David RickettsUnited States
Heather KuzmierUnited States
Loved Loved this day ! Clemente set up a great day . He arranged a boat ride around the lake to look for monkeys and other wildlife. The Boat trip lasted about 2.5 hours . The scenery is stunning and we saw monkeys and crocodiles . We stopped at various points throughout the ride and spent time with the monkeys . Clemente provided snacks and we tempted the monkeys to come aboard and shared our treats. Clemente ended the day with a short hike to give us an amazing view of the city . We saw a Toucan!
Heather KuzmierUnited States
Clemente did an excellent job of showing us the Panama Canal from the new Locks to the old Locks . Clemente is extremely knowledgeable as to all aspects of the Canal. He arranged for us to see the new locks first and then the old locks. Clemente timed it perfectly for us to see ships going through the locks at both locations. This is the perfect way way to see the Panama Canal. I would highly recommend Clemente to take you on this tour .
Heather KuzmierUnited States
You should take this tour ! This was the truly a great tour. Clemente is an excellent tour guide. We were very interested in learning about Panama . Clemente is an amazing historian; he took us through the history of the country from the ruins of the beginnings settlements from the 1500s through Casa Viejo ( old town ) and the modern Panama City . We learned about all of the major historical events. I loved the day ; it was so much fun and we learned so much. Thank you Clemente!
Nathan WeissUnited States
Our day long tour with Clemente was outstanding. His knowledge of Panama City and his passion for it's history are both amazing. You cannot find a better guide. Hire him. Nathan Weiss
Cary SeltzerUnited States
Clemente was terrific. He provided the exact tour we agreed upon. His knowledge of his country and its history was useful to understand the sites we were visiting. I would highly recommend Clemente.
George Douglas WatsonCanada
Clemente provided all that he said he would and more... We had ample pre- tour email and telephone contact to arrange pick-up and personalize the day. He was prompt and immediately friendly and re-assuring. The day unfolded as planned and provided hassle-free access to the best Canal sites and observation platforms. Clemente was knowledgeable and educative and in no rush to move us along when we were obviously enthralled. The city tour was interesting and spiced by anecdote and innuendo and a locals lunch
Gary FreedmanUnited States
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Karen GyselinckUnited States
If you are interested in Panama Canal Zone history, Clemente A is your guide! We had a fabulous tour, full of information about the construction and operation of the canal, but also the challenges facing Panama since the full transition in 1999 as well as the brand new 2016 expansion. Clements is filled with both love of and pride in his country, and it clearly shows, as he went out of his way to squeeze in an extra sight or two as time and traffic conditions allowed!! We highly recommend Clemente A.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many, many, thanks, it was a honor and a pleasure. I deeply appreciate nowing you enjoy the tour, for me, that is the best reward. You really Just made my day, GRACIAS. I am at your orders any other day you are around this part of the World.
Stefania PietraszekUnited States
Wow, what a great day. Clemente was an excellent guide, not only showing us things off the beaten path but giving extremely balanced insight into the history of the area. Panama is a complex country - especially in the Canal area. Clemente is knowledgeable historian giving all sides of the story. We were a group of 4 and the van was very roomy and comfortable. Grab this guy if you get the opportunity!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoy every moment, but this is really the best, knowing that the time of my life I spent with you was really APPRECIATED (It is not all abouth money, it is love in what you do, I love to be a tour guide and I love more nowing people enjoy and appreciate me delivering my best, Just to see everyone happy) . I hope to have the oportunity a other time to be your Private Guide while you are in Panama, it was a honor and a pleasure to be at your service... GRACIAS...
Franco TurrinelliUnited States
We enjoyed meeting Clemente and having him show us around Panama City -- it was the perfect solution for a long layover as he was able to meet us and drop us off at the airport, with a nice, comfortable van and good driver. He is very knowledgeable and we saw all the highlights, ate good ice cream and Panamanian food, and got a good sense of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks. It was a honor and a pleasure to be your family Private guide.
Clemente is an excellent guide. We did a full day tour with him and it has been a pleasure since the beginning. We strongly recommend him.
We really enjoyed this private trip. Clemente is a great guide, he shared a lot of his knowledge about his country, the culture and nature and showed us the Caribbean Coast Region and the Canal from a less touristic perspective.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks, my reward is knowing that you enjoy and value my best, to see that you have a great day in my country and company, time is so beautiful, It was great to be in company of your family, for me it was a honor and a pleasure.
We had very good tour with Clemente. His knowledge of Panama is very impressive. We learnt a lot about the country, people, history. The highlight of the tour was the Canal. Clement is working for the Panama Canal Authority; he knows everything about the history and the complex operation of the canal; moreover he loves it. We had a great day, enjoyed every minutes. We are happy to recommend Clement as guide in Panama.
