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Walking tour of the Casco Viejo
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
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.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
Jamie Swan - Travel Consultant
Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..
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.
Jim Ashworth - Travel Consultant
Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.