We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
  
Ways to Experience Embera Tours Panama
from US$195.00
More Info
Reviews (277)
Filter reviews
277 results
Traveller rating
222
39
10
3
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveller rating
222
39
10
3
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dugout canoe plantains chagres river native dances tribal village daily life villagers plants handicrafts culture jungle carvings panama leader clothing inhabitants perspective
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
103 - 108 of 277 reviews
Reviewed March 26, 2013

excellent tour we also booked online =) everybody was very friendly with us. Good and nice food, the dance was amazing. We recommend this tour to everybody. it was an amazing adventure for us. thanks a lot

Date of experience: February 2013
1  Thank Sarb379
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed March 19, 2013

What a fantastic tour...we booked this online with the website mentioned above...this was the best tour we booked when we did our cruise through western caribbean...the guide was super friendly,on time in the morning and on time back to the ship...the people prepared food for us..fantastic fresh grilled fish in banana leafs...they danced for us ,we received also explanations about different trees and medical effects...for us it was a fantasic experience..this is our top three experience...so book it...whawwww..you can not explain this in words..it's magic...

2  Thank xavke
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I booked the Embera Indian Village excursion through Celebrity to be assured I'd finally visit a Central American indigenous tribe. Two failed attempts to visit the Carib Indians in Dominica due to excursion cancellations due to lack of interest. After a dugout canoe ride up the Chagres River and across Gatun Lake, we arrived at the village. The native dress, and the children especially, were incredible. When I know I'll be meeting children, I bring along either candy or trinkets. I had two tubes of glow bracelets, and they were welcomed with giggles and glee by the children but moreso by the adult women. By the time we left the village, most of the women were wearing the bracelets.

We learned about craft making, food preparation, life and death celebrations (most interesting that death is a joyous event but birth is not), etc. I had the opportunity to have an Embera woman dress me in her native garb, breast plate and all. Women were given gorgeous hibiscus tiaras (mine got drenched on the canoe ride back to the bus), and we dined on fresh tilapia from the lake...bones and all. I've yet to acquire a taste for fried plantains. The serving plate was a cleverly folded banana leaf held together by an hibiscus flower's stem.

Don't miss this experience if you love learning about other cultures. Also, don't miss the bano experience. I used the men's as the women's was occupied. Can't find the words to describe this.

Date of experience: February 2013
4  Thank jazapsu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Judy Tovar at Easytravel@cwpanama.net was a dream to work with. Daniel, our guide, picked the 8 of us up at the Bristol hotel before 8. A quick stop for fresh fruit at a road side market to be prepared for our lunch and we were off on an amazing adventure. Cesar met us in his handmade, motorized canoe for a scenic ride thru a pristine world, landing on an area isolated from the villages. He led us on a hike thru the rainforest to an amazing waterfall with water so clear you could count the individual stones on the bottom of the pool. Back in the village we ate delicious fish and plantains cooked over an open fire, served in a banana leaf, flower bedecked wrap. Natives, dressed minimally in the most vibrant fabrics, demonstrated basket weaving, woodcarving and palm nut carving. (The palm nut carvings were half the price of the ones sold at the Panama Canal.). There was little bargaining, but all were quality products. We joined in dancing with them. they are the most beautiful people and an example of how little it takes to be happy. like adventure tours so this one pleased me more than our canal tour.

Date of experience: February 2013
2  Thank Razorsue
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Accommodating would be an understatement. It was as if we were given a tour by a villager. The difference is that this one came and left with us. He even went swimming in the river with us. As a side note, I needed to get a phone card. This gentleman actually took us into the mall, facilitated it's purchase and made sure it worked before we parted ways. A plethora of knowledge we learned so much on the tour. His only concern was that we were taken care of. He knew the answers to the all of the annoying questions we asked. He was the ultimate guide and I would recommend him to anyone. One note, this is the real deal. The villagers are allowing you to be their guests and experience how they live. Be respectful and not the ugly tourists and remember, when the solar flare hits and paralyzes us all, they even wont realize something has changed.

Date of experience: January 2013
3  Thank Blah Blah B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews