Indigenous tribe of panama
Take a scenic ride through the most important river in Panama, the chagres river. you will vist a unique Embera Community.
A perfect opportunity to visit an indigenous village in the midst of an exceptionally wonderful natural setting that supports in harmony their lifestyle and traditions. The Embera indigenous people still live today as many decades ago in their original homes deep in the Darien. Learn about their traditional dances, music, singing, use of plants and flowers as natural medicine, construction of their housing and many more customs they are still practicing. With your visit you help the natives to preserve their culture and traditions.
We will also take a refreshing bath in the waterfall after hiking for about ten to fifteen minutes.
The village we visit is Embera Drua, the last community on the chagres river. But if you are coming on a cruise ship we will visit Tusipono, the first community to ensure you get back on time to the ship.
Departing from your hotel lobby or port. We will drive like an hour to the Alajuela lake. We will take a scenic canoe ride to a a waterfall(optional). To get to the water fall we will walk approximately 15 minutes through a small river and climb over two big rocks. Please bring water shoes or teenis shoes that can get wet. We will walk on wather.
After the water fall we will go to the village where you will be able to appreciate the culture, traditions, dances, food and handcrafts of the Embera people. From the village we will take you back to your hotel or port.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel lobby or cruise ship port
End location: Hotel Lobby or cruise ship port
Duration: 7 hours
weather, traffic or the level of the river could affect the time of the tour.
Private air conditioned Car. Nissan Tiida 2010.
Private transportation and guide. Canoe ride, entrance fees, drinks and snacks with a traditional Embera food.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 40 - souvenir (optional)
Please bring Water Shoes or tennis shoes that can get wet, (no flipflops). We will walk on water.
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Mario did a great job of building us through the day to the Embera village. The boat ride was terrific....beautiful scenery. Loved the ability to cool off in the waterfall. What a treat. Mario obviously knows the villagers very well and always went out of his way to be sure we had the best personal experience. It is a little more expensive then the bigger tour groups but definitely worth the money. Thanks Mario for a great day! Susan and Andy