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Embera Village Tours & More

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We invite you to step back in time with us on a tour to visit the Embera tribe who still live in traditional villages deep in the rainforest of Panama. The Embera people are proud to share their culture and traditions with visitors. Spending time on...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride to find the canoe to take to the village was a long bumpy road so be prepared. Once you get to the canoe the adventure begins. We went to see the waterfall before going to the village. Bring water shoes!! If you want...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LS-Dallas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While so muchj of indigenous culture was wiped out there are pockets where they have been allocated areas to maintain traditions, they had, before the country was colonised. This village is one of the places where the indigenous people can maintain their culture and lifestyle....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Premji5400
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Embera with Anne Gordon de Barrigon was the highlight of a wondeful trip to Panama. Because Anne is married to a member of the Embera tribe, her intimate relationship with the group allowed us rare insights into a truly enviable way of life....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zaidadon
Reviewed December 5, 2018

This excursion was AMAZING!!! I would highly recommend this excursion to Embera Village! The people are so warm and welcoming and the crafts they make are so beautiful. It was amazing to see how simply they lived. I would highly recommend visiting the Embera village....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie R
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Travelled by motor powered canoe. Lovely friendly people welcomed us. Danced and sang to us and even cooked us a lovely fish dish. Felt very lucky to be able to experience and be part of their village even for just 1 day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gianna1964
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We stopped in Panama on our Celebrity Cruise and did a day trip to the Emberra Indian Village. We travelled by bus, for about 1 hr, then by powered canoes along a lake coming off the Panama Canal. We arrived at the village and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gianna1964
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Juan was our guide and Alex was our driver from Panama Excursions. We were promptly picked up at the cruise ship tender dock in Fuerte Amador. Juan was very pleasant, talkative and full of stories with humour. He was very entertaining for our drive to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We were welcomed enthusiastically by the villagers, although we were not the only visitors that day. This is a definite tourist trap where we were expected to buy prints (printed by a local factory to their design...) and other handmade objects. It was interesting to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

We boarded the long dug-out canoe (motorized) and traveled up river to a half-hour. The village was welcoming. The meal was interesting.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ADavidBailey
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Natives were friendly, preserving a native lifestyle. Was a living history experience. The dugout canoe trip up and down the river was a highlight of the trip. The crafts for sale could be found in most souvenir shops in Panama,Costa Rica but it was nice...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sue Ellen R
Anne G, Owner at Embera Village Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

Thank you Sue Ellen, for your kind words about your visit with the Embera tribe here in Panama. We are happy to hear it was the highlight of your trip. One note about the fact that you can find similar crafts in souvenir shops outside...More

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Sussan S
March 8, 2018|
Response from Anne G | Property representative |
Hi Sussan, Thank you for your interest in our Embera village tours. We would be happy to take you and your children out to meet the Embera people. When are you coming? Our prices vary depending on how many people are... More
Gil A
May 29, 2017|
Response from Anne G | Property representative |
Hi there, This is Anne, we would love to guide you to visit the Embera village of my husband's family in July. You can contact us through our web page. I am not allowed to include a link here in this format. However... More
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Anne G | Property representative |
Hi RLK-TX, Sure, I would be happy to share about the exquisite crafts made by the Emberá people. First, the ladies. The women are world known among basket collectors for their tightly woven baskets with very intricate... More