The Tours

  • The starting point of the tours is usually Panama City, All tours include transport from/to the hotel.
  • Noted prices are for a couple (2 people), For a bigger group – please inform number of people + ages for a quote.
  • English/ Hebrew/ Spanish speaking guide.
  • Tour fee does not include lunch, we stop at a local restaurant, There are many kosher restaurants in the city.
  • Tours end at mid-late afternoon hours (depends on tour).
  • I drive a spacious 6 passenger 4×4 SUV, For a bigger group we will have a van, a minibus or a bus with a driver.
  • Tour start times are a recommendation and in most cases can be changed upon request.
  • Tours might not be exclusively private – More people might join the tour, I can offer an exclusively private tour at a higher price with an excellent English speaking guide.
  • Discounts for groups and big families
  • I can provide KOSHER take away options to the trip, SHEVET AHIM certification catering, Chalavi or Parve, Chalav Stam or Chalav Israel:  Quality food, Sandwich + chips $6,  I bring it with me to the trip directly from the Catering company.

 

Alon Levi –  Professional freelance Tour Guide in Panama and Colombia.

Cell/ Whatsap:  +50766831663

Email:   oakfrst@gmail.com

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Jerusalem - Kosher recommended restaurant in the old city!
Jerusalem restaurant by Chabad has Kosher & tasty Israeli food. Tel: (507) 6061-0572, Opens 12:00 – 23:00, closed on Friday, open also at Saturday night.

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1. City Tour – The best of the city and the canal

It is the best tour to get to know the Canal and the city, the fascinating history of Panama, the iconic places of the city and some hidden lovely spots.

The Panama canal – one of the world’s biggest engineering projects, impressive to see, a must-do in your visit to Panama, on this tour we will discover the beauty and wonder that can be found in this lovely spot on earth called Panama City, its mosaic of contrasts between old colonial and super modern, rich and poor, concrete and bursting greenery, we will try local food and hear about its daily life and its surprising history which is an important part of the history of this continent.

Itinerary:

– Hotel pic-up at 7:45am

– Panama Canal Miraflores visitor center
– We will cross the canal on the Bridge of las Americas
– Causeway promenade & Islands (Calzada de Amador)
– The Biodiversity museum’s beautiful botanic garden
– Lunch
– The old city (Casco Antiguo) walking tour

* Duration of the tour: 7 to 8 hours
* Tour itinerary is flexible, for any special request or questions feel free to send me a message.

* Price include transport+guiding+entry to sites

* Tour price does not include Lunch, we will stop at a good restaurant for lunch.

* Feel free to send me a message with any question or request for a new quotation if you are a group that requires a bigger vehicle.

Price for 2 people:  240 USD

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2.  Soberania N.P. Canal Jungle Boat, Monkey Island and a Jungle walk.

Hotel Pic up at 07:30 am, driving to Soberania National Park, the boat will wait for us on the Chagres river, The tour includes: wildlife & several monkey species sightseeing (binoculars included) in the N.P. Jungle lagoons, cruise on the canal of Panama next to the giant ships then we will continue driving to the pipeline trail crossing the Jungle and have a nice walk looking for exotic animals and birds.

On this tour I will bring an extra binocular for the clients and my professional spotting scope for wildlife observation, we can look for Toucans, Parrots, etc.

Price for 2 people: 260 USD

Optional added activities on this tour (with or without additional cost):

  • A visit to a small waterfall with a pool where we can swim.
  • An interesting guided visit to jungle animals/ sloth rescue center, open for visitors on weekends, reservations should be made in
  • Arial tram tour experience through the canopy of the rainforest.
  • Visit at the Rain Forest Discovery center – a nearby rain forest area with comfortable hiking trails and a 40 meter canopy observation tower, Several stunning hummingbird species could be seen in the feeders, the area is excellent for birdwatchers and nature lovers (Panama’s bird guide book will be available).
  • Fishing from the boat in the flooded Jungle lagoons, includes fishing gear and bait, its easy catching fish there, Peacock Bass and Oscar are abundant.

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3.  Zip Line above lake Gatun

Hotel pic up at 8 am, drive to one of the best and longest Zip-Line courses in Panama on the shore of Gatun lake, 2.5 Kilometer, All double – lined (provides extra safety), includes five lines, 750 meter long cable above the water, high safety standards, quality equipment and excellent zip-line guides, back at the hotel early afternoon after an exciting experience.

