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Luxury Tours San Blas, Panama

365 paradisiacal islands, lost in time


Luxury Tour Panama

Just off the coast of Panama is the stunning San Blas archipelago: a cluster of picture-postcard islands, home to white sand beaches with swaying coconut palms. The 365 islands are run by Panama’s indigenous Guna tribe, yet over 300 of them are uninhabited. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, the archipelago’s paradisiacal and remote setting is perfect for those who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life.

A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access

  • Learn about the culture of the native Guna people
  • Private plane to a remote landing strip in the San Blas archipelago
  • Private catamaran with crew
  • VIP tour of the Panama Canal

The Discovery

  • San Blas Islands
  • Panama Canal
  • Casco Viejo

The Adventure

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Sailing



Luxury Travel Panama

Please note: this private Panama tour is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.

Panama City (2 nights)

Following your arrival into Panama City airport, there’s a 30-minute transfer to your hotel in the Casco Viejo (Old Quarter). Settled in 1673, the Casco Viejo was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city (Panamá Viejo) in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997. Start your luxury Panama tour exploring these quaint streets with an expert guide. In the evening, dine in a trendy Panamanian restaurant in the Casco Viejo.

The following day, your private tour will focus on the Panama Canal. You’ll get a hands-on feel for the canal’s history, economic importance and engineering brilliance. Begin with the canal’s head administrative building and the old barracks where American workers used to live. Then, enjoy a VIP tour of the canal at the Miraflores Lock. You’ll have exclusive access to view the ships up close as they change levels via the locks, making their journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Spend your afternoon at the innovative biodiversity museum designed by “starchitect” Frank Gehry. The colorful origami-like canopies were inspired by Panama’s diverse flora and fauna, as Panama is among the world’s most biodiverse countries. 

San Blas Islands (3 nights)

Continue your luxury Panama tour in style: after a 30-minute private flight to a remote landing strip, transfer to your luxury catamaran.

The San Blas Islands are what dreams are made of: white sandy beaches and palm trees, this is the perfect place to get away from it all.

Spend your days admiring the tranquility of these picture-postcard locations. Swim in the crystal clear water, take the kayaks out, fish for Barracuda for your evening dinners, and learn about the culture of the native Guna people.

Your highly experienced captain will reveal some of the hidden treasures found in this idyllic archipelago. (The two main areas are Cayos Holandes and Coco Bandero.)

While exploring the archipelago, an attentive crew will assist with your every need. Enjoy meals prepared at your service: fresh fish, octopus or lobster bought from local fisherman you’ve passed by as you wind through the islands.

In the late afternoons, relax with a glass of champagne. End your days with some of the world’s best stargazing from your spectacularly remote position in the San Blas Islands.

Itinerary map
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When to go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

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Price Reference

Recommended stay   6-8 days
Price reference
(6 days, private party of 2)
  Starting at $11,000 per passenger
Price reference
(6 days, private party of 4)
  Starting at $7,500 per passenger
Price reference
(6 days, private party of 6)
  Starting at $6,000 per passenger

Note: Prices will vary based on the specifics of your itinerary.

What is included in your private Panama tour:

  • Luxury accommodations at:
    • American Trade Hotel, Panama City
    • Luxury catamaran, San Blas Islands
  • Private plane from Panama City to a small landing strip within the San Blas Islands
  • Services of Blue Parallel hosts and private specialized crew and guides throughout the journey
  • All special events, private guided tours, private excursions, private outdoor activities, entrance fees
  • A Blue Parallel team composed of a personal travel expert in our offices, private hosts in each destination, and a “behind the scenes” logistical expert who monitors every step of your luxury Panama tour. The team is on call 24-hours a day during a trip
  • All internal transportation
  • Some meals
  • A Blue Parallel customized travel kit that you will receive prior to departure