Welcome to San Blas


San Blas was an important Spanish port from the late 16th century to the 19th century. The Spanish built a fortress here to protect their trading galleons from marauding British and French pirates. It was also the port from which St Junípero Serra, the ‘Father’ of the California missions, embarked on his northward peregrination. While on either side of the main drag San Blas is just another cobblestoned backwater, the uniform whitewashed facades on Avenida Juárez itself lend a dreamy revival quality that is immediately endearing.


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$165 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

San Blas Panamanian Paradise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: San Blas Islands, Guna Yala Region in just 2 hours away from the city of Panama, the paradise on the Panamanian land, where you can have a connection with nature, customs and views of the famous islands of this beautiful place. crystal clear waters, white sand. An experience you will never forgetDuration: 12 hoursStop At: Panama Metro, Panama City, Panama ProvinceStop at the supermarket so that they can buy additional things that they want to take for the tourDuration: 30 minutesStop At: San Blas Sailing, San Blas Islands, Guna Yala RegionArrival at the Niga Kantule terminal port in San Blas at 8:45 AMDuration: 40 minutesPass By: San Blas Sailing, San Blas Islands, Guna Yala RegionApproximate at 9:45 arrival to the first island of the circuit where you will enjoy to the maximum this beautiful beach of crystalline water a dream come trueStop At: San Blas Islands, Guna Yala Region12:00 happy lunch hour arrived where you could taste the delicacies prepared by the natives.Duration: 1 hourStop At: San Blas Islands, Guna Yala Regionwe will take you to explore two more islands and the famous natural pool where you can go snorkeling we assure you a unique adventure in our beautiful paradiseDuration: 3 hours

$193 Cultural & Theme Tours

El Original - San Blas island hopping trip

to the San Blas islands in Panama. Local guides with 6 years of experience!Itinerary • Pickup at approximately 5:30 AM. We offer pick up at any location within Panama City proper. • Each vehicle has 6 guests. • Stop at a market on the way out of the city. • Arrive to the port about 9 AM and board the boat. • Visit 1 to 2 new islands each day, stay the night/s on the amazing home island. • Includes: 1 snack, lunch, snorkel equipment, ice and volleyball. • Return to the port at about 330 PM. • Arrive back in Panama City about 7 PM on your last day. NOT INCLUDED… • Beverages other than water. • Guna territory entrance fee.

$150 Day Trips & Excursions

San Blas Island Hopping by Rainforest Tours Panama

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rainforest Tours Panama, Panama City, Panama ProvinceTravelers will enjoy the most clear waters of Panama, by doing an Island Hopping, in the most beautiful islands of San Blas. They can snorkel around a sunken ship, observe star fishes, and interact with traditional Guna Yala indigenous.Duration: 12 hours

$1500 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

San Blas All Inclusive Sailing Charter

ItineraryDay 1: San Blas IslandsStop At: San Blas Islands, Guna Yala RegionDepending on your preferences we will customize your sailing vacation. We can explore the outer, and more remote islands of San Blas or stay anchored giving you time to enjoy the white beaches and swim and snorkel in the clear ocean.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Enjoy your stay in one of the 4 spacious double cabins with ensuite bathrooms and showersDay 2: San Blas IslandsStop At: San Blas Islands, Guna Yala RegionDepending on your preferences we will customize your sailing vacation. We can explore the outer, and more remote islands of San Blas or stay anchored giving you time to enjoy the white beaches and swim and snorkel in the clear ocean.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Enjoy your stay in one of the 4 spacious double cabins with ensuite bathrooms and showersDay 3: San Blas IslandsStop At: San Blas Islands, Guna Yala RegionDepending on your preferences we will customize your sailing vacation. We can explore the outer, and more remote islands of San Blas or stay anchored giving you time to enjoy the white beaches and swim and snorkel in the clear ocean.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Enjoy your stay in one of the 4 spacious double cabins with ensuite bathrooms and showersDay 4: San Blas IslandsStop At: San Blas Islands, Guna Yala RegionDepending on your preferences we will customize your sailing vacation. We can explore the outer, and more remote islands of San Blas or stay anchored giving you time to enjoy the white beaches and swim and snorkel in the clear ocean.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Enjoy your stay in one of the 4 spacious double cabins with ensuite bathrooms and showers

$2100 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

San Blas All Inclusive Sailing Charter

ItineraryDay 1: San Blas IslandsStop At: San Blas Islands, Guna Yala RegionDepending on your preferences we will customize your sailing vacation. We can explore the outer, and more remote islands of San Blas or stay anchored giving you time to enjoy the white beaches and swim and snorkel in the clear ocean.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Enjoy your stay in one of the 4 spacious double cabins with ensuite bathrooms and showersDay 2: San Blas IslandsStop At: San Blas Islands, Guna Yala RegionDepending on your preferences we will customize your sailing vacation. We can explore the outer, and more remote islands of San Blas or stay anchored giving you time to enjoy the white beaches and swim and snorkel in the clear ocean.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Enjoy your stay in one of the 4 spacious double cabins with ensuite bathrooms and showersDay 3: San Blas IslandsStop At: San Blas Islands, Guna Yala RegionDepending on your preferences we will customize your sailing vacation. We can explore the outer, and more remote islands of San Blas or stay anchored giving you time to enjoy the white beaches and swim and snorkel in the clear ocean.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Enjoy your stay in one of the 4 spacious double cabins with ensuite bathrooms and showers

$660 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour to Machupicchu

ItineraryDay 1: CUSCOStop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, Cusco RegionWelcome at Cusco Airport and transfer to your comfortable hotel.Afternoon City Tour to explore Cusco city, which was the capital of the vast and impressive Incan Civilization. The Cathedral, on the northeast side of the Plaza de Armas is the main attraction, its construction began in 1560 and completed in 1664, in the Baroque and Renaissance style, the Cusco Cathedral houses an impressive collection of art work, with over 400 canvases from the Cusquena school. Then, visit the impressive archaeological sites around the city: Saqsayhuaman, an Incan complex with megalithic constructions, where the Inti Raymi or the Sun Festival is held every June. Explore also Q’enqo, a place used for ceremonial purposes, fertility rites and celebrations of the solstices and equinoxes. Once back to the city, visit the very colorful San Pedro “farmers market” and finally proceed to San Blas, the Artisans’ neighborhood of narrow and high cobblestone streets; visit its beautiful little plaza, local coffee shops and discover unique workshops. Visit the Pre-Colombian museum where you can appreciate the ancient civilization’s heritage, pottery, gold and silver ornaments.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: CUSCO – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCOStop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco RegionMorning, transfer to train station to board the tourist train to Machupicchu. This includes carriages with panoramic windows which enhance the impressive scenic view. During the 1.5-hour journey a light snack is provided. You will arrive at Aguas Calientes town and will be transferred to Machupicchu Archaeological site by shuttle bus.Tour at Machupicchu Historic Sanctuary (2 hours approx). Explore the enigmatic complex of Machupicchu accompanied by your tour guide, who leads the way through the site, providing varied information on key areas of interest. The history of Machupicchu is very interesting. It’s still unknown what the site exactly was in terms of its place in Incan life. Some scholars believe that Machupicchu was a summer country resort for the elite Incans. However, other theories affirm that Machupicchu was one of the greatest ceremonial centers in the entire Incan Empire.Afternoon board the tourist train back to Cusco.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.