Panama City: Monkey Island and Embera Village Private Tour


After being picked up at your hotel or address in Panama City, set off for the Chagres National Park and travel along the Chagres River by canoe to an Embera indigenous village where you will be welcomed by the community and learn about their culture during a conversation with one of the leaders of this community. Watch a live performance of traditional music and dances, followed by the opportunity to walk around the village and shop the handcrafts they make. Then go by car 45 minutes down in the Chagres river to the middle of the Panama Canal. There, at the shore of the Chagres River, take a tour by boat to the Gatun Lake, the biggest and most important lake in the Panama Canal, where you will share space with large ships during their transit through the Canal. Later, you will arrive at a group of islands to find 3 species of monkeys and wildlife living there. After this unique experience, enjoy the view of the tropical rainforest and the canal on your way back to your accommodations.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes


Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Watch monkeys as they come close to the boat
  • Learn about the lifestyle of one of the native tribes in Panama: Embera
  • Explore the tropical rainforest at the Chagres river
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels or accommodations in downtown of Panama City
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch (fried fish, plantains and fruits in season)
  • Personal expenses or souvenir shopping
  • Transfers from Playa Bonita or airport area ($30 per group to be paid cash to the guide)
6.5 hours

Pickup included

  • Entrance of hotel or building in downtown of Panama City.
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