Janice ChapmanUnited States
We had a wonderful and interesting day with Clemente. It was so much more than the packaged tours offered by our cruise line. We saw the tourist spots and the non-tourist spots. We learned so much about the history of Panama on top of the Canal. I would suggest his tour to everyone! We were able to minimize walking and enjoy AC.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure, I am at your orders, a y time.
Hi Clemente! Again, thank's a lot for your very professional and warm hearted views to your beloved country Panama! The first time here, we felt secure driving with you and got a very good introduction to Panama's life style and habits. Your knowledge in history and how you mediated it was amazing. Hope, we'll meet again in the future! Yours, Dirk and Heike from Germany
Trevor ChristianUnited States
I'm so glad I did this tour! Clemente was a fantastic guide! He arrived on time (early actually!) at my hotel, car was clean and comfortable. His knowledge of Panamá and it's history is vast, he was able to answer my millions of questions with ease and was very engaging, personable, thoughtful and had a good sense of humor! He was attentive to my interests and actually broke away from the planned route to show me a little more of Colón and describe the changes over the years. Thank you so much Clemente!
Mimi SamuelUnited States
We had an excellent day with Clemente. He is knowledgeable, personable, and professional. He has a genuine passion for his country, its history, and its culture, and he enjoys sharing his knowledge with his clients. We would highly recommend Clemente to anyone who is interested in learning about the Panama Canal, Panamanian history, or Panamanian culture.
Robert Rigby-HallUnited States
Clemente was a wonderful guide! He drove us around both the city and surrounding area, stopped at multiple sites and shared his love for his country and its fascinating history. We went off the beaten track a little and saw some areas that few tourists go which was excellent. A really wonderful guide and tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy to know you enjoy the tour and my company, I felt a great honor to be with you and your wife (C), I love meeting people, becoming a on oficial embassador of my country, I put my heart in what I do and when I get feed back like yours, it encourge me to continue, doing my best, to make five stars tours for all the people I meet, many thanks R&C,. my best wishes to you, I hope to continue meeting people as, lovely as you.
John PopeCalgary, AB, Canada
Excellent guide, knowledgeable, good English, good driver and accommodating.
Jean ShahnasarianUnited States
We cannot say enough great things about Clemente. He knows Panama along with the canal very well. You will learn more from him than anyone else could provide. Plus he has a passion. The history of the US owning the canal, and the transition back to Panama is an amazing story!! Thank you Clemente!
Aisha HullUnited States
Tour itself was informative, tour guide was ok.
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Sharon P.Easton, CT, United States
Clemente picked us up at our Panama City hotel to take us to Colon to board a ship after visiting the Caribbean side of the canal, including the new locks and the fort. Clemente is very knowledgeable and thoroughly enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion. He speaks English fluently and is easy to understand. He wanted to know about what interested us and tailored our time with him. I would recommend Clemente for a wonderful informative visit to the area.
Sharon P.Easton, CT, United States
We had a wonderful day with Clemente touring all around Panama City. We learned so much from him about the canal, the people of Panama, the history, the role of the French and Americans. Clemente is very knowledgeable and thoroughly enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion. He speaks English fluently and is easy to understand. He wanted to know about what interested us and tailored our time with him. I would recommend Clemente for a wonderful informative visit to Panama City.
William AndersonUnited States
Clemente was informative but somewhat distracted and seemed bored with his job. Took us to crowded venues we wished to avoid. Walked us through Panama City for hours. Suggested a cafeteria restaurant for food that was very low end. We bought him and his driver lunch without so much as a thank you. His driver appeared put out with his job and was distracted while driving us, resulting in two instances of slamming on his brakes and narrowly avoiding us crashing into cars ahead of us and behind us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: January 26 Pope Francisco and more than 750.000.00 pilgrims was visiting Panama city, the Panama Canal Visitors Center at Miraflores Locks was crowded, we whent away and return, it was the same. To get in and out of Old Town whe had to walk. Many roads where closed, traffic was more bad than usual. But we visit all the places on the tour description. Before coming to Panama you knew this. No way I could avoid the crowds and walking you mention, and visit all the places you wanted, I deeply apologice.
Vinko Culjak MathieuCanada
Clemente is a wonderfully funny, knowledgeable, and accommodating tour guide. He was able to address all my questions and ensured that the private tour I had requested would be possible. He was also very adept at modifying our itinerary as my plans changed in the moment. Clemente was very warm, welcoming, and kind. He showed great knowledge of Panamanian culture, history, and economics. I look forward to another tour with Clemente next time I visit Panama.
Lance WaltonUnited States
Our guide, Clemente, was great. He has over twenty years experience and is very knowledgeable about the history of Panama. We were provided an excellent overview of the city and surrounding area. Clemente provided us the opportunity to visit the nearby forest and see the trail where Captain Morgan traveled through the forest to sack Panama City. He was able to answer all of our questions. This excursion was most definitely better than the usual cruise boat tour and we would highly recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoy a lot been in your company and Sue, It was a pleasure.