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Embera Village Tours & More

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Address: | Panama City hotel pickup, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 6758-7600
08:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We invite you to step back in time with us on a tour to visit the Embera...

We invite you to step back in time with us on a tour to visit the Embera tribe who still live in traditional villages deep in the rainforest of Panama. The Embera people are proud to share their culture and traditions with visitors. Spending time on a day or overnight tour with the friendly Embera people will touch your heart and is an experience you will never forget. Our founder, Anne Gordon de Barrigon, is married to an Embera man and began these tours to share the beauty of her Embera family and friends with others.

Note: this page is for the tours offered by Anne Gordon de Barrigon's tour company, Embera Village Tours and not for other tour operators who also offer tours to visit other Embera villages throughout Panama.

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USD 175.00*
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Private Emberá Village Day Tour
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USD 120.00*
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Embera Village Day Tour

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Took a wooden Canoe with a motor to the village. The had goods for sale and did a traditional dance but best of all were how adorable the kids were. My friends got henna tattoos... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a wooden Canoe with a motor to the village. The had goods for sale and did a traditional dance but best of all were how adorable the kids were. My friends got henna tattoos there but our tour didn't offer the op. We listened to an hour lecture on for weaving process. This Was a bit too long for... More 

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Anne G, Owner at Embera Village Tours & More, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Embera village. However, this page is for the company Embera Village Tours and based on your review and photos, you did not go on our tour, but visited another Embera village with another company. It appears that you went to one of the closer villages and our tours visit a... More 

Converse, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best tours we have ever taken! Our guide was very good. We were taken to their village on the Gaton River in a dugout canoe powered by two young Embera men. It turned out one of the men was the chief. While on the river we stopped and fed plantains to the monkeys. The Embera... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Panama and you can get to visit the Embera, give it a go - you'll have a blast. Anne, our guide who is married to an Embera member from the village that you visit is a really informative. How much closer can you get to the ins and outs of customs and tribal ways than someone... More 

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed taking a boat across the canal into this hidden village. We were greeted by the head of the village who took us around their homes, into the forest and showed us some hand crafted items available for purchase. Highly suggest going here to see some indigenous people in their element.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

A short motorized dugout canoe ride past bird life and monkeys took us to the village where we were met with a musical welcome. A botanical tour around the village, an introduction to Tony the toucan, dancing demonstrations, where we were encouraged to join in, shopping and a lunch of tilapia and plantains on a banana leaf made this tour... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Toured with Anne Gordon, who is married to an Embera from the village we visited. Felt very personal. Anne gave us some great little stories about the Embera and herself as we ventured to the village. Friendly people. Open to any question our western minds and manners would allow. Food, clothing, craft, dance, music, etc. presentations were all enjoyed. Even... More 

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Cruiseship excursion from Coral Princess, involving coach and then half an hour in a dugout canoe (with outboard motor) up the Chagres River. Fascinating village and people, sale of local crafts and talk by village chief about way of life and heritage. Demonstration of traditional dances. The local women provided us with a lunch of deep fried fish and plantain,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Fascinating visit to the Embera Native Tribe and how they have lived for centuries. Long bus ride over rough roads, then a 15 minute dugout canoe ride to their village. They explain their culture, enjoy a traditional meal and performances.

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kingston, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A very long drive from the city but worth it. A canoe ride to the village then a hike to the waterfalls which were beautiful. After the hike back we got a history of the village from the leader of the village. Then watched them make us a meal which included Tilapia, plantains and fresh fruit. After we ate they... More 

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Bruchsal, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer. I had such fun talking to the women and kids and looking at their crafts that it was over much too soon. They even let me join in drumming and basket making! We also saw toucans and monkeys! Also enjoyed the nature tour with Manuel - he explained all the plants... More 

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