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“Welcome to nature - Must do in Panama”
Review of Jungle Adventures by Kalu Yala - CLOSED

Jungle Adventures by Kalu Yala
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Kalu Yala valley is focused on sustainable practices, quality services and adventures, and providing an authentic experience with unforgettable memories while also maintaining an intimate and personalized tour. Tours are limited to 8 guests to maintain our high guest service standards- reserve your spot as soon as your travel plans are set!Your personal guide will meet you in the city and take your group via private transportation to the village of San Miguel where we have a Kalu Yala house to re-organize at and drop off unneeded items.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Planet Earth
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Welcome to nature - Must do in Panama”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

I travelled through Panama in november and I must say that this jungle tour was by far the best tour I did in the whole country.

It's hard to count all the awesome things you will see and do in one day ... but if jumping into the river, checking out bat-trees, hiking through the jungle with a machete, taking a bath in a river, riding a horse, spending time with the awesome time Kalu Yala Team sounds interesting to you .... book that tour RIGHT NOW :-)

Oh, and Jocelyn is a lovely tour guide and boy ... she knows how to drive a 4WD through the jungle!

Thanks again for everything!
Michael, Germany

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank MikeFromEarth
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Jocelyn K, Owner at Jungle Adventures by Kalu Yala, responded to this review, 15 December 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review, Michael! What a gorgeous day we had in the jungle with lots and lots of jumps at Paradise Hole. Please checkout the facebook page at facebook.com/JungleAdventuresPanama if you haven't already for more pictures of your tour group. I wish you the safest and best travels in the future!

Saludos,
Jocelyn
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Remember when you were a kiddo?”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Heading to the jungle we were stuck in a small traffic jam for 5-10 minutes. A traffic jam with a bunch of wild cows. Cows are boss.

We met with the rest of the Kula Yala-crew who showed us the village where they live and work. I only had my hightop black converse, but I would recommend some real trekking shoes. Converse are not made for crossing the river, climbing, and to find your way through the jungle on muddy and slipperey roads.

Living in a big city on a daily basis you realize how much you miss the nature, and how simple life can be. I felt like a little child again going on an adventure with cool people, and discovering funny creatures out there in the jungle.

Highlight of the day? Bathing in the clean wild river and jumping from high cliffs!!

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank yungyugen
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Jocelyn K, Owner at Jungle Adventures by Kalu Yala, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Thank you for the great review, Khan! And for turning around what was indeed a jungle traffic jam.
Paradise Hole is my favorite too, I'm so happy you enjoyed it and thank you for your comments on best footwear for a Jungle Adventure to Kalu Yala. Very helpful for future guests!

Safe travels for the rest of your trip and thank you so much for adventuring in the jungle with us at JA and Kalu Yala :)

Jocelyn
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Panama City, Panama
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't Miss The Best, Real Panama!”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Jocelyn and the Kalu Yala team do it all for you. Just come and enjoy!

Breathtaking views, virgin rainforest, rushing rivers and raw, wild jungle full of exotic animals, in one of Panama's most perfect valleys. Experienced, passionate guides who know every step of the trail, and share their joy in living in paradise with those of us who only get to visit.

Hike, climb, swim, run, touch, smell and take deep breaths of the cleanest air you've ever tasted. Lay out at night under a million stars that you've never seen from the city.

Just a quick, easy trip in and out of the city. The best people are up for an adventure like this. Grab your friends and book now!

DO NOT miss this tour.

Visited July 2013
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Dublin
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Must- Do if you are in Panama”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Did the Jungle Adventure Tour with Kuna Yala and loved every minute of it! It really was an adventure, we went hiking through the Jungle with 2 great guides, one of which is a bit of an expert on wildlife and he knew exactly where to look to find interesting creatures in the jungle! We saw frogs, bats, spiders, scorpions, even a boa! The camp is really cool, and although we were not able to stay overnight (time constraints) I definitely would if I had the chance to go back. They are in the process of growing their own food and pretty soon it will be more or less self- sustaining, pretty impressive considering how far out in the mountains it is! They already have several types of fruit and herbs to eat, we had amazing fresh guananaba when we were there. If you like nature, hiking, getting off the gringo- beaten path then this is a must do!!!

Visited June 2013
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Jocelyn K, Owner at Jungle Adventures by Kalu Yala, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
Thank you for the lovely review, Kat! Hoping you are able to make it back out to Kalu Yala to stay overnight in the jungle after a bonfire with s'mores :)
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Panama City, Panama, Panama
1 review
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“Amazing experience!”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

I had soo much fun on the jungle adventure with Jocelyn and all the other kalu yala memebers. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, they are knowledgeable about the nature that surrounds them and their project to become self sufficient is amazing! I would highly reccomend this trip to anyone who wants to see the 'real' Panama, off the beaten track and working with the local community kalu yala do a brilliant job at giving people this experience! The best thing about this trip is that is is close to the city so it is very easy to take a day trip out but staying over night is even better as you get to camp out in their hand built authentic ranchos. I can't speak highly enough about my experience, it was well organised, and we were so well looked after while we were out there. We were lucky to see a 3 metre long boa on one of our hikes, although I am petrified of snakes it was amazing to see!!!

Visited June 2013
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Jocelyn K, Owner at Jungle Adventures by Kalu Yala, responded to this review, 19 June 2013
I'm happy to see that you can use "petrified" and "amazing" in the same sentence regarding Jungle Adventures! We strive to show you not only what we've working hard to achieve in our jungle paradise, but also the magnificence of Mother Nature surrounding us. 3m snakes are not everyday for us at Kalu Yala.
Thank you so much for coming along and being an enthusiastic Adventurer!
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