Through Embera Village tours, you will discover Ella Drua—a small, 100 person Emberá-Wounaan jungle village situated on the bank of the Gatún River. Its proximity to Panamá City makes it an ideal option for those looking for a total scenery change, without necessarily needing to embark on a long, tiring road trip or bus ride.
How well do you know of Panama’s Embera Villages? Embark on a Embera Village tours package with us, as we bring you through the village to understand traditional Ella Drua music, dances, artisan work and food, as well as the diverse flora and fauna of the area. The traditional artisan goods of the Ella Drua include hand-woven baskets and masks made of natural fibers, vegetable ivory and rosewood carvings, and many accessories made from seeds, coconut, fibers and wood – their creative inspiration stems from the natural environment, so you will find many goods decorated with butterflies, birds and flowers.
There are several options available – The Embera Village tours have an excellent 3-hour guided tour of the community, or you can opt for the 1 Day 1 Night package, which is the tour plus lunch and dinner on the day of arrival, as well as breakfast the next morning.
If you want to stay longer at Ella Drua, the Embera Village tours offer a 2-night package that includes all the cultural presentations of the day trip, as well as a guided hike into the jungle, a visit to waterfalls, traditional story-telling in the evenings and plenty of time to relax around the village and river.
Duration: 3 hours of activities in the community, 1 hour each way from Panama City (overnight also possible)
Start/End location: Panama City, Panama
Miscellaneous: Please note that the community must incur costs to prepare for the tour before it starts, which means all bookings are final. All bookings should also be made at least 72 hours in advance, in order to give the community enough time to prepare for your arrival.
Full day of activities with a community guide (Spanish only): $50 per person
Add Overnight lodging + 3 meals in the community: $75 per person
Add Private roundtrip transportation from Panama City (same day): $100 for 2 people (consult at firstname.lastname@example.org for larger groups)
Add Private roundtrip transportation from Panama City (return different day): $200 for 2 people (consult at email@example.com for larger groups)
Add Private roundtrip transportation from Panama City + Bilingual guide / translator (English and Spanish): $145 for 2 people (consult at firstname.lastname@example.org for larger groups)
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.