Embera Indians and Miraflores Locks

Nature Walk and Miraflores Locks
Price: $159.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise pier.
Food/Beverage Provided A sandwich, fruit, and water is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing and closed-toe walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen is suggested.
Restrictions Participants must be able to get in and out of the tour vehicle.

Embera Indians and Miraflores Locks

Take a trip back in time and visit an authentic Embera Indian village where these indigenous people are committed to preserving a traditional lifestyle and will share the traditional values of their daily life. The cultural treasure of the first inhabitants of the coast and Panamanian rainforest come alive and are much the same today as they were when the discoverer of the Pacific Ocean, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, first set foot in Panama.

Glimpse at what the early explorers found so many years ago when you meet these gentle, friendly people and are welcomed by the head of the community with their traditional hospitality.

Discover their simple way of life and see first-hand the different aspects of their culture through a display of folk dances that tell their story.

Stroll through the village, ask questions, and interact with the warm and friendly people. Remember that you are guests in their homes and a good measure of common sense and sensitivity to the privacy of the indigenous people will be regarded and is appreciated. The natives will invite you to explore the surrounding areas, which are teeming with birds and wildlife. During your visit, the Emberas will give you a glimpse into their mystical rituals and their amazing knowledge of medicinal plants and natural pigments.

The men and women of the Embera are spectacular and skilled artisans and produce beautiful pieces that are available for purchase as souvenirs of this unique experience.

After your time at the village you will then make your way to Miraflores Visitor Centre, a center whose exhibitions focus on the famous Panama Canal. Four exhibition halls cover just about every aspect of the Panama Canal, including its construction and its operation. During your visit, you can watch vessels cruise the waters and witness the lock gates open and close. There is also a 3D movie played on-site that highlights notable events through the Panama Canal's history.

Please Note: This tour may operate in reverse order.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
An experience
February 13, 2023
Our guide was very personable and made the trip. He wanted us not to just have a "tour" but and "experience" It was very enjoyable and informative.
Reviewer: Claudia abd Roger Ellis
5 Stars
Tour comments
December 19, 2019
All around great tour.Our Guide, most informative and adept at translating the Embera language. Fabulous Lock Museum.
Reviewer: B Jennings
5 Stars