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Tucaya Panama

Based in Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Tucaya has a multilingual team (English, French & Spanish) prepared to meet all your expectations: ecotourism, cultural tourism, group stays, Personal Department Committees, and Incentives.

Tucaya masters logistics and creativity in all of our destinations. You can rely on us for assistance during your stay too and truly discover the heart of Panama without any worries.

Tucaya Panama is part of the following groups: Panama Travel Agents

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Memorable trip to Panama
Panama | Jun 7 - Jun 17, 2023

Rebecca
Rebecca G.
Boulder, CO | Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023
We traveled to Panama in June as a family with our teenage daughter and had an amazing experience. We spent 2-3 days in the Panama City, and especially loved staying in Casco Viejo (Old Town), where we could sit on the square, wander and view the old city and history, and enjoy great coffee including Gesha coffee. Our favorite 2-3 days was Valle de Anton, a quaint town, beautiful scenery, and walking to waterfalls; also great bakery and batida (smoothies). Our third stop was staying 2-3... Read more

We traveled to Panama in June as a family with our teenage daughter and had an amazing experience. We spent 2-3 days in the Panama City, and especially loved staying in Casco Viejo (Old Town), where we could sit on the square, wander and view the old city and history, and enjoy great coffee including Gesha coffee. Our favorite 2-3 days was Valle de Anton, a quaint town, beautiful scenery, and walking to waterfalls; also great bakery and batida (smoothies). Our third stop was staying 2-3 days the Pearl Islands, where we enjoyed the warm Pacific and very mellow beach days in a quiet setting. All of the this was set up via Kimkim. They made it so easy, and everyone we worked with was personable and professional. We especially loved our in country driver, Julio, and our guide for the days in Panama City, Victoria. On our last day, we visited an indigenous community via dug out canoe, and all of us, including Julio and Victoria swam in the waterfall pools in the National Park. I am so impressed with Panama and its mix of cosmopolitan city, relaxed and laid back environment. safe and easy travel, and friendly and easy to interact with people. Zulmy helped us to design our trip, and she and I went back and forth on ideas to come up with our final itinerary. We were traveling in the rainy season, and she had great tips for us so that we could work best with the weather and also have great sites and not spend all our time in transit. She was even open to helping us book a hotel which I found and wanted to stay at in Casco Viejo. This is our 2nd trip with Kimkim, the first was 3 weeks in Scotland. We will be back. It's a great model and everything was custom, easy, and personal.

Hotel Reviews
Central Hotel Panama
Panama City

This was the perfect landing spot and place to make our home base in Panama City. We chose it for its location in Casco Viejo on a square and with a pool and multiple restaurants. As we arrived, we realized that it was even better than we expected. The rooms and the lobby are gorgeous. All of the restaurants are excellent, and we ate at little tables on the town square the first night. Every evening has 2-3 forms of live music depending on where you are in the hotel. The rooftop pool has the most gorgeous evening view of the Panama City skyline and it was lovely to have a pool. I even used their gym 3-4 times during our stay, and it was well appointed, spacious, and perfect for a quick exercise. The desk staff helped us and went above and beyond many times. For example, they helped my husband get a pair of linen pants hemmed at a local tailor, as he needed some better tropical clothes. Well appointed, excellent professional staff, you will not be disappointed.

Authenticity & Character
Location
You will love Casco Viejo. Picturesque from moment you leave hotel.
Staff
All went above and beyond. There is a lot of support at this hotel.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lovely lobby. A/C works great. Well appointed rooms.
The Golden Frog Inn
El Valle de Antón

Golden Frog is an oasis in El Valle de Anton. It was even better than we hoped. There is a view from every room looking out over incredibly peaceful hills and tropical landscape. The pool and grounds are excellent and lovely to spend time in. We swam every day. They also have a lovely terrace patio restaurant and a smaller indoor coffee and bar area where you take your breakfast or have dinner. We were lucky enough to have an outside dinner on a Saturday night where there was a 3 person band playing in the midst of dinner, and it was so perfect, lively, and enjoyable. The staff go above and beyond and you are very well supported. We found it walking distance to the town and we loved the countryside walk into town. There is so much to do in the area! This is such an oasis and peaceful setting. We were sad to leave.

