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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 6821-3947
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Discover the Panama culture with local guides and the best you will pay our...

Discover the Panama culture with local guides and the best you will pay our local price (Half price than our competitors!!!) We have the best friendly guides with 10+ years experience with tons of information and history details. We are in the business since 1994.

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Panama City, Zip line, Rain Forrest - must do!!

Our two families (7 people) spent two full days with Mario. We all highly recommend him! He was very knowledgeable, kind, and made our two days fun! Based on our questions and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
heysally
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Hartford, Connecticut

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Colleyville, Texas
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69 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be fair, Mario is a nice guy but it was a holiday and he outsourced us to a guy that didn't know where he was going and was all too happy to hit the beer in his trunk cooler at our first stop. We booked Mario for transport from Hotel. That went well. The next day we were booked... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our two families (7 people) spent two full days with Mario. We all highly recommend him! He was very knowledgeable, kind, and made our two days fun! Based on our questions and interests he tailored our tours - he went out of his way to accommodate us! We felt like we learned so much about the culture, geography and history... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arranged with Mario to be picked up at hotel in Panama City he then dropped us off at the Panama Railway to ride the train to Colon. He took care of our luggage so had a stress free travel to Colon. He was there when we got to Colon. Tour of the Rainforest and he was able to spot the... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on 2 tours with My Friend Mario: The Panama Canal & El Valle Anton, that I booked through Viator. They were extremely knowledgable, fun, funny, accommodating, and communicative. The ride/van was smooth, comfy, and wonderfully air conditioned. I really, really enjoyed this company, and would ABSOLUTELY recommend them + go o another trip with them.

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Nova Scotia
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79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

We visited Colon on Celebrity Infinity. There isn't much to do in Colon, but we found this tour. They communicated with us from the beginning and sent clear instructions on where to meet. We chose the private tour for four people as it wasn't much more expensive. Mario met us at the arranged time and place. He is very pleasant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Had a great private tour with our tour guide Daniel, who met us at Colon as agreed by email, following our cruise. He was so knowledgable on everything about Panama. Following a drive through the rain forest, we had a boat trip on Gatun Lake and saw the various monkeys in their natural habitat. We then proceeded to the Panama... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This tour was well organised and Daniel was fantastic. His English was perfect and he knew all the interesting stuff to see and do. The canal was good and we saw and fed some monkeys. He was also flexible to drop us off at our hotel and do an airport run the next day. They were on time and we... More 

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Clearwater
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Our ship was supposed to dock at 7 a.m. and instead came in at 9! Our flight out was at noon and getting luggage was a challenge as it had to be off-loaded and sniffed by the bomb dogs. Mario's driver stood by, helped us grab our bags and got us through gate security to our van without missing a... More 

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NC
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129 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Unfortunately, our tour with this group was a severe letdown. We have taken close to 200 private tours around the world and this one ranks very near the worst! We had a one day group tour and we're supposed to see the area of Colon, including the locks, canal, animals, fort, etc. We think our guide was either new or... More 

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almiza_tours, Gerente at Almiza Tours by My friend Mario, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, please send us an email mario@myfriendmario.com with your name, the cruise name and shore excursion date to track your guide. Thank you, More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Our tours with Mario went very well, he was on time and very friendly. We enjoyed the history and experience.

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