Panama Sailing
San Blas Sailing by Air
(5 Days / 4 Nights)

One of the most beautiful parts of Panama is located along the Caribbean coast: the 365 islands of this archipelago are each and every one of them a real postcard scenery with white sand beaches, coconuts trees and turquoise waters. Circumnavigators even consider the San Blas archipelago as one of their top three destinations in the world!



Included

• Transfer Panama City Hotel – Albrook aistrip – Panama City Hotel

• Roundtrip Charter flight to San Blas
• 04 nights on board of Chosen Catamaran
• Box breakfast
• Three daily meals
• Soft Drinks
• Sailing Travel Insurance
• Comarca Taxes
• Taxes and service charges

 

Package does not include:

• Personal expenses
• Tips & Gratuities
• Alcoholics drinks
• Comarca Taxes



What to bring

In Panama City the people are very well dressed and take pride in their appearance. In the rural areas and because of the relatively large fluctuations in temperature it is always a good idea to have long sleeves and even a jacket for the cooler spots. Long sleeves are also comfortable at night as they will protect you from mosquitoes. You will want light clothing such as cotton tee shirts as well, as the temperatures can be quite hot. Be sure to bring a good pair of shoes for any excursions as open-toed shoes are not recommended. Also, be sure to bring a pair of beach sandals and light shoes for when it is much hotter out. And bring an umbrella regardless of whether it is the wet or dry season.

Basic Packing List:Sun screen,Light Jacket & Raincoat,Mosquito repellent,Long sleeved shirts & T-shirts,Medications,Sandals & Bathing Suit,Toiletry items,Comfortable walking shoes,Binoculars,Shorts & Long Pants,Camera,Hat or Cap

Day 01 Panama City – San Blas

A representative of Panama Trails will pick you up at your Panama City hotel early in the morning and transfer you to Albrook airstrip, there you will board a shared Charter flight to San Blas. Upon arrival, the captain of your sailboat will be waiting for you and take you on a short boat transfer from the village to the Catamaran, this will your home for the next four nights. After accommodating yourself on the boat – your home for the next four days – you will head out to explore the marvelous Caribbean archipelago.

 

Overnight on the Catamaran, 01 Double Cabin all meals and beverages included.


Day 02 - 04 Sailing San Blas

Enjoy three full days of sailing at the gorgeous San Blas archipelago. In these days you will practice a lot of sailing, snorkeling and just enjoying the extraordinary surroundings. You will also visit an Indian community of the Kuna tribe to learn about their culture and traditions. They will prepare a typical lunch of coco rice and barbecue for you. Established in 1938 as an autonomous Indian territory, the land and marine park of Kuna Yala (San Blas) offer both land and sea treasures. On the mainland, the "Cordillera de San Blas" mountain range rises above this gorgeous, unexploited, unspoiled and relatively unknown paradise.   Today's Kuna Indians inhabit the islands in the same way their ancestors did: trading coconuts and fishing for crabs, lobsters and snappers aboard their graceful hand carved wooden canoes complete with patchwork sails, called "Cayucos". Most of the communities speak only the ancient Indian language and the women still wear the traditional colorful dresses in orange and yellow, highlighted with the world famous "mola" rainbow colored patterns emblazoned with fishes, birds, jungle animals or geometric designs.

Of the 365 islands, only about one-tenth are inhabited, and those are very crowded. The remaining islands are deserted. You will have the opportunity to experience both. The San Blas archipelago is more a mooring destination than a sailing one: yachts sail 1 to 3 hours average per day, that's why cruising the San Blas is a pleasure all year long. Meals are preferably prepared with the catch of the day: fishes, lobsters and the famous San Blas giant crabs are extraordinary! No road gets (yet) to the archipelago: this helps preserving the San Blas from massive tourism. Unless one wants to meet other yachts, most anchorages are deserted. Ask your captain, he will take you to his preferred lonely island! From fishing to kayaking thru snorkeling and visiting the traditional villages.

The best area to cruise is located between Rio Diablo (Corazon de Jesus) and Porvenir: unlike the rest of the San Blas most islands are located far from the main land offering crystal clear waters and gorgeous sea life. Also the two great reefs of Chichime and Hollandes lay in the north of the selected sailing area: these are the most beautiful anchorages following guest's choice.

 

Overnight on the Catamaran, 01 Double Cabin all meals and beverages included.


Day 05 San Blas – Panama City

In the early morning you will head back to Corazon Jesus airstrip for your returning flight to Panama City.

End of Services


Dates Sgl Trvl Sgl Dbl Tpl Child
From: 06 JAN 19 to: 21 DEC 19
$1930 $1890 $1890 $1870 $1930
From: 06 JAN 20 to: 01 MAY 20
$1930 $1890 $1890 $1870 $1930
From: 02 MAY 20 to: 05 DEC 20
$1760 $1715 $1715 $1700 $1760

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

Maximum of 2 people.

 

The price is quoted with standard cabin


Remember that on this package the maximum luggage allowance is 14 kg per person.


If you have any allergies or a special diet, please notify us at the time of the reservation.


It is understood that Panama Trails do not and cannot guarantee that suppliers performing services to the company in the Guna Yala Indian Region (San Blas) or other indigenous areas will have the necessary insurance to cover risks of the participants. Therefore, the participant is sole responsible for any and all risks to its own person an property related their stay and movement in the mentioned areas.


Package not available from 22DEC19 – 05JAN20, boats needs to be booked for a complete week.
High Season: sailing runs daily
Low Season: sailing runs Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday.

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