March 6, 2013
We loved the canal transit- totally fascinating and full of good information. It was really an unforgettable experience. The old city is under reconstruction so it was fascinating to see the old ruins and renovated buildings side by side. Casa Sucre is beautifully renovated. The American hosts are very warm and helpful. They had arrangements with very reliable drivers to help us when we needed to get around.
The canal museum in the old part of the city was extraordinary and is highly recommended (way better than the museum at Miraflores).
Thanks so much for your help arranging our visit. It was a highly memorable experience.
Monette and John Cotton
February 3, 2013
Are you thinking of a vacation in Panama City, Panama? Are you thinking of arranging the details yourself - on line? - by phone? We suggest that you let Scott Ludlum do the leg work for you. You will find him very accessible and responsive to your desires and you will get a much better deal on tours than you can get for yourself. As importantly, or maybe more-so, he will be able to guide you through the maze of mis-information which exists on line about tour details. He knows that wonderful city - you will enjoy a bit of an adventure there because, despite Scott’s help, not everything will work out as planned so leave some open days. We had a great time. If we head there again we will go get his help. Thanks again Scott.
Monette and John Cotton
Karen and Rich Kenney
February 02, 2013
Panama is so beautiful. Our trip in January was one we looked forward to and it was amazing.
January 23, 2013
We had a great time. Did things a little backwards though. Hiked to the waterfall. A rather rough terrain but got there. A beautiful spot and well worth the trudge through the jungle and the water.
The partial canal transit was good and our friends enjoyed it immensely. The guide in the boat is very knowledgeable and we enjoyed his narration.
Thanks for your help. Perhaps we will go to Boquete next time.
Dr. Maria Hernandez
This was a great experience. Your agency was excellent and the excursions were very professional. I had a great time and will definitely go back next year. I liked also the Gamboa excursion.
Lynette and David Roth
We want to thank you for helping make our Panama vacation everything we wanted -- and more. Originally, we contacted a US-based travel company to help plan our trip, but they did not have the ability to book us in the types of accommodations we wanted (all their hotels were very high-end) and it was obvious that they did not have real knowledge of Panama. So when we found Panama Travel Consultants, we got a totally different experience. It is immediately clear that you know the country first-hand and could give us exactly what we hoped for. We felt that the vacation was personally customized for us. You made sure to keep the prices within our budget, while ensuring that we experienced so much! Throughout all the planning, we always felt that we could call or email with any questions or concerns and that we would get accurate and timely answers to everything. Even with restaurant recommendations, you knew great ones to suggest that were affordable and within walking distance to our hotel. You could tell us new places to try because you had just been there (and you visit regularly). So, we were sure that all your information was up to date and correct. Thank you so much for a truly personal and customized vacation, and I look forward to working with you again in the near future.
Lynette and David Roth
03 November 2012
I am pleased to state that Scott at Panama Travel Consultants was up to date with the latest travel information, cost effective tours, and hotel recommendations. I traveled to Panama City, Panama Oct 24/28-2012 for a short visit to see the Panama Canal and city tour to get a feel of this location to move to. Scott's agent in Panama spoke perfect English and went out of his way to provide information, advise, transportation, and ideas for future planned visits. Scott, from his Florida, US office, was able to support my schedule from airport pick-up and drop-off on time and plan my stay without wasting time. I recommend this agency as a knowledgeable and a support driven company.
September 05, 2012
Thank you for the information that you give me. I did get in contact with Thelma. My mother, my fiance and I went on that trip on Saturday and we had a great experience. I'm very satisfied with the service. I will recommend it to everyone who is going to Panama for a vacation or visit.
July 05, 2012
Well, I cannot begin to tell you how fabulous our Panama vacation was... You did such an incredible job lining up our itinerary. We thoroughly enjoyed the Panama Canal partial transit & seeing Gatun Locks. The Sheraton Bijao was all you said that it would be. We love all inclusives. The weather even cooperated on our second day at the Sheraton so I got a lot of beach time. Just could go on & on!
I have posted pics on my Facebook and have already had several inquiries about Panama. I hope you don’t mind if I give your name to people. Gamboa Tours was top notch! We couldn’t have been more pleased, they were normally early.
We cannot wait to go back next year!
Thanks again, Scott!!!
May 31, 2012
We loved our trip to Panama. It was really great and everything was memorable.
We reserved 2 tours with Scott and we were delighted. The reservation was very easy and the service was perfect. The Portobelo and Embera tours were great. The guides were good and very friendly and we spent 2 very nice days discovering the beauties of Panama.
