We are anchored in San Miguel Bay in front of the Punta Patiño Reserve. Right after breakfast, local pirogues will take us to the Mogue River and then upstream. We will enjoy the view of big mangrove forests and sight herons egrets, ibis, common black Hawks, king fishers and many other birds. We will reach a settlement home of the Embera Indigenous. We are welcome by the sound of local instruments and then a group of villagers. The Embera are one the most primitive groups of natives settled in Panama and are extremely friendly. Men and women wear colorful traditional costumes. Men only use a loincloth and women are topless and only wear a colorful skirt. Their bodies are painted with a natural ink called Jagua. The Emberas will show around their Village made of homes perched on top of slits and will perform traditional dances. We will look at artifacts available for sale and share with them some traditional foods. Early in the afternoon we will rejoin our pirogues or Cayucos and go downstream to return to the ship.
Tour includes: Boat ride, admission fees, Spanish/English speaking guide, bottle of water and lunch.
Duration: 4.5 hours (approx.)
Days of Operation: Everyday