EMBERA MOGUE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY

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

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LA PALMA HISTORIC SITE

Once we arrives, ours specialized tour guide, will make a small tour to visit one of 14 forts that were built by the Spanish colonizers to along the Rio Tuira, they were built to protect the gold mined from Cana of pirate raids and likewise protect the gold from the conquest of Peru, were part of the gold route as it is known to this historic event, since all that gold would be transported on ships to the coast of Panama, then taken to the Atlantic by Road crossings. After visiting the fort, we will make a small tour in search of dolphins in the area, to try to find it. We´ll continuous our walking tour to La Palma, the town, to learn about its interesting history, to a place where you can see a demonstration of Bunde and Bullerengue, cultural group Afro-Darien demonstration, and a demonstration of dances indigenous Embera-Wounaan population also resides in this community. Here in this place you can enjoy a fresh drink and if it is time tested a delicious dish of the area (food with seafood). Then we will make a short hike to small viewpoint that allows us to have a more panoramic view of La Palma. Once developed all activities, we return to the cruises.

Tour includes: Boat ride, admission fees, Spanish/English speaking guide, bottle of water and lunch.

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Days of Operation: Everyday

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WOUNAN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY

The community of el Laurel is an indigenous population of the Wounaan tribe in the Darién Province. The village is surrounded by natural beauty, and the community welcomes travelers as their own: sharing their history, culture, and environment.For centuries, the Wounaan were semi-nomadic hunters and fishermen acquiring a vast knowledge of their environment traveling the Darien jungle and navigating its rivers. Today, the Wounaan of El Laurel maintain their close connection to the environment: continuing to fish, hunt, and farm and utilizing the natural resources in their artisan crafts. Their traditions and value of the environment are incorporated into all aspects of

life, preserving the Wounaan’s unique and vibrant culture.

Tour includes: Boat ride, admission fees, Spanish/English speaking guide, bottle of water and lunch.

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Days of Operation: Everyday

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