Indigenes Embera

Indigenes Embera, Sabanitas: Address, Indigenes Embera Reviews: 4.5/5

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James W
Henderson, NV775 contributions
Feb 2020
They are obviously set up to make money from the tourist trade, but that in no way detracted from this visit. We were welcomed by the Chief of the village and introduced to his wife, then he told us through an interpreter about his village and their way of life. Afterwards, we were free to walk through the village or look at the displays each family had of baskets and woodcarvings for sale. The baskets are handmade in the village, and are very beautiful, but they are expensive. The villagers will bargain to a limited extent, but remember that the money they make supports the village. The villiager willingly pose for photos and, unlike many places, don’t ask to be paid to do so.
Written February 11, 2020
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michelewave04
Narragansett, RI864 contributions
Mar 2019
We signed up for this tour and weren’t sure if we really wanted to visit this village. We have been on other tours similar to this one and found that they were commercial and staged. This definitely was not. It was great to hear about the history of this culture and they actually performed with a traditional dance that included the audience. I was one of the fortunate few who were invited to participate. They are a welcoming and gentle people who live independently. They make a lot of beautiful things like baskets and jewelry that they offer for sale. I bought a beautiful basket and some bracelets to bring back to the family. This was a wonderful experience and an excursion not to be missed!
Written March 22, 2019
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dale s
Powell River, Canada70 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
The Chief welcomes us in to the village after an hour in a dug out canoe with a small motor on the back. The trip is wonderful up the river/lake through the lush banana trees, all trees in full leaf and lots of birds. The villagers are lovely people who live without power, refrigeration, cook on open fires and they all seem genuinely happy. Brought the kids a new soccer ball that was immediately put into play. The women weave some beautiful baskets, urns, bowls and the men carve and Work metals into bracelets for visitors to purchase. We were told about how they use the local plant life for warding off fevers, skin rashes, high blood pressure etc. If you visit please bring along a large bag of rice, a container of cooking oil, tetra packs of milk any of the essentials is greatly appreciated. The Embera really appreciate you visiting them as this is how they provide for the whole village, all gifts are used for all villagers. The children are all happy and eager to show you around the village. All in all was very grounding for us. Loved it!
Written December 11, 2018
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David N
Brisbane, Australia1,264 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We were welcomed by the Embera Tribe and for the entire experience were treated to genuine sharing of their culture and their beliefs. The tribe were very giving of their time and willing to truly indulge us during our time here. A must do visiting this area.
Written November 26, 2018
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal1,703 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
There are tribe visiting experiences which feel like being "staged" and thus not as interesting as the ones which feel rather genuine, which is what happened in regards to this particular visit that included strolling around the village under the guidance of our guide and a local traditional plant expert and "healer", as well as a typical lunch followed by some local dances.
Written July 10, 2018
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MeredithAussie
Melbourne, Australia1,929 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
Visit organized through cruise ship. To reach the village (after a one-hour bus ride) we had to board long, dug-out canoes powered with outboard engines to travel about 15 minutes up the Charges River. The experience in the village was delightful – meeting the people (old and young), being able to wander through parts of the village and take photographs, trying some of their delicious local dishes (tellapia fish and fried plantains, served in a banana-leaf cone, along with fresh, juicy pineapple), watching the villagers perform songs and dances (and joining in), and buying some of the handicrafts they made. At first I wondered if I should feel uncomfortable about treating these indigenous people as exhibits in a museum, but the welcome and the explanations provided by the head of the village suggested that these people were happy to make a living from sharing their unique culture. I could appreciate some of the difficulties faced by the villagers whose lives were changed when the land they were living on was declared a National Park and they were no longer allowed to hunt and fish and use the forest in traditional ways. A very worthwhile experience.
Written June 11, 2018
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solsenz
Beaverton271 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
we have done many "tourist" villAges in different areas and this was one of the better ones. A good meal provided of fish, plantains, and fruit. of course dancing of all. and a gift area of hand crafted items you can buy. Overall not high pressure though and a light feeling. Overall nice and well done.
Written May 6, 2018
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Rod L
Georgetown237 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
We were taken by boat to an island in Gatun Lake within the Panama Canal system. We were greeted by traditionally dressed people playing instruments & dancing. Women, men, & children were enthusiastic to see us. During the afternoon they spoke to us through an interpreter, demonstrated traditional dances, served traditional food, & offered their hand made art. They proved to be caring, compassionate, & empathetic people. this visit was a highlight of our trip.
Written December 21, 2017
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Bernardo F
New York City, NY15,771 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Driving and then paddle canoeing to this village of native Indians, it's a bit rustic, but certainly worth seeing just for the experience. It's a bit of a haul into the jungle on the river, but its unique! If you have a good 6-7 hours on a day, I do think it's worth doing.
Written April 25, 2016
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Keith S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands56 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
This is something we weren't really sure we wanted to do but Tony of Tony's Panama Tours recommended it highly. The trip to get there is actually rough and takes about an hour from PC. We boarded dugout canoes, piloted by the local Indian tribe known as the Eberas. Then a 40 minute ride on the Chagres River to a hiking trail (20 minutes and a bit difficult) to a beautiful waterfall and natural pool in the jungles of Panama! Then we started liking the trip. Afterwards we visited the Eberas Indian village and were greeted by the native community and treated very well. They speak their own language and live much like their ancestors. They served us fish caught in the Chagres River and cooked over an open wood fire along with plantains. Their leader gave a talk on their history and how they adapt to current times without sacrificing their values and way of life. It ended with their music and dancing. Very nice people
Written February 14, 2016
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