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Panama City: 4-Day Island Hopping San Blas Adventure

1. Panama City: 4-Day Island Hopping San Blas Adventure

Discover what local life is like in San Blas on this 4-days island hopping tour. Get to know the beautiful islands of this Central American paradise, and enjoy the white sand beaches and turquoise ocean. You may choose the standard transportation option which allows for a maximum of 6 passengers per vehicle, or choose the upgraded transport option to travel in a little more comfort with a maximum of 4 passengers per vehicle. Day 1 Pickup from selected hotels in Panama City begins at 5:20 AM. After pickup, you will stop by a supermarket in case you want to buy snacks or drinks. Then, head to the San Blas hills. The journey takes about 2.5 hours and is followed by a 30-minute boat ride to Ina island where you will sleep and have lunch and dinner. Pay a visit to a natural swimming pool and sample some fresh local lobster for dinner during lobster season. Day 2 After breakfast, enjoy a hiking tour in the San Blas jungle up to a waterfall. Spot monkeys, sloths, many birds, and iguanas. Come back to Ina Island for lunch and then take your boat to the 2nD Island Aroma. Relax and discover this island at your own pace. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Day 3 After breakfast, take a boat to Perro Chico island where you will sleep. You will first visit Iguana Island where you can kayak all around and visit another natural swimming pool. Once in Perro Chico, take your snorkel gear and visit the sunken boat which is just in front of the island and full of tiny colored fishes. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Day 4 After breakfast, take a boat back to Panama City. Breakfast is included.

Panama City: 1-Night San Blas Islands in Sea Huts

2. Panama City: 1-Night San Blas Islands in Sea Huts

Spend a full day and night on the San Blas Islands: swim, kayak, and paddle out on the water and overnight in a bungalow on the beach. San Blas is an indigenous zone, so prepare for a rustic time. There’s no hot water, Wi-Fi, electricity, or other amenities, so you’ll spend 2 days experiencing what life is like for the Gunas. On the morning of Day 1, you’ll be picked up at 5:20 AM from the lobby of your Panama City hotel and taken on a 2.5-hour trip by 4WD over the San Blas hills up to Port Tupile. From there, take a typical Guna boat on a 30-minute ride to paradise over turquoise waters. Arrive on the white sand beach where you’ll spend 2 days and 1 night in a bungalow right on the beach. The Yani Lodge bungalows are rustic with shared bathrooms, and the island is very calm. On the island, taste the catch of the day around mid-day and then take a tour with a guide to Perro Chico, where you can snorkel in a sunken boat full of colorful fish. Then, visit a natural swimming pool and spot starfish and other marine wildlife. Spend the rest of the time kayaking, paddle-boarding, or just relaxing on the beach.   On Day 2, enjoy breakfast and transportation back to Panama City around 8:30 AM, arriving around 1:00 PM to your hotel.

Panama: Miraflores, Canal, & Casco Viejo Private City Tour

3. Panama: Miraflores, Canal, & Casco Viejo Private City Tour

Discover the sights of Panama City on this private multi-stop day tour with a local guide. Visit the Miraflores Locks and the Panama Canal and its museum before continuing to Amador Causeway and Casco Viejo, Panama City’s colonial quarter. In the morning, meet your private Panama guide at your hotel or residence, then set out for an unforgettable excursion to the city’s most historical sites and the Panama Canal Miraflores Locks. Take a 30-minute ride to the Miraflores Locks to observe the huge vessels passing the Panama Canal. The busiest hours are from 9 AM to 11 AM and from 2 PM to 5 PM, so you will be able to see many ships getting lifted or lowered 16 meters in two distinct steps. Take in the views on the locks from a sheltered terrace and listen to the explanations of your guide. To complete your visit to the Canal, visit the Panama Canal Museum and Visitor Center to get a good idea of the construction of the canal, a masterpiece of engineering. Before the next stop, learn about the history of the canal and its significance for Panama and the entire world trade as well as on the current expansion project. Continue the tour to the Panamá Viejo, the ruins of Old Panama. Old Panama was the first European settlement and community on the Pacific Coast of the Americas. This first Panama City was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneer Henry Morgan in 1671 and therefore was abandoned. Today, there are only ruins left of Old Panama. Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmark of the town. Head to Amador Causeway next, a road that connects three Islands in the Pacific Ocean and offers unbeatable views of the canal on one side and of the city skyline on the other. Lunch will be served in a Panamanian restaurant on the causeway (cost not included). After lunch, the tour continues to the Casco Viejo, where you will feel set back in time as you admire and enjoy the view of the characteristic colonial houses, the narrow roads, and the awe-inspiring churches. Before drop-off back at your hotel or residence, get a better picture of Panama’s history by driving or walking through the main attractions of this historic quarter. 

