Embera Indian Community Tour / Comunidad Indígena Turística de Embera
Embera Indian Community
You’ll be pick up at the Hotel around 8AM and transferred to El Corotu on the shores of the Madden Lake, which is the main reservoir of drinking water for the cities of Panama and Colon, as well as a supplier of a 40% of the water required for the operation of the Panama Canal.
Here, we board a motorized piragua (dugout canoe) and travel up the Chagres River to a Embera indigenous village.
The boat journey takes us through the rainforest of the 320,000 acre Chagres National Park, which is the largest of the National Parks protecting the Panama Canal Watershed. Once at the indian community, we’ll learn about Embera customs and their relationship with nature.
There will be handcrafts available for sale and we’ll have a chance to be painted with the traditional jagua, a natural dye the indians use to adorn their bodies.