us by his mom. Very tasty and very filling! we wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone looking for something a little off the beaten path and for those looking for a bit of adventure.
Written 2 December 2019
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Tracy W
Fort Worth, TX6 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
I used Xplora Panama tours for a multi-purpose trip to Panama, which included some site-seeing and a significant amount of traveling across the country with two groups of students. Esther was extraordinary to work with - efficient in her responses, thorough and complete in all her work, helpful in determining activities to do, and just generally wonderful. We worked with two different drivers who were always professional, timely, and helpful, and a wonderful guide Alex, who is extremely knowledgeable. AAAA+++
Written 25 March 2019
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Terry W
Franklin, TN33 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
What a great way to see part of what Panama has to offer! The boat tour was on a pontoon boat which was perfect for us as I had told Xplora Panama Tours ahead of time that my mother is 88 year old and my 70 year old sister used a walker for mobility. Alex Guevara was our tour guide and all I can say is he was FANTASTIC. His knowledge of the wildlife was tremendous and his friendliness evident in the care he took to make sure my mother and sister were enjoying themselves. We also did some limited land tour due to mobility issues but Alex was able to get us into the Gamboa Rainforest Resort's sloth, butterfly and frog exhibits without having to wait for a scheduled tour time. Carlos was our driver and he was very friendly and helpful.
TripAdvisor needs to expand the "What sort of visit was this?" as my group was family with seniors, not couples.
Written 21 February 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to write these lines. We are specialized in providing customized experiences to traveling groups. It is very rewarding to us that your group got to enjoy our tours this much!
Written 13 March 2019
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Andi P
Pittsburgh, PA2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We were beyond thrilled with our tour of the Panama Canal - Monkey Islands - and of Soberania National Park. Our guide, Alex, was quite knowledgeable regarding the wildlife, biodiversity, and cultures of Panama. He was respectful and kind, and made our tour unforgettable. We had the fortune of seeing 3 different kinds of monkeys, as well as a range of other animals including a crocodile, iguanas, hawks, toucans, herons, and turtles. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Panama.
Written 16 February 2019
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Thank so much for this review! Yes, Panama´s bio-diversity is great and we love to show it to our visitors; we are glad that you enjoyed it this much!
Written 13 March 2019
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leciel83
Toronto, Canada257 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
My friend and I did a one and a half day tour with Xplora with the first day our guide Raphael to take us to visit the colonial Panama City and also the marina. The second day we took the half transit tour at the Panama Canal. Our driver Cesar was there at the hotel waiting for us on time to take us to the marina. There was a slight hiccup on the way back as we were to visit the Viejo, but the problem was quickly resolved that our new guide Alex the biologist was truly amazing ! So I will like to thank Xplora for their help to make our short trip to Panama a memorable one !!
Written 9 February 2019
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Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed our services!
Written 12 February 2019
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Joseph W
New York1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Business
We were attending a conference in Panama from the cold North American winter. We booked a couple of half-day tours during our stay. We were delayed getting out of Chicago and had to cancel our first tour with Xplora Panama Tours. We called and got a refund! Wow! We arrived late to our conference, but in time for a Canal tour which Alex graciously extended into a evening tour of the Old City in Panama since we were all attending the same conference and were enjoying the time together. Alex is a pro! He knows his country, his city, and loves to share his passion with travelers. I especially appreciated his cultural, economic, and ethnic sensitivities. The man has soul!
Written 9 February 2019
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Thank you for writing this. Indeed Alex is a local that loves our country. We are glad that you enjoyed our services this much!
Written 12 February 2019
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Nathalia Ricardo
3 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
An amazing country with a rich hisrorical background, beautiful scenery/wildlife, and a top notch tour guide. 10/10 would do it again!
Written 8 January 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to write this!!! We also had a great time touring with your private group!
Written 17 January 2019
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