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Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Tours

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Address: Colon, Panama
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+507 6821-3947
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Providing the highest quality tours at an unbeatable value since...

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.

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Amazing tour

This was by far my favourite tour of our cruise. Alex was full of information and when in the rainforest we saw lots of howler monkeys, white face monkeys, 2 and 3 toed sloths and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far my favourite tour of our cruise. Alex was full of information and when in the rainforest we saw lots of howler monkeys, white face monkeys, 2 and 3 toed sloths and lots of birds. Alex even showed us how to survive in the rainforest. the Panama canal was amazing and we had quite a bit of... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yeah, most tours can take you to Gatun Lake, the rainforest and Fort San Lorenzo, but Alex is only available through Almiza and that's why the "Alex" tour is a MUST in Colon. Not only personable, but his non-stop narrative and insight into Panamanian culture, politics and history leaves one wanting more. You actually learn ALOT about the canal, the... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently cruised on the Celebrity Infinity on the Panama Canal and South America itinerary. We chose Almiza Tours for our day in Colon. We were a party of 6 and were met by Alex our guide for the day. He was simply outstanding.He was knowledgeable, personable, and one of the best guides I have encountered in my years of... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am interested to see the reviews below from the Celebrity Equinox cruise in November, since we booked the Panama City and Canal tour with My Friend Mario, and they never showed up. We waited for over an hour at the dock, as agreed, and when trying to call the local mobile number we'd been given it was reported as... More 

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

The meeting place is COLON 2000 dock, The particular day We had 80 clients going to differents shore excursions including Panama City + Miraflores Locks tour and all of them showed up except Andrew. Unfortunately we had problems with the phone number but know we have more phones available to contact us. 1. 00(507)68213947 2. 00(507)65000136 3. 00(507) 66152271 Hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We all were impressed with this tour, the guide was very friendly and informative, the pick up was ready and waiting they had a comfortable air conditioned van complete with drinks ready. There was no hassles or waiting, we got in the van and on our way. The visit to the Embera Tribe was fascinating and well worth the time... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Initial email correspondence prior to the tour was excellent, with a quoted price of $65 USD cash per person, and no advance payment required, for the CL 1 Rainforest + Monkeys + Colonial Fort + Gatun Locks Group tour. However, the Agua Clara Expansion Locks opened shortly before our visit to Colon, so, when I emailed him to confirm our... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We booked this trip independently on the internet as part a Celebrity Equinox cruise to Panama in November. Mario & his team met us from the ship exactly as planned. The day's tour (CL1 I think) was fabulous, hugely due to our guide Alex who was the fount of all knowledge. As keen RSPB ornithologists, we saw everything we wanted... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We found our driver just where he said he would be, we had an absolutely fantastic day thanks to our marvellous guide & driver, we chose the C1 tour which inc the rainforest, colonial Fort &canal expansion tour. Nothing was much too trouble for our guide who was very informative, funny, and most friendly. They made sure we got more... More 

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lisbellaw n.ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We booked the CL7 trip - Gatun Locks + canoe ride + waterfall + Embera village as our trip for the day from our cruise ship. Firstly finding our meet up point was quite easy, a bit of a walk but Mario gives good instructions. Our mini bus was very good, Jose was a good driver, and Daniel was our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is really a can't miss trip. The highlights for us were the powered canoe ride to the waterfall and the village. The villagers were warm and gracious and we truly enjoyed the falls and village.

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