SAN BLAS, PANAMA

SAILING AND SOMATIC WATER JOURNEY

MARCH 25-30, 2019

*ALL SPACES FILLED

NOVEMBER 15-21, 2019

 
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WHAT THIS TRIP IS ALL ABOUT

 

 

Venture with NAMO by boat as we explore the Guna Yala Islands, off the Caribbean coast of Panama. The islands are home to the Guna people, a sovereign indigenous group that retains much of their heritage and traditions.

We will start the trip in Panama City's historic Casco Viejo neighborhood, recognized as one of the Caribbean's most beautiful and interesting coastal neighborhoods. After resting in a boutique hotel, enjoying fresh local foods and taking some time to explore the local art scene, we will ride in a private 4x4 to the Guna Yala coastal region.

We will spend the next four days living on a sailboat, doing island-hopping. On the different islands we will be connecting with the local community to share stories and learn about their culture.

When we're not immersed in the culture, we'll have plenty of downtime for sailing, snorkeling and relaxing on the small tropical islands.

 
Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.
— Oliver Goldsmith
 
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THE DATES


March 25-30, 2019

Email us to find out more, or suggest dates when you’d like to go.

Choose Your Own Dates for Groups: for six people, or more, we can create a retreat during other dates throughout the year.

THE LOCATION


Known as the San Blas Islands, this pristine coral reef archipelago is situated along the Caribbean coast of Panama, in Central America. It belongs to the indigenous reserve of Guna Yala. 

The Guna people, a sovereign, indigenous group, who grow coconut palms on the islands, making the collective islands the largest coconut farm in the world.

If you didn't know this paradise existed, it’s because the Guna people have kept the islands out of reach for the better part of the last century, and thus they have stayed well preserved and unspoiled.

THE PRICE


$2,200 double occupancy, $3,200 single occupancy. This can be paid in full, or in three separate installments, including a $500 non-refundable deposit.

 
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
— Matsuo Basho
 
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WHAT’S INCLUDED

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED


  • In-Country Transportation: you make sure to get to Panama City airport and we'll take care the rest. Airport taxi pickup, a 4x4 truck, a water taxi and a sailboat will be our modes of transport.
  • Meals: you’ll be served three exquisite, nutritious meals per day, inspired by the local cuisine. We can handle almost any dietary requirements, just contact us before booking the trip to confirm.
  • Accommodation: you’ll stay in a boutique hotel in the Casco Viejo neighborhood of Panama City, followed by 3 nights sleeping on a sailboat. If you are opting for a double occupancy room, beds on the boat are shared and you MUST book with someone else you know. If you are booking as a solo traveler, you MUST select the single occupancy option.
  • Guides: you will be accompanied by two guides — one local and one American — at all times. This is to ensure you have everything you need, at all times. If you have questions before the trip, you can contact our offices.
  • Gift: you will receive special, handmade, gifts upon arrival.
  • Carbon Emissions Offset: we plant 50 trees for you to help offset carbon emissions for your trip.

  • Airfare: while we can help you book flights to Panama, they are not included in the price. Flights from the U.S. range from around $350-$700. If you want help with booking your flights, please just contact us.
  • Travel Insurance: to partake in this trip, you need a personal travel insurance. If needed, we can put you in touch with insurance providers.
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    Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right.
    — Pope Francis
     
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    GOOD TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

     

     
    • Vaccinations: routine vaccinations, Hepatitis A and Typhoid are generally recommended. If you are traveling from a country with Yellow Fever, it is required that you have a Yellow Fever vaccination.

    • Visa: a visa is not required for citizens of the U.S. if traveling to Panama for less than 180 days. If you are a citizen of another country, you need to check the visa regulations for your country. Beware that issuing a visa sometimes takes time.

    • Passport Validity: in order to enter Panama, your passport must be valid for at least 90 days following your departure date. You must also have at least one blank page in your passport.

     
     
     
     
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