Panama | San Blas Island Getaways
5 DAYS | 4 NIGHTS
2 PAX MINIMUM
From clear turquoise seas to the coffee farms and cloud forests of Chiriquí, Panama can be as chilled out or as thrilling as you wish.
Meet & Greet at the Airport
2 nights in Panama City at Toscana Inn in a Standard Room or similar
2 nights in San Blas Island at Akwadup Lodge in a Standard Bungalow or similar
2 daily tours in San Blas
Agua Clara “Panama Canal Expansion” & City Tour
Roundtrip flight to San Blas from Panama City in economy class
8 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
Ground transfers on A/C motor coaches
All taxes and service charges
Duration: 5 days & 4 nights
Travel Style: Shared / Classic
Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy
Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
VISA Requirements: WITH A U.S. PASSPORT
A visa is not required for travelers with a valid US passport.
Physical Rating: 2 – AVERAGE
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.
Service Level: STANDARD
Tourists class accommodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included
Voluntary tips & gratuities
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Tips or gratuities
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.
DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL)
Upon arrival to Panama, a representative of our company will pick you up and transfer you to your city hotel for your first night in Panama. Panama City is the capital and largest city in the country. It is home to a diverse blend of cultures and an enormous historical sector in the old city. The lively and vibrant banking district, on the other hand, is very modern and often compared to Miami. Panama City is a thrilling location, you will surely enjoy during your visit to this gorgeous country. Check into your hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.
| Overnight in Panama City
DAY 2 | Panama City- San Blas Island
In the early morning, you will be transferred to the domestic airport, where you will take a short flight to the pristine San Blas Islands in the Caribbean Sea. Here you will stay in a secluded and quiet lodge, where you will enjoy the beautiful ocean view while balancing in a hammock. The pristine San Blas Archipelago includes picture-perfect tropical islands with white sand and coconut trees. Depending on whom you ask, the number of islands varies between 365 and 380, many of them with no people living on them. Less than 60 islands are home to an Indian tribe, the Kuna. The Kuna is one of the best preserved of all the indigenous cultures of the Americas. The Kuna people are so determined to protect their heritage that they have maintained their autonomy since the Spanish first arrived over 500 years ago. The San Blas province has its own government – the indigenous independent Congress – and each island is run by a chief. Tourism is limited to only a few of the islands. But with its turquoise waters, the white sand beaches dotted with palm trees and thatched-roof Kuna villages, the San Blas Archipelago is absolutely worth a visit. Your stay in San Blas includes two daily tours to nearby beaches, uninhabited islands or Kuna villages.
| Overnight in San Blas Island
| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3 | San Blas Island
Enjoy a free day in the San Blas Islands. Join a tour to a secluded beach or visit a Kuna community to learn about the customs of this interesting tribe and to see the women’s colorful dresses, the so-called Molas. You will also have the chance to purchase these beautiful handicrafts.
| Overnight in San Blas Island
| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 | San Blas-Panama City
In the morning you will be transferred to the airport where you will take your flight back to Panama City. Upon arrival your guide will pick you up at the hotel to take you to the impressive Agua Clara Visitor Center located on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. The Agua Clara Visitor Center is a place where the Panama Canal has made it clear that both its legacy and its grandeur will continue to bear fruit for the world. With an unparalleled view, this place is waiting for you and all those who want to enjoy a pleasant experience enriched with interesting facts, but especially by being part of the history of the route that unites the world. The center offers a breathtaking panoramic view that contrasts two particular scenarios that generate mixed feelings. On one side you will find the famous Gatun Lake, where cargo ships or other vessels transit every day, while on the other side, but from a different perspective, you will be amazed by the view of the expansion works. Beyond its surprising technology or colossal machinery, you will be astonished by the work of thousands of people, who with discipline and determination head towards the same goal to make Panama stronger and Panamá worthy of admiration. After the impressive viewpoint, pamper yourself and be captivated by all those things that the Agua Clara visitor center has to offer. At the projection room, you can learn about the history and efforts of thousands of men and women that have marked the Canal’s first century and, of course, plans in the near and distant future. Throughout your visit, watch for the walls and exhibits with interesting information that will amaze you. Walk through the ecological path, with a variety of plants and species that makes the trail an adventure with great scenery and breathtaking views; identify the different species gathered there indigenous of the area of the Canal watershed. To continue the tour you will be taken to the Casco Antiguo, where you feel set back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads, and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea about Panama’s history by driving or walking through the main attractions of this quarter. A delicious lunch will be served in a distinctive local restaurant. After the visits, you will be taken back to your hotel.
| Overnight on Panama City
DAY 5 | (DEPART)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home.
Toscana Inn Hotel
Located in the stylish El Cangrejo area of Panama City, Toscana Inn Hotel offers free private parking and air-conditioned rooms with free wired internet.
Toscana Inn is located just 1 block from Via España, Panama City’s main shopping street. The historic city centre is a 10-minute drive away. The hotel’s concierge can provide information about the city.
Rooms at the Toscana Inn Hotel feature a safe, a telephone, a fridge and an LCD TV with cable channels. The private bathrooms include a shower and hairdryer.
Café Los Girasoles restaurant serves cuisine from Panama and around the world.
Bella Vista is a great choice for travellers interested in business, sightseeing and food.
Set upon one of San Blas’ largest coral reefs, Akwadup Lodge Hotel offers the rustic tranquility of an uninhabited island combined with modern conveniences reminiscent of home. All seven lodges sit perched over the ocean offering you postcard perfect panoramic views of the Gulf bay and the distant coastal rain forest of the Panamanian mainland. Behind you, the coconut trees sway in the warm Caribbean breeze while beneath your feet, warm ocean waves lap gently on white sand shores.
Development of the San Blas island has been restricted to a small area allowing you to feel like you have stepped into a timeless paradise. Once you walk the plank to your exclusive private cabaña you will find a bright, spacious, airy, room with hardwood floors, two double beds and a sitting area. A screened door leads out to a deck where you can relax in a hammock or sit and lose yourself in the unique beauty of San Blas. The bathroom features a fully tiled shower, sink and flush toilets. All cabañas are outfitted with ceiling fans and solar powered lights.
Some useful info about our tours (land packages).
UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)
All tours and entrance fees are included
All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES
International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates
A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates
Price are based on double occupancy
Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.
All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.