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Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Private Tours

Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: (507) 6615-2271
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Ranked #19 of 106 Activities in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Local tour operator with local guides offering the best value tours in Colon and Panama City since...
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Owner description: 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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Kalaheo, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have lived in the. Wonderful country of Panama for 8 years. Mario and Father Mario Sr. Guided me through my entire 8 years of every contingency what. One might image adapting to a new culture. Every dollar I paid Mario saved me countless amount of money, time, and headaches. There are really no words to express my gratitude for... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I had a 10-hour layover in Panama City and decided to take one of these tours to pass the time. We are so happy we did!! Mario is very friendly, funny, and well-versed in Panamanian history. The cost for couples is $150 plus a $10 lunch for him since he just vanished when the check came! lol!... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had a 12 hour layover in Panama City and decided to leave the airport. Usually I don't book guided tours because I enjoy the freedom of doing things at my own pace, but I thought since I had such a short time frame I would try My Friend Mario. I was very impressed. The tour was completely based on... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Panama, flying in to the Airport you will see Blue Water with a Brown dividing line and any hopes of Beaches by the Skycrapers will immediately vanish but fear not! If you want a comprehensive guide to Panama because trying to do it alone is impossible. Hire Mario from Almiza Tours or contact him at myfriendmario.com or mario@myfriendmario.com and get... More 

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