Authentic Embera Indian Village Tour

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Authentic Embera Indian Village Tour
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This tour was designed for you to step aboard a time machine and travel back more than 600 years; to a Central America only few have had the privilege of experiencing. More than a tour, this is a journey into the lives of the Emberá Indian Tribe. A proud people, who have been able to maintain their traditions and lifestyle as it was before the Spaniards colonized the region.
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In Brief

Location:
Panama City, Panama
Country:
Panama
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Editor's Pick
Led by a local guide
Ideal choice for families
All entrance fees included
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Your day will start with your hotel pickup, were you will be escorted to air-conditioned vehicle, where a knowledgeable guide will be awaiting to provide you with an overview of Panama on the your way to the jungles of the Central Region.

Your host will prepare you for the cultural feast you are about to experience by sharing the history and customs of the Emberá Indians. These are the keepers of the Rainforest and Chagres River. When you arrive at the Chagres National Park, you will leave the comfort of your vehicle to board the dugout canoes that will take you to the Emberá Village. Although not the most luxurious, these dug outs are sturdy and worthy craft which were critical in the conquering of the jungle and in establishing supply lifelines for both Indians and Spanish. After motoring up river, you will see the village emerge from the jungle as if by magic. Keep your eyes open along the way, as the region offers abundant wildlife that is particularly active along the river’s edge.

In the Village, the Chief will welcome you with traditional Emberá hospitality. A series of dances have been arranged to add to this cultural exchange. Feel free to wonder the village, ask questions or interact with these quiet people. Please remember that we are guests in their home and a good measure of common sense and sensitivity towards their privacy is appreciated.

The Emberá men and woman are spectacular craftsmen have produced some beautiful items, which will be available for purchase as souvenirs or keepsakes of this unique experience.

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visit to Embera Indian Village
  • Guided Tour
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel Drop Off
  • Entry/Admission - Chagres National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Embera Tours Panama

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems.
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 5 recent reviews

We really enjoyed going to the village and learning about the history of these indigenous people.
• Submitted 23 May 2018
A short tour packed with a lot of information and culture. Our guide, Miguel was very knowledgable, professional, and friendly. He told us about the Embera as well as current events in Panama. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
It was a wonderful tour! Our guide was awesome! The people at the village were very hospitible and friendly! Enjoyed it very much! Highly recommend it!
• Submitted 06 Feb 2018
had a private day in the village - excellent lunch cooked by one of the women - great boat ride to/from the village
• Submitted 19 Nov 2017
I had the luck I had the best guide Guillermo to share this bful experience. During to trip to the National Park, Guillermo kindly took the time to explain me not only about the Embera but also about many other things. Without Guillermo my experience would not have been the same as he knows the field, the Embera and has such a wide knowledge on everything. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking for an exceptional tour. I had such an unforgettable experience and a lot of pictures/videos to remind me of this amazing day. Everyone I met during my travel in Panama regretted not having time left to do this trip. I would schedule this in your itinary, book it and ask for Guillermo as he will do all he can to make this a wonderful day for you. It is definitely worth it!
• Submitted 20 Mar 2017

In Brief

Location:
Panama City, Panama
Country:
Panama
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Editor's Pick
Led by a local guide
Ideal choice for families
All entrance fees included