After a road transfer of about an hour heading north from Panama city we shall reach the shores of the lake Alajuela ( also called Madden lake ). The rest of the trip to the Embera village will be done in local duggout canoes, on the lake then on the river Chagres or Pequeñi. Navigation time will depend on the lake water level which is much lower during the dry season ( january to may ),making the boat trip longer at that period of the year.
|The Emberas, proudly adorned with their best body paintings will show us some of the elements of their graceful culture, the beauty of their dances and their remarquable handicrafts. They will also invite you to share their traditional dish of fish with plantain in a banana leaf.|
|Eventually, we shall make a short walk into
the nearby rainforest to discover some of the plants that are still being
used by the emberas for their traditional medecine.
In the afternoon, transfert back to Panama city
The smiles of the emberas
Some people bring presents to the Amerindians. We believe that the best way to help them is to buy their handicrafts....