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Panama City to San Blas Sea Kayaking Expedition – 7 Days

Go from Panama City to San Blas to enjoy 7 days of kayaking in the Caribbean and exploring beautiful islands. Come kayak in paradise!

USD $2,525.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
2USD $2,525.00
3 - 6USD $2,333.00
7 - 12USD $1,993.00
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Enjoy Sea Kayaking on this Panama City to San Blas Tour

Journey from Panama City to San Blas to go kayaking among the beautiful islands of Panama’s Caribbean coast. Paddle from island to island and have fun hiking, snorkeling, and relaxing at the breathtaking beaches of 5 different islands.

The region that includes the San Blas Archipelago and the nearby mountains of mainland Panama is also called Guna Yala. The native Guna people are a nation within Panama with their own language, culture, laws, and territory. The Guna Yala region remains pristine due to the efforts of its native people to preserve their identity and their control over the San Blas region. It was only in 2007 that the region was connected by road to the rest of Panama.

Highlights

  • Go sea kayaking to the gorgeous San Blas Islands
  • Snorkel in clear, warm Caribbean waters off the coast of Panama
  • Experience the unique culture of Guna Yala
  • Spot exotic rainforest and marine wildlife
  • Visit the Panama Canal

Tour Information

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Start and end location:
Panama City
Availability in 2019:
April

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive to Panama City and Meet Your Guide at Your Hotel
You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel (Country Inn Amador or similar). Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby to give you a briefing about the trip and two watertight bags for personal gear during the trip.

Day 2 – Drive to Guna Yala
In the early morning, you will be driven from Panama City to San Blas (Guna Yala). Then, you will take a motorboat between the Port of Barsuggum and Tigre Island. When you arrive, you will enjoy a community welcome, meet the Sahila, see a Guna dance, and visit the Congress House. In the evening, you will rest in comfortable camping accommodations. (B/L/D)

Day 3 – Observe Rainforest Birds and Paddle to Ordub
After a delicious breakfast, you will start your sea kayaking adventure with a short paddle to the mainland rainforest. There, you can observe exotic birds. Next, you’ll paddle for six hours to Ordub. There, you’ll enjoy lunch and relax. You can snorkel or paddle near the islands. At night, you will camp at Ordub. (B/L/D)

Day 4 – Go Sea Kayaking to Sichirdub and Explore the River Environment
You will paddle for about six hours from Ordub to Sichirdub. Once you get there, you can go snorkeling, visit the river, or hike. In the evening, you will camp at Sichirdup. (B/L/D)

Day 5 – Discover the Beautiful Island of Estrellita
Your Panama City to San Blas Kayak Tour continues with a 6-hour paddle to Estrellita Island. There, you’ll enjoy lunch and relax before camping on the island for the night. (B/L/D) 

Day 6 – Return to Panama City and Witness the Spectacle of the Panama Canal
Early in the morning, you will return to the Port of Barsuggum, then drive to Panama City. You will visit the Panama Canal, then go to your hotel. In the afternoon, you are free to make your own lunch arrangements. In the evening, you will enjoy a farewell dinner. (B/D)

Day 7 – Go to the Airport
To finish up your tour, you will be dropped off at the airport to catch your flight home.

What’s Included

  • Transport within Panama
  • Lodging in Panama and campsite
  • Sea kayaks and related gear
  • Camping gear (chairs, air mattress, hammocks)
  • Bilingual guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B/L/D=breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Entrance fees and taxes

What’s Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for the crew

What to Bring

  • ID (stamped passport)
  • Strapped sandals or sneakers with a good sole
  • Swimsuit
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Light jacket or windbreaker (in case of rain)
  • Blanket and flashlight

Important Notes

  • Do not forget your ID (stamped passport)! It is mandatory for every participant to bring ID that shows you are legally in Panama. You will pass through road immigration check points. If you forget your ID, you will be detained and the tour will continue without you.
  • This tour has a minimum of 2 travelers and a maximum of 12. If you have fewer than 2 or more than 12, contact us at info@keteka.com and we will try to find a group for you.
  • Participants in this tour should be between the ages of 12 and 65 and in good health.
  • You can choose to go from Panama City to San Blas Islands or Bocas del Toro Islands.
  • The itinerary is subject to change according to the weather.
  • During the dry season (January-March), there are northern winds that reduce the chances of sand flies and rain. The water is cooler. This season is not the best for snorkeling, but you can still enjoy it. The increased wind and waves can occasionally pose a challenge for a less experienced paddler.
  • During the rainy season (April-December), there is rain, but usually not enough to stop you from paddling and snorkeling. The water is warmer with better snorkeling visibility. You can expect days without any waves. There will be more sand flies, but you will be fine with insect repellent.
  • For an additional $100 USD, you can have a single hotel room or tent.
  • Cancellation policy:
    – 75% refund with 30 or more days of written advance notice before the departure date
    – 50% refund with 15-29 days of written advance notice before the departure date
    – No refunds for cancellations within 15 days of the departure date

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