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Bus Trip to Drua Embera Indian Village - January 23, 24, 25, 2018


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Bus Trip to Drua Embera Indian Village – January 23, 24, 25, 2018


One of the magical things about Panama is its diverse mix of cultures and lifestyles. A trip with us to the Embera Village will give you a glimpse, and some insight, of traditional tribal lifestyles in Panama. Professional English speaking guides take you on this unforgettable tour into the heart of the Panamanian rain forest. This is an all day trip so we leave early in the morning and get back before dark. We start on the Chagres river on traditional cayuco (dug-out canoe) to the Drua Embera Indian village. There you will be welcomed by the villagers who will give you an introduction to the culture, religion, art, language, food, and lifestyle of their people. You will be served a traditional lunch of Tilapia fish and fried plantains. Other presentations include an explanation of medicinal plants, a trail walk through the jungle, a musical dance and performance, and the chance to swim in a crystal clear river. www.easytravelpanama.net for more information on the Drua Indian Village.


The itinerary is: Jan. 23, 2018 Tuesday – Leave Boquete 8am. Travel by tour bus to Panama City. Enjoy mimosa and a continental type breakfast on the way. We will stop along the way for short breaks. Lunch in Santiago (lunch and tips included). We arrive at Coral Suites Hotel to check in. Rooms are based on 2 people per room. Coral Suites has reserved 10 rooms with 1 King bed and 10 rooms with 2 double beds. Room availability is first come, first serve bases. Single occupancy an additional charge. Dinner at Pomodoro Italian Restaurant (dinner and tip included).


Jan. 24, 2018 Wednesday – Breakfast at Coral Suites Hotel (included) before boarding the 8:00 am bus to the river. About a 2 hour drive. We board cayuco boats that will take us down the river to the Drua Village. We will spend the entire day at the village. At the village, woven baskets, carved tagua seeds, and cocobolo wood carvings  are offered for sale at a lower price than at the stores in Panama.

We will return to the Coral Suites Hotel late. This evening will be on your own as well as your dinner if you still have energy left.


Jan. 25, 2018 Thursday – After breakfast at Coral Suites Hotel (included) we will board the bus and go visit Casco Viejo for a guided tour. If you wish you can walk and tour the city on your own. This is the old city of Panama with many places to visit and shop. As we begin our journey back home we will take a different route and stop by Westland Mall to do some shopping and/or visit the food court, this is on your own. We expect to return to Boquete early evening.


This entire package includes: The round trip bus, lunch in Santiago, 2 nights stay at Coral Suites Hotel with full breakfast, guided English speaking tour of the Drua Embrea Indian Village, Italian dinner on Tuesday evening, guided tour of Casco Viejo, and all tips.


A $200.00 per person deposit will be taken Thursday, January 4, from noon to 1:30pm at Los Establos Plaza in Boquete just outside Kotowa Coffee Shop. Judy Tovar, English speaking guide will be there to answer questions on the Embera Indian Village tour.  

Space is limited. Minimum 36 people, maximum 40 people.  It will be on a first come, first serve bases.



Total package: $370.00 per person

Please contact Linda Hartlhart249@hotmail.com


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This Instagram photo and Tweet came through this evening from well known birder Beny Wilson about a few ignorant jerks yesterday with jet skis disturbing the peace and environment in the tranquility of the Chagres River which is a nature preserve.

Beny was leading a group of tourists at the time, I sure hope it wasn't our friends from Boquete.


I have tried to remain silent with all the defeat of the National System of Protected Areas! But I cannot endure so much pain to see how the latest moves of the Ministry have been carried out and are destroying what has taken decades to preserve.

Spent cartridges on  the Pipeline trail, people paying off the rangers, people with dogs and shotguns in the rivers and trails!

Millions of dollars thrown away in management studies and public use plans! Agreements signed but shelved because there is, in this administration, no impetus to invest more in the viable development of the national parks!

Today we had a full day of adventures and scenic visit to the Embera Drua Community in the Chagres National Park for that, despite plans for public use, and the presence of police and rangers, the day has failed when these miscreants can come with their large speakers, jet skis and noise to harm the experience!!!

Total Shock: To view in the middle of the jungle all the garbage we are running away from!!! 

A Danish customer asked: Isn't this is a national park? I answered them: IT WAS!

The Ministry of Environment has released it for the pleasure, enjoyment and abuse of whoever! I'm going to mount a hotel because i want my piece too!

Edited by Keith Woolford
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