Embera Reserve Tour from Panamá City

Day Trips & Excursions in Panama

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Get to know the Embera culture, trek through the jungle, take a ride in an Embera canoe, and eat traditional food all in the course of a single day. The Embera Reserve is just 1-hour away from Panamá City, and provides a wealth of opportunity to learn about the Embera way of life.This is a 6-hour tour also features photos and video taken by your guide.Note: tour not available on January 1, 8, 9; February (carnival, it change every year, you may need to contact us first), November 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 28 and December 8, 24, 25 and 31.
The experience starts by picking you up at 7:30am at the lobby of your hotel. From there, you'll be driven to the Embera Reserve, approximately a 1-hour drive.Once at port, you'll embark on an upriver ride (approx 20 minutes) through the Chagres River and the Panamanian Jungle. Once at the Embera Reserve, the Emebera Indians will tell you how they hunt, fish, treat their sick, and much more. See their traditional dances, and how they make their body paintings, woven baskets, plates and masks.Then eat a traditional meal of fried fish and Patacones. Take a short ride in an Embera canoe (approx. 20 minutes), then walk for around 30 minutes to reach a waterfall.Around 1:30pm you'll begin your return trip to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, (hotels out of the city require an additional fee)
  • Bottles of water and fruit
  • Embera lunch
  • Boat fee
  • National Park fee
  • Photos and video taken by the tour guide (taken with a Gopro Hero 4, pictures can be emailed or delivered by bluetooth)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide