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July, 2021

Loved my experience with them. My husband and I took advantage of the in-city bike tour, Canal full-day tour, San Blas excursion, and Whale Watching excursion, all of which were amazing memories I will cherish deeply. We did so many excursions with them because after each one, we were so pleased that we wanted to continue to use them. Rosa was amazing in giving our bike tour and setting up the rest of our tours. All of the tour guides were very knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend using their tour services.

-Daphne Dunmoodie

April, 2023

Excellent care and service provided! We were very well attended by dear Sofia who, in addition to indicating the best tours, gave us excellent tips to enjoy the tours. Everything we hired was perfect. No delays, comfort, and everyone's kindness. I highly recommend.

-Adri Silva

August, 2023

"Una empresa súper profesional con unas empleadas muy atentas y agradables. Ha sido un acierto reservar con ellos. Los recomiendo 100 % si quieres hacer un tour con seguridad y calidad."


-Artemio Betancor Alonso

February, 2023

The Tours are really great. The guide Rosa is very kind. I can recommand 100%


-Markus 

February, 2023

Extremely knowledgeable in all travel matters throughout Panama. The ladies were super helpful and patient when it came to our itinerary. When they didn’t know an answer to a question they patiently contacted their sources to find out the information. I would highly recommend this company to any visitors to the area as they attended to our needs with smiles all the way. I definitely plan to use them again in the future. Thanks again guys!

-Richard Walden

May, 2022

Very professional agency and very helpful. We took the half day tour of monkey island and added the Panama Canal and we were very happy with it. They are on time, nice cars, organized, and the guides were very informative. We highly recommend this agency.

-Tooraj Homayooni

November, 2021

Had a wonderful day with Christian as our guide and driver exploring Gamboa Rainforest Reserve. Started with a boat ride on Lake Gatun and visited Monkey Island where we were lucky enough to see lots of amazing wildlife and share our boat with the cheeky monkeys! It was great to see the large container ships passing through Miraflores or Pedro Miguel locks but so much more impressive being in a speedy motor boat following them on open water - awesome. Enjoyed the aerial tram (with audio guide) and ambling up the look out tower - spectacular and extensive views over Canal and surrounding areas. Meeting the sloths, seeing the frogs, butterflies, battling lizards and orchids all added to a memorable day. Christian was charming, knowledgeable and informative on all matters Panamanian. He obviously loves his job and sharing his passion for the environment. Also gave us some excellent suggestions for restaurants and further activities. Would not hesitate to recommend Damselfly Travel Tours.

-Jill Thompson

May, 2022

I did the Full Gamboa Day with them, that started with a jungle walk along the Plantation trail. Our guide Nicolas showed us some things I had never seen before, like a defence mechanism that this tree has developed against termites. Sailing the Panama Canal was fascinating. On one side giant ships on the other pure nature. Not just the expected monkeys, but also e.g. these bats sleeping on a tree. The visit to the Rainforest Reserve with it's rescued sloths and frogs was more interesting than I had imagined. It's not cheap, but it was a very rewarding day.

-Marinus WS

May, 2021

Where do I begin?
*First of all, they are prompt, responsible and responsive.
*The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and really left an impression on us.
*The tours are very well thought out. We never felt rushed (which tends to happen when you do group tours). With these group tours, we were able to enjoy every location we visited, ample time to take pictures, ask questions and take it all in.

-Lynn Pena

July, 2022

Excellent personalized service provided by Nicolas and Sophie! Thank you for the Canal tour experience

-Benny Hfm

August, 2022

We had a great biketour and learned so much about the city! We even got poncho’s for the rain and a vega(n) snack on request. Would really recommend! Thank you for taking such good care :)

-Willeke Eikelenboom

April, 2022

Highly recommend the Caribbean tour with the snorkeling option. You’ll see a lot of beautiful fish in the sea. Our tour Nic was awesome!

-Josh Zhang

August, 2022

Superb experience!!! If I have to do an activity again in Panama, I go through them without thinking! Thanks to Barbara for her responsiveness and her seriousness and to our guide Archi who knows the fauna and flora of the Gamboa reserve inside out!

-Sylviane Pasero

June, 2022

Sin duda recomiendo esta agencia, todos son muy profesionales y cálidos, además de que hablan muy bien el inglés por lo cual pudimos tener una experiencia completamente satisfactoria, Manuel quién fue el que nos atendió desde un principio aclaro todas nuestras dudas y fue muy amable al darnos toda la información, fueron muy flexibles con las facilidades de pago, el transporte es amplio y confortable, por otra parte Nicolás quien fue nuestro guía es muy carismático y amable se notaba su preocupación porque nuestra experiencia fuera excelente, por todo lo anterior fue que decidimos hacer todos nuestros tour con esta agencia durante nuestra estadía en Panamá.

