Guided Colonian Heritage Walking Tour in Panama

2 to 30 minutes
Free cancellation
2 - 10
Mobile ticket


This is a fun and enriching walk through the history of three cities in one; its narrow streets, Churches and squares. You will learn about the history of Panama's second Jewel and how the city was moved after the pirate attack. Get an explanation about the three cities and their importance.

You will Learn in a fun and different way with a certified tour guide that instead of showing you only the tourist places, will try to show and give you an idea of ​​the day by day of our people.

I will show you a part of apanama that others avoid; a part that is full of the true colors of Panama.


  • Professional Certified Bilingual Guide specialized in History, Geography, Ecology, Ethnics & Culture
  • Greate, friendly and relax atmosphere

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Plaza V Centenario, Calle Pablo Arosemena y Ave. Eloy Alfaro, XF37+PH8, Panamá, Panama

The meeting point will be in the PLAZA V CENTENARIO.
This is an important point where many parts of colonial history come together. This was the boundary between the area of the slaves and mestizos and the area of the Spanic elite. For centuries it was also the area of unofficial trade, including the opium during the Californian gold rush; was the beginning of the economy outside the wall.

This place is connected with the Chinatown, the group who arrived for the construction of the first railway that linked the Pacific with the Atlantic; You will learn about chinese odyssey in Panama.

This spot was scene of conflicts, adventures, separations, legends and also witness of how a country became the bridge of the world and the heart of the universe. Is an area full of stories, important to understand our history and culture; it will make you understand everything better, beyond a tourist point of view.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Salsipuedes, C. 13 Este, Panamá, Panama

We will cross the famous street of SALSIPUEDES. This is a historic and famous street from the colonial era that was the commercial emporium outside the walled city. almost prohibited for the elite, but necessary for the expansion of the economy and for the survival of the poor classes (slaves, indigenous, mestizos).

Here you can see how the expansion outside the walls begins, we will see the vestiges of a beautiful architecture that little by little reappears.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Santa Ana, Panama City, Panama City, Panama

We will walk through the Santa Ana area and the famous PEDESTRIAN WALK; the first great commercial center of Panama and possibly Central America.  This is a mandatory area for those who want to see and feel the real Panama.

With buildings from the beginning of the century that show us styles like: Greek, Moorish,   and Ardeco styles among others;   with hundreds of stores and vendors that will make you understand why we are a meltin pot.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Casco Viejo, Avenida Central, Panama City Panama

Casco Viejo Protection Walls:

Like any elite European city of 1600, San Felipe had a sophisticated system of defenses and protection that separated it from the slums; as we walk and learn you will see and understand part of these fortifications sistem.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plaza de Francia Casco Viejo, Panama City Panama

The mastermind behind the Suez Canal, the great Frenchman, Ferdinand de lesseps, arrived in Panama in 1880 convinced of being able to unite the Pacific with the Atlantic.
and although he didn't achieve it, his sacrifice and corage is remembered today in this plaza.

Here you will learn more about the French attempt to build a Canal and at the same time you will admire the beautiful view of the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de la Catedral, Casco Viejo, Panama City Panama

You will see the main Plaza of the city and get inside some of the cathedrals. We will also have time for some photos of the beautiful parks and squares. You will have a couple of minutes for a little stop at the Arts and Crafts Center where you can buy some crafts made by our local people.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Bolivar, Avenida B Between Calle 3 & Calle 4, Panama City Panama

We cannot just pass by here without stopping to mention the visionary who knew that Panama would be the bridge to the world and the heart of the universe. We will take a few minutes to admire the majestic monument to Simon Bolivar, liberator of nations amd father of the latin american freedom

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Please note that this is a walking tour; in some places it will be required to go up and down some steps. The high temperatures of Panama, the sun and possible rains should also be taken in consideration .
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
February 2023

Jorge was the best guide. So knowledgeable and amenable. We enjoyed his tour thoroughly. We had already taken the usual tour inside the old city walls. This tour was a whole different perspective.

January 2023

Jorge was a fantastic guide through the old city. Very knowledgeable, giving fascinating details. I would highly recommend going on any of several tours with Jorge!

December 2021

Did the walking tour with Jorge on Monday morning, basically had a personalized tour as there was no one else on it only me and my boyfriend. The experience was great, he explained the history and showed us areas that regular walking tours avoid as they’re not as “picture perfect” it was great to...

Lindsay H
March 2023

Jorge was fantastic. He’s so knowledgeable about the history of Panama. The tour gave context to all the places we’d seen walking around in Casco Viejo. He speaks clear English and is very personable.

February 2023

Our guide met us on time at the correct meeting location. He explained to us that our tour would not be the usual ‘tourist highlights’ but, rather a good historical account of how Panama was founded, moved and founded again. We would see all the important places in the story of Panama. It was a ...

December 2021

Excelente walking tour. Jorge tiene mucho conocimiento y capacidad para transmitir la historia de Panamá a través de este tour. Fantástico desde todo punto de vista. Altamente recomendado!!!!

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