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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.
Carretera Madden, Colon, Panama
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

You wonder about visiting a native village. Is it going to he all fake. Are they really natives. This is the real thing or at least as much as can be in 2018. The Embera people were warm and friendly. The dance and play music...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank argosy1978
Reviewed November 5, 2018

This was a very good park to view and see people living in it and making a living from tourism and keeping the park viable. Our canoe trip was enjoyable, good to wear hats, sunglasses and lots of sunscreen or protective clothing. Onto the Alhajueta...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Booked this tour last minute so I guess I didn't have a full understanding of how intense it would be. It's an hour from the resort I was staying at and 5-8 minutes boat ride from our first stop and then another 10-15 minute hike...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ophirgayle
Reviewed March 30, 2017

On a Caribbean cruise with Oceania, we chose to visit the Embera indigenous people. The Embera are known as the keepers of the rainforest and the Piedra River. On arrival at Chagres National Park, we boarded a motorized catamaran for a trip to the Embera...More

Date of experience: March 2017
6  Thank Steve F
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Our day trip was arranged and guided by our good friend Luis Calvo of Panama Travel & Tours based in Panama City. We drove to a lake pickup spot in Chagres Nat Park. There we met our Embera guide and host. We boarded the wooden,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
6  Thank PaulAK2011
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We took a Embera dugout canoe ride down the charges river observing the lush flora along the way.we stopped by one particular shore, and found a bunch of monkeys. They seemed friendly enough and even came on board our boat. After they caused some fun...More

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank schwekye
Reviewed January 20, 2017

I dont know if this is the correct tour operator, but we had to take this trip as a NCL shore excursion.They would not allow us off the cruise ship unless we booked a NCL shore excursion. Seven years ago I had a wonderful shore...More

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank carribbeanmic
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Try this for an amazing experience, I would consider it a "must do" when visiting Panama. A canoe was waiting for us and took us during a 30 minute trip on the Chagres river. I did not expect much but was really surprised about the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank OD243
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Visiting the Chagres National Forest and meeting the Embreas tribe was by far the highlight of our Panama visit. At first I was not sure about doing this day trip as it was the last full day of our trip, it was raining off and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
6  Thank IslandManRides
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Look, the park itself is great, but the miserable villagers were kind of a sham. 1. An hour and a half bus ride, 2. then a 7 minute power motored canoe ride 3. to a village of uninhabited straw huts ( the villagers actually live...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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March 16, 2016|
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Response from Murray D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, The price of the trip through The Real Panama tours was $65pp for our group of three. +507-6522-6210. I had the owner's business card so you can call and see. Sorhay is her name.
February 22, 2016|
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Response from Murray D | Reviewed this property |
Never seen one mosquito even on the Embera village trip up river or out on lake Gatun.
February 1, 2016|
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Response from Murray D | Reviewed this property |
They have low sides and the guy will help you in. I think you should be OK.