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Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Tours

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Address: Colon, Panama
Phone Number: +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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Worth the money, wonderful tour and excellent guide

I will admit, we were apprehensive about exploring Panama as we arrived via cruise ship and were warned by several people about safety issues in Colon. We also were contemplating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 April 2016
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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We took the Locks/Canoe Trip to the Embera Village Tour. We were travelling on cruise ship and booked this independently to fill our day. All arrangements were made without trouble and we were picked up in a comfortable mid sized bus. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic throughout the day. Our first stop was the locks which was very interesting... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I will admit, we were apprehensive about exploring Panama as we arrived via cruise ship and were warned by several people about safety issues in Colon. We also were contemplating the tour as pricing seemed a bit steep. I am very happy we decided to move forward with the tour as it was a wonderful experience, safe, and worth the... More 

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Anaheim, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Mario sure has his act together. This tour is not only priced reasonably but well worth recommending to others. Transportation was fairly new and air conditioned for comfort. Mario met us dock side as he had promised us. We were introduced to our guide Alex(is). Alex held degrees in biology and his expertise really showed through. While driving to first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We took the CL1 Rainforest + Monkeys + Colonial Fort + Gatun Locks. We met our tour guide Alex and driver Felix exactly where they told us to meet at 8:45. There were 20 of us on the bus. As we went past the new locks and out to San Lorenzo Park Alex explained all about the history and sites... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Booked a private tour with Alimiza tours via My Friend Mario from the cruise port in Colón to the Gatún Locks and Panama City for group of 20 friends traveling on the Celebrity Equinox. We were met at the port by Rey and his driver. We heard a lot of the history of the town of Colón, as well as... More 

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This was a tour organised by one of the members of the Roll Call on Cruise Critic for our Celebrity Equinox cruise - an ideal way of matching up with others to reduce cost of tours off the cruise ship. We took a tour of the existing Panama locks, the original cutting by Ferdinand de Lessups and then onto the... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

We took the CL1 Rainforest + Monkeys + Colonial fort + Gatun Locks tour from Almiza Tours by My Friend Mario in December, 2015 from our Celebrity Equinox cruise ship stop in Colon, Panama and we had an excellent experience. The directions to meet our tour guide Alex were simple and easy to follow and Alex did an excellent job... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Carlos and his driver "Chino" were our guides for a visit to the Gatun Locks, a ride through the jungle and a visit to the ruins of the Spanish Fort San Lorenzo. Carlos was thoroughly knowledgeable about the Canal's history and workings, as well as what is planned with the expansion of the locks underway now. The ride through the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We were scheduled to visit the Gatun Locks, the Waterfall and a visit to the Embera Village. By popular request the Locks visit was cut short to leave more time for the other parts which was a great decision. Met by Embera we traveled by Canoe to the Waterfall. Quick dip in the Lagoon. Then Back into the Canoe to... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Our cruise ship docked in Colon Panama, and we met the tour bus outside of the port fenceline. Our small tour of 12 met the air conditioned bus, and traveled to the Panama Canal and the view of the Gatun Locks for about an hour. We were able to see ships transect the locks and move toward the Pacific. We... More 

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