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  • Location:Panama City, Panama
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Taste of Panama City: Walking Tour with Food and Drinks in Casco Viejo

Eat and drink your way through Panama City with an informative local guide on this small-group walking tour. Stroll past historical landmarks in Casco Viejo, or Old Quarter — UNESCO World Heritage site — to the city’s hippest food and drink joints. Taste craft beers at a microbrewery, sample Panamanian coffee and chocolate, savor ceviche at a seafood market, and sip rum at a rooftop cocktail bar. Your 2-hour evening culinary tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Panama City food and drinks tour in the Casco Viejo district
  • Visit five food and drink establishments with a local guide, who will give you all the inside info about each place
  • Sip some of the world’s most expensive coffee, savor a piece of organic chocolate and sample four craft beers
  • Discover the deliciousness of fresh ceviche, and enjoy a rum cocktail on a rooftop bar during sunset
  • Everything you eat and drink is grown, produced or brewed in Panama!
  • See historical landmarks like Metropolitan Cathedral in Casco Viejo, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people provides a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Taste of Panama City: Walking Tour with Food and Drinks in Casco Viejo

Panama City Food and Drinks Walking Tour in Casco Viejo

Your culinary walking tour of the World Heritage–listed Casco Viejo district (aka Casco Antiguo) begins in the evening at Café Unido. Meet your guide and small group at this coffee roastery for a tasting of Panamanian coffee produced from high-end beans, and learn from a local coffee roaster about the industry. 

Next, follow your guide past historical landmarks like the Arco Chato (Flat Arch) en route to a gourmet food shop that specializes in rich Panamanian chocolate. You’ll sample organic chocolate produced by the Ngöbe, an indigenous group from the Bocas del Toro province.

Then continue on foot past the Metropolitan Cathedral and white-washed Palacio de las Garzas, the Presidential Palace, until you reach a local microbrewery, where you can enjoy a tasting of four beers — whichever are on tap that day — and learn a bit about beer-making in Panama.

You’ll stroll along the Malecón (seawall and esplanade) to a seafood market for a taste of fresh ceviche, a Panamanian specialty. Savor fresh raw fish cured in lime juice and flavored with chopped onion and cilantro before heading to your final stop at a rooftop bar. 

Toast the end of your 2-hour tour with a rum cocktail made with 7-year-old Ron Abuelo, which comes from one of Panama's oldest rum producers, and snap photos with newfound friends as the sun sets over Panama City.

Customer Reviews

Claudia G G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We had a super experience and love the guides at Barefoot Panama. Great to learn about the city from locals.Highly recommend.

Kathryn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Kevin is a great, loquacious guide. Loved the old city and the food tour!

Dee T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Definitely a must do. The tour guide, Kevin in knowledgeable and engaging. The pace of the evening is perfect for conversation and the opportunity to soak in the skyline of beautiful Panama City. The ceviche was the best and the marketplace fascinating. We did this tour at the end of our trip and it was a great way to bid farewell to Panama for now.

Katie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a fantastic time on the city food tour! We learned so much about the Casco Viejo neighborhood. Russ was our awesome tour guide and gave us some great recommendations of places to visit and restaurants to eat! We highly recommend this tour!

Thomas A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time on our walking tour. The spots were all top notch and, even after returning home, we're still talking about all of the fun we had. Thanks again!

Alaine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved this tour and cannot recommend it highly enough. It was informative, fun, different to usual tours and the tour guide was engaging and went well and truely above what was required to make sure each person on the tour enjoyed themselves.

Jyoti P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful short tour. Perfect end to our day. Our guide Russ was energetic, informative and very knowledgeable. Great food.

Stefanie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were quite lucky and the only ones on the trip. Gonzo our guide was a Panamanian who explained us all the details and we had a lot of fun drinking, beer, rum, coffee and having dinner at the fish market. We can really recommend the tour. After the good experience we booked the monkey tour two days later which is also a must!

Elisa A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was a great introduction to Casco Viejo and Panama City. It had just the right amount of walking versus eating and drinking. It was also nice to have all the food and drink included and taken care of so it is well worth the price. We enjoyed chatting with our guide, Ross, who had great info to share as well as the others participating in the tour.

Sunny S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellent trip with great food and drinks. Our tour guide was attentive.

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