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Embera Tours Panama

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Address: One hour from Panama City, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507-65197121
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Description: Join with me as an authentic Embera guide I will give to you thrusful...
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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Eye-opening for my 9 and 6 year-old daughters

The visit to the embera was our most memorable part of our trip. It felt a little uncomfortable that these folks lives and culture have been so disrupted that they must become a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The visit to the embera was our most memorable part of our trip. It felt a little uncomfortable that these folks lives and culture have been so disrupted that they must become a part of an industry satisfying our voyeuristic pleasures in order to survive. That being said, my daughter walked away with an appreciation for the privileged lives they... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It is about an hour ride by van to catch the boats that take you to this indigenous tribal community that gives you an idea of the past cultural impact these people had in this área. You get to taste their talapia fish...very tasty I might add and their folk dances with their kids included are very cute....sweet and peaceful... More 

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Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We visited Panama on a cruise ship so no excursion was going to be that special due to the number of people involved. The journey from Lake Gatun to Chagres River was interesting as we passed rural views and local villages. The trip was spoilt by the non-stop commentary by our guide but others seems to appreciate his efforts. The... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We arrived there by boat. The local tribe people did some of their traditional dances and the normal touristy tables with souvenirs were available to the tourists. Lunch prepared by the locals was provided. All in all an interesting experience, but very touristy.

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Tucker, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

You will learn about the crops that the tribe grows, the crafts that they make, how they build their homes, etc. All questions were welcome. We enjoyed seeing how the vibrant colors in the baskets were made using natural plant dyes.

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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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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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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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