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Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Tours

Colon, Panama
+507 6821-3947
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Full day tour from Panama City to Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal expansion with drop of at Colon cruise port.

I booked this trip with another couple last week.. Ended up adding 2 more couples.. The driver was... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire
CL9 Tour from a cruise ship.

We have a group of 6 that did Mario's CL9 tour. We were the last of the larger group to find Mario... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Cleveland, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Colon, Panama
+507 6821-3947
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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...More

1  Thank Sailorphyl
Reviewed 17 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,...More

Thank swingdrummer
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Our first impression of Mario? Man, this guy talks A LOT! We were hoping it wouldn't be like this all day but most of what he said was either interesting or funny and he had a charming personality so we ended up being ok with...More

1  Thank Nath S
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We went on this tour with one other couple Our guide was Alex and our driver was Mario. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Colon. We had been through the canal four years ago but we're interested in seeing the expansion. Alex...More

Thank Weddkerr
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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...More

Thank dixie_chick1966
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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,...More

Thank jeffreyb406
Reviewed 31 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank Gaia0948
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank Andrew C
almiza_tours, Manager at Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank RobertgGoldcoast
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...More

5  Thank TexasMomTW
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19 May 2017|
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Response from Weddkerr | Reviewed this property |
I am sure Almirante tours would be able to accommodate you. We spent time at the canal and also toured the old fort and the rain forest. We saw a number of animals on the tour. Sloths and several kinds of monkeys. We had... More
15 February 2017|
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Response from Gaia0948 | Reviewed this property |
Mario and Almiza Tours are very reliable. I didn't take the Eco Tour but a tour of the Rainforest, Panama Canal and historic fort. Contact Mario for specifics. Enjoy your trip!
11 January 2017|
Response from Gaia0948 | Reviewed this property |
We used Almiza Tours for our stop in Colon, Panama Canal. We took tour # CL1 which included the Rainforest, Colonial Fort and Canal overview.. WE had an excellent guide named Alex. Highly recommend this tour.. Cost $60.00... More