Experience and Explore the two faces of Panama City: Want something different than a traditional walking tour? Victor Peretz is a passionate local taking visitors off the beaten path in El Chorillo, the forgotten side of Panama City. The poor neighborhood El Chorrillo has a bad reputation and It is widely known for social problems, crimes, violence and former gangs. It is one of the poorest areas in Panama with a population of about 20,000 people. Only 20 years ago, it was a dangerous area, often ruled by gangs. When the government and private investors started seeing the potential of this area. Many of them moved to El Chorrillo, only a stone’s throw away from Casco Viejo. Get off the beaten path with Victor and see where boxer Roberto Duran trained, learn about how the U.S. invasion of Panama affected this neighborhood, try local food and drinks, visit the park where dominoes are played, chat with the locals in their homes & get to know the people of this area, and learn about the gentrification that has taken place in the now trendy Casco Viejo historic district. The Walking Tour through El Chorrillo. Victor's idea is to show tourists the real side of Panama: the local people, their living conditions & culture. He runs the tour under the slogan: "We are more than just a famous Canal - We are People". We will experience some graffitis, cultures and traditions of Panama!
I’m founder of LocalinPTY Corp and a passionate local taking visitors off the beaten path in El Chorrillo neighborhood near Casco Viejo. LocalinPTY was created specially to offer unique and authentic experiences between travelers and locals and learn about how this known barrio for social problems, crimes, violence and former gangs, it's changing positively. I am originally from the San Blas islands and moved to Panama City when I was 9 years old for better education and now I found the best way to meet, connect and exchange different cultures with travelers. I really enjoy meeting people and telling untold stories and unseen places, I am a explorer and love to find hidden treasures that only locals know, I am the link between travelers and locals, I like sharing different cultures and traditions we have in the country as I am a Native
A full local meal (typically a fish or chicken platter with rice, beans, salad, plantain and yuca) with drink. A tasting of…
We are going to explore unseen places and hidden treasures of Panama City that only can be seen through local eyes such us: - Santa Ana neighborhood - China Town - Central Avenue - Different graffitis and local shops - Local markets and local hat maker - El Chorrillo neighborhood - A gym where Robert De Niro and singer Usher filmed a movie about our great legend Roberto Mano de piedra DURAN. - Police station to learn about different gangs. - PTY
This is an experience not a tour! We will not have any standard because this is more about exploring as a local and their daily life. If you have any allergies or if you don't drink alcohol, let me know. I want to make your trip special through local food and drinks, so it's very important to know
Experience the two faces of Panama City!