Welcome to Darién Province


The road to Yaviza – the most accessible part of the province – has scenes of habitat destruction. Cruising the waterways and hiking trails are the only ways to explore the slow-paced interior of Darién and the Pacific coast, where Emberá, Wounaan and Afro-Panamanians coexist.

The region's issues are complex. Police and military checkpoints are not infrequent because of drug trafficking. The Darién is not for everyone, but with careful planning and the right destinations, it offers opportunities for intrepid travelers to discover something truly wild.


Top experiences in Darién Province

Travel guides

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Darién Province activities

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South America Cruise - Ushuaia to Cartagena

The western coast of South America is stunning, as the landscape changes drastically from region to region. This 38-day cruise will find you exploring the best of the west coast aboard the G Expedition. Begin this incredible journey at the end of the earth in Ushuaia where you’ll sail north through incredible fjords and past glaciers before heading on up to the Caribbean coast in search of tropical islands hugged by turquoise waters. Everything South America is here: explore Machu Picchu, get lost inside the Darien Jungle, ride through the Panama Canal, and loads more. Prepare yourself for an adventure that will leave you with moments you’ll cherish forever.

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South America Cruise - Guayaquil to Cartagena

Hoping to sail the turquoise waters of the Caribbean without going on a massive cruise ship? This 12-day South American cruise is just the ticket. Start your journey in Ecuador and sail to its secluded island: Isla de la Plata. Get inside the heart of the Darien Jungle and make meaningful connections with the Emberá tribe. Transit through the Panama Canal and sail towards the famed San Blas Islands. Finally, end this magical expedition in Cartagena, Colombia’s Caribbean coastal town. Uncover South America’s tropical beat aboard the G Expedition.

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South America Cruise - Santiago to Cartagena

A wise soul once said: “It’s not the destination but the journey that counts.” Those words certainly ring true with respect to this tour. The moment you board the G Expedition you can expect to sail into a journey you’ll remember forever. This 25-day voyage is filled with so many highlights, it would be impossible to list them all; but what we can tell you is that you’ll discover the life-changing beauty of South America’s western coast. Included trips to Machu Picchu, the Darien Jungle, and the Panama Canal will give you plenty to write home about.

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