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.
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.
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.
$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.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
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.