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Panama Canal Eco Cruise and Embera Village Combo Tour

6 Ratings
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  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
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  • 8 hr

This unique tour of the Panama Canal and its watershed takes you through the modern operations of the canal and a visit to a remote indigenous village on the banks of the Chagres River.  An exciting boat ride down the canal will introduce you to the transiting ships as well as the abundant wildlife on its shores, followed by a canoe ride on the upper reaches of the Chagres River and a visit to the indigenous Embera Village of Embera Drua. This is not a TRANSIT tour, we wont travel by boat inside the locks.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Chagres River, Gamboa Panama

To start this tour, we will follow the Panama Canal north to the town of Gamboa, where the Chagres River meets the canal.

Pass By: Panama Canal, Panama City Panama

To start this tour, we will follow the Panama Canal north to the town of Gamboa, where the Chagres River meets the canal. We will ride along the waters of the Panama Canal right next to the ships passing through on their way to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Our destination is Gatun Lake, where we will cruise around islands created during the canal construction and see the abundant wildlife on its shores

Stop At: Monkey Island, Gatun Lake, Panama City Panama

We will cruise around islands created during the canal construction and see the abundant wildlife on its shores. We will visit the famous Monkey Islands where we can see capuchins, howlers, and tamarins up close in their natural habitat.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Chagres National Park, Carretera Madden, Colon Panama

Once we finish with our canal and lake boat ride , we will head to Puerto Corotu on the banks of Lake Alajuela, where our indigenous friends will be waiting to take us up the Chagres River aboard their version of a dugout canoe.

Stop At: Embera Drua Villiage, Panama

We are brought to the village where our hosts will be waiting. We will visit the Embera village of Drua, where we will witness a presentation about their culture, traditional dances, be served a simple lunch of fried fish, plantains, and fresh fruit. You then have opportunities to receive traditional painted "tattoos" which will fade away after a few days

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours, Calle Hercilia Lamela, Panamá, Panama

We will finish the tour with hotel drop off.