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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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Panama City (PTY) pickup and canal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
anamericantraveller
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
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
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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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usa
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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
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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
77 helpful votes 77 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
91 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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