Minimum 6 hours
7 am – 4:00 pm
Exclusive round-trip guided tour from the airport or hotel to in Panama city to EMBERA DRUA, the most genuine native town in Chagres River.
It all starts with a road trip to The Chagres River Reservation in a comfortable car, exclusive for up to 4 people. At the Chagres Port a short wait until departure with the community ‘Cayuco’ boats, with a powerful engine.
Then the navigation starts against the current, at the southern section of Chagres River, as the skilled pilot and his helmsman, dressed with as native EMBERA customs, navigate North to the river with the most beautiful natural sights.
This makes a 30 minute boat trip, enjoyable and even relaxing. Arriving at the most community the visitor will feel a warm welcome from EMBERA ladies and young ones at the river sand bank.
After a light climbing of a man-made stair, some 30 feet above the river level, the visitor arrives at the community area, and immediately can enjoy a river bath, walk around the village, purchase at different hand-crafted shopping stores, visiting the local kitchen, and even engage with EMBERA community members in memorable conversations.
The EMBERA DRUA village is a cooperative type business managed by all members, and for all members, so income is distributed evenly. Lunch is served at noon, and after it the local leaders address the visitors with the history and tales of EMBERA DRUA and the Chagres River, and answer questions.
Then the visitor can relax and appreciate EMBERA music and dances, all long-life traditions. After some minutes prepare the All Day Embera Village Tour comes to end, with the trip back to the city.
Up to 4 people – From USD 169 per PAX with room in the car or minivan for hand luggage.
All entrance fees to special attractions included.
Restaurant reservation and the lunch bill is on the customer.