We recently returned from spending two days in the Panama Canal area . We were guided by a superb guide named Kenny Weeks. Speaks English like an American. He listens! We told him what we wanted to do and he delivered it perfectly. We were meeting a ship in Colon and he tracked the ship’s schedule to be sure that we could use every minute. He arranged for a tour of the biodiversity museum while everyone said it was not open yet. We saw the canal and the construction of the new canal. Shopped local (non tourist) markets. Saw the real Panama. He knows everybody.
We paid him $200 per day which is high by Panama standards but he was well worth it for the value he added to the trip. He picked us up at the airport at 8 AM in a nice clean Toyota Rav 4, and delivered us to the ship the next day at 5. I could not be happier with his services. Highly recommended.
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