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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We recently booked a customized tour with My friend Mario to see all of the sites of interest we had identified on the Atlantic side of the canal. The office was responsive to my initial inquiries and accommodated all my requests. Our tour guide, Mario#2, was excellent. He was knowledgeable and friendly and made sure we saw everything that was... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were just in Panama City (3 ladies) for 21 hours and decided last minute to book a private tour. We sent a request very late at night to a few tour companies and connected with one company. When we got off the plane at Panama City at 830 in the morning, Mario was waiting with a sign and a... More 

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New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

excellent English, great knowledge of history, saw lots in our 7 hour tour, very helpful, extremely hot in February!

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had two days of tours with My Friend Mario and could not have been more pleased. On day one we took the Train to Colon and visited Fort San Lorenzo, the rain forest, and the Gatun Locks, a must see. The second day we toured Panama City and Miraflores Locks and museum. Mario speaks great English and really worked... More 

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Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Two elderly ladies cruising to Colon Panama, and we wanted to feel safe and see as much as we could in one day. I contacted mario at Almiza Tours before I left UK. I had several emails from him explaining where, how long and how much the tour was. He was very good with his explanations and assurance and safety.... More 

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