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Chagres River

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Ranked #112 of 182 Attractions in Panama
Traveler Description: The Chagres River is the most important river of Panama because it is the main water source of fresh water required to operate the Panama Canal and... more »
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

As part of a family reunion, my family visited the Emberá Drua village on the Chagres River. There are many villages along this river that provide tours and canoe travel on the river, but my father had chosen this village because the natives wear enough clothing to cover essential areas, making this visit a little bit less shocking for the... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

By chance, and with little enthusiasm, I took a canoe tour up the Chagres River last week and I can't believe I almost missed it! We visited a village of the Embrera tribe and saw how they lived. We cooled off in a swimming hole complete with water falls, and learned a little bit more about this important water shed;... More

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