Embera  village tour

Day trip to Embera Village

Embera village tour



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Embera village tour

Visit the indigenous community Embera Drúa, by cruising the river in a piragua until reaching the deepest point of the Chagres National Park. We will meet the 7th native tribe of Panamá surrounded by the tropical jungle and unique biodiversity.

The river crossing is a beautiful experience, where you can appreciate the imposing jungle landscape and observe the local fauna.

Before arriving at the village, we will stop at the waterfall, Quebrada Bonita. A perfect spot to refresh yourself, have fun, swim, and relax.

After the first stop, we will arrive at the Embera Drúa Village. Receive a warm welcome from the indigenous community with traditional music on the banks of the river. Once out of the boat, you will be escorted to the center of the village where the head of the village will give you a welcome speech. At the village, you will get to intimately discover the treasures that the Embera community cherishes. You will learn their history, traditions, and interesting stories from them.

At lunchtime, a tropical and colorful feast will fulfill your taste and your stomach. Enjoy a freshly prepared meal and enjoy the beauty of it all.

Next, you will learn the wonders of the local handicrafts.

If you want to have a deeper experience, you can have the opportunity to get dressed by the locals with their traditional and colorful garments. You will also have the opportunity to make bodypainting with Kipara- a plant-based ink from the jaguar fruit, traditionally used by the Embera.

After that, let yourself be amazed by the local rhythm, songs, and dance. You will have the unique opportunity to learn the dance with locals guided by the melody from the Chimbonbón.

Next, you will have time to connect with the locals, discover the botanical garden guided by the healer, chat with the locals, and play with the local children in the river.

At any moment you have the opportunity to buy unique and authentic handicrafts.

Panama Programs


Embera culture immersion
PinEmbera culture immersion

Experience the Embera culture through dance, music, history, traditions, rituals, and handicrafts.

Chagres River authentic experience
PinChagres River authentic experience

Get on board a traditional piragua to navigate Chagres River the real way

Wonderful immersion into Panamanian nature
PinWonderful immersion into Panamanian nature

Swim under Quebrada Bonita waterfall, explore the biodiversity, and discover medicinal plants.

Typical Panamanian cuisine
PinTypical Panamanian cuisine

Taste a delicious local lunch at a special viewpoint from which you can appreciate the views on the mountains.


Additional Information

Embera village tour

Tour Info

MontemarTour difficulty level : basic
MontemarAvailability : all year
MontemarMinimum age : 2 years old
MontemarCapacity : 2 - 10 passengers
MontemarPick-up : at your hotel in Panama City


MontemarPrivate Transportation
MontemarHotel pick-up and drop-off
MontemarProfessional bilingual guide
MontemarTraditional Panamanian lunch cooked by the Embera
MontemarPiragua ride through the Chagres river
MontemarVisit to the authentic Embera village and to the Quebrada Bonita Waterfall
MontemarDemonstration of dance and traditional music

Not Included

MontemarPurchase of handicrafts (prices vary between $3 - $45+)
MontemarEphemeral tattoos with natural Jagua ink (prices vary between $5 - $10 /tattoo)

What to bring

Passport or ID


Appropriate clothing (dry-fit), waterproof shoes with which you can walk on stones (flip-flops not recommended), and a change of clothes

Swimming suits

Waterproof bags for your camera and phone

Cap or hat


Water and snacks

Cash (many places visited do not accept debit or credit cards)


Marisol S

Marisol S

We had a great experience with our tour guide Stui! He told us so much about the volcanos, the history and people of the region! We enjoyed the tour because we got to taste Bizcochos at the place where they are made, we went to Lago de San Pablo, the Otavalo market, Cotacachi and hiked a bit in Cuicocha to see the beautiful lake! This experience was amazing,many thanks to our guide Stui, you are going a great job!!!

Victoria S

Victoria S

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