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“Definitely worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles 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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Slovakia
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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Definitely worth it”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I so enjoyed my experience with Jungle Adventure. I was there when local kids from San Miguel were spending a few hours there too so it was an amazing experience. But even without the kids, there's so many cool things to do close-by, such as swimming in the river, hiking and putting clay all over you :) PS: I had the best raw vegan meals ever! Traveling as a vegan is not easy so I got really surprised. Thank you so much :)

Visited February 2014
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5 Thank Crazysexyfuntraveler
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27 reviews from our community

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Ubud, Indonesia
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The perfect combination of comfort and jungle”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

I went out on the day tour and had an awesome experience. Jocelyn was my tour guide and she did a great job of accommodating our desires. There were so many things for us to pick from, but a few we did included a jungle hike, swimming in a gorgeous river, catching frogs by the creek, and eating amazing food from the garden. The word paradise very easily describes Kalu Yala and the people there made the experience all the better. Although the place is completely off the grid it is still extremely comfortable and I would say enjoyable for any skill level.

Visited January 2014
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4 Thank evo_rod
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Jocelyn K, Owner at Jungle Adventures by Kalu Yala, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review! I do try to accommodate my guests' desires, especially with different levels of ability in the activities- I appreciate your feedback!
You will have to return in another year to see what the farm has become!
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing people, amazing experience”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

This is definitely a must-do in Panama. If you enjoy getting away from the city and seeing the natural beauty of Panama you have to do this tour. The guide is a very young, fun, nice person, and will go way out of her way to make you happy. There are very few other tours, if any, that will bring you this close to nature while still providing the amenities you need to stay dry and comfortable. The secluded setting of Kalu Yala provides many options for every type of person, whether you want to get down and dirty or just chill out on the river beach. I for one will definitely be returning!

Visited January 2014
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3 Thank Aaron P
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An absolute must-see, off-the-grid in Panama!”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

You know all those places that you weren't planning on heading to when you travelled, but then you decided to just go and it turned out to be the most incredible and memorable part of your trip? This is that part of the trip for any vacation to Panama. Get back outside in a setting you just won't find on any other tour in the country - I found myself hiking trails around the valley, swimming in the river, eating food picked straight off the farm, hanging out with local campesinos and their machetes, spotting wildlife I'd never seen before - all while being lead around by a knowledgeable, fun, fantastic guide! Also, there are somehow flushing toilets out there in the jungle?! Can't speak of the experience highly enough - I'd love to come back for more :)

Visited December 2013
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4 Thank Kelly H
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Gunnison, Colorado
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Adventure of a Life Time”
Reviewed 25 December 2013

This spot is amazing and the people are as well! Panama is an amazing place to travel but until you have been with the people of Kalu Yala and been on a Jungle Adventures trip you have not even scratched the surface of fun. The guide is awesome and was always making sure we had everything we needed, it felt like a second home! Go to panama and Visit Jungle Adventures you will never forget your time their.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Emily B
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Jocelyn K, Owner at Jungle Adventures by Kalu Yala, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review, Emily! Your enthusiasm was great throughout your adventure to Kalu Yala- and it was contagious to the rest of the group. The Kalu Yala staff and myself certainly miss your great attitude.
Safe travels in your upcoming trips and good luck at the end of university!

Jocelyn
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