-Martha Mateos

December, 2021

Great tour from a friendly knowledgeable tour guide who was a perfect host, everything was organised superbly , tour of the canal, the lake and saw some monkeys.
Highly recommended

-Murdo Guy

March, 2021

As a family, we did the Amador electric scooter tour on Sunday March 7
A treat, discovery of this amazing area of ​​Panama, even if we have been residents for 7 years, we learned a lot in a recreational way
Super attentive guide

-Muriel Casa

January, 2022

“We did 2 tours with Damselfly: the tour on the canal and Gatun Lake and the bike city tour. I recommend this agency 100%. Sophie knows Panama (and Latin America) like the back of her hand and will be able to give you the best advice according to your desires and needs. We loved the boat tour on the Panama Canal, Gatun Lake and Monkey Island. An unforgettable day. Thanks to our guide, Nicolas, we had lots of interesting information on the activity and history of the canal as well as the fauna and flora that surround it. We were able to see monkeys, Caymans and the beautiful jungle around. A full day full of discoveries

-Graziella Bricout

February, 2022

Had three great tours with this company. Nicolas did an excellent job as tour guide. Sophie who runs the company was very friendly and accommodating. She even modified one of our tours to meet are needs. I would not hesitate to use them again. They were fantastic.

-Denis Pleau

February, 2023

Excellent contact with Sophie who concocted a top tailor-made trip for us!

-Jean-Philippe Labarre

February, 2023

Enjoyed the graffiti tour with Nick. He impressed us with his knowledge of his country and his personal stories of growing up in Panama City.

-Patrik Ganter

December, 2021

We had a wonderful morning walking tour with our guide Nicholas. He was extremely knowledgeable, encouraged questions, and we felt like we got to know him. He was definitely not on a script! Damselfly Tours was very accommodating and let us combine two walking tours - the Walking Tour and the Graffiti tour. We got the best of Casco Viejo, street art, the jungle park, markets, and the highest point above Panama City. Our feet our tired but we are happy!

 

 

 

 

-Liz Brent-Maldonado

November, 2022

Was just in Panama in September. Damselfly was recommended by our hotel. Damselfly made our trip such a wonderful experience with ease. Booked our tours within a few minutes. Extremely courteous and friendly. My boyfriend loved the bike ride of the city as well. It was a wonderful exploration. I would recommend to anyone. You definitely won’t be disappointed. Thank you Damselfly.

-Lakeysha Brown

March, 2022

Sofie and team are a pleasure to work with.

Fair prices and super reliable. We used them for 2 of our family tours and everything was excellent. Special shout out to our guide Nick. Super knowledgeable 🤘🤘Nothing like working with a local tour company

-Sajan Thandaserry

June, 2021

I went on several day excursions with Damselfly Tours while in Panama City and all were were both fun and fascinating. The French owner/operator Sophie is a very cool person and the friendly Venezuelan driver Luis is very knowledgeable about places in Panamá. I went to a tour to Lago Bayano where we hiked into a cave and also went kayaking, went to Portobelo, Colón to go kayaking and visit an island with a beach; arranged a custom tour to see the city of Colón and some nearby places of interest such as Fort of San Lorenzo - which was fadcinating , and went on a boat trip in Lago Gatun to see monkeys and other wildlife. I live in the New York City area but definitely when I return to Panamá I plan to check out some of their other tours.I went on several day excursions with Damselfly Tours while in Panama City and all were were both fun and fascinating. The French owner/operator Sophie is a very cool person and the friendly Venezuelan driver Luis is very knowledgeable about places in Panamá. I went to a tour to Lago Bayano where we hiked into a cave and also went kayaking, went to Portobelo, Colón to go kayaking and visit an island with a beach; arranged a custom tour to see the city of Colón and some nearby places of interest such as Fort of San Lorenzo - which was fadcinating , and went on a boat trip in Lago Gatun to see monkeys and other wildlife. I live in the New York City area but definitely when I return to Panamá I plan to check out some of their other tours.

-Mark A. Nelson

October, 2022

Found it by accident and immediately rented a bike for a few hours. They even spoke English and she was very friendly and helpful. The best thing was that the bike had a basket in the front where you could always keep an eye on your backpack. An all-round successful trip.

-Axel Witthuhn

September, 2021

We had a wonderful tour with a wonderful Guide. He was on time, super friendly and professional. We recommend damselfly tours!

