Travel along the scenic Gamboa Road to the Soberania National Park for a walk along the Pipeline Road, Plantation Road or El Charco Trail, all of which are fantastic for viewing the unique ecology of the canal watershed.
Embera Indian Village
This tour goes up into the hills outside Panama City to the Chagres river where you transfer with your guide on to an open-top Embera motorized canoe. You zip along the clear river waters by boat through beautiful scenery to visit the small indigenous community of Embera Indians in the Chagres National Park.
The birdlife is prolific along the river and water levels permitting you will stop for a dip in a waterfall en-route. On arrival at the village you gather with other visitors and together you learn about the Embera culture, their knowledge of botanical plants, meet their artisans and experience their traditional dances, music and food with a tasty lunch. They are very welcoming and keen to chat to you and show you their village.
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Other experiences in Panama City
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
The tour of Panama City takes in the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal, Panama Viejo and Casco Antiguo. The tour begins with a visit to the impressive Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal.
After crossing the canal over one of the lock gates you continue to Fort San Lorenzo, which was constructed by the Spaniards in 16th Century to defend against the constant threat of pirates seeking to interrupt the transporting of Inca gold. The fort is very isolated and accessed via a bumpy road but the drive is worth it with stunning views out across the Caribbean sea and the mouth of the Chagres River.
The Discovery is owned and operated by Panama Marine Adventures (PMA) and is a 33 meter purpose built catamaran capable of traveling up to a speed of 18 knots.