The Embera: A Historical legacy of Panama's Indians Civilization


Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. Parents are fully responsible of their children behavior at all time of the tour.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Exploring The Embera Indigenous Group

Located in the midst of the Canal Watershed; The Embera community offers an unique experience surrounded by picturesque landscape as well soaking into their amazing culture. There you'll get to know their day by day activities such as Local Crafts design, their music and dances performance, learn their history background and even more.

its a 6 hour tour which involves:
Jump into a dugout canoe and navigate in a channel of dense vegetation where the river flows to the artifical lake of Gatun.
Welcoming reception from the Indian community Chief and members
Get in a Hut and be entertained with their wonderful history, culture and background explanations
Enjoy having a traditional indian meal lunch
View and shop from the hands of the Manufacturers beautiful handycrafts.
Take a forest trail walk to observe some wildlife animals.
Dance their musical rhythm performed in special events and ceremonies.


we depart from agreed location on an air conditioned vehicule heading to Gatun river dock using an express way and/or Toll Road called corridor.

The ride is about:
--55 minutes from Panama city,
--1hour and 15 minutes from PTY Tocumen International Airport
--30 minutes from Colon Cruise port Terminal

Once reached at Dock, we will see a representative of the Embera Indian Tribe waiting us in his dugout canoe. we grab our stuff and jump in it and action starts as we get suited with the boatride over the Gatun River and lake until we get at the Embera Village region. once there, is very normal the indians approach us to help with our stuff. Music starts to flow and the Chief will show up to us saying "BIABUA SHABA" which means Hellow my Friend. we will be invited to get in a Hut were explanation will be shared to us while the ladies in the kitchen are preparing our lunch. once explanation is finished there's time enough to take a trail, see handycrafts and dance performances and more. Finished we go back.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Cruise port Terminal, Airport or Hotel

End location: Cruise port Terminal, Airport or Hotel

Duration: 6 hours

What’s Included

Other: Air conditioned Van transportation
Certified Bilingual Tour Guide Driver
Wifi internet connection service (in Van)
Tollroads and express ways fee's
Bottled water
Fruits or snacks energetics

Admission fee to Embera Indigenous Village which includes:
--Dugout Canoe transporation - Embera Village
--Explanation of Emberas culture, House architecture, gastronomy, hunting and farming activities, handycrafts and indumentaries designs, Dances and Musical instruments.
--Light traditional indian lunch (Tilapia Fish with deep fried mashed plantains) also tropical seasonal fruits

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 USD - For beverages, energetics snacks, etc.
For Handycrafts gifts (only cash)

What’s Extra

Other: Personal items, drinks, snacks, souvenirs.


All tours can be tailor-made to meet your needs.

A Recent Review of this tour

This is by far the best tour guide you can get in Panama! we (2 adults and 4 kids (15,13,10,2)) only had 1 day in Panama city and we wanted to see the Tribe, Gamboa and the Canal. since it was busy day we started early and Vincent came to get us from the Hotel. His van is AMAZING and include WIFI which made it easy for the trip to the Tribe. Vincent has many connections and this help us to see unique things and get better prices for each attraction. Vincent is the BEST guide you will get in Panama!
Inga Raz

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