04 - Embera Indian Culture Tour - Aventuras 2000
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04 - Embera Indian Culture Tour

This tour was designed for you to step aboard a time machine and travel back more than 600 years to a Central America only few have had the privilege of experiencing. More than a tour, this is a journey into the lives of the Embera Indian Tribe..


  • Transportation (with pick-up at Hotel)
  • Canoe Ride
  • Guide
  • Entrance Fees to the Embera Village
  • Lunch at the Village (Local Fish, Fried Plantains & Fruits)
  • Bottled Water
  • Tour starts at your Panama City Hotel, where we will pick you up
  • This activity takes place at the Chagres River. Transfer time will be approximately 75 minutes 
  • Arrive at the Embarkation Area (local port) where you will board the dugout canoes to go up the Chagres River, main source of water supply to the Panama Canal.
  • Enjoy a ride in the middle of the jungle, onboard the canoe boat, which is their main transportation source and fully made by the male members of the community
  • Upon arrival to the Village, you will experience the traditional way of life of the indigenous culture and learn all about it (traditions & way of life). You will be able to see where they sleep, eat, spend time and even the school that they have there for the children.
  • Will have free time to walk around the village and have the opportunity to buy some of the handicrafts made by the men and women of the culture
  • Re-board the dugout canoe for a ride back to the pier, where your bus will be waiting.
  • Drive back to your City Hotel

This day you leave the Hotel early in the morning in a bus with a naturalist tour guide to the community at Nuevo Vigia or Corotu to board a dugout canoe.Continue in the Alajuela Lake, which is the second largest man-made lake of Panama.

Upon arrival to the village, the Chief will welcome you with traditional Emberá hospitality.  A series of dances have been arranged to add to this cultural exchange. Feel free to wonder the village, ask questions or interact with these quiet people. Please remember that we are guests in their home and a good measure of common sense and sensitivity towards their privacy is appreciated.

The Embera men and woman are spectacular craftsmen and producers of some beautiful items, which will be available for purchase as souvenirs or keepsakes of this unique experience.

All too soon, it is time to return to your century, where the bliss and tranquility of older days has been all but forgotten.


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