The Embera: A Historical legacy of Panama’s Indians Civilization

6 hours 30 mins.
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Located in the midst of the Canal Watershed; The Embera community offers an unique experience surrounded by picturesque landscape as well soaking into their amazing culture. There you’ll get to know their day by day activities such as Local Crafts design, their music and dances performance, learn their history background and even more.

Its a 6 hour tour which involves:

  • Jump into a dugout canoe and navigate in a channel of dense vegetation where the river flows to the artificial lake of Gatun.
  • Welcoming reception from the Indian community Chief and members.
  • Get in a Hut and be entertained with their wonderful history, culture and background explanations.
  • Enjoy having a traditional Indian meal lunch.
  • View and shop from the hands of the Manufacturers beautiful handicrafts.
  • Take a forest trail walk to observe some wildlife animals.
  • Dance their musical rhythm performed in special events and ceremonies.

 

ITINERARY

We depart from agreed location on an air conditioned vehicle heading to Gatun river dock using an express way and/or Toll Road called corridor.

Once reached at Dock, we will see a representative of the Embera Indian Tribe waiting us in his dugout canoe. we grab our stuff and jump in it and action starts as we get suited with the boat ride over the Gatun River and lake until we get at the Embera Village region. once there, is very normal the Indians approach us to help with our stuff. Music starts to flow and the Chief will show up to us saying “BIABUA SHABA” which means Hello my Friend. we will be invited to get in a Hut were explanation will be shared to us while the ladies in the kitchen are preparing our lunch. once explanation is finished there’s time enough to take a trail, see handicrafts and dance performances and more. Finished we go back.

 

MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Private air conditioned transportation will be arrange for the tour according to the number of passengers.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Other: Air conditioned Van transportation
  • Certified Bilingual Tour Guide Driver
  • Tollroads and express ways fee’s
  • Bottled water
  • Admission fee to Embera Indigenous Village which includes:
    • Dugout Canoe transporation – Embera Village
    • Explanation of Emberas culture, House architecture, gastronomy, hunting and farming activities, handycrafts and indumentaries designs, Dances and Musical instruments.
    • Light traditional indian lunch (Tilapia Fish with deep fried mashed plantains) also tropical seasonal fruits

 

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

50 USD – For beverages, energetic snacks, etc.
For Handicrafts gifts (only cash)

 

WHAT’S EXTRA

Other: Personal items, drinks, snacks, souvenirs.

 

RESTRICTIONS

All tours can be tailor-made to meet your needs.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
DEPARTURE TIME Adjustable to customer needs
INCLUDED
Air conditioned Van transportation
Certified Bilingual Tour Guide Driver
Tollroads and express ways fee’s
Bottled water
Admission fee to Embera Indigenous Village

 

  • Pick up Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building.
  • Gatun river dock.
  • Boatride over the Gatun River and lake.
  • Meet up with the village Chief.
  • Lunch at the village.
  • Take a trail, see handicrafts and dance performances.

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