-Melanie Reiche

September, 2022

Was just in Panama in September. Damselfly was recommended by our hotel. Damselfly made our trip such a wonderful experience with ease. Booked our tours within a few minutes. Extremely courteous and friendly. My boyfriend loved the bike ride of the city as well. It was a wonderful exploration. I would recommend to anyone. You definitely won’t be disappointed. Thank you Damselfly.

-Lakeyshya Brown

February, 2023

Very friendly staff who also speak good English. We were looking for a way to book a trip to the San Blas Islands and found this agency more or less by accident. Everything was just right here! There were many options when booking and certainly the perfect package for everyone. We felt well advised and were very happy with the tour in the end. In exchange with other San Blas tourists, it also turned out that ours was one of the cheapest tours. Others ended up with almost the same tour, but it was a lot more expensive, e.g. via getyourguide. Clear recommendation!

-Elisa Wohlenberg

January, 2022

Every aspect of the experience was the BEST, from tour selection to execution. Sophie is personable and helpful in selecting the right tours. On the Gatun Lake/Monkey Island tour, Nicolas was an AWESOME guide. He is knowledgeable and engaging - a truly professional guide. We are returning to Panama City this year and will definitely book more tours with Damselfly, including the bicycle tour and the graffiti tour.

-Ofer Fridfertig

September, 2022

Our Casco Viejo Bike Tour was exceptional. This was our first trip to Panama and we wanted to experience Casco Viejo from a different perspective. We have found that bike tours of big cities are a great way of learning about what these cities have to offer from a different perspective. It is more personal than big bus tours and allows us to cover more ground than on foot.
Damselfly Travels fell onto to our lap as we were lost in Casco Viejo and luckily came across Sophie and her tour company. We signed up for her Bike Tour of Casco Viejo and enjoyed every bit of the four hour tour. The tour was thorough and culminated in Sabores del Chorillo, which is a less travelled, less touristy area of Casco Viejo. We sampled some of the best fresh seafood and tostones that we have ever tasted.
Sophie and Vincent were gracious hosts and shared their wonderful life stories with us along the course of the tour.
We will definitely recommend Damselfly Travels Tours to our friends traveling to Panama and only regret not having come across Sophie and Vincent earlier during our trip to Panama.

-Maria Velez

July, 2022

Excellent personalized service provided by Nicolas and Sophie! Thank you for the Canal tour experience

-Pavel Janeček

Jan, 2023

An excellent full day tour which provided plenty of variety - a rainforest walk, the sloth sanctuary, butterflies and plants, a canal trip around monkey Island. Lunch included. Knowledgeable and friendly guide who spoke first class English. Door to door service.
Highly recommended

-Marlyn Pinto

January, 2022

“We did 2 tours with Damselfly: the tour on the canal and Gatun Lake and the bike city tour. I recommend this agency 100%. Sophie knows Panama (and Latin America) like the back of her hand and will be able to give you the best advice according to your desires and needs. We loved the boat tour on the Panama Canal, Gatun Lake and Monkey Island. An unforgettable day. Thanks to our guide, Nicolas, we had lots of interesting information on the activity and history of the canal as well as the fauna and flora that surround it. We were able to see monkeys, Caymans and the beautiful jungle around. A full day full of discoveries

-Graziella Bricout

April, 2023

The tour exceeded my expectations! I did the Full Day Canal Tour and I was impressed by Nicholas on the tour. He was incredibly well-trained and knowledgable, and got to see a full cargo ship go through the canal at the perfect moment. Gamboa and Monkey Island adventure was a fun experience as well. Will definitely book more tours with this company next time I'm back in Panama!!!

-Awais Qaiser

November, 2021

Really nice tour! Communication was awesome, the driver/guide Christian was very nice, gave us a lot of information. His driving was safe.

Pick up and drop off at my hotel was very convenient.
Also Our guide (Christian) was very good towards the monkeys, he told us great indications to respect the monkey’s environment. Very respectful of the wildlife.
Prior the tour I went to their physical agency, The owner was nice and friendly.

-Karine Perron

October, 2022

Damselfly is the best tour company my wife and I have worked with! Sophie will help you with your booking, and Christian will take you out on your tour. They are both very personable and made my wife and I feel totally comfortable. We ended up booking three tours with Damselfly while in Panama, one beach trip on the Caribbean side near Portobello Island, another trip to see monkeys on Gaton lake (IN the famous Panama canal) and finally a sailboat trip. Christian picked us up right at our hotel each time and kept us entertained with good conversation interspersed with facts about Panama. On these tours, we even made some new friends. If you've never used a tour guide before or you aren't sure which to use, Damselfly will be a fantastic choice, you'll have a fun time and learn many things about Panama in the process, you might even make some new friends like we did!