Authenticity & Character
You are nestled in the tropical hills
Location
Gorgeous scenery, country like setting, easy walk to town
Staff
Very well supported, everyone excellent
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms were excellent, views to die for, the bathroom, showers, and A/C were all great!
Activity Reviews
Discovering Panama City: Free Day
Discovering Panama City: Free Day
Panama City

We loved walking around Panama City. We went to the Biomuseo which I highly recommend. There are also so many other things to see and do. Take some free time.

City Tour - Casco Viejo & Panama Canal
City Tour - Casco Viejo & Panama Canal
Panama City

This was fascinating and well worth the trip. I was pleasantly surprised how interesting this was. Our local guide also did a great job of making sure we knew how to navigate the entry and viewing areas. Its worth the visit.

Encounter with an indigenous community, Embera
Encounter with an indigenous community, Embera
Panama City

Really meaningful and special day. We went up the river in a dug out canoe, visited a waterfall, and then visited an Embera community. We were all part of a big community in this experience, which was neat, as it did not feel like being distanced from the community who was hosting us. Victoria our local guide and Julio our local driver were also well known by the main Embera people who hosted us and so we felt very welcome. It was beautiful and neat to be in the National Park setting via boat. We loved the lunch at the community and enjoyed seeing the traditions and crafts.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Zulmy Revette
Zulmy
Zulmy Revette
Local specialist in Panama | Replied on Jul 04, 2023

Hi Rebecca, I really appreciate your trip review! It was a pleasure working with you!

A great trip to a gem destination.
Panama | Jan 28 - Feb 9, 2023

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Jeffrey W.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

The services for our trip were all outstanding. Beginning with Zulmy who put together a trip that was well suited to our interests.

One of the best tour guides was Yesenia Yepez. Her knowledge of local animals and the environment was very impressive.

The other tour guide we'd like to mention is Erick Gonzalez. He was an exceptional young man and a great guide. Making dinner with his family was the highlight of the trip.

Local specialist: Zulmy Revette
Zulmy
Zulmy Revette
Local specialist in Panama | Replied on Feb 27, 2023

I really appreciate your comment Jeffrey. I will send your reviews to Jesenia and Erick!

Thank you for letting me help you with the preparation for this trip to Panama filled with a lot of cultural exchange!

Best,

Zulmy

What started off rough, turned into the trip of a lifetime!
Panama | Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2022

Nick
Nick B.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022
Working With KimKim stared off rough. We had an agent who could not seem to connect with us nor was able to build an itinerary around our interests. Then we were given a new agent, cue Zulmy! Zulmy! was amazing! She saved our trip! She built a great itinerary with all of the activities we asked for! She was communicative and gave us a comprehensive outline of our trip. She was able to totally match our vibe to the locations. When arriving, transportation was seamless. All of the... Read more

Working With KimKim stared off rough. We had an agent who could not seem to connect with us nor was able to build an itinerary around our interests. Then we were given a new agent, cue Zulmy! Zulmy! was amazing! She saved our trip! She built a great itinerary with all of the activities we asked for! She was communicative and gave us a comprehensive outline of our trip. She was able to totally match our vibe to the locations. When arriving, transportation was seamless. All of the accommodations were beautiful, the Food was spectacular, and the activities (including tours) we fun and informative!

Overall it was a great trip!

Local specialist: Zulmy Revette
Zulmy
Zulmy Revette
Local specialist in Panama | Replied on Nov 08, 2022

Hi Nick

Thanks a lot for this beautiful review!

It was a real pleasure to organize your itinerary in Panama. I am happy to know that you had a great time and that the trip was perfectly adapted to what you were looking for. I hope to be able to plan another trip for you in another of our destinations (Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia or Venezuela!)

