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
Central Panama City Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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 (depending on river conditions), 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:
Full payment is not required until we confirm the tour with you and review any special considerations.
We kindly ask $50 deposit by PayPal to put aside your guide and vehicle - the remaining balance may be paid in US dollars to the guide.
Cancellations: we refund 100% with 48 hours advance noticed.
Just select the date and click "Schedule Event":
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.
Duration: 7 Hours
$95 per person (For group from 1-3 PAX)
$90 per person (For group from 4-8 PAX)
$85 per person (For group from 9-11 PAX)
$80 per person (For group from 12-26 PAX)
Kids 8-12 years old pay $65
*** Price that you see is price you pay. No hidden costs.
*** This tour is private, just you, your group and our guide.
*** We have special rates for bigger groups.
***We need minimum 2 people to run this tour.