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Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6821-3947
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Discover the Panama culture with local guides and the best you will pay our...

Discover the Panama culture with local guides and the best you will pay our local price (Half price than our competitors!!!) We have the best friendly guides with 10+ years experience with tons of information and history details. We are in the business since 1994.

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Excellent tour

Our tours with Mario went very well, he was on time and very friendly. We enjoyed the history and experience.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, our tour with this group was a severe letdown. We have taken close to 200 private tours around the world and this one ranks very near the worst! We had a one day group tour and we're supposed to see the area of Colon, including the locks, canal, animals, fort, etc. We think our guide was either new or... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, please send us an email mario@myfriendmario.com with your name, the cruise name and shore excursion date to track your guide. Thank you, More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tours with Mario went very well, he was on time and very friendly. We enjoyed the history and experience.

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Hobart, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My tour with Mario made my entire trip to Panama the most incredible visit. I walk away with so much experience and knowledge thanks to this guide and this particular tour. And you really get a good mix of all things Panama in this tour: from the modern wonder of the canal, to the primitive rainforest to the history ruins... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Just return from Panama! I emailed my friend Mario few days before my trip, and he confirmed one of his drivers would be at the information desk waiting for me. I was picked up by Mario on time at Tocumen Airport. The driver lectured me so much about the Panama culture, and history that I can say I am from... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My husband and I had such a great day with Mario yesterday. Our flight landed at 8:00 am and our connection didn't take off until 6:30 pm, so I knew that we were going to do something fun during the down-time. However, Mario exceeded our expectations. He picked us up at around 8:45, and off we went. We saw several... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My travel buddy & I felt like we were on vacation with Mario & his assistant Juliet. They were both great! We got lucky and were alone on the tours (we did two on two separate days) so felt like a personalized tours. They were both accommodating and beyond helpful. We saw another tour group (much larger) on the Canal... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I always use this company for airport pickup. Very reliable and reasonably priced compared to others. Just email them and ask for confirmation....then expect them when you come out of customs

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Honeymoon cruise excursion! Saved $$ vs ship tour. Nice cold A/C, spacious van. Beer, soda, water, and fresh cut fruit. Locks (saw a passage), jungle walk, and ruins. Tour guides were funny and informative. Felt safe and cared for. They spotted wildlife and stopped for pics whenever the group wanted! Back to the ship with time to spare.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Oscar was a great tour guide. Picked me up directly from the exit, holding a sign, took me to the vehicle and away we went. Saw the beautiful old town, the old military base, the locks of the Panama canal functioning. tour guide explained much about the history. also had an opportunity to go eat with the locals, delicious seafood.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This was a great experience. Our tour guide (Alex I think?) was really knowledgeable and talked to all of us on the mini bus tour. We saw the Gatun locks, the san lorenzo fort and he gave us a tour through the rainforest pointing out various animal species along the way. He provided bottled water and beer throughout the tour... More 

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