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Embera Village

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Panama City, Panama

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $295 USD per person
  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

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  • Starting Location

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  • Notes

    295.00 USD up to two people; entrance fees not included


  • Enjoy a ride up the river in dugout canoes and the beautiful landscape around you.
  • Upon arrival to the village, you will be immersed in the ancient Embera cultural dances and music.
  • See first-hand the creation of baskets and sculptures by the local artisans.




Trip Info

This one day heritage tour will give you a whole new appreciation and understanding of the local Embera Indian tribe. They are proud people. A culture fighting to continue with their traditions in this modern world.

The Emberas open their homes to teach us how they have been living since hundreds of years ago. They will receive us with music, offer us their traditional food and will show their customs and dances. They live along the Chagres River.

The tour starts on the port of Corotu, where you will embark on dugout canoes to travel up the Chagres River. It is like an exploration where you will see waterfalls, exotic vegetation and a myriad of aquatic birds. The first stop on the tour is to trek through a system of creeks, streams and river rocks on the way to a magnificent waterfall and natural pool where you can swim.

After the trek, you will be taken to the Embera Village community. Enjoy a lunch of local cuisine while an artisan from the village shows you how the famous Embera baskets and sculptures are made.

After lunch, you will see two different traditional dances. Before returning to the Corotu embarkation point, you will have a chance to browse through the craft exhibit and purchase souvenirs if you wish.

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