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Private Emberá Village Day Tour

  • Day-tour to the Emberá village in Panama from Panama City
  • Take a canoe ride down Lake Alajuela, and stop at a waterfall
  • Get to know more about the Emberá culture, traditions, and crafts
Private Emberá Village Day Tour
From USD 200.00
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Private Embera tour 2-4 adults
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This is a price for our Private Embera day tour for 2-4 adults.
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Private Embera tour 5+ adults
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From USD 400.00
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Go into the home area of the Emberá, and learn more about these indigenous people of Panama during this 8-hour private tour. Experience what everyday life is like for them as you travel to their village in a canoe. Cruise down Lake Alajuela, take a short hike in the rainforest (optional), eat lunch in the village, and watch traditional dance and music performances of the Emberá.       
What to Expect
Be ready for your private Emberá village experience at the time and place specified when you were booking. Depending on what option you chose, your private group could consist of just yourself or you and family or friends. Because this is a private tour, you can expect very special attention during this 8-hour day.
Start by getting picked up at your Panama City hotel early in the morning for a 1-hour drive to Lake Alajuela. Members of the Emberá village will meet you, and load your group into their canoe for a short ride across the lake. The canoe ride will last about another 45 minutes, and you can choose to stop at a waterfall for a quick dip in the water before you go to the village.
When you reach the village, you have about 10 minutes of free time to wander. Watch a presentation, and become more familiar with the Emberá culture, its traditions, and its crafts. Grab lunch while in the village, and then decide if your group would like to take a short rainforest hike where you can learn about medicinal plants from one of the village elders.
Next up, more free time is on your schedule. You can explore the village as you walk around the area. You’ll be able to purchase gifts (own expense), get a temporary tattoo, or talk with some of the local people.  
Before you get in the canoe again to ride back down the lake, get sent off by watching traditional Emberá dances and hearing traditional Emberá music.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Wonderful opportunity to be exposed to how the Embera Indians live their lives

A private Embera village tour is an opportunity which should not be missed. We left our cruise ship at Gatun Lake, took about a 30 minute bus ride, then about a 30 minute river trip in a dugout canoe, finally arriving at the village. About...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James B
Reviewed 5 December 2018

This excursion was AMAZING!!! I would highly recommend this excursion to Embera Village! The people are so warm and welcoming and the crafts they make are so beautiful. It was amazing to see how simply they lived. I would highly recommend visiting the Embera village....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie R
Reviewed 4 November 2018
A day in the Village and Waterfall swim

Juan was our guide and Alex was our driver from Panama Excursions. We were promptly picked up at the cruise ship tender dock in Fuerte Amador. Juan was very pleasant, talkative and full of stories with humour. He was very entertaining for our drive to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 1 September 2018
Village Tour

Wife and I had a great time visiting the waterfall and visiting the villagers to learn more about their culture and way of life. Highly recommend this tour,

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank fishinfool2277
Reviewed 22 August 2018
Amazing to see how this community lives compare to the rest of the world

i arranged for a private tour from my hotel. Reason was that people in panama city and specially Embera community doesn't speak much English so without a private tour guide who speaks decent English it may have been harder to understand their culture. When you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zeemak1
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Becky K
21 September 2018|
Response from zeemak1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, i used the company my hotel recommended. I stayed at Sortis hotel in Panama city. not related to the chief but that would be cool :)
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