-Dreslan

February, 2022

We booked an excellent tour with Damselfly last month (monkey island), so when we needed help with a trip to San Blas we came back to Sophie for advice. She helped us select a great catamaran sailing trip that fit our needs perfectly. That's really important because finding the right option in San Blas can be tricky: get there by road or flight, just day-trip or overnight, sleep in an island hut or catamaran, etc. Sophie interviewed us about our preferences and presented options . That's the type of service that gets 5-stars every time!

-Lani Luau

December, 2021

Damselfly hooked me up with two great city tours! One morning I took the bike tour followed the next day by the graffiti tour. Both were led by Nicolas, who had an amazing knowledge of all things panama to share. I particularly liked all the personal touches about his life connecting to the neighborhoods and historical events. The whole booking experience at their office in Casco was simple and friendly starting with them sending me their brochure offerings on WhattsApp. Highly recommend giving Damselfly a look in you're interested in city tours or day trips from Panama City.

-Todd Geist

June, 2022

In the morning we walked in the forest and saw monkeys, an eagle and sloths! We heard the howler monkeys, it was impressive! After an hour we were at the sloth sanctuary in a hotel. There was a large greenhouse of butterflies and frogs+ 2 sloths at the sanctuary in a cage. Then, meal at the hotel and 2 hours on the gatún lake to approach some islands with monkeys climbing on the boat. We also passed very large impressive boats. We are satisfied with our experience. Thanks to Nicolas our guide!

-Josiane Dostie

March, 2022

We had an amazing tour of Gatun Lake. Our guide Giovanni knew so many exciting things to tell and we felt like we could see every animal there was. As a highlight at the very end there is even a sloth.

-Friederike T.

July, 2022

We took multiple tours and they were incredible. Sophie is super friendly, forthcoming and helpful.
We can only recommend coming here.

-Benny Hfm

July, 2022

Very kind and helpful staff. Went above and beyond with getting my friends and I familiar with the vast possibilities of experiences in Panama, Highly recommend checking them out in Casco Viejo and having a chat with them.

-David Tassadogh

March, 2021

I had the pleasure of taking 2 tours with Damselfly, to the Bayano Caves and Gatun-Monkey Island. Both absolutely amazing! I wish that I had known about Damselfly earlier as they have many more wonderful tours around Panama at great prices with tremendous value.

I HIGHLY recommend the Bayano Caves, an absolute must that is not really offered elsewhere!

Sophie is incredible- so friendly, so professional and follows through on every last detail! Luis is so sweet and such a wonderful communicator! It was an absolute pleasure to be on tour with them!
In addition to the wonderful tours, I met so many wonderful people that I’m still in touch with and that have become true friends! Sophie is a magnet for good people!!!
Damselfly...Just do it!

-Orit Bitensky

August, 2021

We had an amazing time on the graffiti tour with Rosa. We learned so much about the city and history past and present. We loved the drinks and were so happy to get to know Rosa and hear about her recommendations. The only thing we would say is we wish we did this tour earlier on in our time in Panama City!

-Lily 

May, 2022

Everyone at Damselfly was excellent. We did three tours with three different guides and all were amazing. We did two city tours (bike tour and a hike of Cerro Ancon) and the Gatun Lake tour with the Miraflores Locks. If you only have time for one tour then the Gatun Lake and Miraflores Locks is my choice since you get to see the Panama Canal and hopefully some monkeys (we did!). Overall, excellent service and excellent people.

-Aldo Rancier

February, 2023

Go without hesitation to see Sophie and her team for any excursion in Panama City or in the country, warm welcome and remarkably efficient: we experienced an unforgettable visit of the canal from San Lorenzo at the mouth of the Rio Chagres to the locks of Miraflores (with IMAX) through the jungle and a boat trip on Lake Gatún: a big thank you Sophie!!

-Patrice Pienkowski

December, 2022

It was fantastic and friendly tours both village trip in forest and bicycle tour in town. I really enjoyed! Many thanks.

-Arda

February, 2023

We very much enjoyed the tour of the Panama Canal and the monkey tour. Our driver was exceptional. A great wealth of knowledge and very friendly. Our agent was MOST helpful and very patient. Overall, an extremely good experience.

-Brenda

September, 2023

The tour was fantastic! Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun to go with. He knew many historical facts, as well as where we were going, and the ceviche on the way back was delicious, eating where the locals eat.

-Federico

September, 2023

A special trip combining both the Panama canal locks and the natural habitat nearby. Excellent service from start to finish


-Arnett

August, 2023

Highly recommend any one of the amazing adventures available. Definitely booking more next time we are back. Highlight of the trip!

-Jeremy

August, 2023

Excelente atención y su recomendación para la Isla Diablo en San Blas fue la mejor. Todo estuvo genial.


-Andres

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