5/10
Activity
1 Day
Duration
Chagres National Park
Location

Go on a boat deep in the rainforest and visit the traditional villages of indigenous communities.

Prices based upon a minimum of 4 participants.
PICK UP At your hotel in Panama City
WHAT TO WEAR

Comfortable athletic shoes, light leisure clothing and rain jacket/poncho. Bring insect repellant and sunscreen.

HIGHLIGHTS
  Scenic Boat Ride through the Jungle
  Visiting Indigenous Village
  Traditional Handicrafts made of Nature
  Typical Embera Lunch
  Short Hiking Tour (optional)
INCLUDED
Private transportation
Lunch in a local community
Entrance fees
Cultural guide
NOT INCLUDED
 Alcoholic beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary
 Optional activities

Early in the morning you will be transferred to El Corotu on the shores of Madden Lake, where you will board a motorized piragua and travel through dense jungle up the Chagres River to the indigenous village of Embera community. 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 with Keel-billed Toucans and Ospreys flying above. Upon your arrival at the Embera village, you will be welcomed with traditional dancing and music.

You will learn about fascinating Embera 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 tagua, a natural dye the Embera use to adorn their bodies. After a traditional Embera lunch you will head back to Panama City. Short hiking on a botanical trail at the community is optional.

Note: Contact us for further information. This tour can be tailor-made for your needs and interests.