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Located on the eastern side of the Panama Canal, this 300,000-acre park features the Chagres River and Lake Alajuela, which are popular spots for camping, rafting, fishing and other water sports.
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Carretera Madden, Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You wonder about visiting a native village. Is it going to he all fake. Are they really natives. This is the real thing or at least as much as can be in 2018. The Embera people were warm and friendly. The dance and play music...More

1  Thank argosy1978
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very good park to view and see people living in it and making a living from tourism and keeping the park viable. Our canoe trip was enjoyable, good to wear hats, sunglasses and lots of sunscreen or protective clothing. Onto the Alhajueta...More

1  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Booked this tour last minute so I guess I didn't have a full understanding of how intense it would be. It's an hour from the resort I was staying at and 5-8 minutes boat ride from our first stop and then another 10-15 minute hike...More

Thank ophirgayle
Reviewed 30 March 2017

On a Caribbean cruise with Oceania, we chose to visit the Embera indigenous people. The Embera are known as the keepers of the rainforest and the Piedra River. On arrival at Chagres National Park, we boarded a motorized catamaran for a trip to the Embera...More

6  Thank Steve F
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Our day trip was arranged and guided by our good friend Luis Calvo of Panama Travel & Tours based in Panama City. We drove to a lake pickup spot in Chagres Nat Park. There we met our Embera guide and host. We boarded the wooden,...More

6  Thank PaulAK2011
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We took a Embera dugout canoe ride down the charges river observing the lush flora along the way.we stopped by one particular shore, and found a bunch of monkeys. They seemed friendly enough and even came on board our boat. After they caused some fun...More

4  Thank schwekye
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I dont know if this is the correct tour operator, but we had to take this trip as a NCL shore excursion.They would not allow us off the cruise ship unless we booked a NCL shore excursion. Seven years ago I had a wonderful shore...More

4  Thank carribbeanmic
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Try this for an amazing experience, I would consider it a "must do" when visiting Panama. A canoe was waiting for us and took us during a 30 minute trip on the Chagres river. I did not expect much but was really surprised about the...More

3  Thank O D
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Visiting the Chagres National Forest and meeting the Embreas tribe was by far the highlight of our Panama visit. At first I was not sure about doing this day trip as it was the last full day of our trip, it was raining off and...More

5  Thank IslandManRides
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Look, the park itself is great, but the miserable villagers were kind of a sham. 1. An hour and a half bus ride, 2. then a 7 minute power motored canoe ride 3. to a village of uninhabited straw huts ( the villagers actually live...More

8  Thank wwrrkd
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annevt30
16 March 2016|
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Response from Murray D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, The price of the trip through The Real Panama tours was $65pp for our group of three. +507-6522-6210. I had the owner's business card so you can call and see. Sorhay is her name.
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mamacox
22 February 2016|
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Response from Murray D | Reviewed this property |
Never seen one mosquito even on the Embera village trip up river or out on lake Gatun.
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coastmama
1 February 2016|
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Response from Murray D | Reviewed this property |
They have low sides and the guy will help you in. I think you should be OK.
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