Experience Panama's indigenous culture firsthand on a full-day trip from Panama City to an Embera village by the Chagres River. Travel upriver by dugout canoe, hike in the jungle, then visit the village to see traditional dances, body paint, and handicrafts. This guided tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Panama City, lunch, and all activities.
Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Full-day Embera Village trip from Panama City
Travel the Chagres River by dugout canoe
2-hour hike through the jungle
See traditional music and dance
Learn about local culture
Inclusions & Exclusions
National Park fees
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure & Return
Hotels in Panama City
8amHotel pickups commence prior to this time
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
Begin with pickup from your Panama City hotel, then travel to the jungle in a private car, a 1-hour trip from the city. Upon arrival in the riverside town of Corotu, board a dugout canoe for a trip up the Chagres River, where you'll find jungle waterfalls, lush vegetation, and diverse birdlife. Keep exploring on foot: watch for wildlife on a 2-hour hike through the jungle, with time to cool off and swim in a natural pool. After the hike, continue to the Embera village for lunch, and to meet a local artisan who will demonstrate local basket weaving and sculpture techniques. This is the perfect time to learn more about daily life in an indigenous community, as locals share stories about how they hunt, fish, harvest, and treat illnesses. Watch a series of three Embera dances, with roughly two hours in the village before you make the return trip downriver, where you can shop for local souvenirs in Corotu. At the end of the day, make the return trip to your Panama City hotel, where this tour concludes.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not recommended for pregnant women
A moderate amount of walking is involved
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
For a full refund, cancel At least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.