- Kayaking, Snorkeling
- Panama Guna islands
- Guna Indigenous Culture
- All-inclusive package
- Base camp
- Gateway: Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Guna Yala is politically a nation within Panama with its own language, culture, laws and territory. However, Gunas Indigenous are also Panamanians.
There wasn´t a single road connecting Guna Yala with the rest of Panama (not until 2007). Gunas efforts to preserve their identity, and their control over the San Blas Archipelago 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 the San Blas Archipelago as far as Cayos Holandeses in Sea-Kayaks for up to 5 days. If it is too windy we will stay at Cayos Limon or closer.
This is a chance to interact with Guna culture, and enjoy paddling and snorkeling and nearby set up campsite to explore the area further.
Day 1 - Saturday, Feb 12th
Early Morning ground transportation from Gamboa to Gunayala, port of Barsuggum. At your arrival, our guides will transfer you to the island of Sichirdup. Set up camp, tents and relax- - ----- - - ---- Accommodation: Tent camping, Meals: Lunch/dinner
Day 2-3 –Sunday, Feb 13th – Monday, Feb 14th
Your days consist of a wide variety of activities. Our use of sea kayaks and powered dugout canoes allow us access to some of the more remote and less traveled spaces in the archipelago. Paddling to an uninhabited section of the mainland, we enjoy a memorable walk up along the pristine banks of the Rio Mangles. Creek‐bed hiking through the pristine rainforest provides us with fantastic opportunities for wildlife viewing.
- Accommodation: Tent camping; Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Day 4 – Tuesday, Feb 15th
After breakfast or lunch (at your convenience), you will be transfer in a boat to the Port of Barsuggum an transfer in a private car to Panama City and to your hotel.
- Accommodation: Not Included; Meals: Breakfast/lunch
*** Guna Yala has 360 islands in the Caribbean. We choose the most suitable island before departure
FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE ? All mentioned transportation, Sea-Kayaks and gear, guides, camping gear, meals and beverages. Shopping stops for Guna souvenirs. 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 (or regular t-shirt) for paddling and snorkeling, sandals, a big hat, tons of sun lotion, snorkeling gear, dryback with spare clothes, flash light, personal hygiene productes 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).
Do not forget your ID....It is mandatory for every participant to bring along an ID that confirms that he or she is legally in Panama(such as an stamped passport). We will pass through a road immigration's check points, and if you do not bring proper ID, you will be under immigration custody for more time than you can possible think as reasonable. We wont delay the group itinerary if a participant forgets his/her ID and we wont be able to assist you on this matter until our return.... Do not forget your stamped passport
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 it is good to snorkel it´s not the best time for it. Occasionally wind and waves might be tough for a less experienced paddler.
During the Rainy Season, from April-May through December there is rain, although it is very unusual to have rain that keeps us 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 in our insect repellent than the wind to take care of sand flies.