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Ngäbe life in the Mangroves of Bocas

Experience the ancient knowledge and lifestyle of the Ngäbe and their close relationship to the mangroves that surround their communities and it´s rich biodiversity.

  • Visit an indigenous village.
  • Experience firsthand how to live a simple life, the traditional way on an island in Bocas del Toro.
  • Witness the harvest of different products of the daily cuisine and other uses of the Ngäbe.
  • Connect with these beautiful an interesting people and learn how less is sometimes more.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

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  • From

    79 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing, comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.

This amazing tour takes you to an authentic Ngäbe community, where a group of women have organized to show visitors about the daily life of the Ngäbe, on an island in Bocas del Toro.  Harvest fresh roots from the ground, taste delicious coconuts straight from the palm trees and witness first hand the extraction of the Pita, a vegetable fibre used in the making of the famous Chácaras, an incredibly strong bag used in the daily occupations of Ngäbe man and women. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English, German and French. 

  • Included: A bottle of water at the beginning of the tour. 

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing, comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. 

  • Walking information: 200 mts of walking around the community. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.