3 Weeks in Panama
Panama | Aug 7 - Aug 28, 2022

Lara
Lara S.
Germany | Reviewed on Sep 18, 2022

Zulmy, our local specialist, did a brilliant job - she was friendly, responsive and helped us have an unforgettable three week trip to Panama! We started in Darien (and would highly recommend Ecotours Darien) and spent some time with the local Embera community, before visiting Santa Catalina, Boquete, Bocas del Toro and finally Panama City.

Local specialist: Zulmy Revette
Zulmy
Zulmy Revette
Local specialist in Panama | Replied on Sep 22, 2022

It was a great pleasure to organize this trip for you and I thank you for your confidence during the preparation of the trip. And I also thank you for the comments you have sent us by mail as they allow us to improve our service! :)

Best

Zulmy

Even a better trip than we had hoped!
Panama | Jun 23 - Jun 26, 2022

David
David G.
Greenville, SC | Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022
Working with Zulmy was a great experience as together we were able to setup a fantastic, first time trip to beautiful Panama. The balance of tours, and sight-seeing expeditions was a perfect balance. We had some organized excursions where our Guides and Drivers handled all details, tickets, admittances, getting to the front of the lines, and even a meal here and there. However, we also had our own free-time to pursue what we wanted, and didn't want, to do. Definitely recommend Panama... Read more

Working with Zulmy was a great experience as together we were able to setup a fantastic, first time trip to beautiful Panama. The balance of tours, and sight-seeing expeditions was a perfect balance. We had some organized excursions where our Guides and Drivers handled all details, tickets, admittances, getting to the front of the lines, and even a meal here and there. However, we also had our own free-time to pursue what we wanted, and didn't want, to do.

Definitely recommend Panama as a MUST see and do to every traveler. Can't say enough about how well that KimKim coordinated our trip. It was smooth and flawless so that we could just enjoy being there and taking it all in.

Thanks again, Zulmy!

Hotel Review
Riande Granada Urban Hotel
Panama City

It is a nice, clean, comfortable hotel located within walking distance of stores & restaurants. Our room was rather small with 2 beds taking up most of the space, a walk-in closet that was really unnecessary and could've provided more space for guests and also had a nice large shower though. We enjoyed the pigeons coming up to or 8th story room. There are many hotels in the area so would look to stay at a different place next time, however.

Authenticity & Character
Larger rooms. The outdoor "Hot Tub" was anything but Hot. Would be nice to be able to control the Temperature locally without having to go to the Front Desk to have them turn it On & Off. Also, to have hot coffee in the AM ready-to go for traveling would be a nice benefit. We had to order, then wait for coffee, which weren't in styrofoam or other types of traveling cups.
Location
Walking distance to stores and restaurants
Staff
Very pleasant staff and eager to help with everything.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds were comfy, the in-house restaurant was OK, nothing special.
Local specialist: Zulmy Revette
Zulmy
Zulmy Revette
Local specialist in Panama | Replied on Aug 09, 2022

Hi David, Thanks a lot for this review. It was a real pleasure helping you create this trip to Panama.!

Best.

Zulmy

8 Great Days in Panama
Panama | Feb 4 - Feb 12, 2022

Ellen
Ellen S.
Depew, NY | Reviewed on Feb 13, 2022
We had a marvelous 8 days in Panama. Thanks kimkim! Our local specialist Zulmy was with us every step of the way. We had a much delayed flight in and she instantly rearranged a tour for us, she set up Covid tests before our flight back and even sent condolences about a sudden death in the family we had just found out about. Our driver Juan was such a pleasure - super punctual, pleasant and informative. (He claimed his English was terrible, but we were impressed.) We felt very well taken... Read more

We had a marvelous 8 days in Panama. Thanks kimkim! Our local specialist Zulmy was with us every step of the way. We had a much delayed flight in and she instantly rearranged a tour for us, she set up Covid tests before our flight back and even sent condolences about a sudden death in the family we had just found out about. Our driver Juan was such a pleasure - super punctual, pleasant and informative. (He claimed his English was terrible, but we were impressed.) We felt very well taken care of by both Zulmy and Juan.
Highlights of our trip in Panama City were the Panama Canal tour and exploring Casco Viejo. The rooftop pool at our hotel that overlooked the Panama City skyline was a hit as well. We also enjoyed the laid back vibe of Bocas del Toro - the snorkeling/dolphin tour was super and also hanging out at Starfish Playa on our own. The food was excellent in Panama, we especially loved the ceviche. The warmth was felt weather-wise and from the people of Panama. We were impressed with the collective Covid precautions taken by everyone. We definitely recommend kimkim and this trip.

