PRIVATE EMBERA ECO TOUR
Beverages ( water)
Embera traditional lunch (Fish & Plantain)
National Park Entrance Fee
Ride in a traditional canoe through Lake Alajuela
Meet Panama's indigenous people
Visit Chagres National Park
Meet a guide at 7:30 or 8:30 am at your centrally-located Panama City accommodations, then make the 45 minutes 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 25-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 time 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 the 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.
Note: On this tour you might be merged with another group at the Embera site however you personal guide will be with your at all times and your transportation will still be private.
This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of the tour date.
Details: Little walking (1h), rocky and difficult paths. Water can go up to your knees. Getting on and off small canoe. Swimming available at waterfalls (depending on water and weather conditions). For kids +8 years old.
Playa Blanca Hotel
For customers that are staying in any beach hotel such as Riu, Decameron or Bijao price are:
$150 per person 1-3 pax.
$120 per person 4-6 pax
$95 per person 7 or more pax.
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDES:
WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR:
Passports of all passengers (mandatory)
Shoes with good grip for outdoors & trails.
Cash (USD) for meals and souvenirs
Swimsuit and towel for waterfall & swimming.
Light raincoat (June-Dec)
BOOK YOUR TOUR:
Don't worry about paying up front for this tour. Payment is not required until we confirm the tour with you and review any special considerations. For this tour we accept small deposit online and you can pay the remaining balance in cash when you meet your tour guide.
You can place your deposit or pay in full by PayPal here: DEPOSIT
Cancellations: with 24 hrs notice to receive a full refund.
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KEEPING YOU SAFE DURING COVID-19:
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff & travelers in most tourist attractions.