Embera Village And Jungle Tour - Panama City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from centrally located Panama City hotels in the following areas:
    • El Cangrejo
    • Obarrio
    • Punta Pacifica
    • San Francisco
    • Punta Paitil.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Get away from it all as you visit an indigenous Embera Village on the banks of the Chagres River. Ride in a motorized dugout canoe and visit the village of Embera Drua in Chagres National Park where the Embera will teach you about their history, culture and way of life. During this 7-hour small-group tour you will witness a traditional dance and have a lunch prepared by the Embera especially for you.


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Family friendly
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Know More about this tour

This tour starts with free hotel pickups from central Panama city hotels at 8:00am, then head north to Chagres National Park. Once you arrive at Puerto Corotu on the banks of Lake Alajuela, the Embera will be waiting to take the group up the Chagres River aboard their version of a dugout canoe. The group will visit a beautiful waterfall before you're brought to the village where your hosts will be waiting. Witness a presentation about their culture along with a traditional dance. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to walk around and explore the village.

A light lunch of fried fish, plantains and fresh fruit will be prepared by your hosts. You will then have opportunities to buy handicrafts and receive traditional "tattoos" which will fade away after a few days. It will then be time to load back into the canoe for your return to Panama City and to be dropped back off at your hotel.


Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Local taxes

Bottled water


Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned minibus

Entry/Admission - Chagres National Park



Due to heavy traffic, no free pickup from hotels located near Amador Causeway, Clayton (City of Knowledge) Playa Bonita. Separate transportation for the an extra charge

Playa Blanca, or Rio Hato, Metromall or Tocumen Airport need to arrange own transportation

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

If you will be staying at a hotel that is not on the list, please contact your local operator prior to booking the tour

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-Jul-2019

    This was a fabulous trip. We learned a lot, saw a lot, loved the canoe on the river, and the food and culture exchange was fantastic.

  • 19-Jul-2018

    Wonderful, 'off the beaten path' tour! Fun and informative, beautiful scenery and fascinating insight into the Embera people! Highly recommend! Our second tour with this company - we would have booked more if time had allowed!

  • 14-Jun-2018

    Excellent experience! Delicious lunch! Great artscrafts!

  • 15-Jan-2018

    Hearing about the local culture was the highlight, although it has to be difficult for the people to give up their natural life style just because the area became a national park and their ways of life were outlawed.
    The dance performance, introduction, chance to see a kitchen, lunch, craft sale, buildings, and boat ride to get to the village made the day extra special.

  • 09-Oct-2017

    The best guide on this tour. I can just recommend it.

  • 26-Sep-2017

    One of the must have tour in Panama! It was wonderful to get out of the city and canall to see the unsophisticated village life. It was great experience journey up the Charges River in the transitional canoe, walked thru the knee high water to the water fall in the forest. Just love it! Highly recommended.

  • 28-Jul-2017

    A great experience.

  • 01-Aug-2016

    Best experience ever, the best tour company. Thank You Jon.