Exploring Panama’s Folklore

Visit Local Artisans to Discover the Heart of Panama's Culture

The Azuero Peninsula is considered the heartland of the culture of Panama, the birthplace of Panamanian tradition for all cherished festivals held throughout the country. On this tour, you will visit the housewives that hand sew the pollera, the national costume of Panama. Watch them embroider and detail these two-tiered skirts and peasant style blouses, a process that can take up to one year to be finished and worth thousands of dollars. Listen to the stories behind the dress making in a quieter pace of life, typical of the region. Then, visit local store owners who complement the pollera with traditional hairpieces and elaborate gold jewelry, which will proudly be worn and danced in on floats during Carnival, and local festivals and parades.  Listen to the different interpretations of the colorful devil masks, Panama’s diablicos, with their colonial roots. Move to the sounds of típico, the folkloric music that identifies Panama, as you watch the artisans assemble a tambor, the drum that gives life to this historical fusion of sounds.

 Includes: hotel pick-up/drop-off, bilingual tour guide, entrance fees, water

*This tour is available from Chitré and Santa Clara. Stated price includes shared transfer (minimum 4 adults) from Chitré and Santa Clara, private tours (minimum 2 adults) available from Chitré only. Inquire now for details.

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