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Urban Expressions and Tropical Gardens of Ancon Hill

Your guru: Inés
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  • Panama City
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Inés

Hey, welcome to Panama! My name is Ines Marlez and I would love to show you a couple of my favorite places in Panama city, iberoamerican capital of culture 2019. I enjoy very much to study history and being outdoors, this combination allows me to develop itineraries and circuits for my tours where I can show the impact of Panama and its culture. Thanks to Guru Walk ... More »

Hey, welcome to Panama! My name is Ines Marlez and I would love to show you a couple of my favorite places in Panama city, iberoamerican capital of culture 2019. I enjoy very much to study history and being outdoors, this combination allows me to develop itineraries and circuits for my tours where I can show the impact of Panama and its culture. Thanks to Guru Walk we have the opportunity to meet next time you visit Panama. Contact me if you have any question or book a date directly on any tour. Looking forward to meet you soon!

About the tour

Calidonia and Ancón are two neighborhoods full of contrasts and unique in their class, they are located between Casco Antiguo and the Ancon hill.

Recognized for having been one of the border areas between Panama City and the US-administered Canal zone, each with unique characteristics of great interest to know.

Calidonia is an area of ​​high traffic of cars and pedestrians, precisely between the avenue November 3 and the May 5th square we find buildings and avenues with much meaning, stories and full of movement.

In Ancón there are up to 4 different routes to reach the top of the hill 200 meters above sea level, it is an area of ​​much vegetation and less traffic, depending on the day and our resistance we will choose the route to show you the slopes of Ancon hill and the possibility of reaching the summit where the flag of Panama flies.

In this tour we will show you artistic murals, we cross historical avenues and there we'll have an opportunity to meet the tropical fauna and flora of the natural park, according to the route chosen the day you visit.

We will show you and recognize:

- The multiple cultural contributions of Afro-Antillean, Hindostan and United States migration in Panama.

- Local social movements and the Latin American region.

- Design and construction of different periods: railroad, sidewalks, streets, water canal.

- Tropical fauna and flora.

- Buildings of the Legislative Assembly, Court of Justice of Panama, Canal Administration, among others.

- Possibility of drinking natural juice, Panamanian coffee and seasonal snacks (mango salad, pixvae, pineapple chunks, mafá, platanitos)

It is recommended to bring your water container, light clothing, sneakers or comfortable walking shoes.

It is possible to arrange to meet in a different time, just send me a message to see possiblity.

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How to find me: Wearing a hat or head-bandana, purse hanging and short pants
Tour duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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Thandi Sul

4 months ago

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 our tour but we still learned a lot and got an appreciation for the history and culture which is why I booked this tour.

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Tobias Rauber

4 months ago

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Darren

5 months ago

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 that from the outset--but if you can walk, you'll certainly love the views.

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Response from Inés:

Thank you for the feedback and the opportunity to show you Panama this lovely morning! A pleasure to share with you
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Kristina

5 months ago

Inés es muy interesante persona, sabe mucho de historia de Panamá. Lo recomendo.

Gracias por muy buen día

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Response from Inés:

Muchas gracias por la oportunidad y compartir
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Maria Prebble

5 months ago

After spending days indoors at a conference, I was really looking forward to this tour. It was great! It was wonderful to learn about the history, art and culture of Panama, while also getting to experience its biodiversity. On Cerro Ancón, we saw a boa constrictor, a sleeping sloth, and leaf cutter ants.

Thank you Inés!

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Response from Inés:

What a ride!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to meet you in Panama, there's always something amazing outdoors
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Charles

5 months ago

Ines es muy paciente y considerada con la gente. Le gusta su trabajo. Habla bien claro para que todo el mundo entienda. Sabe mucho. Pienso tomar otro tur con ella.

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Response from Inés:

Muchas gracias por la apreciación, espero tener otro chance para verlos.
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