5/10
Activity
1 Day
Duration
Chagres National Park
Location

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

Prices based upon a minimum of 2 participants.
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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  Scenic Boat Ride through the Jungle
  Visiting Indigenous Village
  Traditional Handicrafts made of Nature
  Typical Embera Lunch
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 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.