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Panama City: 4-Day Island Hopping San Blas Adventure

4.4 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Panama San Blas Tours Int

Panama City: 4-Day Island Hopping San Blas Adventure

Activity provider: Panama San Blas Tours Int
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From US$ 539 per person

Explore San Blas on a 4-days island hopping adventure. Relax, make new friends, and enjoy activities like hiking in San Blas jungle, a Money Heist tour in Pelicano island, snorkeling, kayaking, a lobster dinner, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 4 days
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Host or greeter
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup in included from the listed hotels. If you are staying in a private apartment or in other accommodations, please contact the local operator to determine the closest pickup location.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Pelicano Island, made famous by the Netflix series Money Heist
  • Snorkel around Perro Chico and see a variety of colorful fish and a sunken boat
  • Kayaking in the pristine ocean waters around the islands
  • Hike in the San Blas jungle and observe wild animals
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at selected hotels in Panama City
  • Boat rides between all islands
  • Tour guide (during the daily tours)
  • 1 night in a private cabin or room with a shared bathroom on Perro Chico Island
  • 1 night in a private room with a shared bathroom on Aroma Island
  • 1 night in a private cabaña with a shared bathroom in Ina Island (solo travelers get a shared cabana)
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Activities per description
  • Recreational equipment including snorkel masks, kayaks, and paddle boards when needed
  • Drinks during meals and at other times (available for purchase)
  • Entry fee and port fees of 22 USD per person
  • Island entry tax of 2-3 USD per person
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Water shoes

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • On the islands you'll experience how locals live. There is no electric lighting, hot water, or mirrors, and water is limited. All accommodation, food, and transport are provided by local people and help to support the local economy
  • You will be guided and hosted by locals who don't speak English, but the local partner will help to translate or coordinate anything you need
  • Meals may include fish, chicken or seafood. Food options are the same for everyone and alternate choices are usually not available. As a result special diets cannot be accommodated
  • All accommodation is based on double occupancy with access to a shared bathroom. If you are a solo traveler, you will share a cabaña or room with another solo traveler or be provided with equipment for camping
  • The traditional dance happens only on Saturdays and Sundays
  • In case of bad weather, the hike on day 2 may be cancelled and another island will be visited
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5

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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!

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February 11, 2022

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.

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December 29, 2021

It was nice days on the beautiful San Blas Islands. However, the transport is sometimes a bit chaotic - at least for western conditions - but everything worked and we arrived on the respective islands. The sanitary facilities were expected to be rudimentary and you should be prepared for salt water showers that only work at certain times. Drinking can be bought on all islands. However, there is nothing else to buy (food / sunscreen, etc.). The food was good on all islands but very one-sided, on one island the same fish was prepared for lunch and dinner. Eggs are the vegetarian alternative.

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February 15, 2020

Product ID: 318578