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Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Tours

#1 of 5 Tours in Colon
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Address: Colon, Panama
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+507 6821-3947

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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Great tour guide

We did the Rainforest, Colonial Fort, and Partial Expansion tour. Our guide was Alex, who really made the tour so much better. Our first stop was the Gatun Locks. We actually... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Rainforest, Colonial Fort, and Partial Expansion tour. Our guide was Alex, who really made the tour so much better. Our first stop was the Gatun Locks. We actually arrived 1st at the locks, and they weren't even open yet. Shortly after that, probably 6 or 7 Celebrity buses arrived. We were able to see 3 ships passing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Colon via a cruise ship and our ship docked in a different place than expected. The guides in the area happily redirected us to the right location, where staff were waiting and wearing the company uniform. One couple failed to turn up and our guide waited for as long as he dare before we headed off. Our... More 

Thank mje186338
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked two trips with "My Friend Mario." The two trips were "San Lorenzo Fort, New Locks, and Rainforest" and the second trip was "Anton Valley." Both trips were excellent. Mario was our guide. He did a fantastic job explaining the area and the sites. I would not hesitate using or recommending "My Friend Mario" as a guide. The trips were... More 

Thank 109tonis
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My travel agency booked the monkey island tour for me at Almiza Tours - by my friend Mario.Before I went on vacation, almost a month before the tour, I contacted Mario to tell him the name of the hotel I was staying in. He told me the pick up time. On the day of the tour I waited for the... More 

Thank Angelika W
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a private day tour with Mario when visiting Colon on a recent cruise. He meet us at the assigned meeting place when we departed the ship. The drove back to Gabon and boarded a boat which took us into the Canal (very cool to see the large ships) then into an area with 3 different types of monkeys.... More 

Thank TexPick
San Luis Obispo, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Super day tour of Panama Canal and Panama city including the old colonial town. we were part of a small group (10 people).. This allowed us to drive through areas which larger busses couldn't handle. Great English speaking guide who really put out the extra effort to make sure we saw and understood everything about present day Panama.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a private tour for the day when we were in Colon. Mario was about 15 min late for the pickup but said it was traffic. No real issue, we understood. The tour was really good with lots of wildlife stops, canal information, narration of the Fort etc. Would recommend to anyone who has 5 -7 hours to burn... More 

Thank RC30319
Northern Virginia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Just finished a tour to the village. Fascinating place. Indians appear to living in many ways just as they were decades, if not centuries ago. Great hand crafted projects that obviously took much time to make - baskets, wood carvings - along with some of the regular tourist stuff. Our tour guide, Mario 2, was extremely knowledgeable and put many... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I booked this trip with another couple last week.. Ended up adding 2 more couples.. The driver was actually early and called to let us know!! Ivan was our guide and was really terrific.. We had so much fun!! Saw so many animals, birds and butterflies.. Our driver Felix was really great at spotting animals in the rain forest!! There... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have a group of 6 that did Mario's CL9 tour. We were the last of the larger group to find Mario so didn't get to talk with him as we hurried to get to our tour bus. Our guide for the day was Daniel, a very knowledgeable and friendly fellow. We stopped at the Miraflores Locks for about an... More 

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