Dale S.United States
Absolutely one of the best tours and guides we have ever had. Knowledgeable, articulate, and everything one might look for in a guide. My wife and I cannot begin to recommend Clemente A highly enough. All-in-all one of the best days "on tour" we've ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am more than happy to know, you enjoy your tour, at the end, for me, thats the best compensation. It was a honor and a pleasure. Thank you very much, for such a great review.
This was outstanding. Clemente is a great communicator, and an academic, able to place history and politicos in perspective, whilst also knowing all about the flaura and fauna. He is truly exceptional, and probably the best guide I have used ever
Dan C.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Clemente is a personable and considerate guide and he knows how to share the history of this interesting country. His English is excellent. We enjoyed our full day tour and highly recommend Clemente to others.
Shri A.United States
Clemente took us around Panama City in his very comfortable van and gave us an excellent overview of the history, significant events over the last 50 years, showed us current day Panamanian life, and of course-the Panama Canal. His passion for his native country is lovely to see. I just wish we had a little more time to spend in the old town, esp the nicely preserved church ruins. 5 ⭐️!
Margaret GrissomUnited States
Clemente Austin was the perfect guide for us. He provided clear, interesting, historical information as we saw important sites. He was also sensitive to our interests and needs and, as he learned more about us, quickly and seamlessly made adjustments to tailor the tour for us. He gave us options that allowed us to see everything we wanted to see with just the amount of walking we were able to do. Clemente is an articulate, personable, knowledgeable guide, professional and friendly.
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.
Martha SindenUnited States
Clemente agreed to take us on a tour when another TBL guide whom we had booked had to cancel. It was a VERY successful match! Clemente works for the Panama Canal Authority, and shared detailed information about his experiences and how the canal is operated. The tour included an interesting visit to Fort San Lorenzo, but the road there is a long ride over terrible conditions. Do NOT go if you have back problems! In case of a breakdown or medical issue, help would be a problem. All 4 of us felt unsafe.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Martha, its been a long time since a did this tour (I have done so many tours since then) I really don't remember. I am very happy, you enjoy the other part of the tour and my company. I am very sorry you did not let me know abouth your fear while we was on the San Lorenzo National Park road, I will have suggested skiping than road and given you other options. e. g. Portobelo. The goverment Just start working on a new road to forth San Lorenzo. Many thanks for your patience and nice review.
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
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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!