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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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  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    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 Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Evie Oswald - Travel Expert

    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    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 a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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