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Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6615-2271
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Discover the Panama culture with local guides and the best you will pay...
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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Embera tour

We booked a group tour to an Embera village and were the only ones on it. Our trip followed several days of rain and while on the river it changed from clear water to rapidly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Donna M
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Willmar, Minnesota

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Willmar, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We booked a group tour to an Embera village and were the only ones on it. Our trip followed several days of rain and while on the river it changed from clear water to rapidly churning water with logs and whole trees. they stopped in the calmer side and we changed dugouts as we needed a more powerful motor to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Booked with them online with about 24 hours notice. Alexis the tour guide was awesome!! He picked us up on time and drove us all the way to Potobelo. The ride there took about 1.5hrs but felt short. The amount of information and history Alexis gave us was outstanding. The snorkeling was great, the bay was awesome. Alexis took his... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Mario 2 was an excellent tour guide with a wealth of knowledge. Excellent driver. Very prompt and professional. Mario felt like part of the family.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We booked 2 days with My Friend Mario. We visited a beautiful cave in the middle of the second largest lake in the country, and took a took tour around the town. Our guide, Mario, was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. Mario explained the entire history of panama in a series of interesting tales of Balboa, Bolivar, and finally the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We booked 4 days with My Friend Mario plus airport transfers. They were very good about combining and customizing tours to meet our interests. Our Guide Mario R was excellent, accommodating almost to a fault. Transportation was comfortable and even on the long drives he kept us entertained with interesting facts about Panama. I am so glad we picked this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

After having reviewed several tour operators, we decided to go with 'My friend Mario' thanks to the quick and uncomplicated communication and tour flexibility. We ended up being the only two people on the tour and our guide made a point of customizing our experience based on our expectations. We went on a boat tour to Gatun lake where we... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have been picked up at the airport, bus station, hotel, you name it by either Mario Jr. (Pepe) of My Friend Mario or in years past by his Dad, Mario Sr, for the last 13 years. I can't imagine arriving anywhere in Panama City without being met by one of their smiling faces. Mario Sr. has retired now, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Mario number 2 is the best tour guide anyone can ask for.He can speak excellent English and is very eloquent. The tour itself he gave was a great experience. Mario explained eveything and answered my questions to the best of his knowledge.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Panama was one of my favorite ports! There were so many ships when we docked in Colon, Panama, all waiting to go through the canal. We did the Panama City Tour with Almiza Tours aka MyFriendMario. Our tour guide was Alex. We drove from Colon through the rainforest and over the Bridge of Americas to the Pacific side of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Mario picked us up on time at the airport, brought us to mireflores locks (where we had a snack at the restaurant overlooking the locks as we arrived too late to see the museum) then took us to our hotel. In am driver waiting as promised. Car was clean, felt safe, and everything was smooth as possible. Great way to... More 

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Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6615-2271
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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