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Embera Tours Panama

Address: One hour from Panama City, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507-65197121
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Ranked #15 of 117 Activities in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Join with me as an authentic Embera guide I will give to you thrusful, deep information as no...
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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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Panama is not ready for tourism, nothing to see asides from the canal. Locals already charging NYC prices from tourists and unless you go to favellas, the prices will stay at New York level. Beer for 50 cents is a myth, turtle soup no where to be found, no animals, pretty much nothing exotic that youd expect from exotic country,... More 

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Deerfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We lucked out and had Garceth as our guide. If you can get him, do this tour as you won't be sorry. It is completely authentic and not hokey at all. This is a REAL village with visitors coming maybe twice a week. You will learn their customs, learn their history, see their way of life and have a delicious... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I went with Rudy from Patty's Casitas on this tour of the Embera Village in Panama- I met a people who were genuinely kind and patient- the Embera are a people who are healthy looking and peaceful - I toured their village of huts on stilts- a medicine man took us around and Rudy translated- he showed us the herbs... More 

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A trip to an Embara Village with Rudy, from Patty's Casitas is always the highlight of a trip to Panama (yes, it is better than the canal!) It can't be described how a tribe has chosen to live the same lifestyle for over 600 years. there are several small tribes for tourists to visit and 15,000 Embara tribesman live in... More 

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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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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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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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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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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16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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