Embera Village Tour From Panama City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel outside the city like Westin or Dreams Playa Bonita, will pay US$20 to cover round trip transportation, In case we have not transportation available for the transfe.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The Emberas will welcome you warmly, and speak to you about their fascinating culture and way of life that has remained unchanged for centuries. Later you will have the opportunity to see an authentic Embera dance that represents these peoples' great respect and love for the animals and environment of their world. The native will give you traditional lunch and you will have the opportunity to buy some carved crafts.

Highlights

Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Informative, friendly and professional guide

All entrance fees included

Family friendly

Know More about this tour

Embera tour is the perfect destination for outdoor adventure for families. The tour starts with hotel pick up followed by a 1.5 hour drive to the Chagres River where you will go on a 20-minute canoe ride. Then, you will go on a quick walk to a pond where you will see a nice waterfall. You will have about 20 minutes to relax, and take a swim if you wish to do so.

Afterwards, you will continue on a 45-minute canoe ride to the Embera villlage where you will spend about 3 hours getting to know the people and the area where they live. A traditional lunch will be offered at the village.

Once the visit is over, you will take a canoe ride back to the bus which will take you back to Panama city.

Inclusions

Transport by air-conditioned minivan or Minibus

Professional driver

Beverages (soda, water or local beer)

Fresh local fruit

Embera traditional lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Entrance fees to National Park Chagres

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Dec-2022

    Amazing trip. Expect a mini hike to the waterfall, but it’s totally worth it. And wear your swimsuit. The drive to the tribe has stunning views and the tribe itself is so natural. Our tourguide Daniel was the best! 👍🏼

  • 28-Jan-2019

    I took my daughter to Panama City, Panama for her birthday. I had gone in December and was so pleased I decided to take my daughter. It was “shock and “awe”. She was thrilled at each leg of the tour. The waterfall in the rain forest was magnificent.. The Embera Village tour was a cultural tsunami. We work for the airlines and she has not stopped talking about the trip and showing the photos. She is a great marketer for Panama. Our tour guide became our friend...he was fabulous. If you are trying to decide if this is for you believe me GO!!!!!!!!!!

  • 28-Jan-2019

    I took my daughter to Panama City, Panama for her birthday. I had gone in December and was so pleased I decided to take my daughter. It was “shock and “awe”. She was thrilled at each leg of the tour. The waterfall in the rain forest was magnificent.. The Embera Village tour was a cultural tsunami. We work for the airlines and she has not stopped talking about the trip and showing the photos. She is a great marketer for Panama. Our tour guide became our friend...he was fabulous. If you are trying to decide if this is for you believe me GO!!!!!!!!!!

  • 13-Dec-2018

    Gran experiencia visitando el poblado Embera! Nos hizo un día estupendo y todo fue según lo planeado, contáctamos con Tamara (+50763242898), me pareció muy atenta y cercana, la recomiendo😆

  • 11-Dec-2018

    Todo bien organizado y tal como esperábamos. Muy recomendable. Nosotros contactamos con Tamara (+507 6324-2898) y sin ningun problema tanto para el desplazamiento como con la visita a la comunidad :)

  • 22-Nov-2018

    We had an amazing time visiting this indigenous village. The guide was friendly and helpful. The locals were cheerful and made some typical dances and performances, which was great to get into spirit. Food was simple but delicious, freshly fried fish and plantain served in plantain leaves. Overall great adventure!

  • 15-Aug-2018

    Mario picked us up at our hotel in Panama City at 8:10 am. He spoke pretty good English. He was very helpful and friendly. It was a private tour with just me and my 9-year old daughter. He drove us to the boat launch dock where we met our two Embera boat drivers as well as a couple from Spain and their guide. All 8 of us rode the long canoe for about 20 minutes to the waterfall trail. We hiked for about 20 minute along and through the creek to the waterfall. Spend about 30 minute at the waterfall, swimming and playing on a log before heading to the village. The village was great, we got a talk from the elder about the village and their customs, danced with the locals, ate a local meal of fish and fried plantain, bought a few items from the stands set up by the families and walked around the village before returning to our hotel around 3pm. Overall, it was a great way to spend a day and Almiza Tours did a great job.

  • 18-Jun-2018

    We had an excellent guide who drove us to the river from Panama City. There we got into a dugout and sailed down the river to the Embera Village. You could see alligators in the water, spider monkeys in the trees and birds singing their hearts out. You a in a deep tropical rain forest. You come to the village and are greeted by the Chief and a band of musicians. You have a tour of the village, meet the "biological medicine man" and listen to the stories of the Embera Indians from the Chief's youngest son. We had lunch up in one of the main huts. Below is a market with their native wares, which were beautiful and reasonably priced. We watched and were asked to join in, as the Emberas played their flutes and drums and danced around in circles. The music was very tantalizing and enjoyable. We felt we had stepped back in time and were able to see a society that was rich and alive, but still clinging to its heritage.

  • 01-May-2018

    Wir waren wirklich begeistert von diesem Tag. Wir wurden pünktlich um 8 Uhr an unserem Hotel abgeholt. Ich hatte mich vorher per Mail nach der Pick up Zeit erkundigt, whats app wäre aber auch gegangen. Insgesamt waren wir nur 4 Personen, was den Trip wirlich sehr privat machte. Die Fahrt zum Fluss dauerte ca. 1 Stunde und in der Zeit erzählte uns Mario sehr viele interessante Sachen über Panama und dessen Bewohner. Unterwegs wurden Getränke und Früchte fürs Mittagessen gekauft. Wir mussten dann in ein Holz-Motorboot umsteigen, welches von zwei Embera gesteuert wurde und mit dem ging es ca. eine halbe Stunde im Affenzahn in den Regenwald. Nach einer kurzen Wanderung konnte man im Wasserfall baden. Also unbedingt Schuhe anziehen, die nass werden können und Schwimmsachen drunter ziehen. Der Wasserfall war sauber und eine tolle Abkühlung. Danach ging es wieder zurück, ins Boot und in das Dorf der Embera. Die Menschen dort sind wirlich sehr nett, aber sehr zurück haltend und wenn man kein Spanisch spricht, wie ich, ist die Kommunikation leider sehr schwierig. Der Stammeshäuptling erzählte uns dann etwas über das Leben der Embera und ein Mädchen stellte uns deren Handwerkskunst vor. Danach wurde ein kleiner Tanz aufgeführt und dann gab es Mittagessen. Fisch und Kochbanane und Obst, war köstlich aber leider etwas wenig. Dann hatte man etwas Zeit, um das Dorf auf eigene Faust zu erkunden oder Souvenire zu kaufen und dann ging es auch schon wieder ins Boot und zurück ins Hotel. Uns hat es wirklich sehr gut gefallen, aber wir waren ca. 14.30 Uhr schon wieder zurück. Ich hätte gerne mehr Zeit überall verbracht und einen ganzen Tag gehabt und nicht nur ein paar Stunden.

  • 29-Apr-2018

    although it was a nice place to see this was purely an affair to get us to buy souvenir and very little about ethnography of the people who we visit. Some brought candies as souvenirs. Although it is nice to give gifts the candies are likely the worse thing for health of these children.

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