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Itinerary
The whole experience is easy and enjoyable from the moment you are picked up at the hotel at 8 am.  The final destination is the National Park Chagres; however, this tour proudly shows you what Panama is all about so the drive to Chagres National Park is all about the sights along
the way. The van ride should take about 1 hour from point A to point B. You will see the real Panama.  

As soon as we arrive to the port, you will be welcome by the Embera's themselves and a relaxing canoe ride on the Chagres river will begin. The views of the National Park trees and birds is absolutely breathtaking. Afterward, you will walk through the Panamanian Jungle (up to 20 minutes approx.). Your reward will be to reach a waterfall where you can jump in to refresh.  Later on, you will finally go to the Embera Village and they will receive you wearing their custom dresses and show you their traditional dances, their handicraft items and prepare a yummy healthy lunch.  

This fantastic experience would last until 2 pm.  If you have to make a choice as to what to do in Panama, this is a highly recommended eye-opening experience.  You will realize that we don't need as much as we think, to be happy and fulfilled.

Is it touristy? It is and it's not. With us, you will have the opportunity to have one on one conversations with the Emberas.  You will see their human side, who they are as individuals and not only as a tribe. You will interact with the cutest kids and have the chance to see up close their way of living.
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Overview
Spend a day immersed in Panama's Embera culture and natural beauty on this tour from Panama City. Relax during a canoe ride on the Chagres River, look for wildlife as you pass through parts of Chagres National Park, take a short hike to a waterfall and enjoy a swim, and spend time in an Embera village to see their traditional clothing, customs, and way of life.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a relaxing canoe ride
  • Chance to see wildlife
  • Swim in a waterfall
  • Visit a traditional Embera village
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Reviewed July 12, 2018
Horay for Sorhay!

My family and I absolutely LOVED Sorhay as our guide for Chagres National Park and Embera Village. Sorhay really knows how to go above and beyond to make you feel special and to make sure everyone has a good time. I myself was reluctant to...More

Thank hardtoport
TheRealPanamaTrs, Owner at The Real Panama Trs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

My dear Minh, mrs Thuy, the artist Nam, Corey, Andrew and Mrs Jayne: I LOVE you all toooooool its amazing how in such a short amount of time you can connect. Minh: 80+ countries and counting... beautiful personality... you are a sweetheart... don't ever change......More

Reviewed June 9, 2018
Exceptional Tour with an Exceptional Guide

Our group was so happy to have booked this trip with Real Panama Tours. It was a last minute decision, and we could not have been happier! All 10 members of our group had an amazing time from beginning to end! The journey through Chagres...More

Thank Sandra S
TheRealPanamaTrs, Owner at The Real Panama Trs, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Wow Mrs Sandra: Thanks very much darling! I am happy to know that you left my country HappiER... Your group was easy, sweet and full of positive energy... I need that energy all the time... Thank you... I can't imagine how much fun you all...More

Reviewed May 29, 2018
What all tours should be like!!!

I couldn't be more happy with our tour guide, Sorhay, and her tour of the Chagres National Park & Embera Village. She offered a wealth of information, was very accommodating to our needs. She even took us to other points of interest along the way...More

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TheRealPanamaTrs, Owner at The Real Panama Trs, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

My dear Jamil: This review from a person that spends a lot of time traveling is very encouraging. Thanks very much for taking the time to write it. You and your friends were my kind of people, relaxed, curious, happy and a pleasure to be...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile
Amazing from beginning to end!

Visiting the Chagres National Park & the Embra village was one of the best tourist experiences I’ve ever had. Sorhay is so professional, so thoughtful, and did her very best to make sure that we enjoyed our time with her. She truly went above &...More

Thank Zari W
TheRealPanamaTrs, Owner at The Real Panama Trs, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Hello my MIA people. Beautiful surprise to read this review since you just left my country a day ago. It was fun fun fun to have you all. Panamanian breakfast, delicious fresh tilapia, fresh fruits, panamanian munchies, tamales and panamanian chocolate at the end... it...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018
The best tour organizer around

Our family of 4, two adults two teens, has spent a lot of time traveling to different parts of the world. We generally hire a local guide when we arrive in a new city just to get our bearings. We booked with Sorhay three days....More

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TheRealPanamaTrs, Propietario at The Real Panama Trs, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Mrs. Jenna: You guys were up for anything and that's why we took you to explore Campana and Chicá, the last day. It was definitey a good decision because you and your little girl are into plants and we happen to come across that hidden...More

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