Multi-day trip

Panama City: 4-Day Island Hopping San Blas Adventure

4.6 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Panama San Blas Tours Int
Multi-day trip

Panama City: 4-Day Island Hopping San Blas Adventure

Activity provider: Panama San Blas Tours Int
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From US$ 559 per person

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Explore San Blas on a 4-days island hopping adventure. Visit more than 6 islands, go hiking in San Blas jungle, enjoy a Money Heist tour in Pelicano island, and snorkel in crystal-clear waters.

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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.


  • 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
  • Visit a Guna community and learn about the Guna's people culture
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 pelicano island where you will sleep and have lunch and dinner. Pay a visit to a natural swimming pool and explore the pool on a paddle board.

Visit the island in front of Ucusubi to go snorkeling and sample some fresh local lobster for dinner during lobster season. Day 2 After breakfast, visit a local Guna community and learn about this tribe's culture and rich history. Next, take a hiking tour in the San Blas jungle up to a waterfall. As you hike, pass a local cemetery, and spot monkeys, sloths, many birds, and iguanas.

Come back to Ina Island for lunch and then take your boat to the 2nD Island Aguja. 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 Perro Grande 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.

  • 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 Aguja Island
  • 1 night in a private cabaña with a shared bathroom in Pelicano 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

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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

4.6 /5

based on 25 reviews

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It is a very beautiful place to visit, no doubt of that. We also knew the stay at the island was more basic. But for the money we paid it was too basic and the organisation lacking of information and communication. We were most of the time confused of what was going to happen and difficult to communicate in English. Some islands host were much better than others. Next time I would do it differently, maybe cheaper and more comfortable. Anyway it was for sure a whole experience.

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March 29, 2023

I’ve written a full review on Tripadvisor of our experience that I sadly can’t paste here due to the word limit, but in short it was an amazing 4 days. The whole operation ran like a well oiled machine, and although there are a few things that could have been better the overwhelming feeling is it is worth every penny. Highly recommend!

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March 29, 2023

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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March 29, 2023

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