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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.
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Carretera Madden, Colon, Panama
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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

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

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

3  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

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

3  Thank O D
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

5  Thank Michael D
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

8  Thank wwrrkd
Reviewed March 4, 2016

My wife and I booked this excursion with Holland America while on the Zuiderdam. After passing through the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal, the shipped anchored in Gatun Lake. A ferry boat took us to a dock leading us to dozens of buses for...More

3  Thank Recon71
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Do not miss the chance! Visited Embera village from a cruise ship! Great chance to see a real village with real people. Very friendly and welcoming. Share part of their life. Did have an opportunity to get temporary tattoos and buy some of their local...More

Thank wayne m
Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Broadway like production, very slick and entertaining. The Cheif spoke Spanish, English, his dialect and French, but while on display he had an interpreter for us (the audience). The children go into town or abroad for college, but often return to live on the reservation....More

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annevt30
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.
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mamacox
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.
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coastmama
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.
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