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Yandup Island Lodge Trip – 2D1N

Visit Yandup Island Lodge on this exciting build-your-own getaway! With daily excursions to local communities, untouched islands, mangrove forests, and more, choose your own adventure or relax on your private over-water lodge to take in the view from paradise!

USD $367.00USD $595.00

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Explore and Relax at Yandup Island Lodge

On this spectacular overnight getaway to Yandup Island Lodge, adventure, relax, and recharge beneath the backdrop of coral reefs, white sand beaches, and crystal clear water. Hike to a spectacular waterfall, go deep sea fishing, or take a boat ride to a mangrove forest. Tour a nearby village of Ukupseni, or arrange a trip to a nearby untouched island!

All excursions are included in the price of your experience, so the only thing you have to think about is what adventure lies ahead.

Highlights

  • Relax on sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees and crystal clear water
  • Enjoy fresh local sea food lunch and other delectable fare, with all meals included
  • Have the chance to do a diverse range of tours, from community trips to mangrove swamp visits to adventure activities

Tour Information

Duration: 2 days 1 night (Tour starts at 06:00 am from Panama City)
Start/End location: Albrook Airport, Panama City
Availability: Year-round
Miscellaneous: Infants and toddlers 0 to 3 years old travel free with any adult purchase. All experiences are subject to weather, water conditions, and fixed scheduling. Private fishing tours and/or non-specified experienced can be arranged at an additional cost – please contact us at info@keteka.com.

Itinerary

Your trip to Yandup Island Lodge is yours to design! Whether you’re interested in lounging on the beach with a good book, or filling your day with new adventures, Yandup Island Lodge provides a wealth complementary experiences to fit your vacation style!

Inhabited Island Visits: Visit untouched islands nearby, where you can snorkel, swim, explore, or just relax on the pristine white sand beaches.

Community Visits (Ukupseni Village): Learn about everyday life on the island. Visit city hall (Onmaket Nega) where community members hold meetings, celebrate community events, and sing together. You can also visit a ceremonial center, where the “chicha fuerte” traditional rites are performed. Stop at the local cemetery to learn how islanders celebrate life and remember loved ones.

Handicrafts are for sale at Ukupseni Village, all locally made with proceeds benefiting the community.

Mangrove Visits: Explore red, black, and white mangroves forests on the different islands or coastal walks. The ecosystem surrounding the mangroves provides important sanctuary for diverse marine wildlife, as the small species which grow here are protected by the extensive roots.

Bring your binoculars, and with your guide, identify a large variety of fish, crayfish and “guabinas” (river fish) survive in these forests, along with other wildlife such as the heron and pelican. Many migratory birds also come here and use this area to rest.

Forest Hikes: Hike through the nearby primary forests to see an immensely diverse range of flora and fauna. The Kunas use many flora species to build houses, boats and tools, and also use them artisan’s work and medicine.

Ecologists and scientists enjoy hiking the area, as it is so unaltered. Bring your binoculars, and keep an eye out for mammals, reptiles, insects and birds in their natural habitat.

River Tour: On this river tour of Diiwar Dummad or Diiwarak Rivers, see an incredible visual spectacle of birds and marine life on display.  You can see a huge range of species such as tanagers, hummingbirds, gulls, woodpeckers, parrots, macaws, toucans, and pelicans.

You can see many marine birds from Yandup Island Lodge but for bird enthusiasts this is not to be missed.

The Yandup Island Lodge: For travelers wishing to relax, Yandup Island Lodge provides spectacular oceanfront accommodations. The lodge boasts over-water and seafront cabins equipped with private bathrooms, double/single bed options, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, 24-hour solar-powered electricity, hammocks, and a 360° balcony with an incredible view.

The island also features a dining room over the water, mangroves, a Playon Chico community, and Kuna boats for traditional fishing and sailing.

What’s Included

  • Lodging
  • Domestic Flights (Panama City to Playon Chico)
  • Transfers to and from Playon Chico Airport
  • All meals
  • Bottled water
  • Two daily trips

What’s Not Included

  • Community taxes ($10.00 USD per adult / $6.00 USD per child to be paid on arrival to Guna Yala)
  • Drinks (available for purchase)
  • Specially requested trips

What to Bring

  • Snorkeling gear
  • Long pants and hiking shoes for excursions
  • Bathing suit or trunks
  • A pair of sandals or flip-flops
  • Cap/Hat
  • Sunscreen and Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Cash to buy souvenirs

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Yandup Island, Playón Chico, Panamá

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Yandup Island, Playón Chico, Panamá 9.312807, -78.232613

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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