The Embera Indians of Panama is one of the most popular local tours it begins just 40 minute wp860dc8cd_05_06from Panama City.

Tour around 6-7 hours.

Price $120pp, if 3 people or more inquire about our group discount.

This is the real thing right out of the pages of National Geographic, an authentic, unforgettable encounter with a living Indian culture.

 We pick you up at your hotel and take you to the edge of the wp70138277_05_06Chagres River were you will board a motorized dugout canoe, the only means of transportation in the jungle then we will head to an authentic Embera Indian village along a river bank.

The village Indians will share their native foods (lunch), perform a tribal dance, and offer authentic body paintings while explaining their way of life, traditions and beliefs.

Embera music group


After having attended some of the presentations you are allowed to room around and explore the village at your leisure, and have an insight of how the Embera Indians live and work.

Embera art working


You will also learn how they weave artisanal basket and plates, how the men carve wooden figure etc. you will also have the option with no obligations to purchase some original Embera made artifacts.

Embera canoe


The tour duration is approximately 6-7 hours. We leave your hotel aournd 7.30 and take you back around 2:00-3:00pm.


Most visitors have commented that this was one of the highlights of their trip.

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by Michael and Marie on Panama Tours
Your city / Country: London, Canada

We did a tour of the Embera Tribe and were blown away by how these people live and everything about their culture.When my wife and I return we will try to stay overnight and truly experience a day in their life. It is still hard to imagine that a place like this exists in todays world.Big thank you to Richard our tour guide, he is so knowledgeable about the places and people, he played a key role in making this a great day and more importantly, a huge thank you for the translation from Spanish.Mike & Marie

Your city / Country: Canada

Thank you Richard, we had a great time.For anyone considering this tour it’s a really fun day, it started in a dugout canoe going up the Chagres river, and then a walk in the jungle to reach our first destination a beautiful waterfall with a natural swimming pool at its base, water was refreshing after the 15min or so walk.Everything was well planned we had lunch with the Embera Indians and enjoyed learning some of their history, all in all just a wonderful day.I definitely recommend this tour, Richard had so many funny stories it made the day pass way too quickly.