Sailing San Blas aboard the Da Capo
Central America
Countries Visted: Panama
4 days / Trip Code: PT102
$1150.00 (double / per person)

Trip Overview:

This Adventure Includes:

This Adventure Does Not Include:

Service Level:
Three Star Level (The Three Star level features 3 star accomodations and comfortable transportation on the itinerary. Daily private guides and great service. Some Eco lodges that are remote may require shared facilities where noted.)

Physical Demand Rating:
1 (Very Easy)

Departure Info:

Additional Trip Description:
This Adventure Inlcudes::
• 4 days / 3 nights in double occupancy on the Da Capo Vessel
• Captain
• Snorkeling gear and fishing lines
• All meals and beverages (in reasonable consumption) on board
• Kuna Yala Comarca Tax
• Local flights in economy class
• Ground transfers on A/C motor coaches
• All taxes and service charges

This Adventure Does Not Include::
• Airport Departure Tax (US$ 20.00 per person - usually included in airfare)
• Tourist Card (US$ 5.00 for certain nationalities)
• Optional tours
• Meals not mentioned
• Beverages
• All extras in the hotels
• Voluntary tips & gratuities

Trip Note:
mportant Notes:
• Minimum 2 passengers.
• Domestic flights & boat transfers have a luggage restriction of 25 pounds per person.

Additional Trip Notes:

Adventure Type:
Adventure Cruises, Adventure Honeymoon

Budget: $1001 ~ $1500

Days: 4

Day 1
Panama City – Corazón de Jesús
A representative of Panama Trails will pick you up at your Panama City hotel early in the morning and take you to the Albrook domestic airport. A 50 minutes flight will take you to Corazón de Jesús, one of the many islands in the San Blas Archipelago.

The captain of your boat will pick you up at the local airstrip and take you the pier where your sailboat is waiting for you. Depending on your needs and wants you will enjoy the sailing trip on the Da Capo,

Day 2 -3
Sailing San Blas
Enjoy two full days of sailing at the gorgeous San Blas archipelago. In these days you will practice a lot of sailing, snorkeling and just enjoying the extraordinary surroundings. You will also visit an Indian community of the Kuna tribe to learn about their culture and traditions. They will prepare a typical lunch of coco rice and barbecue for you.

Established in 1938 as an autonomous Indian territory, the land and marine park of Kuna Yala (San Blas) offer both land and sea treasures. On the mainland, the "Cordillera de San Blas" mountain range rises above this gorgeous, unexploited, unspoiled and relatively unknown paradise.

Today's Kuna Indians inhabit the islands in the same way their ancestors did: trading coconuts and fishing for crabs, lobsters and snappers aboard their graceful hand carved wooden canoes complete with patchwork sails, called "Cayucos". Most of the communities speak only the ancient Indian language and the women still wear the traditional colorful dresses in orange and yellow, highlighted with the world famous "mola" rainbow colored patterns emblazoned with fishes, birds, jungle animals or geometric designs.

Of the 365 islands, only about one-tenth are inhabited, and those are very crowded. The remaining islands are deserted. You will have the opportunity to experience both. The San Blas archipelago is more a mooring destination than a sailing one: yachts sail 1 to 3 hours average per day, that's why cruising the San Blas is a pleasure all year long.

Meals are preferably prepared with the catch of the day: fishes, lobsters and the famous San Blas giant crabs are extraordinary!

No road gets (yet) to the archipelago: this helps preserving the San Blas from massive tourism. Unless one wants to meet other yachts, most anchorages are deserted. Ask your captain, he will take you to his preferred lonely island! From fishing to kayaking thru snorkeling and visiting the traditional villages.

The best area to cruise is located between Rio Diablo (Corazon de Jesus) and Porvenir: unlike the rest of the San Blas most islands are located far from the main land offering crystal clear waters and gorgeous sea life. Also the two great reefs of Chichime and Hollandes lay in the north of the selected sailing area: these are the most beautiful anchorages following guest's choice.

Overnight on the Da Capo, the Sea Prize, the Teou, the Simpatica or the Lagoon, all meals and beverages included.

Day 4
Corazón de Jesús – Panama City In the early morning you will head back to Corazón de Jesús in order to take your domestic flight back to Panama City. Upon arrival transfer to your Panama City hotel will be provided.

Pre-Trip Travel Information:
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Cancellation Policy:

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60 or more days: $150
30-60 days: $300 Advance payment cost unless deposit is higher
29–8 days: 40% of trip cost
7–0 days No refund

Client Note:
Some cruises and operators may require an additional deposit and have different cancellation policies. We will advise this at time of reservation. We strongly recommend travel insurance.

Required Deposit Per Person:

Deposit Note:
A required deposit per person is $300.00 unless otherwise noted. The balance is due within 60 days of departure. This may vary depending on destination and requirements of our travel partners.

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