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Panama Rural Tourism: Day Trip to La Pintada

Panama rural tourism is a sustainable, community-friendly opportunity to discover the real cultures and communities of Panama’s small towns. On this full-day experience, learn to weave a panama hat with local artisans, visit a “Puro” cigar factory, watch a folk presentation, explore picturesque town squares, and more!

USD $215.00USD $377.00

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Discover Panama’s Off-the-Beaten-Path Small Towns on this Day Trip to La Pintada & Penonome

On this charming, off-the-beaten-path day tour in Panama’s rural interior, discover the communities of La Pintada and Penonome, full of culture and warmth, and birthplace of the iconic Panama sun hat — known locally as a sombrero pintado.

Panama rural tourism is a sustainable, community-friendly opportunity to discover the real cultures and communities of Panama’s small towns. On this full-day experience, learn to weave a panama hat with local artisans, visit a “Puro” cigar factory, watch a folk presentation, explore picturesque town squares, and more!

Highlights

  • Visit the birthplace of the Panama hat
  • Receive a demonstration on hat weaving from local artisans, and learn the technique yourself!
  • Experience a folk presentation of local dances and dress
  • Tour a cigar factory to learn how world-famous “Puro” cigars are made
  • Explore 2 small towns for an in-depth look at day-to-day life in Panama
  • Choose Panama rural tourism to discover Panama’s true identity and support local communities

Tour Information

Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Panama City or Santiago

Destination: Penonome and La Pintada

Duration: 6 hours

Itinerary

Begin your day with hotel pick-up in Santiago or Panama City and transfer to La Pintada. Upon arrival to the picturesque small town, explore the town square and colonial church with your local guide to discover more about day-to-tay life.

From the church, head to the mayor’s office, where you’ll check out the permanent Panama hat exposition. Here, receive a fascinating demonstration of the art of hat-weaving from local artisans — and learn the technique yourself!

Enjoy lunch at an authentic local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit a cigar factory where you’ll learn about the art of producing world-famous “Puro” or “Habano” cigars.

End the day with a folk presentation of regional dances, where you’ll encounter Panama’s proud culture and rich heritage.

What’s Included

  • Round trip transportation from Santiago or Panama
  • Entrance to “Hat Exhibition” at City Hall
  • Folk presentation with dances from the region
  • Cigar factory tour
  • Lunch at a restaurant in Penonome
  • Specialized tour guide
  • Bottled water

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La Pintada, Coclé, Panamá

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La Pintada, Coclé, Panamá 8.593318, -80.446559

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