Testimonials

Dear Briant, thank you so very much for the role you played in an outstanding study abroad trip to Panama. Our International Business students, MBA students, and LTT students had a wonderful academic and cultural experience in your beautiful country. I also know that you were an important part of a successful study abroad experience. On a personal note, we all enjoyed meeting you and consider you to be a new and valued friend. In my official capacity as Graduate Coordinator for the College of Business, thank you again for everything. I hope to see you in the future, and we will certainly recommend your business to anyone in the area who plans a trip to Panama.

Dr. Elizabeth LaFleur
Professor of Marketing and Coordinator of Graduate Programs
The University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA

Our amazing family trip to Panama exceeded expectations thanks to the superb service provided by Luis Calvo and Xplora. From the detailed and timely responses to our questions during the lead-up to our trip, to the care and attention provided along each exciting chapter in our adventure, we felt that we had lucked out with Luis! Our trip was customized to suit our desires for excitement and adventure off the beaten track. This is a first rate organization with caring and personalized attention. Apart from being great company during our adventures, we learned a lot and experienced Panama in a way that would not have been possible without Luis and Xplora. We can’t say enough positives! Thanks for a family trip of a lifetime!

Jack Goodman, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Our group had the most incredible vacation in Panama. We had amazing adventures in caves and zip lining and snorkeling and learned so much about the culture and nature of Panama. The trip was so well organized but flexible and thoroughly enjoyable with lots of laughs. All our needs were taken care of and we always felt in good hands.

Ilana Shemesh
Moshav Yashresh, Israel

The guys who run the tour company are phenomenal. If you’re into outdoor experiences, this is the ultimate.

Robert Kalman
Brewster, New York, USA

I just wanted to tell you how much Greg and I enjoyed the tour and our time with you. Everything was delightful: the people we met, the food, the adventures. I have told many, many people about our tour, and that you guys are the best.

Margaret Bradford
Grants Pass, Oregon, USA

I want to thank you for being so patient, attentive, organized, and having a great sense of humor. You made the trip feel like an adventure with friends, rather than a tour group.

Jennie Chou
Austin, Texas, USA

I had an amazing time and I would, without hesitation, experience it (all of it) all over again.

Kristie Gardner
Santa Rosa, California, USA

We have seen areas of Panama that we would have never seen with a regular tour company; the Kuna Yala experience, rainforest tours, hiking through waterfalls and the cave exploration were all truly amazing experiences that left us filled with wonder. Briant’s knowledge of flora and fauna, history and geography turned the various tours we have done with him into treasured learning experiences.

Jonathan and Cynthia Weeden
Caledon, Ontario, Canada

We had a great trip with you in Panama. One of the most memorable in all our travels for sure! We can’t stop raving about Panama and our experiences with you.

Richard Cohen
Great Neck, New York, USA

I had the opportunity, with two friends, of taking the Kuna Yala Tour. It was an exciting experience: the Caribbean sea, the delicious meals, the people from the island, our accommodations there, and the most important thing, the kind and personalized attention from our guide, Briant. I really want to repeat the experience taking a different tour with him!

Valeria Vivani
Buenos Aires, Argentina

I have been on several day trip excursions with Briant, with work colleagues, friends and family members of all ages (from 6 up to 82 years old). On each tour we have enjoyed seeing the natural habitat of Panama’s wildlife, and learned a great deal from Briant because of his extensive knowledge and interest in botany+zoology. If you’re looking for a guide who is professional, courteous and friendly, I can not think of anyone better qualified in Panama City.

Tim Robins
London, England

We have had a great experience with Xplora. What made the tour different from other experiences was the passionate explanation of our guide Briant. As a biologist, he really learned us about the canopy and its secrets. He also has great knowledge on the history of Panama. It has made our holiday more complete. Thanks a lot again!

Frank M. Bartels
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

We had such a great time that we did three different tours and spent 6 of our 9 days with Briant. If you want to be outdoors with a knowledgeable guide, I would recommend this tour company. We have a new friend and will be back for another adventure.

Ruby Barth
Chicago, Illinois, USA