How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Very average. Not v. enthusiastic; seemed he had done this so many times before. Took a day off for his cold and temperature which miraculously had disappeared later that day. Said he was on later flight from San Blas to Panama and not with group - but surely enough seats for whole group had been booked? he then departed with us anyway and came back to hotel for last evening meal (and his tip?). Still waiting for his email with group email addresses!
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
Don't - and anyway, you're not running it again
Do you have anything else to add?
Too short. include extra days - 11days, minus 2 for arrival and departure, minus two for very long transfers left too little time to relax, especially on San Blas which was last stop before returning to Panama City and, for many, back to cold climate. Explore often gives too little time on the last tropical island of a tour when to add one extra day would provide relaxation in sun to finish with.