Your adventure today will be long-remembered. Early in the morning you are picked up at the lobby of your hotel by our guide and transferred to El Corotu on the shores of Madden Lake. You will board a motorized piragua (dugout canoe) and travel up the Chagres River to the indigenous village of Embera Drua.
The boat journey takes you through the rainforest of the 320,000-acre Chagres National Park, which is the largest of the National Parks protecting the Panama Canal Watershed. At the Embera village you will be greeted with dancing and music. You will learn about the Embera customs and their relationship with nature. They are master artisans, known for woven baskets and masks as well as quality wood and intricate tagua carvings. There will be handcrafts available for sale.
You will have a chance to be painted with the traditional jagua, a natural dye the Embera use to adorn their bodies. You can take a short hike on a botanical trail where you will see plants from which many common pharmaceuticals are made.
You will have a typical lunch of freshly-caught fish from the Chagres River and cooked bananas. Afterward you will transfer back to your hotel in Panama City.