- San Blas Islands - This is a Group Tour Duration 12 hrs. Minimum of 2 guests required *Private tour option is available for 5 guests or more
You can see the details of all these experiences below.
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Food Tasting Tour - Day or Night
Eating is definitely one of the best ways to learn about a country.
If you are here, we can show you e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g about our food: Hojaldres, carimañolas, tamales de olla, ceviche, chocolates, a stranger delicious bbq chorizo, tasty tropical fruits, the best desserts and much more.
We get out of the touristy area so you can try real panamanian "chombo" style caribbean food, street snacks and besides having fun, you get a feel for who we are. The Real Panama Trs is so out of the ordinary, that we may have a homemade "arroz con pollo" cooking on fire for you... the options are endless.
We go with the flow and once we get to meet you, we take it from there because that is the best way to do a tour, kind of planned but not really.
Just to give an idea of how we roll, here is a recent anecdote: My guests and I we were walking through Old Town and a delicious smell was coming out of a house. The smell was so strong that I asked Mrs Alla if she wanted to find out what were they cooking: she said: Yes!!!. So right away we enter an alley, of an unknown panamanian house with multiple apartments inside (of working class people) and there was this guy, shirtless, with a pony tail, sunglasses, playing some music and enjoying himself making some chorizo (sausage). I told him that I had tourists and they were curious because it smelled delicious. This awesome panamanian reaction was to hand a chorizo to my guests, from his heart, no one asked. I then try to give him a couple of dollars and he refused. He did in good faith. Mrs. Alla was so overwhelmed by this act of kindness, she said; if the tour ended right then, she would be very happy already. That's the way we do it. Organic, natural, awesome.
Check out the picture below. This is my Panama. Let us show it to you!
Anton Valley, a volcano crater adventure: The Beauty and the Beast
If you want to go to a place that very few do; bumpy roads with stunning mountain views, unusual transportation and a paradise at the end, we can take you to a post card location at a dormant volcano crater called: Anton Valley.
Duration: 12 hrs Time on the road: 2.5 hours each way Starting time: 8:00 am
Breathtaking views from the mountains, the best Queso empanadas and our traditional panamanian chicheme, waterfalls, a local market, horsebackriding and more.
Aviel Kornfein rode on the back of a local transportation, on a rough country road, walked down the steepy hill, looked at this crystal clear blue waters, jumped in, swam for a while and came over to me and said: this adventure should be called: The Beauty and The Beast. and there it is.
What is included: Private transportation from and to Hotel Moderate to medium hike (optional) Horse backriding squared tree trail The awesome Blue Hole waterfall local aritsan Market Drinks & Fruits
*Zip lining (available - not included)
Are you ready? This is Only for real adventurous people
Learn how to make Panamanian Drums + waterfall + food made on woodfire
Finally ! I am so happy we can take you to meet a real panamanian artisan who will teach you in a fun way how to build and play our folk panamanian drums called: Repicador y Caja.
Suggested starting time is 8:00 am. Travel Time: 1 hour Duration: 8 hours Breathtaking mountain views will be the beginning of this fantastic 8 hours day.
I am so excited to be able to offer this unique experience,because most of our artisans are really far from the city and this is an art that is about to be history because new generations are into other things.
We are one of the few, that can take you to our country side on a daytour, to learn and make your own souvenir from Panama: a real panamanian drum. This is such a privilege to meet and learn "hands on" from a master in the art of making these instruments.
And that is not all, after the intense labor of creating your drum, you will eat a delicious homemade food prepared on wood fire and then hike to enjoy a refreshing waterfall.
You'll get to keep one of the drums you made. No better reminder of a great trip. *Minimum 2 guests
The Colon of my heart: Portobelo & Isla Mamey
This is the province of my heart, were I was born and raised.
Suggested starting time is 8:00 am. Travel Time: 1.5 hours Duration: 8-10 hours
To enjoy Colon, I have to take you personally because this is a personal affair.
Colon is the home of UNESCO historic sites such as Portobelo and San Lorenzo, black people who arrived in the 1600's from Africa and other that came to help us build the Panama Railroad in the mid 1800's and some more for The Panama Canal construction.
Colon is also known for The Black Christ church, delicious food made with coconut milk and crystal clear caribbean waters. We recommend to go on weekdays to avoid crowds at the beaches.
Fantastic Embera Village
This is one of my favorite experiences. I never ever get tired to visit my cuties and will never miss the opportunity of eating that delicious and fresh tilapia with fried plantains.
Starting time is 8:00 am. Travel Time from Panama City is 1 hr and 15 minutes aprox. Length of this fun tour: 7-8 hours (including commuting time)
With this tour, we want you to open your eyes. We want you to see how in this 20th century there are still, indigenous cultures alive, fighting really hard to keep their traditions and proud of who they were and who they are.
We would ride on an indian canoe, then hike through the jungle until we reach the refreshing waterfall and finally will meet the amazing Embera Indigenous Tribe. No more details, come and experience it!
What is included? Private transportation from and to hotel Visit to the Village + dances Waterfall Lunch Drinks + Fruit snacks *We adapt the tour to your physical capabilities and interests
Our fun City Tours show the good, the bads and the awesome places in Panama. There are several options: - City tour Only, - City Tour + Panama Canal Locks or - City Tour + Private Panama Canal/Monkey Island Boat Ride.
