Explore the wonders of the Darien Jungle
Welcome to Travel Darien Panama.
We are an Indigenous owned tour operator that organizes trips to the Darién through our home, the village of La Chunga.
La Chunga is part of the “Comarca Emberá – Wounaan (Area 1)
We offer three different experiences, and they all start from our village.
Depending on your wishes you can experience a real Indigenous Homestay at our Eco Lodge in the village. Maybe you wish for something more extreme? We offer Jungle Camping in the middle of the Forest for the more daring and a professional Birdwatching tour to discover the many species of our forest, such as the Harpy Eagle.
Eco tourism to discover the wonders of the Darien. Travel Darien Panama´s values line perfectly with natures desire.
Adventurous trips to broaden your vision of the world. Discover untouched regions and wake your lust for adventure with our guided tours.
Immerge in a Indigenous Homestay and discovver the way of life of an authentic tribe. The Emberá of La Chunga are ready to welcome you.
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Our Expeditions & Experiences
Our Emberá tribe is one of the most well preserved indigenous communities of Panama and have an extraordinary culture. When you visit us, we will welcome you in our village and introduce you to our traditions in a unique experience way.
Indigenous / Owner of Travel Darien Panama
“We visited La Chunga for a weekend (2 nights and 2 days). Solarte, of Traveldarienpanama.com helped organize the visit. We stayed in lovely huts (With no wall, but good mosquito nets) With Rutilio and Bremilda (Solarte´s brothers family). The village is very safe, calm and full of lovely people and children.”
“We just returned from our second vist to La Chunga. Not much has changed in almost 3 years – the journey to get there is difficult, beautiful scenery, and wonderful people. They will welcome you and show you traditional music, dance, and crafts. They have built 2 home stay accommodations in traditional style. If you are looking for immersion this is the place. Solarte has a new website: www.traveldarienpanama.com. Go visit this unique place and help support the village.”
“What a unique experience to share the daily life with this very nice family. We enjoyed taking our bath in the river by the village and trekking in the jungle to discover the fauna and flora. We had a great guide who explained us about the medicinal usage of plants and also about the animals surrounding us. We liked the simplicity of the lifestyle and the interesting conversations on cultural differences. We hope to return to spend more time to discover the Darien.”
We offer two different accommodations for you.
For the Homestay experience and the Birdwatching tour, you will be living in our comfortable Eco Lodge Cabins in our village of La Chunga
During your trip with us you can stay in our comfortable Eco lodge cabins which are located right next to our house. This is part of the Homestay Experience and you will be living side to side with us and our family.
The lodges are simple, with no walls but we have but a solid mosquito net, so you don´t have to worry about bugs in the night! Come experience our homestay experience and live like we do.