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Panama City: Monkey Island and Indigenous Village Tour

Panama City: Monkey Island and Indigenous Village Tour

Activity provider: Safe Transportation Panama

From US$ 170 per person

Enjoy an amazing excursion through the Panama Canal to spot monkeys in their natural environment at Monkey Island before visiting an Embera indigenous community in the middle of the rainforest.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Your hotel or address in downtown Panama City. A surcharge may be applied for pick up from the airport area or resorts outside of Panama City.
Private group


  • Watch monkeys as they come close to the boat
  • Learn about the lifestyle of an indigenous community
  • Explore the tropical rainforest at the Chagres river
Full description
After being picked up at your hotel or address in Panama City, set off for the town of Gamboa, in the middle of the Panama Canal. There, at the edge of the Chagres River, take a trip by boat to the Gatun Lake begins, the biggest and most important lake in the Panama Canal, where you will share space with large ships during their traffic across the Panama Canal. Later you arrive at a group of islands to meet 2 monkey species living there. Then, travel along the Chagres River to an Embera indigenous village where you will be welcomed by the community. Learn about their culture and listen to a speech by the chief of the village or nocó. Watch a live performance of traditional music and dance. Finally, enjoy the view of the tropical rainforest and the canal on your way back to the hotel.
  • Pick-up and drop off from hotels or address in Panama City
  • Bottled water
  • Souvernirs and handicrafts sold by the indigenous community
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Our guide Cesar was so nice. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and was a big help in translation of Spanish to English. He was kind and right on time for our excursion. He was very thoughtful in bringing rain attire for us and plenty of water to drink. He brought us some fresh fruit for a snack which was wonderful. I don’t think we have ever had such a great experience or a better guide. We hired him again to take us around and show us more of the area because we were so impressed. There were other options to chose from but luckily we were able to have him show us around more. If ever you are in Panama I would highly recommend him for your guide. We were so grateful to him and enjoyed his company tremendously.

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October 26, 2019

Our guide Cesar was so wonderful. He informed us of all the history behind the country and canal on our way to the boat. He was quick to answer any questions that we had. He was very attentive and was willing to stop us for bathroom breaks. He was very personable and charismatic. I highly recommend any tour with him! The monkeys were so cute and friendly. We would do this tour again!

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August 17, 2018

Not to be missed

Very interesting every moment. Attentive and helpful guide. Fantastic to come in contact with the Embrera community. Everything perfect. Absolutely not to be missed.

April 26, 2019

Product ID: 168257