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Panama City: Small Group Morning Shopping Tour

Product ID: 337886
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Explore the coolest part of Panama City and discover the best shopping in town with a local by your side. Marvel at charming architecture. Learn about Panama’s most famous crafts and souvenirs.
About this activity
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Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 4:30 PM
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Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Shop a wide selection of local products including chocolate, rum, and handicrafts
  • Discover the surprising story behind the legendary Panama hat
  • Check out a handicrafts museum, factory, and store all rolled into one
  • Enjoy an artisan coffee at an award-winning coffee shop
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Casco Antiguo
Full description
Your tour begins as you meet your guide in the city's old town, Casco Antiguo. As you walk, your local guide will fill you in on Panama’s world-famous organic chocolate, the chocolate of choice for world-class chocolatiers from Europe and beyond. The first store you visit stocks some amazing chocolate, as well as 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 recognize are actually made in Ecuador, but your guide will show you hats that are actually made in Panama. Afterwards, you’ll head to a well-known factory that specializes in handicrafts and ornate ornaments. You’ll also check out 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 colors known as canastas.

Then, head out to a shop full of local woven and carved artisanal products. Arts and crafts here are made by the indigenous people themselves, and it’s a great place to learn about fascinating traditional weaves and local carvings. Finish your Panama shopping tour at an award-winning coffee shop and enjoy a cup of local coffee.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Cup of coffee or other beverage at a local coffee shop
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Gratuities for your guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

EL MOTETE, located next to Super Gourmet.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour is conducted in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
• If a location listed on the tour is closed, it will be substituted with another very similar shop.
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 are permitted on this tour at the rate listed; Please select "child" when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform the local partner at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
• If you don’t like coffee, you can substitute for another drink at the coffee shop.

From US$ 79 per person