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Embera Indigenous Village

by Gray Line Panama
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Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

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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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 transport at the Chagres River

  • Admission fees

  • Donation to the Embera community

  • Traditional lunch and refreshments

  • Roundtrip transport 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 pick-up is available from most Panama City Hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Embera Indigenous Village ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5/5 13 Jan 2020

I was absolutely amazed by this tour. The Embera people were extremely welcoming and the guide was very informative. I cannot say enough good things about this experience. Very pleased!

Christopher B

United States

5/5 28 Oct 2019

I had a wonderful experience. More than I expected. The villagers were welcoming and shared a bit of their history with us. Tasty food. Breathtaking view through the river on a canoe to get to the village.

Keisha

Trinidad and Tobago