Alternative Free Tour: Urban expressions and tropical gardens of the capital city

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Inés
Quality Verified Registered on May 02, 2019

I am Inés, a local tour guide happy to lead you for a fun and unique Panamá adventure! Panamá is a great destination to travel almost year round. In any season you visit you will find plenty to do both in and outside of its capital town but hey, if you happen to spend a few days in the area we should meet and go out for a walk. For my walking tours I like to combine the local history with natural sightseeings and I think is a great way to share the meaning of events, places and faces. My plan is to share my knowledge of Panamá with you. Are you in?

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

This is a tour to get to know two historical areas of Panama City, the districts of Calidonia and Ancón.

This walk will allow you to experience the fascinating contrast between the urban area most traveled daily by Panamanians in the capital and one of the most iconic nature reserves for its panoramic views and unique history - where there are also possibilities to observe various architectural designs , some flora tropical and perhaps wildlife such as sloths, toucans and agoutis.

Through Street Art, murals, monuments, squares and emblematic buildings that we will find on this tour, I will tell you about the conflicts and resolutions of the Panamanian capital , the cultural, ethnic and social developments that have happened in the city of Panama in the last 150 years.

You will be able to know the impact of the presence of Afro-Antilleans, Americans, French and more in the local history of the last century; you will discover the social movements that emerged before, during and after the construction of the Panama Canal and finally gain a greater understanding of the capital city of Panama, its past, present and vision for the future.

This tour includes a hike starting from the Calidonia area to the top of Cerro Ancón. On that road we will have breaks or alternate routes to make our tour more comfortable.

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 It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to walk on the pavement, carry your water bottle or your preferred hydrating drink, use sun protection such as sunglasses, a hat or a small umbrella, pack light or carry a backpack to store personal items.

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  • Meeting point:
    XF47+2F4, Panama City, Panama
    XF47+2F4, Panama City, Panama
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How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Shanika 02 Dec 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Inés sets an easy and comfortable pace for her tours. The coffee stop along the way was a great addition. She was very accommodating with all my questions and shared such a compelling narrative of the history of the city through murals and buildings. We had great wildlife sightings as a bonus! Thank you Inés for being so generous with your time and knowledge. Happy to return the gesture if you ever visit Sri Lanka!
Nari... 09 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Great tour! Highly recommend.
Guido 31 Oct 2022
Disfute mucho del tour, Irene es una persona muy amena e informada. 100% recomendada
Laura 07 Oct 2022
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Ines es una chica super amable y inteligente. Me ha gustado mucho hacer el tour con ella, es muy tranquila y se puede hablar sobre todo con ella. La recomiendo!
Kapil 21 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022
Me pareció genial la verdad, un recorrido histórico complementado con murales y piezas de street art, un recorrido distinto que huye del asfalto y penetra en la naturaleza. Lo recomiendo.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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