Posted May 3rd, 2018, 05:54 PM
Thank you both for the info. Will be watching for further posts about Almizu Tours & Mario.
</p><br><p>Hi, we recently returned from our vacation in Panama City and cruises.</p><p>Re Almiza Tours and my friend Mario, I can't honestly recommend this company. They seem to be in the habit of changing prearranged plans to suit themselves, not the customer. This was done at the last minute on our arrival at the airport.</p><br><p>However what I would highly recommend if in Panama City for a day or two is the half day trolley tour booked through viator. They even pick you up at your downtown hotel and drop you off, and you have the opportunity of visiting numerous places e.g. <img src="https://boards.cruisecritic.com/images/clear.png?emoji-smile-1742" class="inlineimg" smilieid="1" border="0"> MiraFlores lock and museum, Amador Causeway, Bridge of the Americas, Flamenco Island, fish market, Casco Antiguo, plus a city drive, We were fortunate to be sharing the trolley with only one other couple, and a great guide.</p><p>Also I would recommend the monkey island tour by boat on Gatun Lake, where you see about five different monkeys that even come on your boat to be fed with bananas, You have a different perspective of the locks and also being on the water in a very small boat beside the big ships waiting to go through the canal.</p><br><p>Another interesting tour we did a few years ago, but this was through the cruise line whilst on a partial transit was the aerial tram ride over the lush Panamanian rainforest. I would highly recommend this especially if done in the morning.</p>