Guna Yala  Kayaking Expedition Gunas Culture •  Pristine  Islands  and Coral Reef •   Kayaking   
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 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sea kayaking
  • Ground and ocean transportation
  • Coral reef snorkeling
  • All-inclusive package
  • Guna Yala culture
  • Age: 9 and up
  • Camping
  • Gateway: Panama City

 

guna yala

The San Blas Archipelago, with more than 350 islands spreading out along  the isthmus, together with  the northeast of Panama from Colon to Colombia, and from the Caribbean Ocean up to the continental divide at the isthmus mountain range defines San Blas or Guna Yala, the homeland of Guna Natives.

Gunas are well known by their molas, a bright and colorful fabric they manufacture and wear in their female dress.

They are politically a nation within Panama with their own language, culture, laws and territory. However, they are also Panamanians.

There wasn´t a single road connecting Guna Yala with the rest of Panama(not until 2007). Guna´s efforts to preserve their own identity, and their own control over San Blas has made it possible to keep this region  the pristine paradise it is today.

About our Sea Kayaking Tours on Guna Yala

Adventures Panama provides logistiscs, gear, and guides to take small groups of 6-12 persons to explore in sea kayaks San Blas Archipelago as far as Cayos Holandeses for 5 days.   If it is too windy we will stay at Cayos Limon.

This is a chance to interact with Guna culture, and enjoy paddling and snorkeling nearby recent set up campsite to explore the area further.


 
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ITINERARY

Day 1
 Depart at 05:00 am  from Panama City in 4x4 vehicle and arrive at Carti, Guna Yala,  around 08:00am to transfer to Campsite by motorboat.  Sea kayak familiarization

Day 2
 Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling

Day 3
 Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling

Day 4
 Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling.

Day 5
 Depart after breakfast back to the city through Carti arriving to Panama City around noon.

FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE ? All mentioned transportation, sea kayaks and gear, guides, camping gear, back up boat, meals and drinks.  Shopping stops for Guna's mola. Our guides are trained in sea kayaking navigation skills, first-aid, and CPR.

WHO CAN GO ? Any person older than 12 years, in good health.

WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE ALONG ? Swinsuit or a pair of shorts and licra shirt(regular tshirt if not) for paddling, and snorkeling, sandals, a big hat, tons of  sun lotion, snorkeling gear, backpack with spare clothes, flash light, blanket, sleeping mattress

It is mandatory to bring along an ID that confirm that you are legally in the country since we will pass through Guna Custom's check point.

WHAT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN ? Any object that could be deteriorated by water or valuables like jewels, cash, credit cards, etc.(We can keep it at our office in Panama City).

PRICE:

USD $ 1,350.00 per person
Group leader will go free for a group of more than eight persons.

SEASON:

San Blas is a year around destination.  However we recommend from November through March when the North wind settles disminishing sand flies and chances of rain.

The rainy season in Panama starts in April-May and ends by November-December.