Margaret GrissomUnited States
John WauchopeUnited States
Clemente is the perfect guide. Extremely knowledgeable about Panama and Panama City. Careful driver and very considerate. Also very knowledgeable about the Canal and it's history and operations. Licensed Captain. We recommend him highly and plan to use him the next time we are in Panama.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for chearing those fascinating experiences with me. It was a pleasure and a honor to be at your service. I am at your orders any other time.
Hope EdelmanUnited States
Clemente was Amazing! His knowledge of the Panama Canal, Panama City and the country was very indepth. He knew all of the history clear back to the 1700 century! He knew how to keep us ahead of the crowds. He showed us all of the important locations and the history behind each one. His knowledge of the Canal was from an inside knowledge because he currently also works full time at the Panama Canal. We had a great time on his tour and would definitely book a tour with Clemente again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really great to meet you and spend time together while we tour my fantastic country. I am so glad you enjoy your Private Tour with me, I live everyone of my tours, because I love what I do. I believe that the best reward of my job is to know that you value all that was done to make sure you have a Excellent Tour. Many thanks for the oportunity, I am at your orders any other day.
Melissa DeHavrnUnited States
Clemente is five stars, plus! He met us at our cruise ship and had our day planned based upon our requests. Along the way, our group of 4 decided we wanted to do something else and Clemente was very accommodating. Clemente is very knowledgeable of the area and the Panama Canal (where he has worked for 20 years.) . I would definitely recommend Clemente for your private tour of Panama City and surrounding areas. Thanks, Clemente!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you for the oportunity to be your personal tour guide for your stay in Panama. It was really a pleasure and a honor. I am very happy you enjoy your Private Tour, more than the money, your positive review, is the best pay, that makes my day... Fantastic. Gracias!
Clemente was an excellent guide. We fit in lots in our 5-6 hours and learnt a lot about the country and it's history. Clemente was friendly, flexible and very well informed. I'd highly recommend him.
David RickettsUnited States
Maya T.United States
Clemente was absolutely delightful. We came to Panama on a cruise and had limited time but Clemente and his driver really optimized our time and we managed to see all highlights and more. He was very knowledgeable and we learnt so much from him about Panama and its history. Our kids (age 11 and 8) also enjoyed everything about our day with Clemente. Thanks for an amazing and unforgettable day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: For me it was a pleasure spending time of the first day of 2020 in your family company, it was an honor, thanks for the oportunity.
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!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you enjoy your tour, that is the best pay for me (not money), many thanks, I also enjoy a lot been with your family, it was a honor and a pleasure. Hope to see you again some time.
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
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
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.
James BarteltUnited States
Clemente was thorough, knowledgeable and friendly. He went out of his way to adjust our tour itinerary on the fly, when we slightly altered our interests. We even had a rare foot crossing of the Panama Canal. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Jim, more than work, I enjoy every moment of the time I was with you and your son, it was a pleasure and a honor.
Darin HillUnited States
Clemente was an Outstanding Guide - So Professional and Informative. I would highly recommend Clemente's guide services to anyone. We toured Panama City, the canal, Colon and a nice Carribean seaside cafe for lunch. I travel and use Tours by Locals frequently - I was most impressed by him, his knowledge and ability to share with us. He also did an amazing job of customizing the tour to our needs. Outstanding and Thank You!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: For me It was a honor and a pleasure to be at your service. Many thanks.
Salim VisramToronto, M4C5L3, Canada
Our tour of Panama City was highly informative and most enjoyable. Clemente's sense of humour and his knowledge made for a fun tour of the Panama Locks & the city. The comfortable van driven by Samuel was an added bonus. Thank you, Clemente. Happy Holidays and all the best for 2019. Salim
Christine KnightUnited States
Easy Meet n' Greet at spot where ship's tenders dock. Clemente's command of English was excellent and he provided us with everything as described. Even when there was a big traffic jam, he directed the driver to go a different route thereby saving us at least a half hour. Clemente even offered us the option of getting lunch on the way back to the port, but we declined as we were afraid traffic might prevent our timely return. All in all, a very nice tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks.
Barry LandryUnited States
Clemente did a good job of showing us the highlights of Panama City. I especially liked the ruins of the old city and its history. Our ship is docked at Colon so it was a good hour or so drive. Still a very worthwhile day. Clemente was not rushed and did a good job of showing all sides of the city even the local side. I would highly recommend him.
