Shopping guided tour
Shopping Tours

Shopping guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Visit a unique artisan shop named after the traditional basket of Panama and stock up on a wide selection of local products
  • Explore a fancy handicrafts museum, factory, and store all rolled into one that shows off the best of Panama’s craft products
  • Discover the story behind the legendary Panama hat
  • Enjoy an artisan coffee at one of our favourite award-winning coffee shops
What to expect

Your guide will meet you in Panama’s picturesque old town, known as Casco Antiguo. As you walk you’ll chat chocolate first, learning about Panama's world-famous organic varieties, the chocolate of choice for world-class chocolatiers from Europe and beyond. The cacao comes from the Bocas del Toro province and is sold all over the world.

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, we’ll show you hats that are actually made in Panama as well. These hats are true collector’s items!

The next stop will be at a well-known factory that specializes in handicrafts and ornate ornaments. One-third of all the world’s gold has passed through Panama, so it would be wrong not to show you some! You’ll also check out the highest quality 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. You’ll also see cocobolos (rosewood carvings), taguas (ivory nuts) and plenty more.

You then head out to a shop full of local woven and carved artisanal products. Panama is famous for its seven indigenous groups and this shop represents the Embera and Wounaan groups. Arts and crafts here are made by the indigenous people themselves.

You’ll finish your shopping tour at an award-winning coffee shop and enjoy a cup of the good stuff.

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What's included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A cup of coffee at a local coffee shop
What's not included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
Reduced price
  • Infants 0-5 years old: free
  • Children 6-11 years old: reduced

Where

Panama City

Meeting point:

El Motete (next to Super Gourmet)

What to remember
  • Group size: 1-12 people
  • If a place listed on the tour is closed, the local operator will substitute it with another very similar shop
  • Ending point of the tour: The Bajareque Café
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When

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 4.30pm

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Provider
Urban Adventures
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.

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