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Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Private Tours

Chorrera, Calle Arnoldo Cano, Colon, Panama
(507) 6615-2271
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Colon
Type: Tours
Owner description: Providing the highest quality tours at an unbeatable value since 1994.Friendly guides and the best price in Panama city and Colon.Enjoy the pleasure... more » Owner description: Providing the highest quality tours at an unbeatable value since 1994.Friendly guides and the best price in Panama city and Colon.Enjoy the pleasure of an amazing trip, coupled with the opportunity to discover a life-changing cultural experience. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

There were seven of us in the van that day, and I could tell right from the get go that it was gonna be a lousy tour. First of all the driver took us to the ( new panama ) canal visitor center only to realize that we had to pay admission. He stated he did not know there was... More

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almiza_tours, Manager at Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Private Tours, responded to this review

This review and the other one in March are the same person/group. 1. In both review explain the same experience 2. the name is almost the same 3 .coming from the same place. Below our previous reply ---------------------------------- For all our clients, please note: 1. we use 1 driver and 1 guide for group with more than 5 persons, We... More

Salem
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We were on a cruise to head thru the Panama Canal. Our port of call was Colon, Panama. I had considered using the ships shore excursions, but they were expensive and did not seem to have what I was interested in doing wrt seeing the canal and Panama City. I found Almiza Tour via Tripadvisor and their rates were much... More

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Washington State, USA
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I originally arranged via e-mail for just transportation from our Panama hotel to the Colon Cruise Port and then transportation from the Colon Cruise Port to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. They confirmed our plans via e-mail. The transportation was timely, safe, comfortable, and just as we expected. Before we arrived at the Port, Mario #2 boarded our mini bus and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our tour guide was excellent and very informative. The Locks were fascinating, we spent about 30 min there, The ships aren't exactly moving quickly. It was enough time. The indian village was interesting. The water levels were too low, so couldn't go to the waterfall, so we spent more time at the village. would have preferred the waterfall. Honestly, not... More

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Orange County, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This trip was one of the highlights of our Central American cruise vacation. After reading many positive reviews, we booked online with Mario at Almiza Tours. Booking was very simple through email and we got instant responses to all questions we had. Our guide was Mario (#3) and he was absolutely fantastic! He was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. He... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Based on our very positive experience with My friend Mario two years ago when we visited the Rainforest, Fort, and Gatun Locks, we did not hesitate to contact them again for a tour to Panama City. However, this time, we did not have much luck with both our tour guide and the tour in general. Our tour guide was inexperienced... More

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almiza_tours, Manager at Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Private Tours, responded to this review

For all our clients, please note: 1. we use 1 driver and 1 guide for group with more than 5 persons, We never use 1 person to act like driver-guide. 2. All our drivers and the guides well-know the Canal (address and ticket price) 3. All our tours cover the entrance fee, Canal, rainforest, emberas, national park, others. Our clients... More

Dunmore
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We went on this tour from our Celebrity Century cruise. We followed the instructions and were met by our guide at the bottom of the escalator. We left promptly. There were only 4 tourists in our air conditioned van. Rey was our guide; Juliette our animal spotter; and Omar our driver. Everyone was friendly and professional. We saw sloths, monkeys,... More

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Renton, WA
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

On our cruise through the Panama Canal we stopped in Colon for one day and had the opportunity to take a tour with Roberto from Robtad Tours (robtads2@hotmail.com). My wife and I shared a van with 3 other couples and ha a memorable day. The first stop was the Gatun Locks. Even though we would be transiting the canal the... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had booked a tour with Almiza Tours (myfriendmario.com) to take us to the Rainforest, the San Lorenzo Fort as well as the Canal. We were in a minibus with about 28 people including three children. Our first stop was the Gatun Locks, where we got really lucky because at that moment a big container ship was in the process... More

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We discovered Robtads through Cruise Critic. We were met at the dock and our 8 person group had plenty of space in the mini van. The guide works for the Panama Canal Company and moonlights as a tour guide. His insight about the canal was wonderful and I especially enjoyed the stop at the Chinese market - I never would... More

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