Cultural Tours and Activities in Panama

Culture runs deep in Panama. With historic ruins, lively markets and seven indigenous groups, travelers won’t have any trouble experiencing Panama’s strong cultural dimensions. These tours bring visitors into close contact with the heart of Panamanian culture—they include visits to coffee plantations, historic forts, museums, performing arts centers, and indigenous villages. They are a great way to get a feel for where Panama has been and where it’s going.

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Historical Tour of Portobelo, Panama
Historical Tour of PortobeloPortobello

Head over to Panama’s Caribbean coast for a day spent exploring colonial fortresses.

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Historic
Azuero Folklore, Panama
Azuero FolkloreChitre

The Azuero Peninsula is considered the cultural heartland of Panama. This tour explores the traditions and folklore of the Azuero Peninsula.

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Cultural
Casco Antiguo and City Tour, Panama
Casco Antiguo and City TourPanama City

You’ll get a good look at some of the best attractions in Panama City during this tour, including Casco Viejo , the financial district , and the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal.

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City Tour
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Guided Tours
Villa Santos Day Tour, Panama
Villa Santos Day TourLas Tablas

This tour allows you to sample the best of La Villa de los Santos history, music, and gastronomy. An expert guide will accompany your trip.

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Museum
Full Day City and Canal Tour, Panama
Full Day City and Canal TourPanama City

This full-day tour brings visitors to some of the most interesting places around Panama City. You’ll visit Casco Viejo, the Miraflores Locks, the Causeway, and the Biodiversity Museum.

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City Tour
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Guided Tours
Isla Grande Truck Tour, Panama
Isla Grande Truck TourPanama City

This tour will take you to some of the most interesting scenery and culture of coastal Panama. At the outset of the tour you will explore the city of Portobelo. Then the tour continues with a road trip to the coast, and a boat ride to Grande Island.

Boat Tours
Cultural
Guided Tours
Emberá Village Overnight Tour, Panama
Emberá Village Overnight TourColon

If you’re really interested in spending time with indigenous Panamanians, this tour may be for you. It allows you to spend a day and night in an authentic Emberá village.

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