The San Blas Island Chain

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Day 3: June 12th 2016 5:30 am - 6:00 am: Time to wake up! It is so early but we have to hurry if we want to go to the San Blas Islands! Get dressed and grab some fruit from the breakfast buffet to take with you. 6:00 am: Get directions to the small pier located in Panama City and load onto the small water taxi to start your tour to San Blas. Cost of a 12 hour tour: $435 ($145 per person) There are nearly 350 islands in the San Blas Island Chain, however people only live in 50 of them.The island chain lies East of the Panama Canal in Panama City. The San Blas Islands seem to be independent from the country Panama, however the very much are part of it. The reason it seems like its own country is because it is owned by a tribe of people called the Kuna. The Kuna are indigenous to the San Blas Islands. They have their own ways of life and even some laws from Panama don’t apply to them. The Kuna desperately want to keep their land and have fought a lot to do so, so they have very strict rules about tourism and companies from Panama. Tourists are greatly welcomed, however all transportation, lodging, restaurants, etc. are owned and runned by the Kuna, and no other companies are able to disturb this. 6:00 am - 8:30 am: The travel time in the boat takes 2 - 2.5 hours, so you will arrive at the islands around 8:30 8:30 am - 4:30 pm: Your day in San Blas will begin! Throughout this day tour you will have lots of amazing experiences! You will visit two island during the day

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