We enjoyed every single day and I would definitely recommend Panama and Panama travel consultants to everyone. We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful trip.
Thanks a lot for helping us organising it.
May 17, 2012“Recently my husband and I took our first trip to Panama, what a beautiful country. We quickly fell in love with everything that makes up Panama, the people, the food, the scenery, etc. We knew we did not want to do your ordinary 6 or 7 day all inclusive resort stay which is what we have done many times in past vacations to Mexico, Dom. Republic, Jamaica and other places. We wanted to be able to really customize this trip so that we could spend some time in Panama City and a few days at a resort. Scott was so great to work with (I found him on the internet), he took time and really worked with me to make this the dream trip I envisioned in my head. He made changes to keep it in the budget I had set, try getting that kind of personal attention from Apple or Fun Jet....not going to happen. Scott made arrangements with a tour company called Gamboa for our city tours and all our in country transportation, we felt like VIP’s, no being herded into a van or bus with a bunch of other people but our own private guide and tours. The hotel in Panama City and the resort we stayed at were clean, friendly and attentive to all our needs. We will definitely use Scott’s services in the future. Way to go Scott!!!!!”
Gene and Dolly Tucker
May 16, 2012
To whom it may concern:
My wife and I traveled to Panama in mid May, 2012 for a wedding. We wanted to see some of the country, and particularly tour the Panama Canal. We found Panama Travel Consultants listed in an online advertisement, and called Scott Ludlum, the President of the company via the phone number listed in the ad.
Mr Ludlum found a full length cruise of the Panama Canal, on the only day we (ourselves and two friends) were available to do it, and arranged every detail of the cruise: the financial arrangements, a full description of the required logistics, including transportation between the tour ship and our hotel, and the tour itself.
Then entire day (some 14 hours for the 50 mile full canal cruise, including transit through each of the six individual locks) was perfect (although Mr. Ludlum was probably not personally responsible for the perfect weather!). In execution, it was exactly as we had hoped and as Mr. Ludlum promised. It could not have been better.
Based on the outstanding performance in arranging the Panama Canal Tour, we asked Panama Travel Consultants to arrange a tour of two of the oldest areas of Panama City (Panama Viejo and Casco Viejo) for ourselves and our two friends. Mr. Ludlum’s company came through with a private tour, by minivan, with a knowledgeable and bilingual driver. We were able to see not only the two areas we requested, but he also arranged a quick shopping stop for local products, and a trip to the top of a mountain which has fantastic views of Panama City, the Pacific, and the entrance to the Panama Canal.
An additional plus in working with Panama Travel Consultants is that we were able to communicate with Mr. Ludlum by phone (on the first try) each time we called with questions or additional request – an almost unheard of benefit with most tour companies when one is ‘in country’, even though he was in the US at the time.
We most strongly recommend Mr. Ludlum’s company, Panama Travel Consultants as the company through which to make arrangements for tours anywhere in Panama.
Gene and Dolly Tucker
April 21, 2012
From the moment I contacted Panama Travel Consultants, you made my trip to Panama stress-free by not only arranging what I thought I wanted, but also encouraging me to consider options I hadn't thought of. As a mature female (interesting way to say 65 year old) traveling alone, it is essential to have details worked out in advance in order to feel and be safe. You prepared me so well for the differences in culture and customs I felt at home in Panama City, Boquete and El Valle de Anton and am looking forward to going back again. The spa hotel at the journey end was a great touch, the 4 star restaurant next door amazing, even more so in such an out of the way place, and the chocolate body wrap to die for!
Thanks a bunch! If you ever want a reference, I will be more than happy to talk with anyone who may have questions.
February 07, 2012
I want to thank you for your hard work in putting together an outstanding week in Central Panama for me and my three travel companions. I usually make my own arrangements and travel independently. However, you put together a trip that allowed us to make our own way around the country easily and efficiently without the burden of traveling with a tour group. The itinerary you recommended met our specific needs and interests, the personal guides you arranged were outstanding, and the drivers you assigned were punctual and interesting in their own right. Also, the hotels you selected were exactly what we were looking for in terms of price, location and amenities. You gave us a broader and more in-depth personal experience than any group tour could have offered and for little more than half the price. Thanks again for your help.
February 06, 2012
Scott thanks for your kind words. Guess what? When (not if) I plan my trip next spring or who knows maybe this winter, you are so going to be my travel consultant. Thanks and best wishes for a prosperous 2012 for you and your wife. If you need a referral for character you have one.
Thanks so much
Donna and Gene Lewte