- Enjoy a traditional Indian lunch
- Ride in an authentic Embera canoe
- Full day of fascinating cultural activities
This unmissable Panama City gift experience introduces you to the Embera, a semi-nomadic tribe, and their ways of life. You’ll be escorted to the Chagres River, where an Indian guide will meet you and show you around a typical Embera canoe, after which you’ll paddle together downriver. Emerging from the water you’ll then hike across fairly challenging terrain to reach what must be one of Panama’s most beautiful waterfalls, where you can swim in the natural springs beneath.
Returning to your canoe, you’ll next head to the Embera village itself, where one of the tribe will discuss their customs, culture and lifestyle over lunch. Learn how Embera life has gone on virtually unchanged for centuries! A lesson in traditional basket weaving follows, then before returning to the city, you’ll be treated to performance of Embera dance and music, with plenty of opportunities to make friends with the locals. We think this is among the finest cultural day-trips from Panama City available.