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Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Private Tours

Panama City, Panama
(507) 6615-2271
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Ranked #17 of 95 Activities in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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! « less
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Page, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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panama
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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calamansi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My partner and I had a seven-hour layover (from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Panama time) on our way from South America on Memorial Day, and while we were originally just going to wing it on our own, we booked a tour with My Friend Mario/Almiza Tours last Friday. It was a fantastic decision! We landed at Tocumen (the international... More

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband and I had wonderful experience with My Friend Mario! They were very reliable and punctual. First we had a transfer from Panama City to Colon and I was very impressed that they took the time to personally pick us up at our hotel (Country Inn and Suites - Amador) and brought us to the bus with the rest... More

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London, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had a great experience with Almiza Tours! Our driver, Mario #2, was great! He was at the airport waiting for us upon our arrival and customized our tour according to what are interests were. He was very friendly and had a great sense of humor. He was also very knowledgeable about all the attractions we went to. Thanks for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We had a 7 hours layover in Panama City on our way to Cartagena. I sent him an email and everything was set up no payment required. Mario, one of the guides meet us at the airport and took us to the ruins, the Panama Canal, the islands, the old panama and drive us through the new city. I absolutely... More

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