San Blas Stress Reliever

Tour Details

Duration: 5 nights

Departs: Daily

Difficulty: Easy. No restrictions

Not included: International flights; gratuities of any kind; meals not specified in itinerary; incidentals at hotels; trip insurance.

From: $838 (per person in double occupancy based on low season rates)              REQUEST THIS TRIP

 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Panama City. Transfer to Gamboa. Overnight

Day 2: Relaxing boat ecotour (B)

Day 3: Flight to San Blas. Transfer to lodge. Local explorations. Overnight (B/L/D)

Day 4: San Blas: At leisure (B/L/D)

Day 5: Flight back to Panama City. Transfer to hotel. At leisure (B)

Day 6: Departure transfer (B)

 

Memorable Moments

  • Navigating the Panama Canal in search of wildlife
  • Watching the ships traverse the Panama Canal
  • Snorkeling in the pristine San Blas Archipelago
  • Visiting a Kuna Indian community

 

Important notes

Visitors to San Blas are requested not to wear swimsuits in villages and communities as a sign of respect for local traditions.

 

Places you will visit

Panama Canal Basin

San Blas

Panama City

The Journey

 

Day 1: Arrive in Gamboa: Unfasten, unpack, unwind…

Upon arrival at the airport in Panama City, you will be greeted by our local crew and escorted to your hotel in Gamboa. Your personal guide will review your vacation plan with you before retiring to your room for some deserved rest. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the hotel facilities or take a first peak at the lush environment on your own. Overnight.

Services included today:

  • Private airport arrival transfer
  • Accommodations in Gamboa

 

Day 2: In search of the Canal’s screeching residents

This morning, jump on a boat and navigate along the Canal in close view of the gigantic vessels that slowly make progress across the isthmus. We are heading for Gatun Lake, the Canal’s backstage, where packs of monkeys, sloth and many tropical birds populate the many islands that dot the manmade lake. A complete sensory experience that will linger in your memory for a long time! The rest of the day is free to relax at the pool, hike in Soberania National Park, or ride the aerial tram.

Services included today:

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Group boat ecotour
  • Overnight accommodations

 

Days 3-4: San Blas, where the Kuna Indians rule

More than 350 islands, many nameless, most uninhabited, all pristine. Swaying palms, white sand beaches, azure crystalline waters, some of the oldest coral reefs in the world, and the Kuna Indians. A proud people with their own language and traditions, and legends, and gods. They rule their archipelago. Men fish from their canoes while women knit Molas, traditional rainbow-colored patterns emblazoned with fish, birds, jungle animals, and geometric designs. Snorkel, feel the breeze, eat fresh seafood, and mingle with the Kuna. You will arrive as a foreigner and leave as a friend.

Services included:

  • Private transfer to the airport
  • Flight to San Blas
  • Boat transfer to your hotel
  • All meals at your lodge
  • Two guided island excursions
  • Overnight accommodations

 

Day 5: Return to Panama City

At the appointed time, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Panama City. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy the city at your own pace.  At your request, we can arrange a private tour of the Colonial Quarter, Panama La Vieja ruins, or Miraflores Locks or you can do some shopping, stroll or bike along the Amador Causeway, attend a folkloric show with a typical Panamanian dinner, or enjoy Panama’s pulsating nightlife in Calle Uruguay or in one of the trendy terraces in Casco Antiguo.

Services included today:

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • One-way flight San Blas – Panama City
  • Private airport transfers
  • Overnight accommodations

 

Day 6: Return home, energized and wiser

Time to bid farewell to this magnificent land. Your driver will take you to the airport in time for your departing flight. We hope you have enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Safe journeys…

Services included today:

  • Breakfast at your hotel (if schedule permits)
  • Private airport departure transfer

 

HOW TO REQUEST THIS TRIP

1-    Click on the REQUEST THIS TRIP button below

2-    Fill in the request form choosing your preferred hotels in each city from the drop-down menus

3-    We will send you a quote based on your hotel preferences within 24 working hours as well as a credit card form that you can use to send us your deposit

4-    Upon receipt of your deposit, we will confirm your trip within 48 working hours. If one of your choice hotels is not available, we will confirm one of similar price and characteristics. If you are not happy with our selection, we can try another property or we will refund your deposit immediately.

FROM: $838                                                                                                                 REQUEST THIS TRIP

*“From Rates” are estimated PER PERSON in double occupancy (two people sharing the same room) and correspond to LOW season. Prices may vary depending on season, holidays, and type of accommodation. For an accurate quote, please fill out the request form. We will return your inquiry within 24 working hours.

Deposit for this trip: $500 per person.

If your trip begins within 90 days of your request, then full payment is due upon confirmation of services.

 

Cancellations and Refunds

Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. If you must cancel before departure, the following cancellation fee schedule applies:

More than 60 days prior to departure: Deposit is forfeited plus any non-refundable cancellation fees already advanced to airlines or hotels.

31-60 days prior to departure: 50% of cost

30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost