2-Day Tour Combo: Monkey & Sloth + Embera Tribe

Activities Day trips Day Trips From Animal Sanctuary Day Trips To Nature & adventure Outdoor sports Safaris & wildlife activities Desert Safaris Nature & Panorama Birdwatching Ecotourism Family-friendly Jungle Tours

This 2-Tour Package is the perfect solution to experience Panama Culture & Wildlife on 2 separate days. Visit the Embera Tribe and meet the Gamboa Rainforest Monkeys and Sloths and Wildlife.


  • Meet the indigenous Embera Tribe
  • Hike to and bathe in a waterfall (during rainy days, may be omitted)
  • Meet monkeys up close at Monkey Island
  • Learn about the slow moving sloths in the Sloth Sanctuary
  • Visit the Butterfly House, Frog Exhibition and Orchid gardens


The order of the tours is scheduled at time of booking. EMBERA TRIBE TOUR: (6 hours) At 8:00 am your friendly, bi-lingual guide will pick you up from your Panama City hotel. Sit back and relax in our comfortable, air-conditioned car while gazing at the various sites we will pass on our 40 minute drive to our tour starting point in the Chagres National Park. The Embera tribe lives in remote areas of the rainforest, and the only way to reach them is by boat. However, the journey is part of the adventure, and you'll get to see some of the stunning scenery that Panama has to offer. The Boat Ride At the port of the Chagres River, an Embera Indian will take you and your guide in a traditional boat called 'piragua' on a 20 minute ride upstream to the Mono waterfall, where you can take a refreshing plunge (note: only available during the Dry season months from December through April. During the Wet Season months we may not be able to visit the waterfall due to strong currents). As you make your way through the rainforest, you'll be surrounded by lush greenery and the sounds of wildlife. The boat ride is a great opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the jungle and to snap some incredible photos. Meeting the Embera People Once you arrive at the Embera village, you will meet the Tusipono Embera Indian tribe that has managed to reject our modern, technological ways of life and maintained its simple traditions. Once you step off your boat, you will be greeted by the friendly and welcoming Embera people. They'll introduce themselves, and you'll have the chance to ask questions and learn about their way of life. The Tour After our little hike and a delightful refreshing dip under the waterfall, we will continue to the Embera community. The tour will take you through the village, where you'll get to see how the Embera people live, work, and play. You'll see how they build their homes, cook their food, and make their crafts. You'll also get to witness traditional dances and music performances. MONKEY & SLOTH SANCTUARY TOUR: (5 hours) Between 6:30am and 7:00 am, your personal guide and driver will meet you at your Panama City lodging. We start our tour earlier than others to see more monkeys before their bellies are full from other visitors feeding them. After a 40-minute drive we will arrive at the shores of Lake Gatun where you will be greeted by the dense rainforest and all its intriguing sights and sounds. As we land on the Monkey Island, listen for the different primate sounds and the rustling in the trees as monkeys jump amongst the branches. Prepare for monkeys to come up to you and inspect your clothes, hats and bags. Upon entering the Sloth Sanctuary, the staff staff will provide you with an introduction to the world of sloths. such as their behaviors, and their importance in the ecosystem. We will also visit the Butterfly House, the Orchid gardens and a Frog Exhibition, all located within walking distance from the sloth sanctuary.


The order of the tours is scheduled at time of booking. EMBERA TRIBE TOUR INCLUSIONS: (6 hours) a. Roundtrip transportation from hotel to Tour Starting Point b. English speaking tour guide c. Lunch, Fruit & Water (only on the Embera Tribe Tour day) MONKEY & SLOTH SANCTUARY TOUR INCLUSIONS: (5 hours) a. Pick-up and drop off at your Panama City lodging b. English speaking Guide c. Boat tour to Monkey Island d. Food for Monkeys e. All Entrance Fees f. our of Sloth Sanctuary g. Tour of Butterfly house h. Tour of Orchid & Frog Exhibition i. Water Bottles

Important Information

  • IMPORTANT - FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS ONLY: You need to obtain a verbal confirmation from our office to confirm your tour. If you have not received our confirmation or an itinerary from our office team, the tour is NOT CONFIRMED and it will be scheduled for the following day.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


My Guide Book Now! 2-Day Tour Combo: Monkey & Sloth + Embera Tribe

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Panama.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Recommended Experiences in Panama

Create & Share your own Guide to Panama with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


Mini Guides

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Panama is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Panama

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Panama