Embera Indian Village, Chagres River and Waterfall

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Ride a boat along the Chagres River to the Mono waterfall, visit an Emera village in the rainforest, and savor a tasty lunch on this day trip that includes hotel transfers from Panama City.


  • Soak up the sights and sounds of the rainforest on a piragua boat ride
  • Take your taste buds on an adventure with at freshly-prepared Embera meal
  • Immerse yourself in local live with a visit to an authentic Embera village
  • Plunge into the cool waters of the Mono waterfall (depending on the season)
  • Have the option to purchase some traditional body painting at the Embera village


Soak up the beauty of the Chagres National Park on a boat ride and take a short hike to the Mono waterfall on this guided day trip from Panama City. Discover local culture as you visit the Embera tribe and learn about their customs, beliefs, and way of life. Be picked up in the morning from your Panama City hotel. Sit back and relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned car while taking in the scenic drive on the way to the Chagres National Park. Begin your boat trip on to the Embera tribe which lives in remote areas of the rainforest that can only be reached by boat. Have a member of the Embera tribe take you and your guide in a traditional boat called a 'piragua.' Hop out of the boat and hike thorugh lush jungle to the Mono waterfall, where you can take a refreshing plunge (in the dry season from December through April). Hear birds and other rainforest wildlife while capturing some incredible photos. Arrive at the Embera village where you can meet the Tusipono Embera tribe that has managed to reject the modern, technological ways of life and maintained its traditions. Be greeted by locals that can answer questions about their way of life. See how the Embera people live, work, and play. Find out how they build their homes, cook their food, and make their crafts. Witness traditional dances and music performances. Have the chance to see the Embera people's intricate body art. The Embera people have a long tradition of using natural pigments to create intricate designs on their skin. View some of these designs up close and learn about the significance of each one. Have the chance to purchase a Embera design a body painting. The paint is a temporary remembrance of your visit to the Embera tribe which slowly fades away after a few days. Return to your accommodation in Panama City at the end of your tour.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Boat ride Guide Lunch Fruit Water

Important Information

  • For last minute bookings, you need to obtain a verbal confirmation from the activity provider's office to confirm your tour. If you have not received our confirmation or an itinerary from the activity provider's office team, the tour is not confirmed and it will be scheduled for the following day
  • If the water level of the river is too high or too low, this tour does not include the tour to the waterfall. In this case, the activity provider tries to substitute the waterfall with another option where guests can swim in the Gamboa River, but the activity provider reserves the right to skip this part of the tour for the safety of guests
  • The hike to the waterfall is on a jungle path that may be slippery and rocky, so it is not recommended for those with mobility issues, back problems, knee or foot injuries or any other medical concerns that would limit your hiking ability. Those who choose not to participate in the waterfall portion of the tour can wait in the boat

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