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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #180 on: February 08, 2023, 02:57:26 PM »
Pease update the Panama Master thread wiki with tour guide recommendations. Thanks.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #181 on: February 08, 2023, 03:22:45 PM »
I feel a responsibility to let the DDF community know what happened because she's now fraudulently taking advantage of the Jewish community and our willingness to pay for "kosher" adventures.  I can't figure out a way to take out my link to her company name and website at the beginning of this TR (maybe you guys can help me).


Make a wiki and add your update, preferably in red and bold, so readers will see that first.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #182 on: February 08, 2023, 03:36:34 PM »
I was in Panama last week and used a guy Mauricio +507 6102-1615
He was very honest and well priced. I highly recommend him.


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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #183 on: January 30, 2024, 01:28:12 PM »
I was in Panama last week and used a guy Mauricio +507 6102-1615
He was very honest and well priced. I highly recommend him.
He is not available the dates I want but offered a replacement. Can I rely on his recommendation?

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #184 on: January 30, 2024, 01:44:44 PM »
On another note, we went to Islas Las Perlas (they have a ferry from Panama City) and it was truly spectacular and I enjoyed it way more than San Blas. Iím excited to post pictures and a write up when Iím back on a computer as I think so many families will enjoy it and I donít think itís been written about on DDF.  The scenery is amazing, you can easily get a boat to take you to your own private beach on an uninhabited island and the archipelago is where humpback whales mate and give birth so we got to get close to and watch them too!

Also, Iíll try to give details about restaurants near Sortis (and other ones too that havenít been mentioned) for all the people coming soon!  :)
Las Perlas vs a day in colon/portobelo if Iím looking to relax in a private island /beach and snorkeling?

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #185 on: January 30, 2024, 02:17:33 PM »
Las Perlas vs a day in colon/portobelo if Iím looking to relax in a private island /beach and snorkeling?
Colon/Portobelo, but make sure you go with a good guide. We used Maricio mentioned up thread. Las Perlas is nice but I found Colon/Portobelo way more relaxing.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #186 on: January 30, 2024, 02:28:01 PM »
Colon/Portobelo, but make sure you go with a good guide. We used Maricio mentioned up thread. Las Perlas is nice but I found Colon/Portobelo way more relaxing.
I spoke with Mauricio and he was convincing me the same but I wanted to hear an independent review. You did both and enjoyed portobelo more?

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #187 on: January 30, 2024, 04:19:00 PM »
I spoke with Mauricio and he was convincing me the same but I wanted to hear an independent review. You did both and enjoyed portobelo more?
Yes. Las perlas more action, much more active day.

Portobelo way more relaxing. He takes you to a private island. Tell him you want to go here:


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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #188 on: January 30, 2024, 05:39:05 PM »
Yes. Las perlas more action, much more active day.

Portobelo way more relaxing. He takes you to a private island. Tell him you want to go here:


not showing up what you posted.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #189 on: January 30, 2024, 06:21:03 PM »
not showing up what you posted.
Showing for me. It's called Venas Azules. Look up video online. Stunning area.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #190 on: January 30, 2024, 11:11:13 PM »
Showing for me. It's called Venas Azules. Look up video online. Stunning area.
Yes he told me about it. Was it empty when you went or other people there as well?

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #191 on: January 31, 2024, 02:28:53 PM »
Yes he told me about it. Was it empty when you went or other people there as well?
Only us for miles around.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #193 on: February 01, 2024, 10:30:33 PM »
I've had several people comment to me recently on how expensive Sorhay has become and that others were charging a fraction of the cost for the same tours - and these folks reported they all had a great time afterwards with the other tour guides.

Even if one would completely disregard the recent events that transpired between you and Sorhay, I am not sure it is worthwhile to recommend her anymore solely based on her prices.  We can all just provide our own kosher food for these trips and save $$$$$$.
I agree with this one hundred percent!
I reached out to her for my some summer 2022 trip and she was a fortune so I found someone else.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #194 on: February 02, 2024, 01:15:03 PM »
I agree with this one hundred percent!
I reached out to her for my some summer 2022 trip and she was a fortune so I found someone else.
Same here, she came in about 2.5x what Mauricio charged us.