Panama (5 galleries)

Drive an hour out of Panama City, then ride in a motor driven dugout canoe to one of five Embera Villages in the Chagres National Park of Panama. Each is unique, but share a few things in common...these people have maintained their traditions and culture.

The villages are built on a rise, about 100 feet in from the river. The houses of the village are set 20 feet apart atop the rise on posts. Around each village, the jungle is partly cleared and planted. Dugout canoes are...
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