Special “SAIL & VISIT” 9 days
9 days / 8 nights:
- 6 days shared catamaran sailing cruise
- Visit of the Panama Canal locks
- Guided Historic Colonial Quarter visit
- Full receptive service: airport pick up, hotel, & transfers
2,030 USD* per person all included
(double occupancy aboard a shared catamaran from Jan. 5th to Dec. 20th)
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Panama City: you’ll be escorted from the int’l airport to the Hotel Tryp Centro (standard room) located in the modern city center with several restaurants nearby (consult us if you prefer the old colonial quarter).
Day 2: Full Day City and Canal Tour
8:00AM – Pick up at the Hotel and ride to the most attractive and interesting sites of the Capital City, including the remains of Old Panama City (‘Panama la Vieja’), which were sacked by pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. Continue to the Colonial City or “Casco Viejo”, built in 1673, with special Spanish architecture, and where French workers, led by Ferdinand de Lesseps that initiated the project of the Panama Canal, had their homes. You will pass through the stretched streets, plazas and public parks, where part of Panama’s history is still preserved, along with France Plaza, Promenade of “Las Bovedas”, San Jose Church with its wonderful Gold Altar, the “Arco Chato”, and Cathedral Church, forming part of the World Heritage.
When lunchtime approaches, enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant located in “Casco Viejo”.
After lunch, you will head to the Visitors Center of Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal, where vessels are raised or lowered from ocean to lake level and vice-versa
Watch the audiovisual presentation prepared by the Panama Canal Commission, where the operation of this important Inter-oceanic waterway is properly explained in every detail and its magnificent four floors museum. You will be taken to the Amador Causeway, a man-made connection of three islands, with a strong tourist development and from where you will have a breathtaking view of the city and have time to purchase handicrafts from the Duty-Free stores.
- Night at the Tryp Centro (standard room)
- Lunch included
- Dinner not included
- Private Guide Available upon request
Day 3: San Blas Islands
7:00 am – Pick up at your hotel and 30 mn drive transfer to the domestic airport, private area
NB: from May 1st through December 5th pick up & transfer to Linton bay marina Caribbean coast
08:00 am – Shared private flight to san blas (45 mn of a gorgeous flight)
NB: from May 1st through December 5th sailing from Linton bay marina Caribbean coast to San Blas.
Welcoming by your crew aboard the catamaran. The cruise can then start.
First day of san blas sailing cruise.
Days 4-8: San Blas Islands
In an all-inclusive cruise, our shared catamaran will take you to the most isolated islands, remote indigenous villages, best snorkeling spots and the most beautiful islands of the archipelago. Native Guna crew speaking Spanish and …Guna!
Day 9: Panama City
09:00 am – flight back to Panama city & Transfer to the int’l airport.
NB: from May 1st through December 5th sailing from San Blas to Linton Bay marina Caribbean coast and then transfer to int’l airport.
One can extend his itinerary adding 4 days or more in a shared catamaran at The Pearl Islands.
Consult us for upgrade aboard an exclusive private yacht, new year’s dates or a larger number of participants.
9 days: Special “SAIL & VISIT”