Herrera Pre-Columbian Cultural Tour
Watch How Sugarcane Honey is Made & Hike El Montuoso Forest Reserve
The Herrera Highlands reflect the rich pre-Columbian heritage of the region, home of a large indigenous population that prospered off the area’s rich agricultural sources. Retrace the steps where they fished, hunted and harvested corn. On this tour, we will visit two local families who manufacture honey made from sugarcane, and orient us to the rich variety of regional orchids in their gardens.
Then, hike through El Montuoso Forest Reserve, an eco-rich region of 10,375 hectares with five important rivers, abundant with pine and mountain oak trees, and continuing with this large variety of orchids. This protected area is known as the lung of the region, ¨Pulmón de Azuero.¨ Amidst these tropical/pre-mountainous woods, encounter the mysterious petroglyphs of ¨Las Caritas Pintadas¨ (Painted Faces), an archeological site still being deciphered.
Finish up with a refreshing lap through La Villa River, the source of fresh water for the region, as you admire the rich greenery that surrounds you.
Includes: Hotel pick-up/drop-off, bilingual tour guide, entrance fees, water, lunch
*This tour is available from Chitré and Santa Clara. Stated price includes shared transfer (minimum 4 adults) from Chitré and Santa Clara, private tours (minimum 2 adults) available from Chitré only. Inquire now for details.
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