The Embera Indian Village

TOUR: Embera Village

TYPE OF TOUR: Culture & Ethnic

DURATION: 6 hours


  • all entrance fees

  • multilingual guide (me!)

  • transportation

  • drinks

  • lunch


  • hat

  • comfortable light clothes & shoes

  • light raincoat (green season)

  • sun block

PRICE: US$65 - US$165



This tour will show you one of the three Indian cultures of Panama that are still living the same way as when Columbus found them in the 1500’s. An article about the Embera Indians was published in the National Geographic magazine. After a short canoe ride on gatun river, you will learn about their culture, see their ceremonial dances and hand-made crafts, taste their native food: delicious fresh fish with fried platanos or yuca (smashed plantain bananas) served in palm leaves, explore the area’s beautiful tropical vegetation with the medicin man showing us all the plants used to cure. If you want, you can get your body painted as they do, with a natural fruit dye called Jagua...all of this in just one day!

Your visit to the Embera community will help them economically to preserve their culture and environment.