A Real Jungle Tribe + Waterfall

17 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 8 hr

This is a real Embera experience that begins with a beautiful canoe ride on the Chagres River. From the moment we arrive at the port, the Emberas will welcome you wearing their traditional guayuco and the amburá. Breathtaking views of the Panamanian jungle. We may need to hike anywhere from 5 - 15 minutes to reach the refreshing waterfall (it varies during summer time)   Finally, you make it to a Real Village that looks like a postcard from 50 years ago. Dances, traditional food, and handicraft items are shown to you by the Embera ladies. One on one session to speak to them, laugh, and share experiences.  Important:  *This tour is offered from hotels in Panama City.   * Requests from resorts outside of Panama City such as Gamboa, Playa Bonita, Decameron or Playa Blanca will have an additional cost

Itinerary Details

Operated by: The Real Panama Trs

The whole experience is easy and enjoyable from the moment you are picked up at the hotel at 8 am.  The final destination is the National Park Chagres; however, this tour proudly shows you what Panama is all about so the drive to Chagres National Park is all about the sights along

the way. The van ride should take about 1 hour from point A to point B. You will see the real Panama.  

As soon as we arrive to the port, you will be welcome by the Embera's themselves and a relaxing canoe ride on the Chagres river will begin. The views of the National Park trees and birds is absolutely breathtaking. Afterward, you will walk through the Panamanian Jungle (up to 20 minutes approx.). Your reward will be to reach a waterfall where you can jump in to refresh.  Later on, you will finally go to the Embera Village and they will receive you wearing their custom dresses and show you their traditional dances, their handicraft items and prepare a yummy healthy lunch.  

This fantastic experience would last until 2 pm.  If you have to make a choice as to what to do in Panama, this is a highly recommended eye-opening experience.  You will realize that we don't need as much as we think, to be happy and fulfilled.

Is it touristy? It is and it's not. With us, you will have the opportunity to have one on one conversations with the Emberas.  You will see their human side, who they are as individuals and not only as a tribe. You will interact with the cutest kids and have the chance to see up close their way of living.
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