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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
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Relaxing with the Embera Up River

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A canoe trip into the rain forest for a day of music, dance and tradition. Great discussion about the day to day life of the Embera tribe people. The second chief was an excellent speaker and our guide was an excellent translator. Facinating visit to the school. A great poem recited and a chat with the Embera village children. Wonderful... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We bought this tour while on a resort as part of a day-trip promoted by the resort. It was pricey but memorable. We were picked-up by the tour operator and joined other tourists from other hotels (8 of us in total) and were taken to a location were pirogues (narrow native boats) were waiting for us. During a scenic ride... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed it. The people were wonderful and enjoyed learning the culture. Pricey though.

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

Hi Joan, Thank you very much for your review of our Embera Village tour. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the trip to meet, spend time with and learn about the Embera people and their culture. I understand it was just the two of you who went on the day tour that day and for only two people the... More 

Portage, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Panama for our honeymoon. This was our favorite tour out of all the ones we did. The Embera people were so welcoming. We loved seeing the things they made and how they made them. They also cooked is a meal, tilapia. It took 45 minutes to drive there on some bumpy roads, but it was sooo worth... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

While on a Caravan Tour of Panama we were taken to the Embera Native Village just 15 minutes by boat from the Gamboa Rainforest Hotel. We learned that this village is original and not a tourist creation and that the Emberas were recruited to train US Military and NASA astronauts in rainforest survival from the 1950s. They are a warm... More 

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