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Explora Ya Eco-Tours & Adventure Travel Day Trips

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Address: Central Avenue | Between 4th and 5th Street, across Los Establos Plaza, Boquete 0413, Panama
Phone Number: +507 730-9427
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Explora Ya is an eco-adventure travel specialist providing vacation...

Explora Ya is an eco-adventure travel specialist providing vacation packages to Panama's most exciting destinations. Not only a travel agency with a vast Panama insider knowledge, Explora Ya also operates tours and provides everything for an authentic Panama vacation: from outdoor activities and hotels to domestic flight bookings and in-country transportation. Explora Ya has its own team of guides and works with a select group of hotels within each price range and Panama's top tour operators and outdoor outfitters.

Remember we don't sell tours! we provide experiences :)

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Visit Medelline with Oscar at Explora Ya

I just returned from Medellin's Flower Festival tour with Oscar Pena at Explora Ya. It was an incredible trip! I had such a great experience that I can't wait to go on his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Boquete, Panama
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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I just returned from Medellin's Flower Festival tour with Oscar Pena at Explora Ya. It was an incredible trip! I had such a great experience that I can't wait to go on his Christmas Lights tour of Medellin. Oscar Pena, of Explora Ya, put together an exquisite tour of Medellin at this very special time of year. We saw the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked multiple tours with Explora Ya during our honeymoon. Everything was perfect! The staff was extremely knowledgable, friendly, and made us feel comfortable. Booking was super easy. They always went out of their way to make our experience extra memorable-- truly exceeded our expectations! We did hiking, rafting, a beach trip with kayaking, rock climbing, and... More 

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Thank Jessica K
Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We spent 6 days in Medellin and the entire countryside around it. Oscar was great, hotel was very good jumping of point for daily excursions. We used the gondola system, the mountainside escalator which was cool, and just had an overall fun and exciting time. Multiple historical sites as well as some just beautiful highpoint all around Medellin. This was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I just returned from the flower festival held in Medellin, Colombia. The trip was led by Oscar Pena who knows the city and the country like the back of his hand. The hotel was in a great neighborhood with interesting shops and easy access to many restaurants. He introduced us to local foods and customs. We had a great time.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I went on the island tour, hot springs tour and canyon tour with Explora Ya and all of them were amazing! It was very easy to book a tour and the prices were quite reasonable. Everything was well organized. I will definitely use them again when I return to Panama. Oscar was our guide for the canyon and hot springs... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I had a great time on both the tours I took with the Explora Ya team! I hiked the pipeline trail with a guide very knowledgable about the flora and fauna. I studied Environmental Science in college so I was absolutely fascinated by all the cool science-y stuff Jose had to share. What blew me away was when he stopped... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I found Explora Ya to be the most helpful of all the tour companies I checked out in Boquete. The ladies who work in the office are pleasant and extremely helpful, even about things that don't involve their tours. I appreciate that they took the time to help me pick a tour and also that they gave me information about... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

When I decided to visit Panama, my first thought was: "I want to hike Volcan Baru, the highest point in Panama". Looked for a best travel agency to hike with and found Explora Ya! They made it the best experience in my life though it was the toughest one too :-) The guide - Jose knew how to motivate and... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Our first thought was-oh, another slick coffee tour where they try to peddle high priced coffee. But this is different! We were the only two people with our guide, Oscar, the manager of Explora Ya in Bouquet. Mr. Tito, the owner, created much of the machinery using parts from an old Suzuki. He is absolutely ingenious! We walked among the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

There was a lot of missing information on the website. Visiting the office twice in the two previous days before our hike did not help, as they never told us about some VERY necessary things. They did not set up a meeting before giving us pointers, warnings and details that would have been critical to know about. I also must... More 

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