Embera Village & Waterfall Eco Tour

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This full day tour takes you deep into the jungles of Chagres river where the Embera Indians have lived for years.

Delve into the vibrant culture and breathtaking natural beauty of the Emberá people on this immersive tour of an authentic Embera village.

Nestled within the lush rainforests of the Chagres National Park, this unique journey into the heart of the Embera culture through the famous Chagres River offers a rare opportunity to connect with the Embera people, renowned for their rich traditions and deep spiritual connection to the natural world.

Accompanied by our knowledgeable guides, you’ll venture deep into the ancestral lands of the Embera, where you’ll witness vibrant ceremonies, traditional dances, and learn about their ancient customs, including intricate handicrafts and traditional medicine. This transformative encounter with the Embera community will leave you with a profound appreciation for their harmonious way of life and a deeper understanding of their enduring cultural heritage.

If water level permits, we’ll take you to a magnificent waterfall. (Bring a swimsuit and towel if you wish to swim.)

A traditional Embera lunch of fresh fried fish and plantains is included. (Chicken option available, but has to be notified upon booking.)

$ Tickets to the village can be purchased during the booking process or onsite cash only ($40).

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  • Pick up time and Duration

    Pick up times:

    • Private tours: 7:30am
    • Semi-private tours: between 7am and 7:30am (exact time will be confirmed 24h in advance)



    Duration: 7h

  • Included

    • Hotel pick up (Panama City only)
    • Transportation
    • Guide
    • Lunch
    • Taxes
  • Not included

    • Village entrance fee
    • Gratuities
  • What to bring

    • Passports of all passengers (mandatory)
    • Hat / Cap / Sunglasses
    • Comfortable shoes with good grip
    • Light & comfortable clothes
    • Sandals, swimsuit and towel for waterfall & swimming.
    • Cash (USD) for souvenirs
  • Diffuclty

    • Level: Moderate
    • Details: Some walking (1-2h), rocky and difficult paths. Water can go up to your knees. Getting on and off small pirogue. Swimming available at waterfall (depending on water and weather condition).
    • Suggested age: 6+


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  • Our semi-private tour offers an exclusive small group (max. 12 guests) experience with personalized attention, while allowing for some interaction with other like-minded travelers.
  • Our private tour provides a fully personalized and exclusive travel experience tailored to the individual or group’s specific interests and preferences, with a dedicated guide and no other participants.
  • This tour must be booked at least 2 days in advance of the tour date.
  • Minimum age for this tour: 6yo
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    Phenomenal experience. Tour was well-planned and executed. Guide was extremely knowledgeable about indigenous culture and traditions, and of course, the experience of the Embera people sharing even one day was transformative. I highly recommend this tour.

    Thomas R.

    Date of experience: June 2024 | From Tripadvisor

    An excellent trip! Felt like an Indiana Jones adventure. The canoe ride, forest walk, waterfall, and Indian village were exhilarating. Panama Your Way planned everything perfectly—punctual, courteous, and friendly. Highly recommend!

    Naveen N.

    Date of experience: June 2024 | From Tripadvisor

    An unforgettable experience! The Embera Village tour was a cultural delight. Warm welcomes, vibrant traditions, and stunning scenery. Highly recommend!

    Michel R.

    Date of experience: February 2024 | From Tripadvisor

    Amazing and kind tour guide, going out of his way to make us feel comfortable and shared all about the history on the way. The Embera people were so kind and welcoming and it is truly a once in a lifetime experience to see their way of life. Not to mention the forest is absolutely stunning it feels like you are on a whole diffent world.

    John D.

    Date of experience: April 2024 | From Tripadvisor

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