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Kevin O’Brien is an American expat from Massachusetts who has called Panama City home for the past 9 years. At this time, he has acquired 12 years of professional guiding experience, and he even operates his own local guide company called Barefoot Panama.
One of the big focuses for the company, besides showing visitors the time of their lives, would be the attention to nature and the local economy. Kevin and his team do their best to use local businesses for everything from accommodation to local tours. In respect to the environment, they practice low-impact tourism and fly with CO2 offset airlines.
With Kevin and Barefoot Panama, visitors get to choose between simple day trips all the way to extended vacations. The San Blas Island tour, for example, goes for 2 days and includes all meals, transport (a flight to the islands) and sunshine. A full 8-hour trip to the jungle is another tour option. It includes a visit to Monkey Island, Soberania National Park, the Gamboa Rainforest Resort and an Indian village.
But don’t think you have to subscribe to a standard tour with Kevin. He prides himself on being able to accommodate the needs of his clients – helping to create custom tour itineraries when desired. It’s easy to kick back and relax when all of the travel planning has been taken care of by someone who is both experienced and a local.
If you plan to travel to the sunny tropical surrounds of Panama, be sure to check out Kevin O’Brien’s Viator private guide profile and book a tour in advance.
– Viator Travel Team