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Guna Yala Explorer

San Blas Islands, Panama
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About Guna Yala Explorer
Guna Yala Explorer its owned and operated by 100% Guna Indigenous Staff. We have high knowledge of San Blas Islands, culture & History. We offer Day tours and differents options of Hostal & cabins.
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Experience the nature and culture of Panama’s San Blas islands on an all-day excursion. Take a speed boat ride from the mainland to this indigenous archipelago and learn about the region from a Guna Yala guide. Swim in a natural pool, go snorkeling, and enjoy a delicious, complimentary lunch featuring the catch-of-the-day and a drink included.
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Gera B wrote a review Feb 2020
Quito, Ecuador51 contributions16 helpful votes
I was not sure I would enjoy this trip because it is such a long day but it was the best day ever and I am so glad I went with Guna Yala. Because of the carnival holiday I was picked up at 430 to miss the traffic. They make sure to make the most of your experience so you will leave happy. The islands are possibly the most beautiful I have ever been to and the food was the best I have had on an island tour. All the drivers and guides were excellent. I am so appreciative for the driver (Alexander) that he gets up before 4 am and doesn't get home until after dinner, and drives that route everyday so that we can experience the beauty of the San Blas islands. Thanks for a wonderful day!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Frank S wrote a review Feb 2020
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The most beautiful secluded islands I have ever seen. The staff and the locals were friendly and helpful. Lunch was provided and it was really good. The Natural swimming pool was awesome. We jumped off the boat in the middle of the ocean and snorkeled in the beautiful clear water. It was Awesome. Thank you to our Tour guide Karin and the captain who got us around safely in the rough waters.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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The Alons wrote a review Feb 2020
Cresskill, New Jersey16 contributions11 helpful votes
We did the day tour with a private transportation from Panama City to San Blas and shared boat tour. We were picked up at 5:30 am from our hotel, the 4c4 SUV was in very good condition and very clean. The driver and English speaking tour guide were very friendly and were giving us a very good time. The way to the boat takes just over 2 hours. The 1st hour is on a good road, 2nd hour is on a paved road that has many curves and large pot holes. It’s a beautiful ride through the hills and jungle, our 8 year old felt a bit sick from that ride but this should not be a big concern especially if you ask the driver not to go very fast. The bumpy and wet part of getting to the islands is the boat ride. These boats are not very large and the sea can be rough. The winds are constantly blowing which causes waves, the day we visited was very windy with high waves. This means we got totally splashed wet on the boat ride. especially when sitting at the back as these boats as these boats don’t have any cover on the sides of the boat. Also bear in mind that getting on and off the boat is not done on an easy walk in style dock. There is an element of climbing on/off that could be challenging. The boat tour has 3 stops, main stop is in a small beautiful island (300 feet long by 50 feet wide) where you can swim/ relax and they serve a light lunch there as well. The second stop is on a “natural” pool in the middle of the sea (it’s not an island!). The third stop is on the island where the Netflix show “money heist” was filmed. Overall the islands are wonderful and his company is a good choice. Just take into account over 2 hours drive to each direction plus 40min boat ride in each direction, totaling almost 6 travel hours to visit this paradise in one day!
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Chinitagirl wrote a review Jan 2020
Usakos, Namibia3 contributions
The highlight of our visit. This company has the best boat of the area and English speakers staff. We visited the indigenous community. After looking for different companies to take the tour to the San Blas Islands. We decided to take the Full Day Tour with Guna Yala Explorer. First of all, Osiris the girl who attends the whatsapp, excellent communication with her and especially in English. We visited Isla Pelicano from the netflix series, another additional island, the natural pool, and as a last point we visited the indigenous community, in which Blanco explained in detail all about its culture and history. All the staff was very helpful. If you are looking for the best organized tour in San Blas Islands, do no hesitate to contact Osiris, is the best travel advisor of the area. Thanks, Joel, Osiris, Blanco, Karin , edgar and our captain
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Date of experience: January 2020
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James J wrote a review Jan 2020
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Great experience; our tour guides were informative, and knowledgeable, the entire process from pick-up, the tour and drop was spot on; It was an amazing day were able to visit two islands, natural pools in the middle of the ocean and visit a community. Contact and Communication before, during , and after the tour was quick and accommodating; Highly recommend this tour we are already planing another tour to San Blast with Guna Yala Explorer; The whole team Blanco, Osiris, Melissa, Joel, Alexander, Karin, Edgar, and Echerino was totally awesome --- The Jackson Family
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Date of experience: December 2019
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