San Blas Islands Air-Expedition 5D/4N
On Day 1 you will be picked up at your Panama City accommodation and taken to the airport for your air and boat transfer to your host island, where you will enjoy a tour to discover your pristine surroundings. On Days 2-4 enjoy daily tours and free time to relax in paradise. Say goodbye to this Caribbean paradise with a flight back to the mainland on Day 5 and end your trip upon arrival in Panama City.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Flight Panama City - San Blas (L/D)
Today you will be picked up at 5:00 and 6:00am from your Panama City accommodation and transferred to Panama City’s Albrook Airport for your 1-hour flight to the idyllic San Blas islands. You will take a small plane from the Panama mainland to a landing strip on one of the San Blas islands. From here you will take a boat to your host island. After settling in you will enjoy a short tour to acquaint yourself with these stunning natural surroundings. Overnight in San Blas.
Days 2-4: San Blas Islands (3B/3L/3D)
On these days you will enjoy a morning or afternoon tour of some of the beautiful sites around the island. In your free time, opt to swim or snorkel around your island in the crystal clear turquoise waters to spot colourful tropical fish among coral reefs or simply spend time relaxing on a hammock. You can also hire a boat and visit a traditional Kuna Yala village of this archipelago, where you can purchase handmade souvenirs to contribute to the community (optional activity at extra cost, inquire upon arrival). Spend the evenings watching the horizon turn different shades of red and pink as the sun sets over the Caribbean.
Day 5: Flight San Blas Islands - Panama City (B)
Say goodbye to your piece of natural paradise this morning for your scenic boat ride back to the landing strip and short flight back to Panama City, where your adventure ends.
Please Note: Your accommodations will be comfortable but rustic, with limited services and amenities. The idea of this trip is to connect with pristine nature, not to have a luxury resort experience. The islands are beautifully maintained, with incredible beaches and a very clean and healthy coral reef. However, there is no air-conditioning, no television, and very little cell phone signal. Be prepared to immerse yourself in pristine nature and a laid-back island lifestyle and expect to spend a lot of free time in nature with few activities. Please also note that food options will be basic and limited to what is locally available and in season.
Local Culture: Please remember you will be sharing the island with the local Kuna people. You are a guest in their home, and it is important to respect that they are a bit shy and not too social with the tourists. Please respect their culture, ALWAYS ask before photographing the locals (and be gracious and understanding if they decline).
What to Bring: Your original passport with a valid entry stamp to Panama which will be revised by immigration. Your bag may weigh no more than 25 lbs since the capacity of the motorized canoes is limited. You can leave your big backpack at your accommodation. Please make sure you have enough cash before you leave Panama City as there are no ATM machines on the San Blas islands. Please be aware that electricity is only available during daytime hours and you should bring extra batteries for your camera. It is also highly recommended to bring snorkelling gear with you, as it can be hard to find high-quality gear on the island.
*In case of an emergency at the island, please ask your guide to call our local office.