This full day tour takes you deep into the jungles of Chagres river where the Embera Indians have lived for years.


The tour starts with a ride up the river in authentic pirogues, these are Embera’s traditional hand carved canoes. On arrival to the village, you will be greeted with ancient Embera’s dances and music. The natives will invite you to explore the surrounding areas which are populated by many birds and wildlife.


During your visit, the Emberas will give you a glimpse into their mystical rituals and their amazing knowledge of medicinal plants and natural pigments. The Embera women are known as one of the world’s finest basket makers, and you will watch them create beautiful objects made out of palm leaves and dyed with natural pigments. You could also have your body painted with a natural fruit dye called Jagua, used by the Indians for body decorations as well as for its health-giving properties. Traditional Embera lunch of fresh fish or chicken and plantains is included.


Bring a swimsuit, if water level permits we go for a swim in a nearby waterfall.


Available: Monday to Friday

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From: Panama City Pick-up time: 8:00AM
Base price for min. 2 adults (12yo+): $170.00 ea. ($340.00 total)
Extra adult: $120.00
Extra child (7-11yo): $60.00
Duration: ~7 hrs
From: Colon Pick-up time: 8-9AM
Base price for min. 4 adults (12yo+): $175.00 ea. ($700.00 total)
Extra adult: $140.00
Extra child (7-11yo): $70.00
Duration: ~7 hrs
From: Beach Hotels Pick-up time: 7:30AM
Base price for min. 4 adults (12yo+): $240 ea. ($960.00 total)
Extra adult: $140.00
Extra child (7-11yo): $70.00
Duration: ~9 hrs

This tour is not suggested for kids under 7yo



Note: On this tour you might be merged with another group at the Embera site however you personal guide will be with you at all times and your transportation will still be private.

We can provide SUVs, vans, minibuses and coach buses for groups of all size.

All prices in USD

What is included:

  • Private transportation
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • All entrance fees

What is NOT included:

  • Gratuities

What to bring & wear:

  • Passports of all passengers (mandatory)
  • Hat / Cap / Sunglasses
  • Shoes with good grip for outdoors & trails.
  • Sandals, swimsuit and towel for waterfall & swimming.
  • Light & comfortable clothes
  • Cash (USD) for meals and souvenirs


  • Level: Difficult
  • Details:  Little walking (1h to 2h), rocky and difficult paths. Water can go up to your knees. Getting on and off small pirogue.
  • Swimming available at waterfall (depending on water and weather condition).
  • Suggested age: 7+