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Walking tour of the Casco Viejo

Panama City

Visit the historic core of Panama City to get a glimpse of life pre-canal.

Reminiscent of Old Havana, Panama City's Casco Viejo is a warren of mansion-lined alleys connecting elegant colonial squares and historic buildings. Like Havana, it has had  a face-lift which gives you an idea of what it was like in its glory days. Houses have been painted in bright pastel colours, new cocktail bars and chic restaurants have been opened and there is a clutch of new boutique hotels. Wander along cobbled streets past this melee of restored and picturesquely dilapidated townhouses while music penetrates from open doors. There's a deserted beach area from which you can get some good photos.

Take a step back in time on this walking tour, with commentary from a knowledgeable guide who will help you imagine what the city was like before the Panama Canal opened it up to the world.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

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