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Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Private Tours

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Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: (507) 6615-2271
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Description: Local tour operator with local guides offering the best value tours in...
Local tour operator with local guides offering the best value tours in Colon and Panama City since 1994, if you really like to learn about Panama under the local perspective try with us!
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Mario is terrific

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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New Jersey
2 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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usa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Had an amazing time in Panama thanks to Mario #2. The company is very professional. I was able to book the tour by exchanging couple of emails. They were very prompt in their responses. On the day of the Panama City tour, Mario arrived promptly on time. He took us around all the decided locations of old town, Panama ruins,... More 

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Kalaheo, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We booked three days of tours with My friend Mario Tours. We were very happy with our whole experience. I understand there are 4 Marios and our Mario was #2. We were picked up at the airport promptly and for the next three days he picked us up and took us to Panama sites. I enjoyed his enthusiasm for his... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We booked a full day, non-private tour of Panama City with My Friend Mario. We were in touch with the company the evening before the tour to confirm location of the hotel as we found out on our arrival that there were 3 hotels with the same name in Panama City. I received an email from the company that it... More 

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133 reviews 133 reviews
90 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I highly recommend My Friend Mario for two reasons. First, their guides are reliable, punctual, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Second, their charges are reasonable. To look for a suitable tourist company in Panama City can be very challenging, because there are so many and they are rather similar. Based on Tripadvisor, I finally narrowed down to two: the highest rated one... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I would definitely recommend a day tour of Panama with My Friend Mario, as you really do not want to spend much time in the Panama airport, it is expensive and not great. I had a wonderful time being shown around the city, and even though it was raining when I was first picked up at 8:00 a.m. it stopped... More 

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Page, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a mostly great experience with Mario #2, getting picked up at the airport, doing two days of touring and then back to the airport. I was sick the first day, but my husband toured the old city, new city, ruins, Alcon Hill and more. He found Mario to be extremely knowledgeable, and came back raving about how great... More 

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nimokui
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Contacted Mario after reading some positive reviews on the trip advisor forum. Communicated by email and he provided adequate information and in a timely manner. Van was clean and Mario was very professional. We hired him for 3 days and he took us all around Panama. He made the trip a great experience and the prices were ver reasonable .... More 

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