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Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Tours

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Address: Colon, Panama
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+507 6821-3947
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Providing the highest quality tours at an unbeatable value since...

Providing the highest quality tours at an unbeatable value since 1994.Friendly guides and the best price in Panama city and Colon.Enjoy the pleasure of an amazing trip, coupled with the opportunity to discover a life-changing cultural experience.

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CL9 Tour from a cruise ship.

We have a group of 6 that did Mario's CL9 tour. We were the last of the larger group to find Mario so didn't get to talk with him as we hurried to get to our tour bus. Our guide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a group of 6 that did Mario's CL9 tour. We were the last of the larger group to find Mario so didn't get to talk with him as we hurried to get to our tour bus. Our guide for the day was Daniel, a very knowledgeable and friendly fellow. We stopped at the Miraflores Locks for about an... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first impression of Mario? Man, this guy talks A LOT! We were hoping it wouldn't be like this all day but most of what he said was either interesting or funny and he had a charming personality so we ended up being ok with his talkative skills :) Booked a tour with Mario as a private daytrip from our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this tour with one other couple Our guide was Alex and our driver was Mario. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Colon. We had been through the canal four years ago but we're interested in seeing the expansion. Alex was very knowledgeable and very accommodating The tour was everything we expected and more. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This was by far my favourite tour of our cruise. Alex was full of information and when in the rainforest we saw lots of howler monkeys, white face monkeys, 2 and 3 toed sloths and lots of birds. Alex even showed us how to survive in the rainforest. the Panama canal was amazing and we had quite a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Yeah, most tours can take you to Gatun Lake, the rainforest and Fort San Lorenzo, but Alex is only available through Almiza and that's why the "Alex" tour is a MUST in Colon. Not only personable, but his non-stop narrative and insight into Panamanian culture, politics and history leaves one wanting more. You actually learn ALOT about the canal, the... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We recently cruised on the Celebrity Infinity on the Panama Canal and South America itinerary. We chose Almiza Tours for our day in Colon. We were a party of 6 and were met by Alex our guide for the day. He was simply outstanding.He was knowledgeable, personable, and one of the best guides I have encountered in my years of... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I am interested to see the reviews below from the Celebrity Equinox cruise in November, since we booked the Panama City and Canal tour with My Friend Mario, and they never showed up. We waited for over an hour at the dock, as agreed, and when trying to call the local mobile number we'd been given it was reported as... More 

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almiza_tours, Manager at Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Tours, responded to this review

The meeting place is COLON 2000 dock, The particular day We had 80 clients going to differents shore excursions including Panama City + Miraflores Locks tour and all of them showed up except Andrew. Unfortunately we had problems with the phone number but know we have more phones available to contact us. 1. 00(507)68213947 2. 00(507)65000136 3. 00(507) 66152271 Hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We all were impressed with this tour, the guide was very friendly and informative, the pick up was ready and waiting they had a comfortable air conditioned van complete with drinks ready. There was no hassles or waiting, we got in the van and on our way. The visit to the Embera Tribe was fascinating and well worth the time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Initial email correspondence prior to the tour was excellent, with a quoted price of $65 USD cash per person, and no advance payment required, for the CL 1 Rainforest + Monkeys + Colonial Fort + Gatun Locks Group tour. However, the Agua Clara Expansion Locks opened shortly before our visit to Colon, so, when I emailed him to confirm our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We booked this trip independently on the internet as part a Celebrity Equinox cruise to Panama in November. Mario & his team met us from the ship exactly as planned. The day's tour (CL1 I think) was fabulous, hugely due to our guide Alex who was the fount of all knowledge. As keen RSPB ornithologists, we saw everything we wanted... More 

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