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Private Tour to Monkey Island and Embera Village

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider:Safe Transportation Panama
Water activity

Private Tour to Monkey Island and Embera Village

Activity provider:Safe Transportation Panama

From US$ 189 per person

Enjoy a wonderful private excursion through the Panama Canal to spot monkeys in their natural environment at Monkey Island after visiting an Embera indigenous community in the middle of the rainforest

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Entrance of hotel or building in downtown of Panama City.
Private or small groups available


  • Watch monkeys as they come close to the boat
  • Learn about the lifestyle of one of the native tribes in Panama: Embera
  • 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 Chagres National Park and travel along the Chagres River by canoe to an Embera indigenous village where you will be welcomed by the community and learn about their culture during a conversation with one of the leaders of this community. Watch a live performance of traditional music and dances, followed by the opportunity to walk around the village and shop the handcrafts they make. Then go by car 45 minutes down in the Chagres river to the middle of the Panama Canal. There, at the shore of the Chagres River, take a tour by boat to the Gatun Lake, the biggest and most important lake in the Panama Canal, where you will share space with large ships during their transit through the Canal. Later, you will arrive at a group of islands to find 3 species of monkeys and wildlife living there. After this unique experience, enjoy the view of the tropical rainforest and the canal on your way back to your accommodations.
  • Pick-up and drop off from hotels or accommodations in downtown of Panama City
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch (fried fish, plantains and fruits in season)
  • Souvenirs and handicrafts sold by the indigenous community
  • Pick up from Playa Bonita or airport area has an additional cost of USD $30 per group (not per person) including return after the tour and to be paid cash to the guide upon pick up.
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

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

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 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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May 31, 2023

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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May 31, 2023

Le guide est venu nous chercher à l’hôtel Arrivés dans le village , nous sommes dans un autre monde Le repas est suprenant, les fruits succulents. Les embreras sont très accueillants Je recommande ce tour :) Pour l’île aux singes j’ai vu de très près un tamarin le tour est très dépaysant :)

May 31, 2023

Product ID: 168257