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Embera Tours Panama

One hour from Panama City, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #11 of 82 activities in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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,... more » 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. « less
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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Richmond
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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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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
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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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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Garceth picked us up promptly at 8:00am from our hotel. He is rather short guy, and will be easily recognizable by his facial Embera tattoos. Extremely nice and knowledgeable, if he chooses to share, his story and struggles will amaze you as well. I traveled with my husband and 8 year old son. The drive in a well air-conditioned van... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our overnight stay in the Embera village of Puru was nothing less than transcendent!! We chose a tour with Garceth Cunampio, who is Embera himself and can answer any question about tribe customs. The show and meal that villagers put on for tourists was fun, but staying overnight, rustic as it was (it did include mosquito nets, thin mattress and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Our family of 6 (includes ages 18 thru 28) are seasoned travelers from Chicago. When planning our Panama vacation we used Tripadvisor to choose our Embera Tour and I was so impressed I knew that I wanted Garceth as our guide to the Embera Village. Garceth is Embera who is well-educated and obviously extremely knowledgeable. Who better to explain the... More

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Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

What an experience to visit the Puru Village, just approx. 2 hours from modern Panama City. Very friendly people, who seem very happy to live their life in the same way that their ancestors did for hundreds of years. The excursion is very well organised and our guide Daniel was outstanding. The Highlight of our short trip to Panama. Make... More

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