San Blas Islands Tours

The San Blas Islands are a collection of 378 tropical islands off the coast of Panama, most of which are tiny and can be circumnavigated in only a few minutes. They belong to the indigenous Kuna people and are a paradise for beach lovers and anthropologists alike. The islands are an autonomous region and the Kuna still fiercely adhere to their ancestral traditions. Far off the backpacker trails, they are a place where visitors can play Robinson Crusoe for a while and delve into a pre-colonial culture among swaying palm trees, white sandy beaches and azure waters. Only 49 islands are inhabited and there is no electricity, no traffic, no big hotel complexes and most importantly, no stress. Accommodations are very basic and you likely won’t find anything more fancy than little bamboo bungalows with sand floors.

Since life on the San Blas Islands is simple and happens more slowly, travelers come here to mostly do nothing for a few days. In fact, activities consist of relaxing in hammocks, going for refreshing dips in the ocean and maybe heading out on a sailing or snorkeling trip around the islands. Cooking is often done over open fires and once the meal is ready, you will be called to dinner by one of the Kuna blowing into a big seashell and invited to dine under the stars. 

Practical Info

The San Blas Islands are an archipelago about 10 kilometers off the coast of Panama. You can get there from Panama City by taking a flight to Playon Chico, El Provenir, Achutupu or Corazon de Jesus. Alternatively, there is the option of a bumpy three hour ride to the coast in a Jeep followed by the boat ride to your chosen island.
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Address: San Blas Islands, Panama
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San Blas Island-Hopping Day Trip from Panama City

Visit the paradiscial Panamanian Caribbean on this day trip to the San Blas Islands from Panama City. Visit three or more islands over the course of a full day, stopping to snorkel and enjoy the white-sand beaches and tropical sunshine. Tour includes catch-of-the-day lunch, use of snorkel equipment, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Panama City.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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USD149.99
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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USD149.99

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Day Tour in San Blas Islands - All Included - Visit 3 Islands in 1 Day

Head to the Caribbean coast of Panama on a day trip from Panama City to the San Blas Islands. Traveling by boat, you'll visit Island Waily Lodge, check out a shipwreck and natural swimming pool, and enjoy the tropical scenery and atmosphere.
  • Duration: 1 day
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USD150.00
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  • Duration: 1 day
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2 Nights in San Blas Islands All Included

2 Nights in San Blas Islands All Included. This tour departs everyday between 5-6am from Panama city to San blas Islands. You will arrive to Island Waily Lodge, where you will spend 2 nights. Each day (2 days) you will have included one tour to visit other islands: Island Perro chico where the sunken boat is located and natural swimming pool, next day you can visit Island Pelicano or Fragata, all the tours includes snorkel mask. It includes the 3 meals per day, which are typical lunch freash fish with rice and salad. If you want losbter it cost +15USD. Drinks are not included. The room where you will stay is located behind the above the water restaurant, with a private balcony and private bathroom outside the room. **This is the basic plan. Once in the island you can request an upgrade from Rooms, to Cabin over the sea or at the beach.
  • Duration: 2 days
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USD260.00
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Shared Day Trip to San Blas from Panama City

Visit the San Blas Islands on a full-day, shared trip from Panama City that includes transport by 4WD vehicle, beach time at Isla Perro Chico, lunch, and a boat tour of the islands. Explore an archipelago with a thriving indigenous culture, swashbuckling pirate history, and almost 400 picture-perfect white sand islands along Panama’s Caribbean coast.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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USD220.00
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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7-Nights Low Cost San Blas Islands

Visit Panama City and the San Blas Islands on a 7-night trip that combines Panama’s vibrant capital and a remote archipelago of tropical islands. With the logistics of accommodations and ground transfers taken care of, as well as meals in the San Blas Islands, you’ll have the flexibility to explore on your own or join guided tours; airport car service upon arrival and departure ensures a stress-free escape.
  • Duration: 8 days
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USD889.00
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  • Duration: 8 days
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Cayos Holandeses San Blas Adventure

Cayos Holandeses "Dutch Days" arethe most beautiful Virgin Islands in San Blas, Panama. You can spot turtles, rails, big fished and amazing sport to snorkel and see coral reef. All 7 Islands are medium-big size and are totally unhabited.
  • Duration: 2 days
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USD379.00
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  • Duration: 2 days
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