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Embera Tours Panama

One hour from Panama City, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #13 of 107 Activities in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Join with me as an authentic Embera guide I will give to you thrusful, deep information as no one,have the opportunity to learn about my culture, believe, tradition of the real Embera experience.

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I got to Panama on the Holland American ship m/s Zuiderman; I got to the Embera village by motorized dugout. What a contrast, both in terms of life style and mode of transportation. The Embra are semi-nomadic, indigenous people who even in 2014 are retaining many of their old ways and customs. The visited village is located on a river... More

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Providence, RI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I came across Garceth Cunampio Tocamo of Embera Tours Panama on cruise critic before coming to Panama. He met my friend and I at our center city hotel, and we used our rental car (cheaper) to get to the embarkation point, where we took a 1.5 hour motorized canoe ride to the Village. The Embera Village is very remote, and... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
13 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just think of a Safari ride and any thing can happen. (LOL) We traveled via dugout motorized leaking canoe, life jackets thru a tropical rainforest about one hour in to the Chagres National Park and then another 45 minutes to the Embera Puru Village, mesmerizing view. The village greeted us with traditional dancing and music. We learned about customs and... More

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North Attleboro
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

After riding in a canoe which was leaking (we did have life jackets), we got to a remote village. We were greeted by a few musicians and then sat for lunch. Lunch was provided by the cruise line, but the Indians made us tilipia and plaintain which was delicious. The entertained us with a great dance and their musicians with... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I booked a day tour with Garceth after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and through the Cruise Critic roll call for our cruise, was able to organize a group of 10. Garceth met us at the ship terminal in Colon at the arranged time holding a sign with my name on it. We got into a comfortable van and drove... More

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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170 reviews 170 reviews
56 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Came here on a small cruise ship so got the whole experience of arriving via boat and then the walk to the village. It is very apparent that the community now survives on tourist trade. The area is not very well maintained - trash all over and it appears the crops are not maintained. The women dress the part and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had come across this tribe the last time we were in Panama as several of them were selling handmade items. We were on a cruise stopping in Colon for one day, and someone put this tour together with Garceth, one of the Embera tribe men. This is a tour they put on frequently. There are 127 residents now living... More

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25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

From the cruise ship, to a 30 min bus ride then a 30 - 40 min ride up river in a dugout or canoe (yes they do have a motor - you dont paddle!) it seems as though you travel back in time. The people are a bit shy but treat yo so nice! Take cash so you can purchase... More

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Port Dover, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Due to the government controlling the natives and the way of life they are now forced to be a tourist attraction and sell their art work in order to survive there.........many do not live in the village and they are picked up and taken to school via bus...so sad really that they cannot live like they display they do......we saw... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We went on a tour of an Embera village today with 2 adults and 2 kids age 14. Wonderful experience! Garceth was ready for us at the hotel promptly at 8:00. As others have mentioned, you can save quite a bit of money by driving yourself (with him in the car) rather than hiring transportation. Also as others have mentioned,... More

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