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Panama City: Money Heist and San Blas Islands Day Trip

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Visit the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama, known for their turquoise seas and white sandy beaches. Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, sunbathing, and swimming on four islands on this day trip from Panama City.
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Duration 1 day
Starting time 5:20 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Panama City. Please be ready in the lobby of your hotel at 5:20 AM. The maximum time that the driver can wait is 25 minutes.

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  • Visit four islands in one day (Perro Chico, Waily Lodge, Pelicano, and the Natural Swimming Pool)
  • Sunbathe on white sandy beaches and kayak and snorkel in clear blue waters
  • Go paddle boarding at Waily Lodge
  • Enjoy a local lunch of fresh fish with rice and salad
  • Visit Pelicano Island from the Money Heist Netflix series
  • Panama City

  • 2 hours

  • Boat cruise

  • San Blas Islands (breakfast)

  • San Blas Islands (free time)

  • Lunch

  • Isla Tres Perros (free time)

  • Isla Pelican (free time)

  • San Blas Islands (boat cruise)

  • 2 hours

  • Panama City

20 hours

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Be collected from your accommodation in Panama City between 5:20 AM and 6:00 AM to start the day trip. Drive 2.5 hours to San Blas Port, Carti, and then take a local Panga boat to the first of the San Blas islands.

Here, enjoy a light breakfast of fresh fruit and take some time to sunbathe with provided umbrellas, beach chairs, and towels. You can also use kayaks or paddleboards to explore the island surroundings. Afterward, enjoy a lunch of fresh fish, rice, and salad.

After lunch, sail onwards to Perro Chico, known as the best snorkeling spot in the San Blas Islands. Here, you can see a variety of colorful fish species and a sunken boat. Next, visit Island Pelicano, made famous by the Netflix series Money Heist.

Finally, head to the natural swimming pool. This is a bank of sand in the middle of the ocean where you can walk or swim around to find your starfish. At 3:30 PM, sail back towards the port and return to Panama City in the evening. On weekends, before coming back to the port, you'll visit one of the largest communities in San Blas to witness a traditional dance put on by locals.
  • Shared transportation from Panama city for 6 passengers in a 4WD vehicle (if option chosen)
  • Shared boat to the islands
  • English-speaking guide
  • Snorkeling gear, kayaks, and paddleboards
  • Umbrellas, beach chairs, and towels
  • Light breakfast
  • Lunch (fish or chicken with rice and salad)
  • 1 drink (water, soda, or beer)
  • On weekends: traditional dance show
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup from hotels outside Panama city
  • Entrance fee to San Blas Islands, which is $20 per person
  • Infant seat in the car, which is $50 without a baby seat or $100 with a baby seat
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Drones
Know before you go
• San Blas Islands in an Indigenous Zone where only local people work so the food is basic but tasty and all facilities are rustic
• Snorkeling and kayaking are optional activities

From US$ 149 per person

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Panama San Blas Tours Int

Product ID: 246297