Testimonials & Reviews

// Barefoot Panama Tours

At Barefoot Panama we stress to have constructive and honest feedback. We are proud to admit that we have almost 1000 Trip Advisor reviews, more than any other tour company in Panama. We are consistently one of the top two best tour companies in Panama listed on Trip advisor, something we work hard to achieve.

Other tour companies/suppliers such as Lonely Planet, Viator, Get Your Guide, Expedia etc have recognized/contracted Barefoot Panama for our reliable top quality “Servicio americano”.

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“I have had the pleasure of going on two of Kevin’s trips. I was blown away by his detailed knowledge of the area, he know everything from great hiking spots and secret swimming holes to the best hotels, bars and restaurants. Kevin's easygoing personality was matched by his first-rate organization. I could really relax on my vacations with him because I knew everything would run smoothly. He handled everything, down to the smallest details, and really took a personal interest in making sure I had the best trip possible. He's a great tour guide and his tours in Panama are incredible!”
Tim Hughes
“I traveled with Kevin on a small group, 3 month overland trip from San Diego to Panama through all of Central American countries... He was always on top of things and resolved the issues without us hardly knowing they were happening. He was flexible to our needs and requests, whilst ensuring that we saw the best that each country/area had to show. His local knowledge was amazing so that we got to see things and go places that none of the other trips did. Because of Kevin's skills I think that we saw more of the real country than we would have done otherwise. And he made it FUN.”
Mark Enfield
“Kevin has great interpersonal skills, and an extensive knowledge base from which he operates as a gifted owner and tour manager of Barefoot Panama. His clients are glowing when relating their travel experiences and the care Kevin has taken with them. I feel completely confident and comfortable recommending Kevin's services to anyone traveling in North or Central America.”
Cory Friend
“Kevin has always provided me with unforgettable travel experiences. Whether participating in one of Barefoot Panama’s tours or using his expert advice - he has NEVER steered me wrong. Some of the best experiences I have had while traveling are due to Kevin and his expertise. He is FUN to boot.”
Cara Knauer Clark
“Kevin O’Brien was my tour leader/ driver/ guide on a two week tour at Barefoot Panama…Throughout he was approachable, informative, amiable, helpful and fun to be with. He made me feel very much at ease and he never showed signs of stress after long days on the road. His standard of driving was exceptionally high and he certainly knew his way around - traveling with Kevin made me feel very safe. If I visit Central America in the future, I wouldn’t hesitate to travel with Kevin O’Brien again.”
Marilyn Willwohl
“Kevin is an expert in the adventure travel industry, and you'll never find a more responsible and original guide. He has the unique ability to manage a well-organized trip while providing guests with the spontaneity, excitement and pure fun that make lifelong memories. Kevin carries his integrity to his own business at Barefoot Panama. He is astute, trustworthy and delivers on his promises. With more than 10 years experience, in-depth knowledge of hundreds of destinations, unlimited local contacts and finely-tuned leadership skills, Kevin is outstanding in his field.”
Kim DeLashmit
“Kevin was our guide on a ten day whirlwind of Panama. We had a great time snorkeling, hiking, and just relaxing in a hammock with a cold beer. Thanks for all the fun, looking forward to visiting again!”
Thomas Strubinger
“One of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides that a traveler can ever hope to meet. His laid back personality is complemented by a true thirst for the best adventures and experiences life has to offer…Most of all Kevin does superior job providing quality tours and does it with a smile on his face, enjoying every step of the way. If you want to tour Panama in style, Kevin and Barefoot Panama is the way to go!”
Elizabeth Ihle, Real Estate Agent, Barefoot In Panama, S.A.
“Kevin certainly knows Panama and all the best places to go. A very knowledgeable tour guide.”
Stacy Repetto
“I have never vacationed better. Kevin and Barefoot Panama organized an experience that was out of this world and much too difficult to sum up in a sound bit. But more importantly, through the Panama experience he has become a friend and someone I will always trust.”
Sean Gallagher
“Best tourist guide in Americas.”
Ian Yeoman