Embera Village Tour


  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum 2 people


  • Pick up/drop off at hotel
  • A/C Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fee to Chagres National Park
  • Entrance fee to Embera community
  • Lunch

What to Expect

Enjoy beautiful landscapes as you navigate up the Chagres river, in a traditional dugout canoe, to a small indigenous village nestled in the lush tropical rainforest of Chagres National Park. Be amazed by the knowledge, traditions, dances and exquisite artwork of the Embera and enjoy, in their friendly company, the beauties of the place they call home.


Tour Description

On this morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Lake Alajuela, located in Chagres National Park. Upon arrival at the Port of Corotu, you will be met by the Emberas, who will help you to get on board of their traditional dugout canoe. You will then navigate, through beautiful and lush rainforest, on the Chagres River and up to this small indigenous community, nestled in this protected area of over 135,000 hectares.

Discover the well preserved culture of this wise and friendly people, who will amaze you with their art, their music and dances, their food, but especially their warmth.

This is definitely the best and most complete tour you can do from Panama City. 

Don’t forget your swimsuit…


Tour Highlights

  • Navigate through pristine rainforest
  • Learn about a unique pre-Columbian culture
  • Observe wildlife
  • Enjoy a traditional Embera lunch
  • Hike to a medicine garden
  • Swim in Chagres River

What to bring:

  • Fresh clothes
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bathing suit and a change of clothes
  • Bag to keep Camera and documents dry
  • Rain gear
  • Cash for handicrafts (Preferably in smaller denominations, i.e. $10 or $5)