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Chagres National Park: Tours & Tickets

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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.
Carretera Madden, Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 15 April 2019

I have a great tip for those heading to the main boat tour embarkation point at Gamboa Public Dock at Muelle Publico Gamboa, to get there you pust drive thru a beautiful tropical Rain Forrest preserve "Soberania National Park" once there you can Bargain for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank M2445ITdavids
Reviewed 1 April 2019

Our Overseas Adventure Travel group were loaded into long, narrow canoes that were outfitted with a small outboard motor and were expertly guided down the rocky and sometimes swift Chagres River. Aguinaldo was our handsome and kind bow poke man keeping us clear of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 29 March 2019

After a 40 mins ride we arrived to the park and then to the shore of river Chagres.- In a motor canoe with native people we travrled for a few minutes to one of the 7 villages aroud the park. Once there we could see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sergio R
Reviewed 28 March 2019 via mobile

The Chagres National Park is unique and is situated on the outskirts of Panama City. It can be accessed from Colon as well. There are several Embera Indian settlements inside this park. While visiting any of those settlements, one will travel over the Chagres river...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 716sachink
Reviewed 19 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank argosy1978
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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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.