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Embera Indian Village

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The Embera Indians are one of the many ethnic indigenous tribes in Panama, they are located on the banks of one of the most important rivers in the Canal Basin at 2 hours and a half distance from the beach area (Coronado, Gorgona and Playa Blanca). After this scenic bus ride to the banks of the San Juan or Chagres River, we are met by representatives of the Embera Indians who take us up to the river in piraguas for 30 minutes. We then arrive to the community originating from the mountainous region of the Darien province.We will experience the history and culture of the indigenous culture, through narrative, traditional dance and craftsmanship like baskets woven form the natural fibers of the chunga, maquenque and naguala palm trees, as well as figures carved in cocobolo wood and natural tagua available for sale. We will enjoy a typical lunch of fried fish and yucca or plantains, listening to an explanation on behalf of the shaman or witch doctor on the medical use of some plants. This is a good opportunity to try an ancestral custom in the form of a tattoo with jagua, an extract from vegetables seeds which the Indians use to adorn thier bodies with geometrical patterns or animals for ceremonies . After or before visiting the community (it depend of the weather) we will discover an amazing waterfall after a nice walk in the nature guide by Indians. There is time for a refreshing bath…
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