For those who do not have time to stay overnight in San Blas we provide a one day only tour package.The San Blas Day Tour can be generally booked on short notice, however we do suggest you book a few days in advance if possible.
You will be picked up at your hotel within Panama city between 5:15 to 5:30am and will usually be back in Panama City by 7 pm. for those who dont have time or cant stay overnight it is a great option.
The San Blas day tour starts with your ride from Panama City to the Carti Port in San Blas. You will travel in a 4 wheel drive shared vehicle, the only type of transportation allowed in the Kuna Yala. The drivers can take up to 6 passengers and you will share with others passengers if need be. The drive to the Caribbean side to Carti is approximately 2 hours, you will cross the Isthmus across jungle and mountains. Once there you will be attended by one of our Kuna contacts. The driver will stop for a few minutes along the way for you to purchase items, drinks or snacks if you wish.
During your day tour you will visit 2 to 3 islands, Isla Perro that has a ship weck within snorkeling depths with many reef fishes or you can just relax on the beach. For breakfast we suggest you bring something light along maybe fruits or other with a bottle of water. You will be served a traditional Kuna Indian lunch.
The day tour of the islands ends around 2-2:30pm, you will then be taken back to the port to meet with your driver for your ride back to Panama. All times given are approximate and could vary slightly. The price includes 4×4 transportation to and from the city, your boat transportation to the islands, the boat captain his guide including lunch.
Only cash is accepted in San Blas, no credit or debit cards.
Kunas are normally friendly, you will definitely feel this is as close to paradise as can be, the water, the sand, the beaches, the sun all contribute to your pleasure.
Take along mandatory item is your passport or resident card, they will turn you back otherwise. Nice to bring along are snacks, towel, and sun block. Snorkeling equipment is sometimes available but it is best to take your own, equipment are very inexpensive in the malls or large hardware type stores. Only cash is accepted preferably no bills larger than $20, no credit or debit card accepted anywhere. Not include in the price are the Kuna taxes total of $22
Some island sell water bottles, beer, and soda all $2 each, if you like other beverages like wine or other best to bring your own.
RATE IS $130 PER PERSON
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I highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Panama, a really awesome day, too bad we could not stay longer.
We went for a day tour, 6 of us which was great, we had the car all to ourselves!San Blas is a small paradise, stunningly beautiful! We all snorkeled in the warm and amazingly turquoise (literally) waters. Later we visited 3 islands one more beautiful than the other. Panama tour held true to what we were told to expect and more!!!! We will be back, only next time we will stay a couple of nights for sure.
San Blas was more than we expected! The tour was very well organized and we had a great time. The crystal clear calm waters, star fish and beautiful white sandy beaches were truly amazing! We will be back! Thank you for everything!