Monkey Island, Panama
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Monkey Island, Panama: Tours & Tickets

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Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 148 reviews

Our Guide was Amazing and So Knowledgeable of Panama

Our Guide Din, explained the history of the Panama Canal that really helped my daughter to understand why I wanted her to visit. Din was also great with the Monkeys on the island, which was the highlight of our day. Our Guide was determined to get them to come back out and visit us, after a tour before us had fed them. Our Guide was helping the boat director make the sound, so the Monkeys would come back and eat more bananas and play with us. We had a wonderful day, thanks to our Guide who spoke perfect English. We will come back to Panama and definitely request Din, sorry we did not get his last name. He was so kind and friendly, we felt like we had been knowing him forever. Please tell him, Johnnie and Vashti really enjoyed our visit to Panama, because of him and we will be back.

Way beyond our expectations-wildlife, Indian village and the canal.

From our tour guide, Ross, to the local company Barefoot Panama, the day tour was incredible. We had just a total of six on our tour, a comfortable van and a beautiful pontoon boat to travel along and on a major portion of the Panama Canal. We stopped at three islands and hand-fed two species of monkeys and saw a third. The visit to the Indian village was interesting and there were some beautiful and unusual crafts to purchase if you wish-no pressure. Our tour guide was very informative about the history of the canal as well as the wildlife. Nicest tour we have been on while in Panama.

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Excellent guides - makes all the difference

We had an excellent day out on this tour. Everything ran on time with no problems. We have done similar tours in other countries, and this could easily have been a very basic tour with some touristy stuff. What made this tour stand out was our guide Gonzo. He certainly has the personality for this job and it shows in the way he interacts with guests as well as with the members of the Indian Village. We were able to get a candid insight into the lives of the Indian Village, rather than it appearing as a 'show' put on for tourists

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Nice way to experience the Canal, monkeys and indigenous people

Gonzo - Teresa were very good. The boat ride on the Canal provided a nice perspective of the canal. The monkeys cooperated, showing up! Enjoyed the Embra presentation-visit. Felt a bit like Disney in that the tour ends with encouragement to purchase crafts produced by village.

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Covered a lot in a day: canal, birds, monkeys, indigenous

Fabulous trip. Such a great experience to go on the Panama Canal while freighters and cruise ships were there. And then to see birds, crocodiles, iguana, monkeys, and indigenous people was super. Learning about the medicinal properties of plants was informative.

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