Discover a culture as we visit the Embera village of Parara Puru on the banks of the Chagres River
For this tour we start with free hotel pick up to central Panama City hotels at 8 am and head north to Chagres National Park. Once we arrive at Puerto Corotu on the banks of Lake Alajuela, our Embera friends will be waiting to take us up the Chagres River aboard their version of a dugout canoe. We will visit a beautiful waterfall before we are brought to the village where our hosts will be waiting. We will witness a presentation about their culture along a traditional dance. We will have the opportunity to walk and explore the village. A light lunch of fried fish, plantains, and fresh fruit will be prepared by our hosts. We will then have opportunities to buy handicrafts and receive traditional “tattoos” which will fade away after a few days. We will then load back into the canoe for our return to Panama City for hotel drop off.
This tour requires a minimum of 2 adult passengers to start. This tour is a wonderful selection for those who love nature. All the areas we will visit are remote and known bird watching areas. It is very common that we see monkeys, sloths, and other jungle wildlife. There is not much strenuous activity on this tour, but it does require entering and exiting a canoe and optional walking around the rain forest. Please let us know if anyone in your group has problems with mobility. Also, please keep in mind that we will be visiting remote areas and we may have to deal with nature. If it rains there is a chance you will get wet. We have umbrellas and ponchos for your use, but rain is a fact of life in Panama and must be prepared for no matter what time of year.