Silversea Expedition Cruises To DARIEN JUNGLE

DARIEN JUNGLE

Remote, roadless and some say terrifying, the Darien Jungle is one of the last true undiscovered places left on Earth. The Darien has an almost mythical quality to it; it is the only break in the 30,000-mile Pan-American Highway, which passes through 14 countries as it winds from Alaska to Argentina. The Jungle’s reputation precedes it; one of dangerous paramilitary groups, poisonous frogs and impenetrable vegetation. Certainly the Darien has to be undertaken with caution. View more

But the beauty of this forgotten 60-mile stretch of land is that it is largely untouched by modern society. Plant life is rife, wildlife (yes, even those poisonous frogs) is wildly exotic, and with no roads, transport is by dugout canoe. Unsurprisingly, it is one of the world’s top ten birding sites: the colourful Crimson-collared Tanager, Chestnut-fronted Macaws and Snow-bellied Hummingbirds all call the Darien home, as does the endangered Great-green Macaw. Mammals include black-headed spider monkeys flying from treetop to treetop and stealthy Pumas padding silently in the shadows. The exceptionally ecologically diverse flora and fauna earnt the Darien National Park its place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park welcomes fewer than 1,000 annual visitors, so those who have stepped foot on this hallowed land are considered very, very special. The park can and does sustain human life, with three tribes, the Embera, the Kuna and the Wounaan living traditionally in open-sided thatched huts along the side of the river.

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VANCOUVER To GUAYAQUIL
  • Departure
    Oct 05 2022
  • Duration
    33 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Wind
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PUNTARENAS To GUAYAQUIL
  • Departure
    Oct 27 2022
  • Duration
    11 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Wind
From US$ 6,210
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Excursions in DARIEN JUNGLE

Embera Village Visit

Make a fascinating excursion to Emberá village, located in a part of Panama that is rarely visited. The remote Darien Jungle has one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, and visitors here are infrequent, with fewer than 1,000 tourists visiting each year. The Emberá are one of several indigenous groups that live here in relative isolation offering ornate handcrafted baskets and carvings for sale in their traditional villages.


Spend the day with the Emberá people in their village, learning about their culture and history. Take a 45-minute transfer by Zodiac to the boat landing and another 15-minute walk to the Emberá village, where there is free time to interact with the Emberá and take photographs that capture this welcoming culture and unique way of life.


After your eye-opening visit make the return trip to the ship.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.