Indigenous Secrets (12 days)

12 Days - Discovering the secrets of our ethnic groups will take you along the Chagres River, on a wonderful walk through the San Blas islands and into the immense and impressive Darien jungle.

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Day 1: Arrival in Panama

A representative of Nativa Tours will transfer you from the Tocumen International Airport to the Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel. Accommodation in a standard room.

Day 2: Visit to the Embera Community

The Embera community lives on the banks of the San Juan de Pequenin river. To get to the community, you have to cross a dam called Madden, an hour from Panama City. On the shores of Lake Alajuela there is a dock called “Puerto Vigía”, where you will be transported upstream to the Emberá community by canoe. It is a one hour canoe ride, it is a wonderful “National Geographic” type experience that you will never forget!

You will hear directly from the indigenous people talking about their life: hunting, fishing, farming and gathering materials for their crafts, how they treat their diseases and much more. Get an up-close look at native Embera dances and see how they make their body paintings, woven baskets, plates and masks. Take a hike through the lush jungle to learn about medicinal plants. Enjoy a traditional Emberá meal consisting of patacones and fried fish / chicken. The Emberá are very friendly people, they like to share their culture and learn from others. This tour offers you a unique opportunity to learn about the life of this community! Another night at the Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel in a standard room.

Day 3: Departure to San Blas

Our driver will pick you up at your hotel for your transfer to the hangars for your shared or private flight to the San Blas archipelago to the Corazón de Jesús airstrip. Welcome by your captain and welcome aboard one of the sailboats of the San Blas Sailing fleet. Enjoy a cruise sailing through the San Blas archipelago and experience the beauty of the 365 islands, of which only 10% are inhabited!

All meals and drinks on board are included.

Days 4 and 5: San Blas by Sailboat

Experience two beautiful days sailing around the San Blas Archipelago, which is located in the Caribbean Sea a few miles from the north coast of Panama, selected as the third most beautiful destination in the world! Visit the traditional indigenous Guna villages and see their famous Molas. Explore the desert islands, snorkel, fish, kayak… and enjoy moments of reading and peace, relaxing away from mass tourism!

All meals and drinks on board are included.

Day 6: Return to Panama City

Flight to Panama City. Upon arrival in Panama City, you will settle in at the Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel. You will have the afternoon free to rest or explore the surroundings.

Day 7: Departure for Darién

After breakfast, our captain will take you to Carti, where you will take a Guna boat to transfer to the Rio Barsukun pier, where our driver will be waiting to take you to the intersection of the entrance to Llanos de Carti and the Pan-American Highway, where another driver It will be waiting for you for your transfer to Metetí, Darien province. Our provider will give you the instructions for your stay in the Playa Muerto Community. He will spend the night in Metetí.

Day 8: Departure to the Playa Muerto Community

After breakfast, you will have a water transfer, by boat from the community for approximately 3 hours of crossing the Gulf of San Miguel to the Playa Muerto Community. Hopefully; This crossing gives us the opportunity to see dolphins that are normally found in the gulf. Upon arrival at Playa Muerto, the locals of the community will prepare a lunch. Before night falls, there is a tour to the waterfall, the beach and the Mirador that offers a special charm for lovers of birds and photographs. At the end of the beach, there is a river where you can navigate in small canoes that young people use to enjoy the waves and fishing. Night in the community.

Day 9: Walk to Casa de la Bruja

After a delicious breakfast, we start the march towards the House of the Witch, a natural point of view. on a rock on the shores of the imposing South Sea, where only the heartbeat is felt, filled with pure air in our lungs. Once at the Mirador and it is not cloudy, you will appreciate the natural beauty of the Lung of Las América, the Darien National Park in the fight for its preservation.

Day 10: Visit to the Waterfall

You can enjoy sunrise and sunset in one of the most privileged places in the world. You will hike a viewpoint and a waterfall on a walk suitable for all ages.

Lunches and dinners included.

Day 11: Return to Panama City

After breakfast, prepare for your return to Panama City, you will take the boat from the Playa Muerto Community to Metetí, where the driver will be waiting for you to transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel in a standard room.

Day 12: Depart Panama

At the appropriate time, transfer to Tocumen International Airport for your international flight.

It includes



Daily breakfasts

Activities and tickets described in the program

Domestic flights

Not include

Lunches (except days 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10)

Dinners (except days 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10)

Entry taxes in San Blas



International flights

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