Itinerary & Price
Around 10:30am after a beautiful ride up river and through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths or maybe a monkey along the way. We arrive at Embera Community and are greeted with a traditional musical greeting. After arriving and getting ourselves settled we are allowed free reign to explore the village at our leisure. Then we will be treated to a short talk about their lives and culture, lifestyle, and crafts. After the talk we are taken on a short walk through the jungle with one of the village elders to teach us about the medicinal plants they use.
Upon our return to the village we are fed a delicious traditional meal of Patacones (fried plantains) and fried fish . After lunch it is time to listen to their music and watch the women dance some traditional shamanic dances. Next comes shopping time! They make the most exquisite crafts, woven baskets, plates and masks from palm leaf fibers and carved Cocobolo wood and Tagua seeds.
Then the entire tribe gathers for a group photo. They are not shy about posing for a picture and love to be shown the result if you have a digital. If you would like to receive a traditional tatoo now is the time. Don't worry it is a fruit juice dye and lasts only 10-12 days before it wears off. Sadly it is now time to say goodbye to your new friends. Do not worry they will stay in your heart forever and you are always welcome back anytime.