Panama City: Embera Indian Village & Waterfall Tour


Start with morning pickup at your accommodation in Panama City. Relax on the comfortable drive that takes you out of the city and into the lush Chagres Rainforest. Pass through the scenic countryside and stop to gather some local fruit along the way. Hop aboard a traditional canoe and have indigenous men paddle you through the verdant heart of the rainforest. Arrive at a breathtaking waterfall where you can snap some incredible pictures before moving on to meet the native Embera community. Be welcomed into the community with some music and traditional dances. Hear about their culture before sitting down to an Indigenous lunch of fried fish (tilapia) and patacones (green plantain). Finish your meal on a sweet note with a bowl of sliced seasonal fruit. Watch a cultural presentation of dancing and music before having free time to explore the community, buy handicrafts, or go for a refreshing swim in the river. Have the chance to get some body paint with jagua ink. Return to your accommodation with unforgettable memories of life in the jungle.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Water shoes


Know before you go

  • There is a mandatory fee of 25 USD that is paid to the community
  • Glide along the river in a traditional village to an idyllic jungle waterfall
  • Immerse yourself in indigenous culture with a visit to an Embera Village
  • Take your taste buds on an adventure with a local lunch and fresh fruits
  • Plunge into the river for a cool swim while surrounded by dense rainforest
  • Purchase local handicrafts for get your body painted with natural jagua ink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Panama City
  • Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Bowl of seasonal fruits
  • Traditional lunch (Tilapia fish with either plantains or yucca)
  • Body paint jagua ink
  • Traditional dance performance
  • Indigenous community fee (25 USD paid by cash or card directly to the driver)
7 hours

Pickup included

  • Pickup is from your location in Panama City.
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