We booked Aventuras Panama for a day trip to El Valle during our vacation in Panama, Central America. We were picked up bright and early in our hotel in Marbella, Panama City by Javier. Javier was timely, very enthusiastic, polite and spoke English quite well. Off we went in his immaculately clean vehicle. We arrived in El Valle after stopping along the way to take some breathtaking photos of the jaw dropping views of sweeping mountains. Throughout our journey, Javier filled us in the country's history and points of interest.
Once we arrived in El Valle, we were awed! It is such a picturesque town, with beautiful homes, colorful trees and flowers, and friendly people. We made our way up the hill to the Zip Line base where we were greeted by Abel, our Zip line instructor. The zip line was AMAZING! The views were out of this world. We went over the safety and gear instructions and off we were into our 3 part zip line adventure. Abel took our photos and even held our camera to photograph the waterfalls from the middle of the zip line. It was an experience we will never forget.
After the zip line, we made our way down to El Chorro Macho, where we enjoyed a refreshing waterfall and were able to take off our shoes, and walk into the river and admire the beautiful waterfalls, where we took many photos. Javier picked us up at the zip line base, and then off we went to lunch in nearby Los Mandarios Hotel's restaurant named La Casa de Lourdes.
Lunch at Casa de Lourdes was outstanding! It was included in the package, which was really a terrific deal. The delicious food, attentive service, and beautiful surroundings were truly memorable. This was by far the highlight of our trip. We love Panama, but Aventuras Panama just took our love to the next level.
Highly recommended, the best, and most reliable tour. We would do it all over again in a heartbeat, and we plan to use Aventuras Panama on our next trip to Panama. OUTSTANDING!
Visited February 2014
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