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Chagres National Park

Carretera Madden, Colon, Panama
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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 22 January 2016

You get into a real dugout canoe with a motor and head up river. The Embera people are a good looking bunch and very talented with basket weaving and wood carving. The food is liked by most and I loved the salty plantain type things...More

Thank Murray D
Reviewed 22 December 2015

We took this excursion during our recent cruise to the Panama Canal. It was an amazing experience to learn about their way of life and the history of these people. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Panama!

Thank Katykate4
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I elected to book this trip through Ann Gordon of Embers village tours. We were picked up from our hotel in Balboa and driven to the embarkation point on the river Charges within the Charges National park. Very nice trip in a...More

1  Thank MalagaBill77
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Traversed the Gatun lake in a dug out canoe with no signs of modern life. An area of outstanding beauty with loads of wildlife

2  Thank Mike Summers 24
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Train built in 1930's. The only scenery is the huts that people live in with no power or plumbing. I thought that Belize was terrible but this place is worse.

1  Thank Hyman S
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Our visit to Chagres National Park was part of a tour by My Friend Mario/Almiza Tours (which I recommend). The tour company met us at the cruise ship terminal in Colon and we drove in a small bus to where we were met by Embara...More

13  Thank David-IrvineCA
Reviewed 27 March 2013

I had a cruise excursion to visit Embera Indian village during Panama Canal cruise. Embera Indian migrated to Chagres National Park area and lives in the park. Their life style has changed some since the national park limited their change to hunt animals. They fish...More

15  Thank Jenny201110
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We were visiting the area by cruise ship and had been given the gift of this tour to visit the National Park where this group of natives live in the style of their ancestors. Their housing is raised thatched huts and the village experience was...More

20  Thank bcirish
Reviewed 9 March 2012

We traveled in a motorized dugout canoe to an Embera village where the natives were friendly and welcoming. Had a delicious lunch of fried tilapia and patacones.

3  Thank OakHillsFrank
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Chagres National Park is very close to Panama City. One day tour to this area is enough to feel one of the best eco-adventure experience in all Central America.

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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.
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.
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.