Moderate Hike With Embera Guide

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Half Day Hike Itinerary

From the port of El Corotu we will be taken a short way up the Chagres River until we reach Rio Indio (Indio River), a tributary of the Chagres.

Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: Hike -3 to 4 hours; Trip duration - 8 to 11 hour
Included: Snacks, lunch, fruit, drinks
Price: $175 per person, minimum 2 people

 

 

 

We will proceed as far up the Indio as possible by piragua and then walk the rest of the way to the trailhead.  We will follow the trail until we arrive at Embera Dozake (Embera Falls) where we will relax, swim and explore this secluded, little visited, beautiful jungle waterfall. After spending some time here we will continue our journey on the other side of the creek for an hour and a half to two and a half hours along a jungle trail that is much steeper and more primitive than that we followed in the morning. The difficulty of this trail is based on the steepness and the slipperiness of the slopes. At the end of our journey we will be walking into the village of Embera Tusipono to spend an afternoon with our Indigenous Embera hosts learning about their culture and history.

The hike itself is anywhere from 3 to 5 hours depending on the physical ability of the group and how much time we spend learning about the jungle and relaxing. It is a true jungle hike up and down muddy hills and trails, crossing creeks and climbing over and ducking under downed trees and branches. You must be in good physical condition for this hike. Hiking boots and long pants are highly recommended.

 

Full Day Hike Itinerary

From El Corotu we will be taken to the village of Victoriano Lorenzo where our hike begins. Our Embera guide will lead us as we follow this primitive

Difficulty: Moderate due to various muddy grades
Duration: Hike - 4 to 6 hours; Trip duration - 8 to 11 hours
Included: Snacks, lunch, fruit, drinks
Price: $175 per person, minimum 2 people

 

 

 

jungle trail up and down the hills of this newly created national park, observing a variety of flora and fauna. After about three hours we will cross a large creek, which in Embera is called Dozake Biakirua (Beautiful Waterfall), where we will rest and enjoy a mid day snack. We will then proceed for the last two hours through the jungle and finally come out on the Rio Chagres several miles upstream from where we started. There we will have an opportunity to take a cool refreshing swim, rinse off the mud and sweat of the jungle, and change into shorts and sandals for our relaxing afternoon in the Embera Village of Tusipono.

The hike itself is anywhere from 4 to 6 hours depending on the physical ability of the group and how much time we spend learning about the jungle. It is a true jungle hike up and down muddy hills and trails, crossing creeks and climbing over and ducking under downed trees and branches. You must be in good physical condition for this hike. Hiking boots and long pants are highly recommended. For those who are extremely adventurous and fit, there is an very advanced alternative exit to this tour via the creek with an expert hiker rating that takes several hours longer and includes some risky free-climbing down waterfalls. Please contact us for more information on this. Because safety is our top priority, the final decision on whether you and your group are fit for this alternate exit will be up to your guide.

 

 
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