Local specialist: Zulmy Revette
Zulmy
Zulmy Revette
Local specialist in Panama | Replied on Feb 14, 2022

Hi Ellen.

Thanks for this beautiful review! All my team had a blast just preparing all the details for your trip. It was a pleasure helping you with the coordination of your services.

Hope you had a nice return. We remain available if you want to visit one f our destinations (Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela).

Best.

Zulmy

Thank you Zulmy, the guides at Tucaya, and Nadia
Panama | May 12 - May 20, 2021

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Sabena K.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on May 21, 2021
Thank you Zulmy, the guides at Tucaya, and Nadia for planning and executing my vacation in Panama. They all did a wonderful job putting together an itinerary. They were all available for me if I had any questions or needed assistance. I was a little hesitant traveling internationally due to COVID but they helped me navigate any obstacles. Also arranged for me to get a PCR COVID test prior to returning to the US. The process was very efficient. I had a wonder time exploring Panama in the... Read more

Thank you Zulmy, the guides at Tucaya, and Nadia for planning and executing my vacation in Panama. They all did a wonderful job putting together an itinerary. They were all available for me if I had any questions or needed assistance. I was a little hesitant traveling internationally due to COVID but they helped me navigate any obstacles. Also arranged for me to get a PCR COVID test prior to returning to the US. The process was very efficient. I had a wonder time exploring Panama in the short week I was there. They have me a glimpse at all the wonders and beauty of Panama. Thank you again for helping me create wonderful memories!

Local specialist: Zulmy Revette
Zulmy
Zulmy Revette
Local specialist in Panama | Replied on May 28, 2021

Hi Sabena. It was a pleaure for us to create this beautiful trip to Panama! Thanks for your confidence in our service!

Panama
Panama | Oct 4 - Oct 13, 2017

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Dale S.
Alvin, IL | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2017

The overall experience with Zulmy and Kim Kim went beyond my expectations. Zulmy was nice to work with via the internet, and the resulting trip was excellent and enjoyable. Your planning took all the worry and stress of traveling away so we could enjoy Panama to the fullest. Our driver, Roberto, and our 2 guides were excellent and fun to travel with. I will highly recommend KimKim to anyone wanting to organize a custom vacation experience like we had. Thank you !

Zulmy did a wonderful job for us. She understood our requests and provided good options. I think she did a great job.

Local specialist: Zulmy Revette
Zulmy
Zulmy Revette
Local specialist in Panama | Replied on Oct 21, 2017

Hello Dale and Gary.

We really appreciate your comments about your travel. Working with you guys was very fun and interesting. We are glad that you had a wonderful trip full of experiences.

We keep in touch if you want to comeback!

Nice regards!

Panama
Panama | Oct 4 - Oct 13, 2017

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Gary I.
Normal, IL | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2017
We felt the length of the trip, the schedule, the accommodations, the personnel, etc. were all top notch. We knew essentially nothing about Panama before we went, so we weren't sure whether we were signing up for and engaging in things that would be meaningful or not. But, with Zulmy's help we together came up with a great itinerary that kept us happy and entertained and informed the entire time. The only disappointment was that there were a couple of times where we were working together... Read more

We felt the length of the trip, the schedule, the accommodations, the personnel, etc. were all top notch. We knew essentially nothing about Panama before we went, so we weren't sure whether we were signing up for and engaging in things that would be meaningful or not. But, with Zulmy's help we together came up with a great itinerary that kept us happy and entertained and informed the entire time.

The only disappointment was that there were a couple of times where we were working together on-line and suddenly she would disappear for a few days. In the end the package she helped put together for us was excellent.

Local specialist: Zulmy Revette