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The Two Most Important Factors When Selecting Your Relocation Tour to Panama

Last Updated on April 14, 2024 by Retire in Panama

Oscar, Megan, and Rod do our tours, and we have an excellent driver. We do not hire tour guides with limited relocation experience to do our tours. You get 25-plus years of combined experience living in Panama and helping expats move here.

One key point to consider is that every phone call or email you make to us is answered by one of us in Panama, expats living in Panama. We only have employees located in Panama answering your questions.

knowledge of Panama #1: Knowledge of the people doing the tour.

You must get good information by going to the best places in the country and meeting the best experts in immigration, health insurance, rentals/real estate, banking, logistics, and more.

Retire in Panama Tours comprises Oscar, Megan, and Rod to address the knowledge issue. Oscar, a fully bilingual Latino expat, has been helping expats move to Panama for over 13 years. Oscar is very well known in Panama and has driven almost 1 million kilometers in the last 14 years to every possible location in this country, showing it off to his clients from around the world. You can check out his 100% 5-star personal TripAdvisor Page here from before he started Retire in Panama Tours.

Megan, from the USA, has lived in Panama for over six years and is now married to Oscar. She is our Director of Operations and handles all the logistics on tour. When she first arrived, Megan immersed herself in Panama culture with the Peace Corps and learned Spanish fluently in two years. She is an incredible asset to the team and will speak with you about the culture and possible culture shock you may run into in Panama.

Rod partnered with Oscar 10 years ago and has been helping expats move to Panama since. With his online abilities, he runs the back end of the company, but he will also be joining you in the last three days of the tour to assist you with questions about finances, immigration, working in Panama, banking, pet relocation, and logistics.

Oscar, Megan, and Rod do our tours, and we have an excellent driver. We do not hire tour guides with limited relocation experience to do our tours. You get 25-plus years of combined experience living in Panama and helping expats move here.

One key point to consider is that every phone call or email you make to us is answered by one of us in Panama, expats living in Panama. We only have employees located in Panama answering your questions.

#2: After tour support. support in panama

If you purchase a relocation tour, be sure it includes after-tour support. You may not decide to move to Panama for another year or more, so the relocation company still needs to be able to help you out at that time, as things change fast and often in Panama.

On the issue of after-tour support, we set up our company and business plan on a model so we could provide that. That is why our tours are smaller, 8 – 12 people per tour, so we have time to give you during and after the tour. We are not running 50 – 60 people through a system monthly, thinking that we can provide them with the support they need in the future. 12 is our maximum; providing more support during the tour and speaking with the experts, you can have private one-on-one conversations with immigration lawyers, health insurance experts, rentals people, and the bank manager right on tour. You can all have private conversations with the other expats we invite to meet you. You can’t do that with 30 people on a tour.

This small group size provides something extra; you will know everyone on the tour the first day and leave with all new friends. The small group of you will do everything together for seven days, and we have seen groups from years ago still communicating with each other. It also allows us to move around better, in and out of restaurants quickly, checking into our hotels rapidly, and being able to be spontaneous, like stopping on the side of the highway to try some sugar cane juice from a roadside vendor, making tweaks to the agenda, because the group wants to see something different, things a bus full of 30 or more people can’t do.

When we dine, we are not split up into different tables; we all sit around one table, and we all sit together by the pool; the learning and Q & A, does not happen in the van over a loudspeaker, listening to one person; it occurs throughout the tour as we are a small group and always together and discussing Panama. The time in the van is spent getting to know each other, taking in the beautiful landscapes of Panama, and learning about Panama’s geography, wildlife, and culture, which Oscar loves to talk about as our experienced driver gets you to the following location.

We have the experience and can support you one-on-one whenever you decide to move here. Oscar, Megan, and Rod will have the time to assist you personally in your move. 

Check out our previous tour clients’ videos and written testimonials here. Check out our TripAdvisor page here.

For more information, call us at 1-786-232-3916 (a US number forwarded to Panama) or email us at info@retireinpanamatours.com anytime. One of us, an expat living in Panama, will answer your questions.

 

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