Panama Travel Unlimited - One Of Panama's Leading Tour and Travel Agencies
Friday, June 15 2012 @ 07:47 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
After 6 years working in tourism in Panama Stuart and Will have made excellent contacts in San Blas and had noticed that many tourists found it hard to find reliable information about the San Blas islands with their amazing beaches and indigenous population. Their day tours of the San Blas Islands in Panama are a popular offering where you get to visit islands such as Isla Aguja, Isla Diablo and the popular Isla Perro, site of the famous San Blas ship wreck. On the day tour you will also visit a local Kuna community to get an insight into everyday life in Kuna Yala. They also offer an exclusive Panama Travel Unlimited three-day San Blas camping tour which explores the Lemon Keys islands as well as a unique day trip to the remote and not often visited Cayos Holandeses, a stretch of islands often difficult and expensive to visit.
For those looking for something with a bit more comfort overnight stays on the beach islands Isla Kuanidup, Isla Aguja, or a host of other islands are possible. Isla Kuanidup is one of the most popular destinations and the photos will show you why, its well organized and set in a stunning location with one of the most beautiful beaches. They offer day tours, good food and a quality of service above the norm in San Blas. For those more interested in the local Kuna culture then stays at Hostal Nadi, Cabanas Gabayai (owned by the local Kuna government) or a traditional homestay in Carti may be your thing. The Panama Travel Unlimited website has in depth descriptions and photo galleries on almost every Hotel/Cabana operation in the San Blas islands and gives you honest advice and feedback on what to expect and what not to expect.
Travel to the San Blas can be difficult with the main airport El Porvenir closed for renovations. Almost all clients to the region now travel with the Kuna controlled private transport company that has special licenses to enter the region. It’s a 2-3 hr trip through the stunning mountain jungles, but can be taxing with up to 7 passengers in the vehicle. Unfortunately this is the only way in or out currently. Panama Travel do their best to provide clients with the most comfortable vehicles available. Some of the more luxurious Hotels are found further South in the Island chain such as Dad Ibe Lodge and these are accessed by flying to one of the airports in the region. They can help arrange this, book in advance as flight availability is limited.
A word of caution when making a booking in the San Blas Islands, Panama. In reality you are entering a different country where few Panamanian laws are adhered to and service may be below what you expect. Only Kunas are allowed to conduct business in the islands and their customs and service ethic may differ greatly from what you are used to. Panama Travel has done its best to find the best operators in the islands and what they offer cannot be beaten on price or service. But we must also acknowledge that once you enter the Kuna Yala region it is out of thier hands. Go with an open mind and you should have a wonderful time in these idyllic islands.
Panama Travel Unlimiteed offers a variety of Day Tours in and around Panama City. They have a number of vehicles and offer both shared and private tours dependent on your requirements and budget. They also offer luxury tours in our New Honda Pilot that can comfortably seat six clients. One of the most popular tours in Panama is “The Embera Village Tour” and they cannot be beaten on price with this fun and interesting day tour that will take you into the jungles on the shore of Lake Gatun and give you a wonderful insight into the Embera indigenous culture.
They are very flexible with their tours and can work with the client in arranging any tour they would like; as long as a guide and a vehicle are available they are happy to work on any itinerary to suit the client’s needs. The Airport shuttle service is one of the cheapest in Panama and they aim to keep it that way. Available 24hrs a day it is a safe and reliable service and can cater to clients wishing to go to any of the Pacific Beach resorts, Colon Port, Portobelo, Isla Grande and many other destinations to and from Panama’s Tocumen International airport. Also offer shuttle services within Panama on request.
In keeping with their commitment to provide a complete package of services for tourists travelling throughout Panama, Panama Travel Unlimited has also recently announced the opening of their first branch office in the popular Panamanian mountain town of Boquete. Operating from the same office as Boquete Mountain Safaris(on the Boquete main road, metres from the town square), the Panama Travel Unlimited office in Boquete aims to fill what has long been a gap in the market in Boquete. Travelers looking to find information on tours in San Blas as well as tours and hotel accommodation in Panama City itself have often been left to fend for themselves in Boquete. Now there is an office where they can sit and talk first hand to a travel consultant with immediate up to date information on what is available in terms of tours and hotels in San Blas, Panama City and other areas around Panama. If the consultant there happens to not know some information then they are connected directly to the Panama City office via the SKYPE chat service and able to find out whatever they need to know in real time. Often you will find that it’s Will or Stuart themselves available to answer your harder questions. If you happen to find yourself in Boquete then feel free to drop by and say hi.
Coming soon, new office in Bocas Del Toro… To further enhance the Panama travel experience the website of Panama Travel Unlimited is also currently undergoing a revamp and a whole new look. The new layout makes it easier to find a myriad of information about Panama itself as well as Panama’s most popular tourist destinations. Everything, from San Blas tours and hotels to Panama City day tours and hotels are clearly laid out and easily navigated. It’s an ongoing process but more hotels, tours and packages in Panama City and the interior of Panama are being added all the time. Expect to find all that you’ll need to plan an amazing trip to Panama. The bilingual and knowledgeable staff at Panama Travel Unlimited aim to make your stay in Panama as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Contact Information: For more information or to book a tour, please visit our website at www.panamatravelunlimited.com. You can contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our offices are located on the ground floor (Planta Baja), Edificio Stela, Calle Primera, Perejil, in Panama City. Our office telephone number is (507) 395 5014 or via cellular phone (507) 6673-0752.
Photo Slide Show: Please click on this link to see photos of some of the destinations we visit regularly.