All lodging, land, air and water transportation within Panama; all airport/hotel transfers when arriving and departing on the stated arrival and departure dates of the group; meals as specified in the itinerary; hotel taxes; entrance fees to National Parks, museums and places of interest in effect at the time of booking (unless otherwise specified); guide services as specified in the itinerary.
Airfare to Panama; Panama City hotel; excess baggage charges; 7% tax; port fees; gratuities to transfer assists and naturalist guides; items of a personal nature such as additional non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages; snorkeling equipment (can be rented at Yandup Lodge for $5); and insurance of any kind. Note that the local Guna staff speaks fluent Spanish and little English.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 50% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 91 days – 50% of deposit
90 to 31 days – 50% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The Exploring San Blas & Guna Yala Culture adventure begins and ends in Panama City, Panama (PTY). A pre- and post-trip hotel night is required. Please plan flights to arrive one day prior and depart one day after the outlined itinerary from Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport.
Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the guides can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, swimming, snorkeling, beachcombing, sailing in a modern boat or typical Guna dug-out canoe, cultural visits and wildlife observation.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy room may do so at a $110 supplement (2019) for an Oceanfront Cabin and $130 supplement (2019) for a Cabin over the Ocean in addition to the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Additional nights may be available, please inquire with an Adventure Specialist for pricing.
Families & Children
Children 11 years or younger receive discounts. Please inquire for pricing.
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The Exploring San Blas & Guna Yala Culture trip is a trip extension designed to be booked in conjunction with a longer Panama tour or a Panama small ship cruise. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.