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 started working the routes in 2019, when Panama City turned 500 years old, and I was about to complete my first ten years living in the capital city as a university student, which has allowed me to know and feel the history of the convulsive but at the same time calm tropical reality of Panama City and the country. Originally from Chiriqui. I really enjoy tourism, learning and exploring the different destinations in Panama and the world. I will be very excited to be your tourist guide when possible and to be able to share my recommendations of the season. Guruwalk routes are an alternative for visitors seeking to understand the cultural and natural diversity that inhabits Panama from a local and social perspective.

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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, Calidonia and Ancón.

This walk will allow you to experience a fascinating contrast between the busiest urban area in the city and the iconic nature reserve with its panoramic views and unique history - where we also get a chance to observe different architectonic designs, the tropical flora and maybe some 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 share with 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 its latest century history.

You will be able to learn about the impact of the presence of Afro-Antilleans, Americans, French and many more in the local history; you will discover the social movements that arose 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.

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Wear comfortable clothing and footwear to walk on pavemented road, bring a water bottle or your preferred hydrating beverage, wear sun block and protection such as sun glass, hat or small umbrella, travel lightly or with a backpack for personal belongings.

Let me know if you would like to meet in El Cangrejo area where I come from. 

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  • Meeting point:
    Estación 5 de Mayo, Av. Justo Aroseme...
    Estación 5 de Mayo, Av. Justo Arosemena, Panamá, 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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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 natura...

Jackelyn 27 Feb 2021

The views, the nature, the hike, the love….It was wonderful to learn about the history, art and culture of Panama through Inés’ eyes…technically, through her heart. T...

Thandi 26 Feb 2020
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Travelled in group - Jan 2020

Great Tour. Ines was very personable. She was open to all questions and definitely enjoys sharing her knowledge of Panamanian history. Ancon Hill was closed during ou...

Darren 18 Feb 2020
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Travelled in group - Feb 2020

Awesome tour. Ines really knows her stuff! Very knowledgeable, excellent English, extremely proud of her country. Ancon Hill is a little bit of a climb, be aware of ...

Kristina 15 Feb 2020
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Travelled in group - Feb 2020

Inés es muy interesante persona, sabe mucho de historia de Panamá. Lo recomendo. Gracias por muy buen día

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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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