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Panama City: Made In Panama Walking Shopping Tour in Casco Antiguo

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What to Expect
Your friendly local guide will meet you in Panama’s picturesque old town, known as Casco Antiguo. As we walk we’ll chat chocolate first, learning about Panama's world-famous organic varieties, the chocolate of choice for world-class chocolatiers from Europe and beyond. The cacao comes from the Bocas del Toro province and is sold all over the world. This awesome store also exclusively sells other local products such as lotions and soaps.

Next up, it’s time to learn about the legendary Panama hat! Ironically, the Panama hats that you would recognise are actually made in Ecuador, BUT, we’ll show you hats that are actually made in Panama as well. Travellers are often overwhelmed with the number of stores selling these fabulous hats so it makes sense to visit with a local to guide who can advise you on the price and quality before you make a purchase. These hats are true collector’s items!

The next stop will be at a well-known factory that specialises in handicrafts and ornate ornaments. One-third of all the world’s gold has passed through Panama, so it would be wrong not to show you some! We’ll also check out the highest quality artisan crafts like mola, a handmade material often used to form part of the traditional outfit of a Guna Indian woman, and handwoven baskets dyed with natural colours known as canastas. You’ll also see cocobolos (rosewood carvings), taguas (ivory nuts) and plenty more.

We then head out to a shop full of local woven and carved artisanal products. Panama is famous for its seven indigenous groups and this shop represents the Embera and Wounaan groups. Arts and crafts here are made by the indigenous people themselves and it’s a great place for you to learn about fascinating traditional weaves and local carvings!

We’ll finish your Panama shopping tour at an award winning coffee shop and enjoy a cup of the good stuff as we answer any more questions that you may have about shopping in the city. Don’t forget to reach out and ask for tips on what else there is to see and do during your stay.
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Important Information
Departure Point
El Motete, Panama City, Panama
Departure Time
4:30 PM
1h 30m
Return Details
Bajareque Coffee House, Calle 8a Este, Panamá, Panama
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Cup of coffee at a local coffee shop
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you don’t like coffee, we can substitute for another drink at the coffee shop.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • If a place listed on the tour is closed, we will substitute it with another very similar shop.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kevin and his staff are amazing. We learned so much. He kept my teenagers entertained and provided great information about Panama! Can’t wait for another Barefoot Panama Tour!
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Took a walking tour of Casco Viejo with Alex, who was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Panama and the Old City. We started in one of the squares and slowly weaved our way through 3 other squares and plaza's. We learned about the Spanish, French and American
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About the operator

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By: Urban Adventures Panama
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Interesting and fun day
Thank you Theresa for a fun day! Theresa was so passionate, interesting, and shared her vast local knowledge with
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Munich, Germany
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Gonzo, not the well known muppet character
Our guide, Gonzo, from Barefoot Panama tours and more is everything a guide should be. Many times tours rely on
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Enjoyed being driven around to hotspots in the city! Was a busy day with lots packed in! Our tour guide was an
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East Anglia
Trip of a lifetime!
Amazing tour of a fascinating city. The canal is incredible - a must-see; and I loved the old city. Kevin is
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Bare foot in Panama 👍👍👍👍👍
Very knowledgeable host... Strongly advise tripping with him..Top knotch. He knows all the ins outs local
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A beautiful and very interesting tour for nature and local communities lovers! Gonzo was my guide and I could not
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Love the Tours by Barefoot
Kevin and his staff are amazing. We learned so much. He kept my teenagers entertained and provided great
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Loved the taste of Panama!
Fantastic food, oh and lots of great drinks (!), combined with the best of all tour guides... will definitely come
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Cool Facts About The Old City
Took a walking tour of Casco Viejo with Alex, who was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Panama and the
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I do not eat to live - I LIVE to eat and this was far beyond my expectations!!!!! As a New Orleans native, we take
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Great Beer, Great Food, Amazing Guide!
We really enjoyed the "Taste of Panama" Tour. Amazing ceviche and good beer! Kevin was a great guide, answering
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Geoffrey B
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A day to remember
We got a very personalized tour. The guides were punctual on our pick up and were very informative about Panama
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Andrew J
Excellent tour of Panama's Old Town!
The Urban Adventure tour of Panama City's iconic Casco Viejo was both fun and informative. We had a bunch of great
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