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Embera Indigenous Village

by Gray Line Panama
per adult Price is $95
Duration: {0} Duration: 8h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

A look at the culture & traditions of the Embera people

Scenic sights along the Chagres River & Alajuela Lake

Modern highway, then secondary roads & a dugout canoe

Enjoy a traditional Embera-style lunch

Knowledge & insight from your naturalist tour guide

Highlights

A look at the culture & traditions of the Embera people

Scenic sights along the Chagres River & Alajuela Lake

Modern highway, then secondary roads & a dugout canoe

Enjoy a traditional Embera-style lunch

Knowledge & insight from your naturalist tour guide

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8:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 8h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$95

Total price is $95, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Embera Indigenous Village

Activity Location

Embera

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Panama City


Description

One of the remarkable contrasts of modern Panama is the enduring community of native Embera people. Spend this day learning about the culture and traditions of these people as you explore the Chagres River.

Leave your hotel early in the morning in a microbus with a naturalist tour guide, and then board a dugout canoe to strike out into Chagres River. Upon arrival at the Embera community, explore while your tour guide provides information on the people and their culture.

The Embera originally came to the region more than 300 years ago, settled in the Darien Jungle, and have kept their ancestral traditions ever since, from the blowgun with poison hunting darts to their elevated-bin houses with palm-leaf roofs.

During your visit, you can see the Embera perform a welcome flute dance and admire the famous taguas, small sculptures made from a seed known as vegetable ivory due to its solid texture. The Embera also produce unique woodcrafts with precious wood from the Cocobolo tree. You can see fantastic woven baskets that sometimes take several days to produce, and purchase some of their handicrafts and art pieces if you like.

After a traditional lunch, take a rest before you return to the river, where you can swim and enjoy the cool waters before your return to Panama City.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour to an Embera village

  • Boat transportation at the Chagres River

  • Admission fees

  • Donation to the Embera community

  • Traditional lunch and refreshments

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Panama City hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Visit to a small waterfall and chance to enjoy a dip


Know Before You Book

  • Hotel pickup is available from most Panama City Hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Embera Indigenous Village ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5

4/5 Apr 15, 2019

Very interesting and nice. Pickup was prompt, the tour guide Jasmine was knowledgeable and pleasant the drive was safe.

5/5 Aug 7, 2018

Amazing sites on our canoe ride to the village. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, Roberto. The village itself and the experience was very organized. The indigenous people were very welcoming and passionate about sharing their story. They provided an exquisite meal with fresh fish and cooked plantains. Overall, great tour and experience. I would recommend this to anyone!