Duration: 6-8 hrs (Depending on the activities chosen) Starting time: Whenever you want to
We make sure you experience Panama with your 5 senses, You will see everything there is to be seen; our noisy and hectic city will wake you up; you will smell the delicious tropical fruits we have and taste our traditional snacks like carimañolas, hojaldres, etc.
Of course, one of the first stops is Casco Viejo or Old Town: historic site, home of Presidential Palace. Here, we can visit the Leaf of Gold Altar, the Old dungeons and chic places for coffee or beer. If your are looking for souvenirs, the famous Panama Hat or the Guna Indians Molas, this is the place were you find them.
Other points of interest visited are: The America's Bidge, The Cinta Costera: a walk way with a stunning view of the modern city; Amador Causeway, the Fish Market, Central Avenue, Calidonia Avenue, the Panama Canal Administration Building, the famous neighborhood El Chorrillo and much more.
We can remove and add activities depending on what will make you happi-er.
How does that sound?
What is included? Private Transfer hotel- attractions - hotel Beverages Snacks (fruits)
*Minimum 2 guests Group rates apply for 6 or more guests
Monkey Island at the Panama Canal
This is the coolest way to learn about one of the engineering marvels of the world and our pride: Our Panama Canal
It is a short and sweet boat ride, next to the ships transiting from ocean to ocean. Fantawesome!... Adults and kids looove it.
If we are lucky we may get really close to panamanian wildlife and "if possible", we walk through the real jungle looking for the howler monkeys, white Faced Capuchin and the adorable Mono Tití.
Bring your swimsuit because you may want to jump on a natural swimming pool, only for you.
Suggested starting times are 8:30 am, 10:00 am or 2:00 pm Travel Time: 40minutes aprox. Duration: 4-5 hours
What is included? Private transportation from and to hotel Prvate Boat Ride Hike (if possible) Drinks + Fruit snacks *We adapt the tour to your physical capabilities and interests Group rate applies for 6 or more guests
The stunning San Blas Islands
San Blas or Guna Yala is simply: paradise. No other description needed. This is a group tour o a vehicle shared by 6 people and shared boat. Boats can have up to 20 people during our high season. *Private tour option is available for 5 guests or more.
Crystal clear caribbean waters, palm trees, fresh fish and plantains and the opportunity to interact with our guna indigenous people.
Starting time: 5: 15 am Returning time: 6:45 pm (you will be back at the hotel approximately at that time) Travel Time: 2.5 hours Duration: 12 hrs
This is how it goes, step by step:
1. Pick you up at your place between 5:15 am and 5:30 am 2. Quick stop at the grocery store for last minute purchases 3. We head up to the beautiful mountains of San Blas. Don't miss the view (if you are awake, of course, lol). Roll the windows down and inhale that fresh air. 4. Around 8:50 am you should be arriving at the port of Cartí 5. My team is waiting on you to take you to the boat (you dont need to figure anything out, we willl take you from the car to the boat) 6. The tour begins. 7. You will visit 3 different islands and the natural swimming pool (we change islands at my team discretion. We always look for islands with less people, relaxing and beautiful). 8. My team will not tell you every move they make. They will approach when is time to hop fromone island to the next. 9. Lunch is included and it would be the catch of the day + friend plantains + rice + salad. *Losbter could be ordered at an additional cost. 10. By 3:30 pm we will be exiting the last island to comply with the regulations of the Guna congress 11. By 6:45 pm you should be at your hotel
*It is mandatory to bring passports, no copies, original passports only.
What is included? - Shared Transportation from and to your hotel - Shared boat - All taxes - lunch - Tour through 3 islands and the natural swimming pool *Drinks are on your own, average price of soda, water or beers at the islands is $2-$3.
Our vehicles go with 6 passengers. Private transportation could be arrranged for an additional fee.
Go with an open mind, respect the traditions and rules of the guna indians and you will have a great day. The pristine, clear, turqoise waters of San Blas will make you want to go back, for sure! Value per person during high season $160 Value per person during low season $150 Value for kids would vary between $75 and $125 depending upon their size and age. All kids must be seated.
It still rainy season until the end of December and is perfect!
Yes, it is our rainy season but that doesn't stop our tours. Its just rain and unless you melt with it, it will be fun.
From May until sometimes in December rain is a common ocurrence in Panama. It doesn't rain everyday and no one knows when it will rain. Please stop checking the weather forecast and simply go with the flow!
There are 2 things no one has control over: weather and traffic, therefore, relaaaaaaaax and let the day come.
If you ask me how the weather would be, my answer ALWAYS would be: I don't know. I understand you want me to have a more specific answer but I don't have it. My advise is to let the day come and make the best out of it.
What happens if you book a tour and is raining? Simple. We go on tour, It's just rain. Of course, if there is a thunderstorm we will cancel the activity if it is outdoors. We make that call. If it is City Tour, we rearrange the attractions to ensure you can do it.
The rain doesn't stop the party in our tropical country. Sunny and rainy days have their own magic in Panama.