Carole LangloisPenrose, COLORADO, United States
Clemente was awesome. He is very informative and he showed us about everything there was to be seen and had us back at the ship in plenty of time. He redid our tour to accomadate seeing Larry's old fort and places he knew when stationed at Fort Davis. We even got to walk across the canal. Thank you for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carole...it was a pleasure.
Dennis EkerUnited States
Clemente gave us a wonderful day. He was very attentive to the abilities of my 87 year old Mother. His Canal knowledge is amazing.
Dennis EkerUnited States
Clemente was a joy to be with. His local knowledge is fantastic and he really seemed to enjoy sharing it with us.
Alan SchmadtkeUnited States
This was a very educational tour. You can tell Clemente takes great pride in his job. He is very knowledgeable about Panamanian history. He shared with us many places that no tour bus goes. We got out of the vehicle several times to see, hear and most importantly feel the history. Standing on the very ground and pathways where important historic events took place. I would recommend Clemente over and over again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks, my reward is knowing that you enjoy and value my effort to make sure you got the best, I had a excellent day in your company, it was a pleasure and a honor. Hope to see you again.
Dr. John DicksonCanada
This was our first experience with Tours by Locals and it could not have been any better. Clemente was an absolute delight; so very kind to my elderly father and incredibly knowledgeable. Everything totally exceeded our expectations....cannot thank you enough for a perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoy every moment of your company. More than work, It was a pleasure and a honor to be at your service. I am at your orders any other time. Many thanks.
Alex G.United States
Excellent tour and guide. I had a relatively short stay in Panama and Clemente was very flexible throughout the entire time, making sure that I got to see (only) what I wanted. He is very experienced and can easily adjust the conversation/information about Panamanian history, economy, and politics to all levels. While driving through the forest, he stopped several times and pointed out monkeys and sloths that I would have never noticed on my own. The tour and guide were absolutely worth every penny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Álex, just as I told you its not abouth the money my best reward is knowing that you enjoy, to meet your expectations and beyond. My David Copperfield (my wife) already dissapear the money you pay me, but earing from you, make me feel super fantastic, hasta pronto amigo.
Michelle TaylorUnited States
Clemente was an absolutely wonderful tour guide. I plan to use his services next time I am in Panama. He was not only very knowledgeable but very friendly and provided an excellent tour of Panama City. I had limited time and he made the most of it. Can't recommend him highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoy taking you and your husband Mathew, to know our city and Canal, just as I told you, my reward is knowing that you enjoy and value my effort to make your stay in Panama, the best...many thanks, I am at your orders any time. Gracias.
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Steve MoganUnited States
Clemente was our guide for five days and was good every time. He was especially knowledgeable about the local history, was sensitive and inclusive to all ethnicities and religions, making for an all inclusive, interesting and fun trip. We would definitely use him again if we visit Panama in the future.
Charles RichardsonUnited States
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Alan OrrUnited States
The guide for our one day tour of the Canal and Panama City couldn't have been better! Clemente didn't just show us sights, he made us feel like we had seen and experienced Panama! He began by telling us where we would go and what we would see and then proceeded to take us along on an adventure to discover this country.
Steven BreinesUnited States
Our tour of the Embera village exceeded our expectations thanks to Clemente. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and does his best to make your experience special. From pickup at our cruise ship to hotel dropoff all went smoothly. He even provided transfer from our hotel to the airport all wthout a hitch. I actually referred him to a fellow traveler looking for an adventure.
Alan AndersonUnited States
Clemente was very knowledgeable and gave s great flexible tour. Had a great lunch. This is truly tour you want to take for god Panama Canal operates and history of country and canal. Just s must
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The money that you pay for your is not the most important for me, the most important is knowing that you value all that I do to make your stay in my Country, the best. From my heart I enjoy every moment I spent in your company, many thanks.
Caroline VroomUnited States
Clemente was a very good tour guide. He was knowledgeable and friendly. He made sure we had a good day. We learned a lot about Panama, historically and what is going on today. We went to many areas of the city as well as the locks. Really got a great overview of Panama. We only had the one day before the cruise so this tour really put it together for us.