THE REAL PANAMA walking tour of The Chinatown and The Old Town!

THE REAL PANAMA walking tour of The Chinatown and The Old Town!

We take you to have a close contact with the real Panama... Its people, its history, colors, smells, and flavors, like no other walking tour in Panama City.

Get closer to the real Panama, visiting "non-tourist" areas, but the areas where our locals visit for their daily purchases of food and articles of all kinds.

Discover special places in the city, access secret spots of churches and enjoy the architecture that emerged at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

Be amazed with the ancestral art of the Mola, visiting the Museo de la Mola, a true and captivating attraction. (Monday is closed)

Enjoy your vacation and explore Panama in the friendliest, most professional, and safest environment for you.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Felipe Neri Public Market, 9, Panamá, Panama

This is the starting point, where you will meet our guide and start your experience!

San Felipe Neri Public Market, is a special place, nothing touristy, but extremely popular with locals from all over Panama City looking for the best products at the best prices.

Historically, the building was one of the stations of the "First Transcontinental Railway in the World"... Today, fully restored and renovated, for the sale of the best agricultural, organic products and the best meats of all kinds.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Barrio Chino, Panama City, Panama

Chinatown will be your first encounter with the Real Panama during this fascinating walking tour

While you listen to the stories of our guide, you will be able to observe the buildings that brought together the ancient Chinese societies at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, this neighborhood has been shared between the original descendants of the Chinese who refuse to abandon the houses inherited by their relatives, and the new inhabitants who arrive in Panama and settle in the neighborhood, to participate as part of the labor force in the Panama Canal.

Today, the new Chinese generations have moved to the north of the city, to what we know today as "El Dorado", the "New" Chinatown of Panama

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Enjoy a market of artisan products, traditional hats, dresses, souvenirs and discover the most incredible murals with graffiti in Panama City

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Iglesia Santa Ana Panama, Calle 14 Corregimiento de Santa Ana, Panama City Panama

This is an incredible stop to discover the stories that surround this church and its emblematic plaza during the rise of the Panamanian popular class in the early 20th century. This is a place that marked many writers and politicians to transform the art, culture and political destiny of our nation

Pass By: Cafe Coca Cola, XF36+9JQ, Av. Central España, Panamá, Panama

Café Coca-Cola is the only restaurant that bears this famous name in the world. Founded in 1875, it became the meeting place for the new social class of the 20th century.

It was the scene where celebrities from all over the world met on their way through Panama. Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Evita Perón among many more.

Pass By: Antigua Murralla Panama. Baluarte Mano De Tigre, XF27+V32, C. Pedro A. Díez, Panamá, Panama

The Imposing Hand of the Tiger is the remnant of what in the 17th century became the wall that protected the city of Panama at that time.

With the gold boom in the mid-1850s, this wall was torn down and used as the quarry for the construction of the new city "outside the wall".

Here begins your walk in the "intramuros", which became the new city of Panama since 1673.

Pass By: Plaza Tomas Herrera, Avenida A 9a Oeste, Panama City Panama

This is the point where history and architecture merge ...

Here we honor the memory of General Herrera, pioneer of the idea that Panama was recognized as a Free State since the mid-19th century while enjoying the incredible variety of Spanish, French and Italian architecture.

Stop At: Iglesia de la Merced, San Felipe, Panama City Panama

The Majestic Church of the Religious Order of the Mercedarians, which models the rocks of its original construction in the ancient city invaded by Henry Morgan and his cronies in 1671.

Here you will appreciate the once entrance of the new city of Panama, the beautiful architecture that begins to parade before your eyes will captivate you.

You will have the opportunity to enter the church and admire the religious art that has survived since the 17th century

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museo de la Mola, Calle Jose de Obaldia, Panama City 0801 Panama

Travel through Guna history and culture and discover the mystery behind one of the most representative arts of Panama

Here we will make a quick visit to this magical museum.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Church of Saint Joseph, Avenida A y 2, Panamá, Panama

The legendary Golden Altar, which survived the looting perpetrated by Henry Morgan and his men, is today the subject of legends and admiration.

Here he discovers one of the greatest Christmas nativity scenes in the republic.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Avenida A & Calle 7, panama city, Panama City Panama

Today, fully restored and renovated, it has been occupied by one of the most luxurious and extravagant hotels built in the Old Town of San Felipe.

The University "La Compañía de Jesus", became the first university in Panama, run since the end of the 17th century by the Jesuits.

Stop At: Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria the Ancient, 7-53, Av. B, Panamá, Panama

You could not miss a visit to our Majestic Basilica Cathedral and its Plaza surrounded by History and beautiful buildings.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Independence Square, Calle 5 & Avenida Central, Panama City Panama

The Plaza de la Independencia (Independence Square) is your last stop on this amazing walking tour.

This square, full of history, culture and traditions, is the ideal place to plan your lunch spot, visit your favorite museum or simply taste a delicious "Raspao" (shaved ice) with tropical fruit!

Duration: 5 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"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 12 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Start location: San Felipe Neri Public Market, 9, Panamá, Panama
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up at your favorite location ONLY IN Panama City DOWNTOWN.

If your hotel is not listed here, please contact our representative.


  • Fuerte Amador. Resort & Marina, 084300762, Panamá, Panama

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Bottled water
  • Hand Sanitizier and Disponsable Masks
  • Professional Tour Guide (Certified by ATP)
  • Entry/Admission - Museo de la Mola

Not Included


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