Embera village and waterfall.


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

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.

What’s Included

Other: Private transportation and guide. Canoe ride, entrance fees, drinks and snacks with a traditional Embera food.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 40 - souvenir (optional)

What’s Extra

Other: Please bring Water Shoes or tennis shoes that can get wet, (no flipflops). We will walk on water.



A Recent Review of this tour

Second tour with Mario and full points of that as well. He was got just day or two before information from Embera village that they not take visitors on that because of meeting with goverment. However, Mario was arranged visit to other Embera village near Colon and it was very nice too. On a way back we visited also Miraflores in Panama Canal and after museum saw few big ships going through MIraflores.
Markku Karppinen

Read More Reviews For This Tour
Private tour guide Mario

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Mario

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/embers-village-private-tour