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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in the lobby of your Panama City hotel. Climb aboard an air-conditioned minibus and meet your small tour group, limited to 15 people or fewer. 

    Arrive on the banks of Lake Alajuela, meeting some members of the Emberá tribe at Puerto Corotu. Board a motorized dugout canoe and, assisted by a motor, head up the Chagres River to the village of Embera Drua. On the way, visit an impressive waterfall deep in the park. 

    Native Emberá tribe members greet you upon arrival with a traditional dance and a presentation about their culture, history, and modern way of life in the forest. Walk around and explore the village at your leisure, chat with the locals, and take photos. 

    Eat a lunch of fresh fruit, plantains, and fried fish, then receive temporary traditional tattoos if you like or shop for handicrafts. 

    Step back into the canoe and return to Panama City the way you came. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Panama City hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from centrally located Panama City hotels in the following areas:
    • El Cangrejo
    • Obarrio
    • Punta Pacifica
    • San Francisco
    • Punta Paitilla
    • Avenida Balboa
    • Bella Vista
    • Casco Viejo
    • Marbella
    • Financial District
    • El Dorado
    • Bethania
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
    • Entry/Admission - Chagres National Park
    • Gratuities
    • Due to heavy traffic, no free pickup from hotels located near Amador Causeway, Clayton (City of Knowledge) Playa Bonita. Separate transportation for the an extra charge
    • Playa Blanca, or Rio Hato, Metromall or Tocumen Airport need to arrange own transportation
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • If you will be staying at a hotel that is not on the list, please contact your local operator prior to booking the tour
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Embera Village Tour was a second tour we took with Panama Day Trips. John, our guide, did an excellent job in making the tour memorable. He shared a lot of information and the canoe ride from the village in pouring rain was fun and adventurous. Enjoyed learning the Embera
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    I booked this trip for my family that came over to visit me from Russia. They absolutely loved it! According to them everything went smooth during the trip and they came back very happy, excited, with tons of photos and videos!
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    There are no words to describe how wonderful this experience was. We visited the Embera Drua Village and were humbled by the hospitality of the natives. Mateo gives a thorough overview of the culture of the Embera people, how they make their goods and the jobs of both the men
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    Having been shaken around in a coach along rough tracks to find the dugout canoes, our adventure started. Two Embera guided about 12 of us in single file onto seats in the canoe. The 15 minute trip up the river, powered by an outboard engine, was fascinating and atmospheric. The
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    Jerin and William are very nice people and great guides. They know a lot and they gave us a lot of information. The pick up was on time and the ride was smooth. Take comfortable hike shoes if you’re going to the waterfall because it’s slippery, you’ll need to walk/hike a little
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