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Panama Canal Eco Cruise and Embera Village Combo Tour

  • Explore the Panama Canal and nearby indigenous tribes on a boat trip from Panama City
  • Cruise along the waterways and lakes that make up the famous Panama Canal
  • Scout for howlers, capuchins, tamarins, crocodiles and bird life on the islands of Gatun Lake
Panama Canal Eco Cruise and Embera Village Combo Tour
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From Central Panama City Hotel
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Pick up and drop off from Central Panama city located Hotels
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Pick up and drop off from outside Panama City as Playa Bonita Hotels, Amador Causeway, Panama Canal and Costa del este.
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Take an in-depth look at the famous Panama Canal and the indigenous tribes of the Chagres River during this 8-hour, boat-based, eco-adventure. Cruise amidst the waterways, lakes, and islands that make up the Panama Canal stopping to observe local bird life and primates. Then meet up with residents of the Embera tribe in Parara Puru village for cultural presentations and an included lunch.
What to Expect
Receive a morning pickup from select Panama City hotels, after which you’ll transfer to the town of Gamboa to meet up with your boat guide, captain and vessel alongside the Panama Canal.

Spend the next 90-minutes cruising the waters of this world-famous waterway aboard a well-equipped covered boat, passing alongside cargo ships heading to and from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Your eventual destination is Gatun Lake, where you’ll have time to investigate the numerous islands and rich wildlife that populates its shores. Make a stop while on the lake at the Monkey Islands, allowing you to observe local howlers, capuchins, and tamarins. You’re also likely to encounter a rich collection of tropical bird life, plus capybaras, iguanas, crocodiles, and many more creatures.

At the end of your boat ride, travel for another 45 minutes into nearby Chagres National Park for your indigenous village encounter. You’ll eventually reach Puerto Corotu, a city along Lake Alajuela, where a local group of the Embera tribe will be waiting to transport you to their village aboard a dugout canoe. Pass by a scenic waterfall before eventually reaching the Embera settlement to enjoy a cultural presentation and the performance of a traditional dance.

You’ll then be served a simple lunch of plantains, fried fish, and fruit by your hosts, and have time to purchase authentic indigenous handicrafts or get a temporary tattoo created by an Embera artist. Then hop back in your canoe and for the return trip to Panama City, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.
Reviews (15)
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago
The Best Tour we did in Panama city!!!

We had a great tour and very enjoyable day from pick up to the different activates we did all day, we felt safe and looked after. the guide was very professional and it was really nice to see the love and care he had for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ann H
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing Day Trip!!

I booked this trip after doing research on other companies and I’m glad I did!!! I received a confirmation email immediately after booking. Jerin Tate sent us a second email 3 days prior to our booked tour, confirming our booking and location for pick up....More

1  Thank adriana2travel
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile
Best trip so far!

This was the best trip in Panamá! Amazing guide and tons so see! I can only recommend to book this tour!

1  Thank Gabrielwude
Reviewed 19 May 2018
Great tour

air conditioned van, great guide, Enrique. interesting wildlife but passed by so many intersting birds. Luckily he knew birds and took time to point some out. Loved seeing lake Gatun, comfortable small boat, lots of monkeys and a sloth. Enjoyed the village and then the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Lora L
Reviewed 16 April 2018
A wonderful and interesting day

Our party of 4 gals all enjoyed this tour with our guide, Enrique. We had a lot of fun in the boat ride and saw different types of birds, monkeys and other animals including a crocodile and sloth. Monkeys' visit to our boat was awesome....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JuneKon
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