Monkey Island, Panama

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What people are saying about Monkey Island, Panama

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 153 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.

Our guide Cesar was so nice. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and was a big help in translation of Spanish to English. He was kind and right on time for our excursion. He was very thoughtful in bringing rain attire for us and plenty of water to drink. He brought us some fresh fruit for a snack which was wonderful. I don’t think we have ever had such a great experience or a better guide. We hired him again to take us around and show us more of the area because we were so impressed. There were other options to chose from but luckily we were able to have him show us around more. If ever you are in Panama I would highly recommend him for your guide. We were so grateful to him and enjoyed his company tremendously.

Excellent trip and with a wonderful guide Cesar. His passion and knowledge shone through from start to finish. Great communication keeping in touch on route to pick up. Professional service. First stop at Miraflores Lock we had chance to see large container ship going through the locks. The boat ride down the river we saw 3 large heavily loaded cargo ships pass by, amazing to see such good navigation. We got see lots of wildlife on the boat tour including several monkeys who joined us on the boat. Cesar went above and beyond with bringing along nuts and bananas for us to feed the monkeys. A air conditioned car throughout the journey and water was provided. Highly recommend this trip and in particularly Cesar

Lively. Knowledgeable. Respectful. Recommended. Our guides from Barefoot, Tereza and Gonzo, had great rapport, were enthusiastic, and very engaging. Tereza was also kind with our ever curious elementary-age child. Tereza and Gonzo really knew their stuff. We loved that they shared stories about their personal experiences, individual animals, and the unique knowledge of the Wounaan people. They also showed warmth and regard for the people. We got the sense that they really work with them as partners. Which we appreciated. They were also respectful of the wildlife we encountered. We learned a lot and had a great day. Highly recommend the tour.

This tour was wonderful - Cesar, our guide, followed all safety protocols which made us feel at ease. Cesar gave us extensive history and facts on the Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, and other interesting tidbits on Panamanian history throughout the tour. He was also very knowledgeable about the different animal and plant species we encountered on the tour, and made sure our Monkey Island visit was memorable! We boated by different locales searching for different species, and he and our boat captain did a great job spotting different animals and giving us facts about each one.