The Colors of panama
secret cerEmonies TO Bocas del Toro
9-16 March, 2019 >>
Price : starting at $xx
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Time to dig up that unpacked suitcase under the heaps of clothes in your closet, Panama is calling! You are invited to join us to the tropical jungles of Bocas del Toro!
We are excited to embark on this journey with xxx where we will discover the true essence of Panama, and what lies within. The experience is simple; we will connect to mother nature and with each other in heart to take the time to refresh, renew and reset.
Happily, there is no escaping the water in Bocas as it is the hub of the archipelago! We will explore and appreciate the vibrant biodiverse natural life in the tropical Panamanian jungles while culturally immersing ourselves with the indigenous Ngöbe Bugle tribe to learn their practices behind their beautiful work of constructing chàcara bags. We will visit La Loma Cacao Farm where we will learn the practices and work of tropical farm life to bring us closer to the natural environment and local communities. We will unwind and relax on the pristine Panamanian beach working to promote awareness of the body-mind connection, creating inner peace that will leave us the best version of ourselves.
Together we can heal our very own planet and our own selves.
Bring out the greatest you - creating a space for women to connect at the deepest emotional level through creativity, travel and adventure in the most surreal and raw environments of Panama
Cacao and Spiritual Ceremony
Cultural immersion with the indigenous Ngöbe Bugle tribe making traditional chàcaras bags, interlacing the hearts of women around the world while learning history in every thread
Community outreach with the non-profit Give & Surf and Changing Tides Foundation
Beachfront Lodging - 8 days / 7 nights at Vista Azul
Panamanian Farm to Table Experience
Healthy meals for all 7 days (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)
Group shuttle to/from Bocas del Toro Airport
Self Growth and Dream Big Workshop
Cultural Heritage Workshop with Ngöbe Bugle Tribe
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
FLIGHT - HOW TO GET THERE
We suggest to fly to/from PTY (Panama City Airport) on the 31st of March
Then, we will fly to BOC (Bocas del Toro) from PAC (Panama City Airport) at 9am or 5pm on the 1st of April (Air Panama Flight #682 or #980)
We will stay at the Vista Azul in Bocas del Toro. With incredible views of calm, pristine, crystal blue water and jungle, we will re-nourish and rest in this beautiful Caribbean home! Beachside, we will fill our days paddle-boarding, kayaking, snorkeling and exploring. We will wake up to the sounds of toucans and leaves brushing!
Our chef will cook with the finest local & organic ingredients to make the most amazing delicacy. We will have a farm to table experience which includes GMO Free Food, super green food smoothies, fresh picked fruit, hemp milk, and homemade granola
CULTURAL HERITAGE ACTIVITIES
CACAO CEREMONY - LA LOMA
Only a 5-minute boat ride away, we will discover the first-hand magnificence of this tropical island. We will work alongside farmers in the jungles and engage in a range of activities designed to bring you closer to the natural environment and local communities of spectacular Bastimentos Island. We will visit a local cacao farm, La Loma, to be apart and see the production of 100% pure Panamanian chocolate. This tropical forest crop thrives under the jungle canopy in compost rich soil entirely free of pesticides and fertilizers.
CHÀCARAS BAG WORKSHOP
We will travel deeper into the jungle and interact with the largest indigenous Ngöbe Bugle tribe in Bocas. These women use natural palm and/or wild pineapple fibers to make elaborately patterned bags called chàcaras. Using palm tree fibers and various leaves, fruits, roots and vines, they create natural colorful tinctures to create these beautiful bags. Everyone uses these bags for transporting everything from babies to market goods on the mountainous trails of their tribal homeland in western Panama. We will participate in a workshop where we will learn the process of making these bags to truly understand their tradition and culture.
WE ARE trips are built on the foundation of giving back to the communities we visit, with the desire to leave an impact of gratitude and service. Through education, awareness, and compassion, we recognize our privilege to travel and thrive in the connections that effortlessly break language and cultural boundaries.
We are collaborating with Give & Surf ! A non-profit organization that focuses and provides sustainable efforts to the indigenous communities in Bocas del Toro. Community members in these areas are often remote and impoverished, finding themselves limited in the number of resources and opportunities. We will work together with Give & Surf to help provide underprivileged teenage girls and give them the opportunity to improve their swimming skills, learn how to SUP and surf, and encourages personal growth and group bonding using art and the ocean as our tools.
On this adventure, we will engage in a one-day women’s empowerment clinic to address gender inequality, body image and other cultural issues through the ocean, with swimming, stand up paddle-boarding, aquatics safety, marine ecology and surfing. We will continue to collaborate with Changing Tides Foundation to sustain the program's growth, check in, and encourage the members of the community to continue their progress of connecting to the ocean.
We will give back to the Ngöbe Bugle tribe through our workshop by helping build their economies, growing personally and communally. We will create a space to interact with the youth to preserve the unity of their people to secure and help their very own futures.
We will also be apart of a community Beach Clean-Up to shine light on environment and ocean awareness as we always leave a beach better than how we entered it.
One tree is planted for every Adventure sign-up to help protect our planet and natural resources. Help us to built WE ARE FOREST. If you are interested, find out more at TREEDOM