Wow, what an awesome time I had. I was lucky enough that the two people who had also booked to stay overnight didn't, so I was entrusted to Sylvania, an Embera women with 3 beautiful little children and her husband Leo to stay with them 'embera-style'. I couldn't have asked for better.
Sure, if comfort is your thing or you have a bad back, then maybe pass on the overnight, but it was awesome by every standard to get to stay with them and actually experience the village and the people's way of living away from other tourists. Sylvania taught me how to weave and I played with the kids, had a swim, walked around and just simply chatted with other Embera, which was authentic and exactly what I was going for.
Yes, the tour is expensive, I have to admit, but when you see what effort goes into it and how many people benefit from your visit, you understand.
Anne is an awesome guide, anwers all questions as if it was the first time she gets them and is really in love with the Embera.
If you do reserve, try to get a day when there isn't a tour group from one of the cruise ships though, as it dissolves the experience.
The food is awesome! I would recommend bringing a few munchies though, just in case, but I personally had more than enough for supper and breakfast. I could have had a little more for lunch though.
Would recommend and would do over and over again!
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.