Accommodations for 3 days and 3 nights in Eco-lodge La Chunga in the traditional, indigenous community, or camping tents during the hikes
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Entrance fee to Corredor Biogico Bagre (National Park Darien)
Observation of flora and fauna
Guides with experience who speak English and Spanish
Hikes to the jungle
Traditional Emberá hut with full board
Fee for the indigineous community
Motor boats and canoe transports
Luggage attendant support
What´s not Included:
Transportation from Panama City to Darien and back (please see "Getting Here")
Puerto Kimba Boat taxi to La Chunga ($22 each way)
Alcoholic Beverages and soft drinks
We highly recommend you bring following:
Passport will be required when checking in with the immigration booths at Darien and Puerto Quimba
Guests may carry flashlights for personal use
Strong footwear (hiking boots and/or sandals)
Mineral bottle water and soft drinks
Waterproof coat or jacket
Cap, hat, or bandana
Hiking and/or cargo pants (no jeans)
Sheets or sleeping bag (the jungle can get cold)
Camera and/or video camera
Open mind and strong will
Note: You will be able to rent advisable equipment in La Chunga such as boots, waterproof coats, jacket and camping gear
Important Advice to all travelers to the Darien Jungle:
Visitors to the Darien Jungle are advised to be vaccinated against Malaria
Everyone suffering from heart disease has to show a medical examination clearing you to take part in strenuous activities. This tour is recommended for people in good health and in good condition.
All accommodations are located in indigenous communities. You will sleep in a indigenous cabins and/or tents. A sleeping bag and a sleeping pad will be offered to you.
Toilet facilities are really basic pit toilets
The accommodation in La Chunga village is rustic, but has comfortable beds with fan and mosquito nets. The bathroom has running water
There is no electricity available
You will spend your last night in La Chunga
Travel to the Darien Jungle is enjoyable all year long, however, the best time to visit is the dry season, which lasts from January to July
There are two ways to get to La Palma, Darien. Please let us know at least 15 days in advance of your travel plans so that we can make all arrangements.
Option 1: Private Plane from Albrook Airport
We highly recommend this option for groups of 15 to 20 guests. You can charter a private airplane taking you directly to Sambu airport, which is located a short 10 minute boat ride away from La Chunga
Option 2: Public transportation from Albrook Bus Terminal
Take a bus from Albrook Bus Terminal to Darien-Meteti (5 hours and approx. $9)
Connect at Meteti Bus Terminal onto a smaller bus to Puerto Quimba (30 min and $2)
In Puerto Quimba take a Sambu Water Taxi to La Palma where you will spend the night at Hotel Tuira (30 min and $5 for water taxi and approx $20 for hotel)
Once arrived in La Palma, please spend the night at the La Tuira hotel (&$20 per guest). The next morning, at 6:00am, one of our employees will meet you at the hotel to take you on the boat ride to La Chunga.
*Please note that the price paid the the tour does not include Transportation to and from La Chunga. Upon start of your tour the next morning, you will embark on a two hour speed boat ride to La Chunga which costs $22 per Guest each way.
** Traveling to Darien requires that you to check-in with the immigration booths at Darien and Puerto Quimba. They will only ask you for your Passport Information and how long you will be staying. If there are any problems, just explain that you are tourists.
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT Your tour starts in La Palma, Darien at 6:00am. We will pick you up from the Hotel Tuira. You will return to La Palma by 10am ensuring you will be able to return to Panama City the same day.
Unless otherwise specified, all tour deposits and payments are non-refundable
No refunds or partial refunds are given for early departures or check-outs from any tour, charter, expedition, or other trip
No refunds are given for any reasons pertaining to weather conditions
No refunds are are given pertaining to political instability
Please contact us, if you have any questions or concerns. We gladly try customize your trip according to your wishes and date availabilities.