Embera Village Tours

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Modern Panama is home to seven indigenous tribes, and the Embera is one of its most well known native groups. Part of the Embera tribe migrated from the Choco region of modern day Colombia to Panama in the late 18th century. The indigenous people retain their own language, cuisine, culture, and customs, many of which can be seen on a visit to an Embera village.

Traditional houses are typically built on stilts and often on the riverside, where they are organized into a small community with a communal house at its center. The Embera also keep their own government and family structures. Most of time, villages can only be approached by water; typically a traditional dugout canoe brings in visitors.

As the Embera people live sustainably in the middle of the rainforest and for the most part have resisted modernization, a visit to an Embera village offers a unique glimpse at a preserved way of life. Music and dance, traditional clothing, and indigenous foods are all a part of an immersive experience.

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To visit a Embera village, a guided tour is necessary. Tours of the village typically pick visitors up at their Panama City hotel and provide roundtrip transportation. Prices vary depending on length of stay.
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Address: Panama
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Hours: Open daily 8am-5pm
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Admission: With tour only
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Private Emberá Village Day Tour

Go into the home area of the Emberá, and learn more about these indigenous people of Panama during this 8-hour private tour. Experience what everyday life is like for them as you travel to their village in a canoe. Cruise down Lake Alajuela, take a short hike in the rainforest (optional), eat lunch in the village, and watch traditional dance and music performances of the Emberá.       
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$175.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Embera Village Day Tour

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Emberá, one of Panama's indigenous groups, during this 8-hour tour from Panama City. Interact with some members of the tribe and learn what their daily life is like in the rainforest. Ride through Lake Alajuela to the tribe's village aboard a 'piragua', a traditional canoe, passing a spectacular waterfall on the way. See some traditional dances, take a trail walk through the forest and purchase some traditional crafts as souvenirs. Upon departure, receive a traditional shamanic blessing for good travels. Lunch, national park fees and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$125.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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