- 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
Now that you’re a bit caffeinated, move on to your next stop, a gourmet food shop that specializes in rich Panamanian chocolate. On your way there, enjoy your walk through the World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo district (also known as Casco Antiguo), passing by historical landmarks like the Arco Chato (Flat Arch).
When you arrive at the food shop, sample a piece of organic chocolate from the Bocas del Toro province, where the chocolate is produced by the Ngöbe, an indigenous group. Then take another walk through Casco Viejo toward your next destination, stopping along the way for photo ops of the stunning Metropolitan Cathedral and white-washed Presidential Palace (Palacio de las Garzas).
Next up is a local microbrewery, where you can enjoy a tasting of four beers — whichever are on tap that day. Take a look at the brewery facilities to see how the local beer is made, and learn a bit about beermaking in Panama from your guide.
Continue your adventure along the malecón (sea wall) to a seafood market, where you’ll enjoy some fresh ceviche, a Panamanian specialty that’s also common throughout Central and South America. Panamanian ceviche typically consists of small pieces of fresh raw fish cured in lime juice and flavored with chopped onion and cilantro, and it’s one of the best things you’ll eat all day.
Finally, head to your last stop, a rooftop bar, for a rum cocktail made with 7-year-old Ron Abuelo, which comes from one of Panama's oldest rum producers. As you sip your drink, watch the sunset over the city. Your tour ends here, where you can stay on your own to continue your evening in Panama City, or find perhaps another spot in Casco Viejo to have drinks and dinner.
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!
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.
Excellent trip with great food and drinks. Our tour guide was attentive.
Loved it. What a fun tour! Our guide, an American expat knew all the ins and outs of the Casco and gave us a view we would never have seen on our own. It was good to go on this tour when we first arrived because it gave us a good perspective of the area. We highly recommend this tour.
This is a "must do" tour. I would encourage the tourist to ask if whether the tour can be extended by an hour or two. The tour guide was great!
Great experience. While the coffee shop wasn't listed on Google Maps, Platea Restaurant was and it was next door. Jeff, the tour guide, was great. He was informative, patient, and helpful with translation. It was a great tour of local chocolate, coffee, beer, ceviche, and rum as well as Panama's old town, Casco Viejo. Taxi into old town worked best as streets are one way, narrow, and there is almost no parking. There was much to see so I would recommend a longer tour that visits the churches, presidential building, and other sites. This was a walking food tour but an old town historical tour would be equally appreciated. Considering the other Panama tours, this one was the best if you want to walk around Panama. I'd do this again next time I'm in Panama.
Fun, informative tour of Casco Viejo. We started out at the Bajareque Cafe, sipped on slow pour Boquete coffee beans ( grown locally) at the ATH, chocolate tasting, micro-brew beer tasting, people watching, fresh ceviche at the Seafood Market/Restaurant area overlooking the Pacific and ended the tour at the rooftop bar of Tantalo sipping ginger infused mojitos watching the sunset over the city... it's a really relaxed tour and you're free to have dinner post tour at the many restaurants in the area.
The tour was excellent, Jeff although not a native Panamainan, was very knowledgable about the country. I would recommend this tour to get to see the real Panama.
We really enjoyed the tour and our guide Jeff Thompson. It should be noted that this is mainly a drinking tour, with the food pictured, civiche samples as all the food you will try. We also had coffee, chocolate,beer, and rum. Crossing six lanes of traffic in the dark, also not my favorite although everything worked out.
Nice introduction to the city