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Address: Carretera Madden, Colon, Panama
Description: Located on the eastern side of the Panama Canal, this 300,000-acre park...
Located on the eastern side of the Panama Canal, this 300,000-acre park features the Chagres River and Lake Alajuela, which are popular spots for camping, rafting, fishing and other water sports.
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Traversed the Gatun lake in a dug out canoe with no signs of modern life. An area of outstanding beauty with loads of wildlife

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Traversed the Gatun lake in a dug out canoe with no signs of modern life. An area of outstanding beauty with loads of wildlife

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Trrinity
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Train built in 1930's. The only scenery is the huts that people live in with no power or plumbing. I thought that Belize was terrible but this place is worse.

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Irvine, California USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Our visit to Chagres National Park was part of a tour by My Friend Mario/Almiza Tours (which I recommend). The tour company met us at the cruise ship terminal in Colon and we drove in a small bus to where we were met by Embara Indians with a motorized dugout canoes. It is a beautiful trip through the man made... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I had a cruise excursion to visit Embera Indian village during Panama Canal cruise. Embera Indian migrated to Chagres National Park area and lives in the park. Their life style has changed some since the national park limited their change to hunt animals. They fish in river from dugout canoes. They do wonderful crafts from wood carving by men to... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We were visiting the area by cruise ship and had been given the gift of this tour to visit the National Park where this group of natives live in the style of their ancestors. Their housing is raised thatched huts and the village experience was probably the best experience of our 11 day cruise. We did have a bit of... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

We traveled in a motorized dugout canoe to an Embera village where the natives were friendly and welcoming. Had a delicious lunch of fried tilapia and patacones.

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PANAMA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Chagres National Park is very close to Panama City. One day tour to this area is enough to feel one of the best eco-adventure experience in all Central America.

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2009

The development of Altos de Cerro Azul is located within the boundaries of Chagres National Park and provides one of the few places to overnight inside the Park. My wife treated me to a night at Ginger House for my birthday. Ginger House is an upscale Bed and Breakfast surrounded by rain forest and adorned with many beautiful flowers. Capuchin... More 

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Address: Address: Carretera Madden, Colon, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Colon

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