Darien Gap Panama

Darien Gap Panama, Yaviza: Address, Phone Number, Darien Gap Panama Reviews: 4.5/5

Darien Gap Panama
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daniel e
12 contributions
I loved it
Jan. 2020
No tourists really I spent time in EL Valle Bahia Solano and Jurado the situation in Jurdo was tense due to some going on a little further north he said there were 2 new groups fighting one another.
Written July 23, 2020
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TrailBlazer21580
Langhorne, PA3 contributions
THE DARIEN
Mar. 2020
Stayed at a real Comarca, people were great and brothers very helpful stayed to watch a missionary group from mississippi neat
Written March 16, 2020
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mirjam_mvw
Bern, Switzerland12 contributions
Great experience !
Oct. 2019 • Friends
This three days of jungle adventure and meeting the Emberas was just stunning! Theres no words to describe the kindness of the people in that peaceful place.

Guides are well prepared, all speaking English and Spanish, working close with the natives.

Yes, this adventure has its price because you will travel on the off-beaten track, equiped with a boat, special phones for the Jungle, food, comfortable hamoc-tents, security equipment, ...

Feel in good hands with these guyes - they now what they do and they Love what they do!!

This is going to be your life-time-experience, dont hesitate and go for it!!!
Written October 5, 2019
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Gerard H
Cape Canaveral, FL32 contributions
Not for the faint of heart
May 2019 • Couples
It is the wildest part of Panama, full of exotic birds and animals. It's not for the faint hearted; except for the Panamerican highway, the roads are bad. You can get around by river, but they flood in the wet season. The people are friendly, but there's a disconcertingly large military presence. This was originally for drug interdiction, but now the issue is migration from South America. One town we visited, La Peñita, was so overwelmed with migrants awaiting processing, they outnumbered the inhabitants. Prepare to be stopped multiple times and asked for papers. But it's worth it.
Written May 20, 2019
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Pausadias
Montpellier, France260 contributions
Great experience
Feb. 2019 • Solo
Darien one of the last secluded, place in central America ,at the end of the Pan American highway,and bordering a still troubled part of Columbia. That kept the place away from the tourist hordes.Biodiversity is rich here and I discovered and enjoyed it with ecotourDarien ,following Erasmo,a highly skilled and attentive guide and Marcos,Embera chief,funny and so helpful.We drove,took lanchas and hiked during 5 days, it was sometimes strenious,as the climb up to Cerro Pirre,but so rewarding .
I can just hope Darien will remain protected from loggers and the unique Embera people wwill maintain their tradition.
Bravo ecotourDarien
Written March 2, 2019
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planetgirl711
Lagunitas california113 contributions
Worth the drive
Dec. 2018 • Friends
Came to Yaviza after overnighting in Metiti.
I had always wanted to see this part of the world.
There are a few villages with native peoples that you can visit
They don’t really like photos but I always bring children clothes to pass out so I get a few photos - really enjoyed this trip
Written December 30, 2018
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jakartamoon
Villages, FL119 contributions
Very rough not for everyone expect delays bad quality food and no indoor plumbing
Jan. 2018 • Solo
I took the bus to Yaviza and then another off road vehicle further south into some small villages. Not one person along the way spoke English so don't expect to find answers to questions. Its a wonderful way to get to know the locals however with using hand signs or simply pointing to your stomach for food. I slept in a small village with locals and had some good fresh cooked veggies. No indoor plumbing or lights. The people used an indigo dye for tattoos even the children were covered. Women were bare breasted. Men fished during the days or carved tagua nut carvings and women wove baskets with intricate details.
Very rewarding experience but be prepared for roughing it all the time. No hot water or even showers with cold water. I found two men who took me further south one day into some tiny villages via a canoe. I thought i was a goner as we were still trying to find out way back very late that night. No food all day but the experience was incredible. I never felt unsafe.
Written December 4, 2018
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RLPeeters2015
Foresthill, CA2 contributions
Crossing the Darrien Gap
Mar. 2018 • Friends
Rick Morales and his side kick Segundo were absolutely amazing. Organized through Secrete Compass, this expedition went off flawlessly. Rick’s knowledge of the area, inhabitants, wildlife and flora/fauna were solid and this contributed to a remarkable experience. Segundo did a lot of food preparation resulting in numerous culinary delights deep in the heart of the jungle. This is a strenuous trip – but well worth the effort. Highly recommended.
Written April 29, 2018
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Diana G
Rockford, IL11 contributions
Kudos to Isaac Pizarro!
Feb. 2018 • Couples
Going into the Darién? Definitely, definitely use a guide! There's a lot going on here that you don’t want to be involved with. Through some research, we located Isaac Pizarro, a local guide, who planned our overnight stays, coordinated food, mosquito netting, and all the transport we needed for our trip. He knows how and where to spot the birds, his specialty. He liaisoned with Senafront for our permits, smoothed our passage through checkpoints, and led us through the Darién National Park safely! He knows the people, the animals, the pathways. His calm and easygoing manner, never pushy, was a bonus. We can’t say enough about this wonderful, knowledgeable man! You will NOT be disappointed if you use his services! He is well worth his small fees! Stay safe! Book with Isaac Pizarro! He is a licensed guide through the Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá, #10962. You will not be disappointed!
Written February 20, 2018
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PCBillie
Houston, Texas31 contributions
Village visit in Darien Province
Mar. 2016 • Friends
Took small wooden boats to visit a very primitive tribe of Indians living in the Darien Province. As we landed, the whole village rushed down to greet us ...Shaking hands, giggling & laughing & children with wonder & joy on their faces. They fed us chicken, rice & beans
And Performed dances & showed us their crafts. A wonderful experience!!
Written March 14, 2016
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