Go on a dugout canoe deep in the rainforest and visit the traditional villages of indigenous communities.
|PICK UP||At your hotel in Panama City|
|WHAT TO WEAR||
Comfortable athletic shoes, light leisure clothing and rain jacket/poncho. Don’t forget your insect repellent and sunscreen.
Early in the morning you will be picked up at the lobby of your hotel and transferred to El Corotú on the shores of Madden Lake. Here you will board a motorized piragua (dugout canoe) and travel through dense jungle up the Chagres River to one of the Embera indigenous villages for the day experience.
The boat journey takes you through the 320,000-acre Chagres National Park, which is the largest of the National Parks protecting the Panama Canal Watershed.
Along the Chagres River, you may be able to spot the Little Blue and Green Heron, Great Egret, Anhinga, Neotropical Cormorant, Amazon, Ringed, and Green Kingfishers, along and Ospreys flying above. Upon your arrival at the Emberá village, you will be welcomed with traditional dancing and music. You will learn about fascinating Emberá traditions and their close relationship with nature. They are master artisans, famous for their woven baskets and masks, as well as their qualitative wooden carvings of cocobolo and intricate tagua.
There will be handcrafts available for sale and you will have the chance to be painted with the traditional jagua, a natural dye the Emberá use to adorn their bodies. After a traditional Emberá lunch you will head back to Panama City.
*Short hiking on a botanical trail at the community is optional.