Local travel agency specializing in ecotourism in Panama
Ross, your local expert in Panama, will introduce you his local travel agency: Barefoot Panama that is specializing in ecotourism in Panama. Ready for your next adventure ? Barefoot Panama will customize your trip whether you are looking for a city-, hiking-, fishing- or adventure tours. Take a look below and see what Ross has to say about Barefoot Panama...
Ross, your local contact in Panama
My name is Ross and I am originally from Boston. I have lived here in Panama for many years now. I moved here due to the opportunity Panama provides for amazing tours which I want to show and share with the world. I live in Panama City, in Casco Antiguo. In my opinion this is an amazing place to live as the weather is beautiful, the people are nice and the country is like no other on Earth !
After running tours for other companies for 10 years, I decided to start my own tour company, BarefootPanama, here in Panama. Whether working in the wilds of Alaska or visiting pueblos in Latin America, I always felt the need for responsible tourism and practiced 3 simple guiding principles: realize that every destination is home for someone else, leave places as we would like to find them, and ensure the communities and the environment benefit from our visit.
Let's go to Panama !
Panama has so much to do in such a small country. It's great destination as the Atlantic and the Caribbean are 45 minutes from each other. Therefore you have two worlds that are within driving distance, in a day! We offer tours to Panama City, Colon City, Gamboa, El Valle, Boquete, Santa Catalina, Lake Bayano, Bocas Del Toro, Portobelo and Fort San Lorenzo.
The Panamanian people are very accommodating to travelers. They are willing to share their culture with anyone who is eager to listen. This beautiful country can be visited all year around but the best time is from December to June.
Barefoot Panama, your local travel agency in Panama
Starting a company from the ground up gives me the opportunity to design tours and operate in a way that gives the highest degree of long-term economic benefit to the host country, whilst maintaining and/or improving the environment and environmental awareness. Being socially conscious, minimizing negative effects on the environment and contributing to local communities are all ways Barefoot Panama will help keep Panama beautiful and insure it remains a destination in the future.
We use local suppliers whenever possible, keep group sizes small so we don’t overload local infrastructure, and plan on long-term benefits for local communities. Barefoot Panama will operate in a way that encourages positive cultural exchanges while practicing low and no impact tourism. I encourage my clients to gain an insight into the culture and way of life of the indigenous, to act in a socially responsible way and to learn about the history, flora and fauna of this dynamic country and its people. Barefoot Panama is setting an example of sustainable tourism while providing clients with top quality adventure tours.