Embera Indian Village Tour

Experience the Rich Friendliness of one of Panama's Indigenous Cultures

After morning hotel pickup by your guide and an hour drive to Chagres National Park, you are greeted with dugout canoes, the Embera´s traditional hand-carved boats, to begin your  journey up the river. Your bicultural and bilingual guide accompanies you along this tranquil journey through the lush rainforest, alive with sounds of flora and fauna- you may even spot a howler monkey or sloth along the way! We arrive at the Embera village and are greeted with traditional music and set out to leisurely explore the village, a time capsule of ancient, rich traditions. The group follows with a discussion with village elders about medicinal plants and other natural remedies, as well as about their lives, culture, lifestyle and crafts. After a traditional meal of fish/chicken and plantains, we enjoy traditional shamanic dances and shop for local crafts. The Embera women are known as the finest basket makers and weave baskets before your very eyes. Finish this indigenous immersion by having your body painted with natural fruit dye, lasting 10-12 days and used by the Embera to decorate their bodies as well as for its health-giving properties. The entire tribe will gather for a group photo before our mid-day departure.

Features: guided bicultural tour, hotel pick-up and drop-off, native lunch, optional traditional tattoo, group photo

*Prices reflect current low season rates and are subject to change. The price you are quoted by our sales representatives will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price is per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes: all taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels. Price does not include international airfare, optional travel insurance, or credit card payment service fee.