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

  • San Blas islands panama kayaking
  • Panama kuna islands
  • San Blas Panama islands panama snorkeling
  • All-inclusive package
  • Guna Yala culture
  • Age: 9 and up
  • Base camp
  • Gateway: Panama City

 

The San Blas Archipelago, spreads along the northwest of the isthmus with more than 350 islands. This Panama Islands in the Caribbean, together with a long and narrow continental area that spreads  from Colon Province to Colombia, from the ocean to the mountains range continental divide defines San Blas or Guna Yala, the homeland of Guna Natives.

Gunas are well known for their molas, bright and colorful fabric panels they manufacture, using the technique of reverse application, 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  identity, and their control over San Blas has made it possible to keep this region as the pristine paradise it is today.

About our San Blas islands Panama kayaking

Adventures Panama provides logistics, gear, and guides to take small groups of 6-12 persons to explore in sea kayaks the 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.  Familiarization with sea kayaking

Day 2
 Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling.  Today we will choose a circuit to explore nearby islands paddling close to 1.5 - 2 hours each way taking lunch to go.  We usually depart by 9:00am and back to camp by 4:00pm

Day 3
 Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling. Same activity and day schedule as previous day; but, with a different destination with different coral reefs, and islands. 

Day 4
 Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling. Same activity and day schedule; but, with a different destination with different coral reefs, and islands.  Today or in previous day we will visit a Guna nearby village to learn about their culture.

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, meals and beverages.  Shopping stops for Guna's molas. 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 ? Swim suit or a pair of shorts and lycra shirt(regular t-shirt if not) for paddling, and snorkeling, sandals, a big hat, tons of  sun lotion, snorkeling gear, dryback with spare clothes, flash light, personal hygiene and first aid items. 

It is mandatory to bring along an ID, passport,  that confirms that you are legally in the country since we will pass through Inmigration'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 them in storage for you  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 islands Panama kayaking is a year-round activity. Take a vacation in Panama islands caribbean.  You have San Blas Panama islands and Bocas del Toro islands in the Caribbean.

During the Dry Season, from January through March, the North winds settles diminishing chances of sand flies and chances of rain. The water is cooler than the other months.  Although good to snorkel it is not the best time for it.  Occasionally  wind and waves might be though for a less experienced paddler paddler.  

During the Rainy Season, from April-May through December there is rain, although very unusual to have rain that keep us off from paddling and snorkeling.  The water is warmer and with greater visibility for snorkeling. We can expect days with out waves at all. And yes, we might have to trust more our insect repellent than the wind to take care of sand flies.