Price for 2 people: 220 USD

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4.  Portobelo, Caribbean beaches, Coral Reef snorkeling and Colonial Forts on the Caribbean Shore of Panama

Hotel pic up at 7:30 am, drive to the Caribbean side of Panama, to the picturesque town of Portobelo, Snorkel, mask & flippers are included in tour price, the boat will take us to a private sandy beach surrounded by jungle where we will practice the gear, from there we can continue to a spectacular reef and watch the colorful fish or continue with the boat to see other hidden beaches along the coastline (extra pay) then back to town.

Portobelo, Christopher Columbus gave this bay its name as he admired its beauty in his last voyage to America back in 1502, in Portobelo town we will visit the old custom house and its museum (entrance included), San Geronimo colonial Fort – a UNESCO world heritage site and the town’s church, we will stop at a local Caribbean food restaurant for lunch.

Price for 2 people: 260 USD 

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5.  Anton Valley

A charming mountain town surrounded by nature and waterfalls.

Hotel pic-up at 8 am, we will leave the city and drive west along the Pacific shore then climb the mountains of Cocle up to 800 meters above sea level to the lovely town of El Valle, there we will visit beautiful jungle pools and waterfall, ancient pre-Colombian petroglyphs, the local colorful market and (one of the following options) the El-Nispero zoo/ rare Orchids farm/ Butterfly house exhibition/ The square trees forest walk/ Hot springs, on the way back to the city we can stop for a swim in a sandy beach on the grand Pacific ocean shore.

Price for 2 people: 260 USD

Optional activities:

  • For good walkers, a 4 hours hike through the forest to the top of the sleeping Indian woman ridge, rewarded by the spectacular views of the valley from the hill top.

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6.  Caribbean Charm, Train ride, San-Lorenzo Fort and canal expansion project

Hotel pic up at 06:30 am, train ride to colon (Train ride is optional + 50 USD) crossing the isthmus of Panama ( Mon-Fri only), with spectacular views of the canal and the Jungle on the way,  then I will pic-you up in colon train station, continue to the canal Agua Clara visitor center to watch the giant ships in the new locks and learn about the colossal construction project of the canal Expansion, then continue through the jungle to San-Lorenzo ancient fort on a hill on the shore of the Caribbean, a historic place on the edge of the jungle that saw many pirates attacks, on the way back we will visit the Gatun Dam, then back to the city.

Price for 2 people: 260 USD

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7.  Embera village visit

The Embera tribe is one of seven native tribes that still exist in Panama.

Hotel pic-up at 7:30 am, The village is located about an hour drive from the city on the bank of a lagoon in the jungle, and the only access is by boat, the Indians boat will wait for us at the river and take us to the village, This tour includes a presentation about the village and the tribe, a walking tour to learn about the plants and trees used by the tribe for medicinal/ other purposes, a presentation of tribal traditional music and dances, this tour includes lunch of fresh fried fish (Tilapia –a kosher fish) from the river and fried plantain and tropical fruits, in the village you will also find local artisan traditional Embera handicraft for sale.

Price for 2 people: 300 USD

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8.  Paradise Waterfall Hike

Tour for experienced hikers (I have another tour to a beautiful waterfall with big pool to swim in nature with a more moderate hike), A mountain forest hike to a spectacular waterfall with a big natural pool of crystal clear fresh water for a relaxed swimming, the perfect natural scenery for a picnic in the depths of Panama’s forest, located in a privately owned area in a mountainous region east of the capital, the trail will take us to a stream where in a clearing in the forest within a creek we will find the waterfall.

Hotel pic-up at 6:30 am, back to the hotel late afternoon.

Price for 2 people: 200 USD

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9.  San-Blas Islands

The prefect islands for chilling out in the classic Caribbean scenery of sun, turquoise sea, white sand, coconut palms, hammocks and peace.

I will be happy to help you organize a perfect Island vacation of one or more days and ensure a good value and conditions, the islands are a 2.5 hours ride from the city with a 4×4 vehicle.

One day visit price per person: $140

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10.  Birding Tours

As well as a general guide, I am an expert birder, I offer a variety of birding tours in different areas, Pipeline road, San-Lorenzo, Blue Mountain, Campana national park, Anton valley and Metropolitan Park.

I will provide an extra binoculars and be using a professional hi-quality birding spotting scope.

In those tours I combine my personal hobby and the guiding, In Panama there are more than 1000 bird species recorded, among them 60 Hummingbird species as well as Toucans, Parrots, Trogons, Manakins, Tanagers Etc.

This tour is a fscinating one for birdwatchers or nature-lovers, in this tour we sometimes see other animals like monkeys, Coaties etc. early start is recommended.

Price: Varied according to location.

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11.  Personally tailored tour

The described tours are daily tours, I will also be glad to consult and make you a few days trip itinerary, I also offer special tours off the beaten track, and tours for families that want to include children activities.