Explora Ya - Why Us

Your Panama Tour Experts!

Get Ready for the Adventure of Your Lifetime!

About Us

Explora Ya is an Eco-Tour and Adventure Travel specialist to Panama’s most exciting destinations. With a vast Panama “insider” knowledge, Explora Ya offers the best in Tours as well as a variety of other services including transportation and pickups. We have now joined with Mucho Gusto Panama and bring to you our own team of experienced guides and representatives. Explora Ya is an official ATP Licensed operator. We have our tour office downtown in the heart of Boquete. Explora Ya and Mucho Gusto Panama are owned and operated by Panama Tourism Inc.

Why Us?

We are one of a few ATP (Autoridad de Turismo de Panama) Licensed operator’s in Boquete.

Explora Ya will help you with our professional planning, local expertise and support, value for your money, and customized services. We give you personal attention and the most amazing Panama vacation you could imagine!

Call or visit us now and learn more about what makes Explora Ya the best Tour operator in Boquete!

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Suzi J

"Excellent tours and excellent guides"

Oscar… and all of the Explora Ya staff were completely fantastic. We did several tours over the course of two weeks… and every tour was great. Each day, on our walk into town… we stopped in at Explora Ya to say hi. It's a great business, with great people working there.

- Catherine S, Fairway, Kansas

"Finca La Milagrosa Coffee Tour"

Our first thought was-oh, another slick coffee tour where they try to peddle high priced coffee. But this is different! We… saw how the beans are graded, fermented, dried, roasted and stored. Oscar (our tour guide) … answered every question we had. We tasted the coffee, but there was no pressure to buy. (We did, though.) It was one of the most interesting and fun tours we've taken. The people in the office of Explora Ya couldn't have been nicer. If you're in Bouquet, stop in.

- Edina, Minnesota

"An excellent day"

We went on a day tour with Explora Ya and it was a wonderful experience. From Boquete… we headed to Boca Chica where we transferred to three boats to go whale watching and spend a wonderful day on an island with a great beach. We swam, snorkeled and, yes, we did see whales. The crew cut up fresh fruit… and there were sandwiches available as well as beverages. It was a wonderful trip... I have a slight handicap and Jose was wonderful helping me get off and on the boat.

- Suzi J

"Excellent tours, quality guides"

My boyfriend and I booked a coffee tour with explora ya on a whim And enjoyed it so much we booked 3 more tours with them! I've been on other tours and I really appreciated the personal approach, Erick and Oscar were solid tour guides, not sales people. Thanks so much, would come back in a heartbeat!

- specialk83

"White Rock Trail is a beautiful hike"

We hiked the White Rock Trail with our guide, Williams. It is a half day, non-strenuous hike with many waterfalls and quaint bridges. You can easily do this hike without a guide and pay the $3 entrance fee, but without a guide, your chances of seeing the elusive quetzal and seeing all that this trail has to offer are diminished. We were fortunate to see a quetzal. Guides can mimic the song of the quetzal; they also know where to look. Read More

Explora Ya offers you:

Eco-Adventure Tours

The most exciting half day, full day, and overnight Panama tours. You have a wide-array of options to choose from that fits you best. Click to view our Tours.

Experienced and friendly local guides

Our guides have the expertise and vast Panama insider knowledge to ensure a great vacation and that you will have the best time.

Private shuttle service

We offer transportation services and pickups to and from major destinations in Panama, including Boquete, David, Bocas del Torro, Panama City, and many more.


Airport pickups and private transportation to Airports. So just sit back and relax, we will make sure you get from / to the airport on-time.

Panama Info

Insider knowledge about the top things to do at each of Panama’s destinations.

Our Tour Guides


Oscar was born on June 9th of 1980 in Cali, Colombia and has being living in Panama for 5 years. He studied School, high school in Cali. He left Colombia in 2006 and moved to Costa Rica where he learned about Tourism, Customer service, Hotel Management and English.

He is the father of 2 kids witch names are Valeria and Phoenix.

Oscar also did created Mucho Gusto Panama in 2011 and is now the partner of Explora Ya. As the team leader, his expertise in customized and personalized services by ensuring every single person leaves Panama with the desire of coming back for more experiences and new friendships!

He also has experience with relocation services as Boquete is considered as one of the famous places to retire in the world. He knows how a foreigner feels out of their comfort zone and not being able to speak the language. He is the bridge between the different cultures here in Panama.

Oscar with the help of his team, will do whatever it takes to make sure you and your love ones have the best time in Panama!

Remember, it's not a tour, it's an experience :)

JenniferSecretary and Reservations

Jennifer went to a Medicine school in the province of Chiriqui but after 4 years, she realized medicine was not for her. She came to the conclusion she still wanted to help people but from other point of view.

This propelled her to become a physical therapist and just graduated this year. She always has been willing to help people the best she could. She became part of Explora Ya in January of this year and her passion for assisting people makes her a great asset to our company!

She has a great rapport with people and she cares about clients having an awesome time in Boquete. Jennifer would be always your first contact when booking with us. She will do her best to make sure your reservation is done properly and that you get the best experience here in Panama!