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Embera Village Tours & More

| Panama City hotel pickup, Panama City, Panama
+507 6758-7600
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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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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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| Panama City hotel pickup, Panama City, Panama
+507 6758-7600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the 2nd time that I have gone on a tour to the Embara village and my boyfriends first. I found it to be very interesting on how people live in other parts of the world so it is something that I wanted him...More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

our guide was prompt with pick up. nice vehicle for touring. we paid $430 for a private tour for 2 from 8-4pm. at 230pm we were dropped off at the airport. I felt like we should have had that time filled with another activity. the...More

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Anne G, Owner at Embera Village Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate and value all feedback on our tours. I am grateful that you let us know about this situation, as what you experienced is not what you were expecting and not what we promised. I have spoken with the...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

We went to the village with one other person and a local guide. We had a great time. We went on a canoe up the river and then hiked in to a waterfall. It was quite a hike but well worth it. The young man...More

Thank txtfa001
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited an Embera village on the Gamboa river. I was amazed that a young boy about 13 years picked us up in a boat. He was very confident. We were welcomed by the village Chief who was a woman. The villages greeted us with...More

2  Thank corbinlocal
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is truly a must see place. Be prepared with water shoes and swimming clothing because you walk thru rivers and Rocky small hills to see the waterfall. The waterfall is breathtaking and its wonderful to swim in it. Meeting the Embrera tribe was impressive...More

1  Thank Ebula0129
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We are so glad we went. At first I thought it might be a tourist trap but far from it. Much history and compassion was learned. The Indians lifestyle has changed as they have been pretty much forced to live there as the National Park...More

1  Thank djlmath
Reviewed 4 August 2017

we booked a trip to Embera Drua village directly from their website. we contact Ivan Ruize , who is in charge of the communication of the village.the best way to communicate with him is via WHATSAPP. and speak spanish is a must..when you book the...More

1  Thank Gil A
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and welcoming, the lunch was excellent and the kids ( 11, 13,17) enjoyed the visit. They speak Spanish and their local language , they sell their crafts ( not cheap, they do not have change so have to bring change) I recommend it...More

1  Thank YifatChen
Reviewed 14 July 2017

You take a short boat ride from the Gamboa Rainforest resort to the Embera Indian Village. There, you are greeted by some of the villagers with music and singing and brought to the main tent where the villagers show off their handicrafts and wares that...More

Thank LBW52
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We departed from the Gamboa Rainforest Resort for our visit to the Embera Village and upon arrival we were very warmly received by the tribal members. Once we disembarked from our boat, we were welcomed to a very large hut where they showed us many...More

1  Thank ssy24
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Gil A
29 May 2017|
Response from Anne G | Property representative |
Hi there, This is Anne, we would love to guide you to visit the Embera village of my husband's family in July. You can contact us through our web page. I am not allowed to include a link here in this format. However... More
23 April 2017|
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Response from Anne G | Property representative |
Hi RLK-TX, Sure, I would be happy to share about the exquisite crafts made by the Emberá people. First, the ladies. The women are world known among basket collectors for their tightly woven baskets with very intricate... More
Anand A
26 January 2017|
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Response from Anne G | Property representative |
Hi Anand, Smoking is not an issue, although the Embera do not smoke. As long as she is respectful and not smoking inside any of the buildings and cleans up her butts, it will be fine. As far as alcohol, the Embera only... More