Embera Drua Indigenous Community
Tour DescriptionAfter breakfast, we will take a short 30-minute bus ride to Chagres National Park and then embark on a fascinating cultural trip. Upon arrival at the National Park, we will enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rainforest while aboard small or motorized canoes that take us through Lake Alajuela and the Chagres River until we reach the friendly people of the Embera-Drua Community. We will enjoy learning about their culture and traditions and have lunch in their thatched huts. This will be most definitively an unforgettable experience. You will also have the chance to take a tour with the “Medicine Man” who will explain the use of plants as natural medicines. You will have the opportunity to go for a refreshing swim before we return to the city at the village’s beautiful tranquil natural pool or at a waterfall, which is approximately 20 minutes walking distance. You will also be able to purchase some of their incredible crafts.
Tour includes: Transportation, admission fees, Spanish/English speaking guide, bottle of water and lunch.
What to Bring: Sandals or running shoes, short pants, T-shirt, swimsuit, towel, extra set of clothes, hat or cap, sunglasses, camera, sunscreen and insect repellent. (We recommend you place your extra set of clothes in a plastic bag to keep them dry and the same for any photographic equipment you bring on the trip)
What Not to Bring: High heels, skirts, jewelry or other valuable objects.
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
Days of Operation: Everyday