From Panama City: El Valle de Anton Private Full-Day Tour

4. From Panama City: El Valle de Anton Private Full-Day Tour

Embark on multi-stop private guided trip from Panama City to El Valle de Anton (Anton’s Valley) with a combination of plenty of activities. Trek to El Macho, explore a local zoo, visit La Casa de Lourdes, swim at the hot spring, and discover a local artisan market. El Valle de Anton is a cool-climate valley lying on the largest dormant volcano in Central America, located 1.5 hours from the city of Panama. You’ll start your trip with a private transfer via an air-conditioned vehicle from your address in the city. Visit La Pintada, a pre-Colombian mysterious petroglyph, then join a guided trek and climb to El Macho, a picture-perfect natural waterfall. There, you can enjoy time swimming in the pond and ziplining. Interact with more wildlife at the Nispero Zoo and Botanical Gardens, home of the rare “golden frog” and exotic birds. La Casa de Lourdes is up next; here, you can enjoy the garden views and outstanding food options. During the trip, you'll also get to visit Butterfly Haven and enjoy bathing in hot springs. Round-off your tour by visiting an artisan market where attractive Indian crafts are noticeably cheaper than in the city.

Tocumen or Albrook Airport: Panama Layover Tour

5. Tocumen or Albrook Airport: Panama Layover Tour

Make the most of your layover at Tocumen or Albrook airport with a sightseeing tour to Panama city. Learn about the engineering feat that was required to create the Panama Canal maritime trade route at the Miraflores lock visitor center. Meet your guide who will be holding a sign with your name on it outside the customs doors at the airport. Head to Panama city to see the old Spanish-style colonial buildings contrasted with the modern skyline in this coastal city. Continue to the Miraflores locks visitor center. Watch from an observation deck as vessels make their way through the canal by being lifted or lowered 54 feet. View a short film about the history of the canal and the massive engineering work that went into its construction. Return to Tocumen or Albrook airport where you can catch your connecting flight.

Panama Mamoni River Full-Day White Water Rafting

6. Panama Mamoni River Full-Day White Water Rafting

The Mamoni River was pioneered for rafting and kayaking in January 1998, making it one of the world’s newer and less-explored white water rafting rivers. On this full-day tour from Panama City you will transfer to the river and raft the spectacular class III-IV rapids. En route, go through Eco Farms Panama, an organization committed to the conservation and restoration of tropical rainforest in the Mamoni River region. The main economic activities in the area are gold panning, cattle farms, subsistence farming, forestry, and banana plantations. Travel through the last remaining strips of primary and secondary forests in the area, used by scientists to conduct research about the tropical biodiversity. Then, feel the strength of the waves as you paddle the river in your inflatable raft. For safety reasons, there are a couple of passes that you will need to hike, including a beautiful Class V+ fall. Drift through the dense forest to the sounds of the birds, chattering monkeys, and roar of the river as it fights its way through the canyon walls.

Full-Day Chagres River Rafting Challenge with Meals

7. Full-Day Chagres River Rafting Challenge with Meals

Head to Chagres National Park in a 4x4 before starting your trek through the jungle, which is so dense that you’re unlikely to get a glimpse the Chagres River! During this full-day excursion you’ll travel by raft and later by a piragua motorboat. Your rafting adventure takes place on a section of the river characterized by currents alternating with backwaters. It is considered Class II, and several rapids are considered Class III by the International Classification of River Navigation. The river water is very clear as a result of dense tropical forest that protects the river from sedimentation. The vegetation is typical of a tropical rainforest, with more than 300 species per hectare. Although this is the natural habitat of large mammals such as tapirs and jaguars, they are very seldom encountered. You’re likely to spot several other types of local wildlife, such as monkeys of the rainforest, including spider, howler, whiteface capuchin, and Geoffrey's Tamarin, sloths, river otters, iguanas, toucans, and lots of fish.

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Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this 3-night island-hopping tour into the Guna Yala (San Blas) islands. We spent the first night on Narasgandub Island, the 2nd night on Aroma Island, and the 3rd night on Perro Chico Island, so a little bit different than the itinerary which is posted on the website, but overall it worked out very well as each island is so unique and has so much to offer. The first 2 nights we stayed in thatched huts, and the 3rd night in more of a rustic hotel-style room. The food was great and so were the included activities of hiking to the waterfall and snorkeling. You can get to San Blas on your own and try to figure it all out, but we liked having everything sorted out for us so that all we needed to do was show up and enjoy!

The 4-day island hopping was great and very well organized. The accommodations are very simple. There is fresh water for showering. Eat with rice and fish or chicken or bread and scrambled eggs. The islands are very small, but beautiful: palm trees, white sandy beaches, crystal clear, turquoise blue water. I can only recommend this trip, we enjoyed it very much.

The island is immaculate. It is perfect to spend a night if you are alone. Once on the island you will be with the indigenous people who take care of everything. I don't do my best because talking to other tourists I realized that I paid a lot more by booking from here than with other agencies. ‍♀️

We had a great experience with this trip. Daniel was perfect, gave us many information about Panama, the canal and everything we asked. The van was confy and quick, and everything was perfect. It was a pleaseure to meet him, I would recommend this trip to everyone.

It was all amazing. From hotel pick-up to night and days on the island! Thank you all!