During this ethno-botanical tour you will learn to make traditional Ngäbe bags, called chacaras, by bag master Rita in the Altamira community of the Conte Burica Indigenous Territory. During this 1/2 day tour you will observe the process of making a bag from local materials; from harvesting the plants, to extracting, dying and twisting the fiber, and finally assembly of the finished bag! The Altamira community is the most accessible community in the Indigenous Territory to downtown Pavones. A two hour hike on a well maintained public road takes you to Altamira, which translates to "high view" due to it's breathtaking ocean views in the mountains! During the rainy season (July-December) you can also visit a beautiful waterfall on this trip. If you're not up for the hike we can arrange a taxi or a horseback trip for you!
$40 per person includes facilitation by Pavones Ecotour's founder.
Group rates depend on the number of people.
Traditional lunch- $6 per person
4x4 taxi- $40
Horseback trip- $40 per person
Camera, bug spray, sunscreen, extra cash for souvenir shopping
Waterfall: water sandals, bathing suit, towel
Horseback: long pants, boots or sneakers