Today you will head up north in direction Colon, towards Buena Vista. There you will board a small dugout (a canoe made from a hollowed tree trunk), which will carry you up the Gatun River to discover a large, fascinating and dense jungle that will accompany you until you arrive at the Embera Quera, an indigenous community based on the banks of Gatun Lake, near the Panama Canal. The Embera tribe still lives in harmony with Mother Nature, they will welcome you at the wooden pier and gladly give you an idea on how they still live today. The villages chief will give you a brief explication on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, believes and handicrafts. Then, a traditional lunch of fish and plantains prepared by the Embera women will be served to you. In the afternoon you will experience a traditional Embera dance that will transport you back in time and also have the chance to shop for colorful handicrafts. The sale of local products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. You can also get a temporary Embera tattoo painted on your arm or leg, using an ink made from a local fruit.
Transportation from and to Panama City hotel, English speaking guide.
Solid shoes, comfortable clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, camera
Water and Emberá lunch