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Embera Village Tour from Panama City provided by Almiza Tours by My friend Mario

Embera Village Tour from Panama City

Embera Village Tour from Panama City
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your centrally-located Panama City accommodations, then make the 1.5-hour drive from Panama City to the Chagres River, the largest river in the Panama Canal watershed. Board a canoe for a 20-minute trip along the river, then stretch your legs on a short walk to a pond and waterfall. Bring a bathing suit if you’d like to swim in the waterfall, which is the perfect place to cool off from the tropical heat. Return to the canoe for the 45-minute ride to an Embera village: the Embera Indians have traditionally lived and worked at the edge of rivers, and are known throughout Panama for their distinctive songs, dances, and costumes. You’ll have three hours to explore the village, get to know some local people, and learn about life in the Embera community. Sit down to a traditional Embera lunch, then watch a dance that depicts the Embera’s relationship with the natural world. Before departing the village, shop for traditional handicrafts and souvenirs made by local people. Head back down the river by canoe, and meet the bus for the return trip to Panama City, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your centrally-located Panama City accommodations, then make the 1.5-hour drive from Panama City to the Chagres River, the largest river in the Panama Canal watershed. Board a canoe for a 20-minute trip along the river, then stretch your legs on a short walk to a pond and waterfall. Bring a bathing suit if you’d like to swim in the waterfall, which is the perfect place to cool off from the tropical heat. Return to the canoe for the 45-minute ride to an Embera village: the Embera Indians have traditionally lived and worked at the edge of rivers, and are known throughout Panama for their distinctive songs, dances, and costumes. You’ll have three hours to explore the village, get to know some local people, and learn about life in the Embera community. Sit down to a traditional Embera lunch, then watch a dance that depicts the Embera’s relationship with the natural world. Before departing the village, shop for traditional handicrafts and souvenirs made by local people. Head back down the river by canoe, and meet the bus for the return trip to Panama City, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41127P2
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
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
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller 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 transfer, then te meeting point for those clients will be Hilton Hotel Balboa avenue.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
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
Departure details
  • Traveller 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 transfer, then te meeting point for those clients will be Hilton Hotel Balboa avenue.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Chagres National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Emberá-Wounaan Comarca
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Thomas_browne12
5 contributions
Great experience!
Nov 2018 • Couples
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!
Written 22 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel H
3 contributions
Great Tour Guide
Aug 2018 • Family
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.
Written 15 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

whahglund
Pittsburgh, PA40 contributions
A Step Back in Time
Jan 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.
Written 18 June 2018
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Bob M
Toronto, Canada84 contributions
it was a nice visit to see how the indigenous people live
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.
Written 29 April 2018
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trigeminy
St. John's, Canada29 contributions
Really enjoyed this tour
Apr 2018 • Couples
Our tour guide Mario was very personable and informative. He spoke English very well and discussed the culture and history of Panama's indigenous tribes (mainly Embera and Kuna). The canoe ride was great, the walk to the waterfall was a little tricky in certain areas. I have bad feet but was able to keep up, Mario and his driver made sure no one slipped or fell where it was slippery or narrow. The Embera people were warm and inviting, I really enjoyed their information (translated by Mario) and was amazed at the hand made items they had available for sale. The time and effort that goes into each and every piece is unimaginable. My biggest regret is that I didn't bring enough cash to buy one of the wood carvings as well as the baskets and other treasures.
Written 20 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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