Quito - Secrets of Panama Hat

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Secrets of Panama Hat

Wed, 11 Aug
(20 reviews)
Quito Old Town , Quito, Ecuador
60 mins

About the tour

Many legends revolve around the origin of the toquilla straw hat, and even the name "Panama Hat" that is famous around the world come with me to visit a weaver of this wonderful Ecuadorian accessory that is one of the last generations and visit a store that has sold hats to celebrities worldwide! We will visit the two places located at the Old Town of Quito discovering the secret and real history about this hat also enjoying the beautiful arquitecture from there.

Meet Stefy Caicedo

Stefy Caicedo

We call her Stefy as the people call her in Ecuador. Stefy is a very enthusiastic lover of the culture of her country. She has been a certified tour guide for more than six years, and she knows all about its history, culture, archeology, nature, and animals. Prepare to smile as we discover the country of the four worlds in one: Ecuador.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Quito with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Quito. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Stephanie W.

12 June 2021

Stefy's tours are amazing, nature, art and history. She has many interests and loves to share her culture and city. Her energy and passion will win your hearts. Travelling with her is pleasurable and uplifting.

Trish (from London) D.

22 May 2021

Thank you Stefy for a very interesting event. We now know why the Panama Hat should in fact have a different name, the fascinating process of creating these handmade hats and why there is such a staggering range of prices for them. A great look at the detail of this traditional craft.

pat m.

21 May 2021


Marius T.

20 May 2021

I learned a lot about the most famous summer hat during this tour. And will also order two hats from the second store we visited.

(UK): Caroline P.

20 May 2021

Interesting but would have liked to see more of the lady actually making the hats. A bit overdone on the clarification that Panama hats are really Ecuadorean hats, we got it.

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