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About Us  //  Panama Tour Guide & Operator

Tour Company PanamaBarefoot Panama is owned and operated by Kevin O’Brien, a transplant from Boston, Massachusetts who first fell in love with adventure and professional guiding over 15 years ago. From Alaska to Argentina, Kevin has explored nearly every nook and cranny of the Western Hemisphere, always armed with his passion for travel and a group of excited adventurers by his side.

Now a full-time resident of Panama City, Kevin and his team have been showing people the time of their lives in this extraordinary country since 2002.

Sustainable Tourism

Maintaining Panama’s natural and cultural beauty is one of the key tenets of our business. We are socially and evironmentally conscious, minimizing environmental impact, and contributing to local communities.

Here’s how:

  • We take advantage of Panama’s perfectly drinkable tap water to avoid distributing plastic-bottled water to our thousands of clients every month.
  • We use primarily Panamanian-owned hotels, restaurants and local tour operators so we help contribute to the economy.
  • We visit local communities, support local handcrafts, and encourage others to learn their culture as a way of showing our respect for the indigenous and contributing to their way of life.
  • We practice low- and no-impact tourism to protect the environment.
  • We use a CO2 Neutral Airline for our domestic flights.

Credentials and Memberships

Barefoot Panama is a member of the following organizations:

sustainable travel international     PAN-AMCHAM