Early: Urban Expressions in a Tropical Cosmopolitan City

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Inés
Registered on May 02, 2019

Hello! I am Inés, I am Panamanian from the province of Chiriquí and I live in Panama City in the El Cangrejo neighborhood. I confirm reservations manually and get in touch as soon as I can. I have been on this platform since 2019 because I like to study and show different sites and history of Panama City. In each neighborhood, avenues, monuments and buildings there are stories about the past, present and future. I invite you to explore a little of Panama by walking with me. The tour is confirmed upon reservation. It does not require a minimum number of people, even just one, if it is confirmed the tour will take place. I speak Spanish and English fluently.

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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

In this tour we want to share the history, current events and future of some avenues in Panama City , specifically in an area between the neighborhoods of San Felipe, Santa Ana, Ancón and Calidonia .

We have been doing the tour since 2019 and have been adapting the route to today visit at least nine sites early in the morning in a period of three to four hours:

- V Centenario Park . It is the meeting point and start of the tour. Here you can see a panoramic view of the city.

- Chinatown . They will learn the history of one of the migrant communities that settled in Panama.

- Salsipoders and Avenida B. In this area we will observe murals painted by local artists and the opening routine of the commercial area that happens at that time.

- San Felipe Neri Municipal Market. They will visit the inns and sales areas for crafts, legumes, vegetables, fruits, natural drinks and more. There are bathrooms available at this site for a cost of 25¢

- Central Avenue . We will take a look at the movement of the city's largest pedestrian avenue, a historic commercial area of ​​the 20th century.

- National Institute of Panama. You will learn about the legacy of the Panamanian student generations and an iconic building from the beginning of the 20th century.

- Avenue of the Martyrs . Cross to the Ancón area and observe painted murals and sculptures by local artists commemorating historical events.

- Gorgas de Ancón Complex . You will learn about the administrative area of ​​the Canal Zone and part of the history of its construction and transfer to Panama.

- Canal Administration Building to observe murals from 1914. Bathrooms usually available.

At this last point we end the tour, unless you want to go to the top of Cerro Ancón or return on foot to Casco Antiguo or to the 5 de Mayo Metro station . In that case it would accompany you to show other areas on the way to a certain point.

It is suggested to bring umbrellas and other protection from the sun or sudden rain, stay hydrated, cash to buy drinks, fruits or other snacks and use of bathrooms, a cell phone or camera for photos and a simple backpack to carry your belongings.

It is a tour that starts early to be able to tour an area of ​​the city that is best appreciated at that time due to the temperature.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    XF47+2F4, Panama City, Panama
    XF47+2F4, Panama City, Panama
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  • 1
    Outside visit
    V Centennial Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Chinatown of Panama
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Get out if you can
  • 4
    Free admission
    Mercado San Felipe Neri
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Pedestrian Central Avenue
  • 6
    Outside visit
    National Institute
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Avenue of the Martyrs
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Supreme Court of Justice
  • 9
    Free admission
    Edificio de la Administración del Canal de Panamá

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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Malika 30 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Wir haben sehr viel über die Entstehung und die Geschichte von Panama erfahren. Ines war sehr bemüht und so viel wie möglich zu zeigen und hat uns Orte gezeigt, an die man sich als Tourist nicht verirrt. Wir können die Tour sehr empfehlen
Noraliza 09 Jan 2024
Toa Alta

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Exelente recorrido. Nos acompaño de vuelta hasta dejarnos cerca del próximo recorrido. Muy alegre y servicial
Juan Carlos 30 Apr 2023

Tengan cuidado porque aunque confirmen, si acaso llueve un poco o parece que lloverá los dejarán plantados si más. Me pidieron confirmar antes del tour y al llegar al lugar me informa el guía que no llegaría. Pérdida de tiempo. Busquen otras opciones
Lawland 27 Jan 2023
San Francisco

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Loved my journey. My first 15 hours in Panamá as a usa 🇺🇸 citizen. Informative, open and diverse range of topics - cultural, historical, political and economics. Nice 3-4 hours in Panamá City
Dawn 14 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Inés is a gem of a guide! I learned so much from her about Panamanian food, history, and culture! I originally chose this tour because I wanted to see something more interesting than the usual sites…and this tour combined food, different sites, and even a bit of Ancon Hill. I highly recommend Inés as her English is excellent, and she’s really knowledgeable and informative! Loved it all!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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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