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  Anselmo leading Anne and a tour on a walk through the jungle to view the medicinal plants commonly used among the tribe.

Overnight Trips

    If you choose to spend a night or two, (up to 5 nights) you will get a lot more leisure time with the tribe and get to have more personal contact with them.  Get to know them one on one.  Even if you do not speak their language, (they speak their tribal language, Embera' and Spanish)they find a way of communicating with you.  Especially the children who will grab your hand or eagerly jump in your lap.  

   There is no electricity or running water in the village, other than the river so you will find yourselves bathing and swimming in the river often and the kids will love to play with you while you do.  

Side trip options:
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    *There is an optional day hike which is very rigorous to view a Harpy Eagle nest.  Harpy Eagles are highly endangered and is the largest eagle in the world, feeding on sloths and monkeys!  

    Another option is to get back in the dugout and travel to a nearby waterfall to play in the  falls and bathe in the pool they have formed.

Overnight prices:

1 person            $250.00
2-8 people         $200.00/ea.
Kids 5-12           half price
Kids under 5          free

Ask about group and large family rates

Price includes all meals

* extra charge for Harpy eagle hike.

  If you would like help in planning your entire trip, complete with other interesting tours contact
our associate,  Panama Boutique at


Maximiliano and Geronimo waiting to carry you up river in their sturdy dugout canoe.

Day Trips

    Your day trip starts at around 8:30am when Anne comes to pick you up at your Panama City hotel.  She will drive you  through the Panama country side for about an hour.  At about 9:30am you will arrive at the boat ramp on the edge of the Chagres National park.  The watershed for the canal.  Your boteros will be waiting for you with a dugout canoe.  It will take approximately an hour to travel up river depending on the season and water level.  Sometimes the river is so shallow the boteros have to get out and push the canoe. You may help if you feel like 'roughing it'.
    Around 10:30am after a beautiful ride up river and through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths or maybe a monkey along the way.  We arrive at Embera' Puru and are greeted with a traditional musical greeting.  After arriving and getting ourselves settled we are allowed free reign to explore the village at our leisure.  Then we will be treated to a short talk about their lives and culture, lifestyle, and crafts.  After the talk we are taken on a short walk through the jungle with one of the village elders to teach us about the medicinal plants they use. 

     Upon our return to the village we are fed a delicious traditional meal of Patacones (fried plantains) and fried fish or chicken.  After lunch it is time to listen to their music and watch the women dance some traditional shamanic dances.  Next comes shopping time!  They make the most exquisite crafts, woven baskets, plates and masks from palm leaf fibers and carved Cocobolo wood and Tagua seeds.  Then the entire tribe gathers for a group photo.  They are not shy about posing for a picture and love to be shown the result if you have a digital.  If you would like to receive a traditional tatoo now is the time.  Don't worry it is a fruit juice dye and lasts only 10-12 days before it wears off.  
    Sadly it is now time to say goodbye to your new friends.  Do not worry they will stay in your heart forever and you are always welcome back anytime. 

Day Trip prices:  
Prices vary depending on the size of the group:

1 person          $250.00
2 people          $175.00/ea.
3 people          $140.00/ea.
4 people          $130.00/ea.
5+people         $120.00/ea.

Kids 5-12         half price
Kids under 5     free

Private Tours and VIP tours are also available.  Contact Ellie to find out more about private & VIP tours.

   An option is to stop at a nearby waterfall to play in the falls and bathe in the pool they have formed. 
No extra charge.

The Ladies performing a traditional shamanic dance

To arrange your Day or Overnight Tour

Contact Ellie:


US Office   314 397-7750
Panama Office  848-4072
Panama cell  6758-7600

To make a 25% deposit for your tour click the secure PayPal button below.

***Contact Jackie first  to find out the 25% deposit amount for your tour.

Cancellation policy:  Cancellations more than 30 days before tour date receive full refund minus 25% of deposit amount.  Cancellations within 30 days and more than 7 days will receive 50% refund and cancellations within 7 days of the tour are non-refundable.

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