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The Pristine Tropical Rainforest in Panama’s Darien

It takes six hours of travel by bus and boat to get to the Darien, Panama's easternmost frontier. Once there you will enter some of the most pristine tropical rainforest on the planet.  You'll understand why it's hard to cross the Darien Gap and why there's no road linking Panama and Colombia.

We had the chance to visit the province for a few days.  Here are some of the photos from our trip and our visit to an Embera village.

How they live in Darien
canopy view of the pristine tropical rainforest and ocean
A view of the Pacific and the Darien rainforest canopy
judging from the water you might wonder if it's such a pristine tropical rainforest
Boating up a Darien river to an Embera village
Just one of the many insects in Darien Province
This is a tourist resort, Darien style

Hiking in the pristine Darien rainforest

Embera girls and women make beautiful baskets
Embera baskets
This is an Embera village

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Dan

Written by Dan

Professional photographer specializing in street, food and travel shots at As We Saw It travel blog. Enjoys catching children at play, showing their innocence in every situation … we all can learn that, to be content with what our Father in heaven has provided. Photography is unique in that it captures light in all forms, and since the Bible says YHVH (God) is light, photography captures Him in many forms.

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3 thoughts on “The Pristine Tropical Rainforest in Panama’s Darien

  1. Hi,

    Great photos of your trip to the Darien! My boyfriend and I will be in Panama around February/March and I would love to visit the Darien but I’m not sure how feasible it is. Would you be able to send me some information on how you did it (e.g. guide or tour name, transport, permits etc) and costs? I’m struggling to find much information online so any help would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks
    Nicola

  2. Thanks for the quick reply! I’ll take a look at the Ancon website. And if we don’t make it this trip then certainly it’ll be on our list for a return trip

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