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Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Tours

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Address: Colon, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 6821-3947

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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Fun & interesting day trip from cruise!

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... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
Nath S
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 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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Reviewed 24 January 2017 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 

Thank Weddkerr
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6 reviews
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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 

Thank dixie_chick1966
Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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 

Thank jeffreyb406
Columbia, Maryland
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41 reviews
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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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14 reviews
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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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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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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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239 reviews
116 attraction reviews
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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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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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 

Thank ianmac49
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

We found our driver just where he said he would be, we had an absolutely fantastic day thanks to our marvellous guide & driver, we chose the C1 tour which inc the rainforest, colonial Fort &canal expansion tour. Nothing was much too trouble for our guide who was very informative, funny, and most friendly. They made sure we got more... More 

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