This is our most popular tour. You will spend the day with the Emberá people in their village, learning about their culture and history. You will be treated to a traditional lunch, watch some shamanic and celebrational dances and have free time to interact with the Emberá and take all the photos you want.
Our founder, Anne Gordon de Barrigón, is married to an Emberá man and began these tours to share the beauty of the Emberá people with others. We invite you to step back in time with us on a tour to visit the Emberá tribe who still live in traditional villages deep in the rainforest of Panamá. The Emberá people are proud to share their culture and traditions with visitors. Spending time on a day or overnight tour with the friendly Emberá people will touch your heart and is an experience you will never forget.
For a complete immersion into the Emberá culture you can opt for an overnight tour to really get to know the Emberá people well. You will experience everything the Day Tour offers, plus have free time to swim in the river, play with the children, have long conversations with the villagers and sleep in your own hut!
Check out one of our Nature Tours to observe firsthand the incredible biodiversity Panamá has to offer. We offer Wildlife on Lake Gatun and Nature in the City Tours to see wild monkeys, sloths, coati mundis, agoutis, capybaras, toucans, parrots and many other birds and wildlife. Or check out our Contadora Island Tours in the Pearl Islands.
Each July-October we have over 2,000 Humpback whales in Panamá who come to breed and give birth. For the last two years we have enjoyed 100% success on our tours! We also offer Dolphin & Snorkel tours to see and maybe even swim with our year round resident dolphins. Visit our Whale Watching Panama website for more info.
If you like a bit more adventure, try one of our Combo tours, such as the Emberá Village/Zipline tour, Emberá/River tubing tour, Emberá/Zipline/River tubing tour or Emberá/Zipline/Kayak tour. On these tours you will start out with your zipline, river tubing and/or kayak adventure and then travel to the Emberá village for lunch and a cultural visit with the tribe.
Check out our full or half day Panama City and Panama Canal tours or our tours to visit Gatun Locks and Fort San Lorenzo, a 16th century Spanish fort or go with us up to El Valle de Anton, the only town in the world located inside the crater walls of an extinct volcano.
Our Unplugged Adventures are geared towards young adults and families who could benefit greatly by getting away from all of the trappings of technology and the stresses of the "civilized" world to get back to basics and reconnect with each other while living for 2-5 days in the Emberá village. We offer both Families Unplugged and Youth Unplugged adventures.
We are proud to support the Emberá Children's Education Fund aka Warrara Krincha, in Emberá by donating 10% of our tour profits to help the Emberá children attend school up through high school and university as well as purchase much needed school supplies and required school uniforms for the kids in the village.
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