Choose Zip-Line Adventure for an exciting half-day of fun! The tour guide will pick you up at 9 a.m. to cross the continent for some zip-line action on the Caribbean. Once you arrive at the site, you will be set up with certified equipment along with a thorough safety briefing. Don’t close your eyes! The views are spectacular as you fly high over the Panama rainforest with Lake Gatun under your feet! After you’ve had your fill of adrenaline, it's back to the city for a well-deserved siesta.
Price: $99 per person, includes transportation, entrance fees, safety briefing, equipment, spectacular views of Lake Gatun, five unique zip lines, and 800 meters (2,625 feet) of cable over water. Duration: four hours, departs at 9 a.m. Tours available on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Minimum three people per tour, must book at least three days in advance of tour date.
For every tour you book, a portion of the proceeds goes to Jetset Times #FuelTheFuture campaign with Give & Surf, specifically to fuel the boats that take local indigenous children and volunteers in Panama to school each day. Read more about why we love this organization on Jetset Times.
If you are unable to attend the tour, contact Barefoot Panama as soon as possible to arrange and reschedule the tour. If you are not at the designated meeting point by the time of your tour, Barefoot Panama reserves the right to not provide a refund.
Canceled or Postponed Tours
Occasionally, tours are canceled or postponed due to weather, mechanical failure, or other unforeseen events. Should this occur, Barefoot Panama will contact you about the cancellations and inform you of refund or exchange procedures for that tour. For exact instructions on any canceled or postponed tour, please contact Barefoot Panama. In the case of a cancellation of your tour, Barefoot Panama will refund your tour or reschedule another tour for you, as detailed below.
All sales are final. No refunds are allowed, though a partial refund of 50 percent will be granted if Barefoot Panama receives notice at least 48 hours in advance of tour start time. Barefoot Panama will offer refunds of the full face value of the tour(s) that are canceled or postponed (or, if a discounted tour, then instead the discounted tour price paid). No refunds are offered on any service or convenience fees.
To receive a refund for a canceled or postponed tour, contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org within three days of tour cancellation and write "refund" in the subject line. Instructions will be provided in order to obtain your refund.
No tour exchanges are offered by Barefoot Panama, except in certain cases. Contact Barefoot Panama by phone at +011 (507) 6780-3010 or by email at email@example.com to inquire about tour exchanges. Fees may apply.
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"Kevin, the owner and ex-pat, is great. I booked our zip lining excursion online prior to getting to Panama and Kevin's responses were so quick, our emails were crossing. We had a great half-day zip lining with two adults and a 9 year old. I threw a complication into the mix because we were switching hotels in the middle of our week in Panama and Kevin worked it out so he picked us up at the outgoing hotel and at the end of our excursion, dropped us to our new place, bags and all.
In addition, Kevin is a great source of information about Panama overall. Having lived there for over a decade, it was very informative getting his perspective about the country. We loved out trip to Panama and hope to go back. When we do, we will be using Barefoot Panama again."
- CKNY2016, New York City, NY
"We took two tours with Jeff from Barefoot Panama and they were great. Jeff was an exceptional tour guide. He met us promptly at our hotel to take us to Lake Gatun for a zip-lining excursion. While driving, he shared great tips about the area and what to expect on the tour. We also joined him for a walking tour in the evening and customized it to fit our family and our interests. We had numerous great private tours all over the world, but this is the first time we felt compelled to share our awesome experience. If you want to have a wonderful experience while in Panama, book with Barefoot Panama!"
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“Best tourist guide in Americas. Beer, food and knowledge is super brilliant.”
– Ian Yeoman
“I traveled with Kevin on a small group, 3 month overland trip from San Diego to Panama through all of Central American countries… He was always on top of things and resolved the issues without us hardly knowing they were happening. He was flexible to our needs and requests, whilst ensuring that we saw the best that each country/area had to show. His local knowledge was amazing so that we got to see things and go places that none of the other trips did. Because of Kevin’s skills I think that we saw more of the real country than we would have done otherwise. And he made it FUN.”
– Mark Enfield
“I have had the pleasure of going on two of Kevin’s trips. I was blown away by his detailed knowledge of the area, he know everything from great hiking spots and secret swimming holes to the best hotels, bars and restaurants. Kevin’s easygoing personality was matched by his first-rate organization. I could really relax on my vacations with him because I knew everything would run smoothly. He handled everything, down to the smallest details, and really took a personal interest in making sure I had the best trip possible. He’s a great tour guide and his tours in Panama are incredible!”
– Tim Hughes
“Kevin has great interpersonal skills, and an extensive knowledge base from which he operates as a gifted owner and tour manager of Barefoot Panama. His clients are glowing when relating their travel experiences and the care Kevin has taken with them. I feel completely confident and comfortable recommending Kevin’s services to anyone traveling in North or Central America.”
– Cory Friend
“Kevin has always provided me with unforgettable travel experiences. Whether participating in one of Barefoot Panama’s tours or using his expert advice – he has NEVER steered me wrong. Some of the best experiences I have had while traveling are due to Kevin and his expertise. He is FUN to boot.”
– Cara Knauer Clark
“Kevin O’Brien was my tour leader/ driver/ guide on a two week tour at Barefoot Panama…Throughout he was approachable, informative, amiable, helpful and fun to be with. He made me feel very much at ease and he never showed signs of stress after long days on the road. His standard of driving was exceptionally high and he certainly knew his way around – traveling with Kevin made me feel very safe. If I visit Central America in the future, I wouldn’t hesitate to travel with Kevin O’Brien again.”
– Marilyn Willwohl
“Kevin is an expert in the adventure travel industry, and you’ll never find a more responsible and original guide. He has the unique ability to manage a well-organized trip while providing guests with the spontaneity, excitement and pure fun that make lifelong memories. Kevin carries his integrity to his own business at Barefoot Panama. He is astute, trustworthy and delivers on his promises. With more than 10 years experience, in-depth knowledge of hundreds of destinations, unlimited local contacts and finely-tuned leadership skills, Kevin is outstanding in his field.”
– Kim DeLashmit
“Kevin was our guide on a ten day whirlwind of Panama. We had a great time snorkeling, hiking, and just relaxing in a hammock with a cold beer. Thanks for all the fun, looking forward to visiting again!”
– Thomas Strubinger
“One of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides that a traveler can ever hope to meet. His laid back personality is complemented by a true thirst for the best adventures and experiences life has to offer…Most of all Kevin does superior job providing quality tours and does it with a smile on his face, enjoying every step of the way. If you want to tour Panama in style, Kevin and Barefoot Panama is the way to go!”
– Elizabeth Ihle, Real Estate Agent, Barefoot In Panama, S.A.
“Kevin certainly knows Panama and all the best places to go. A very knowledgeable tour guide.”
– Stacy Repetto
“I have never vacationed better. Kevin and Barefoot Panama organized an experience that was out of this world and much too difficult to sum up in a sound bit. But more importantly, through the Panama experience he has become a friend and someone I will always trust.”
– Sean Gallagher