El Original - San Blas island hopping - Cacique Cruiser

El Original - San Blas island hopping

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The most complete and authentic trip in San Blas!


  • Pick up at any location in Panama City about 530 am on day 1 and arrival back at about 7 pm on your last day.

  • Round trip ground & boat transport.

  • Accommodations.

  • 1 or more day trips to other beautiful beach islands.

  • Guided visit to the Guna community of Carti.

  • 3 basic meals per day, a snack and drinking water, meals start with lunch on day one and end with lunch on the last day.

  • The best bilingual guides in the islands.

  • Snorkel equipment.

  • Cooler with ice, VolleyballMusic for the beach.

  • Rum & coke for 2 hours on the day trip.

Not Included:

  • Indigenous entrance taxes ($23 foreigners, $8 Panama residents)

  • Beverages besides drinking water


  • Asseryaladub (Isla Aroma)

  • Asseryaladup has 3 private Cabanas (Avg 2 guest per cabana) and 8 dormitory with 4 to 6 beds each. The cabanas and dorm are basic but comfortable, they have sand floors and lights in the evening.

  • The restrooms are separate from all accommodations and fairly basic as well. There are 2 toilets and 2 showers shared between all guests.

  • There are not outlets for charging in most of the cabanas however guests may charge devices in the restaurant area in the evening.    

  • Cacique Cruiser provides a bilingual local guide for this package.  This guide is with the guests throughout the day and stays on Asseryaladup each night as well.

  • This is a guided group trip so the the route is planned between these islands 1-3 days ahead.  We will not be able to tell you which islands the trip will visit further in advance but we can tell you that you will see 1-2 of  our favorite islands each day.

  • We do not offer refunds or discount for rain or bad weather unless a trip is cancelled by us for safety reason.  May through October are months where it can rain very often, and November through April can have high winds that make the seas rough.  The weather changes often in the islands, our experienced guides and hosts do their best to keep guests dry, but the islands are a very rustic area and guests must be prepared accordingly for changing weather conditions. Please see our Refund Policy for more details.

  • Please take a look at out Terms and Conditions  for the trips.


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Typical Itinerary

Day 1

  • Pickup anywhere in Panama City between 5-6 am.
  • Go to a market where you can purchase beverages, snacks and other things you may need for the islands such as sunblock.
  • After the market it is approximately 2 hours to the entrance of the Guna territory.  This is where you will be asked by the police to show your passport or Panamanian cedula.
  • After the entrance it is usually a little less than 1 hour drive to the port where you will meet your Guna guide Iron. Then it is approximately 30 minute boat ride to the islands.
  • Join our guide for a daytrip to 1-2 new islands and lunch.
  • After the daytrip your guides will take you to the island with your accomodations. Dinner and breakfast will be served on this island.
  • The guide, snorkel equipment and cooler stay on the island with you. 


Day 2  to Final Day

  • Breakfast and depart shortly after for a visit to a Guna community.
  • Relax on the beautiful home island or add another day trip and enjoy another daytrip with our guide to visit 1-2 new islands. 


Final Day

  • Checkout of your accomodations.
  •  Depart for final day trip with the guided group. 
  • Depart for Panama City by 4 p.m.
  • Approximately 7 pm arrive back in Panama City.


Terms and conditions


  • 1 or more day trips to gorgeous beach islands
  • A guided tour of a Guna village
  • Music on the beach + snorkels & volleyball
  • Local English & Spanish speaking guides 
  • Depart the islands at 3:30 pm.
  • 6 x Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner
  • Reccomended by THE LONELY PLANET

Detailed information


  1. Panama
  2. San Blas Islands