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Panama Canal Eco Cruise and Embera Village Combo Tour

  • Explore the Panama Canal and nearby indigenous tribes on a boat trip from Panama City
  • Cruise along the waterways and lakes that make up the famous Panama Canal
  • Scout for howlers, capuchins, tamarins, crocodiles and bird life on the islands of Gatun Lake
Panama Canal Eco Cruise and Embera Village Combo Tour
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Pick up and drop off from outside Panama City as Playa Bonita Hotels, Amador Causeway, Panama Canal and Costa del este.
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Take an in-depth look at the famous Panama Canal and the indigenous tribes of the Chagres River during this 8-hour, boat-based, eco-adventure. Cruise amidst the waterways, lakes, and islands that make up the Panama Canal stopping to observe local bird life and primates. Then meet up with residents of the Embera tribe in Parara Puru village for cultural presentations and an included lunch.
What to Expect
Receive a morning pickup from select Panama City hotels, after which you’ll transfer to the town of Gamboa to meet up with your boat guide, captain and vessel alongside the Panama Canal.
Spend the next 90-minutes cruising the waters of this world-famous waterway aboard a well-equipped covered boat, passing alongside cargo ships heading to and from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Your eventual destination is Gatun Lake, where you’ll have time to investigate the numerous islands and rich wildlife that populates its shores. Make a stop while on the lake at the Monkey Islands, allowing you to observe local howlers, capuchins, and tamarins. You’re also likely to encounter a rich collection of tropical bird life, plus capybaras, iguanas, crocodiles, and many more creatures.
At the end of your boat ride, travel for another 45 minutes into nearby Chagres National Park for your indigenous village encounter. You’ll eventually reach Puerto Corotu, a city along Lake Alajuela, where a local group of the Embera tribe will be waiting to transport you to their village aboard a dugout canoe. Pass by a scenic waterfall before eventually reaching the Embera settlement to enjoy a cultural presentation and the performance of a traditional dance.
You’ll then be served a simple lunch of plantains, fried fish, and fruit by your hosts, and have time to purchase authentic indigenous handicrafts or get a temporary tattoo created by an Embera artist. Then hop back in your canoe and for the return trip to Panama City, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.
Reviews (16)
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Reviewed yesterday
Great visit to Monkey Islands and Indigenous Village

First, wear pants - no matter if it's wet or dry season. The boat ride and the Monkey Island visits are really neat. We saw some three different types. Then we toured the village with a short jungle tour that was fascinating. Our guide pointed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank usac
Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent tour and very enriching.

It was an amazing day and the tour guide Lio was so friendly and explained to us in details about the Embera tribe . He was very professional and answered our multiple questions on Panama and even gave us some good advices and recommendations about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RobertG4332
Reviewed November 8, 2018
The Best Tour we did in Panama city!!!

We had a great tour and very enjoyable day from pick up to the different activates we did all day, we felt safe and looked after. the guide was very professional and it was really nice to see the love and care he had for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ann H
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile
Amazing Day Trip!!

I booked this trip after doing research on other companies and I’m glad I did!!! I received a confirmation email immediately after booking. Jerin Tate sent us a second email 3 days prior to our booked tour, confirming our booking and location for pick up....More

1  Thank adriana2travel
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile
Best trip so far!

This was the best trip in Panamá! Amazing guide and tons so see! I can only recommend to book this tour!

1  Thank Gabrielwude
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