5 days backpacker trip Panama-Colombia
By sailboat, catamaran or speedboat
5-day backpacker trip Panama-Colombia or Colombia-Panama From
$600 per person on sailboat or catamaran
This incredible journey takes you through the most beautiful parts of the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia.
If you go from Panama to Cartagena the trip starts in San Blas and if it is from Colombia to Panama the trip starts in Cartagena.
San Blas is one of the last places in the world where the locals still lead a simple and primitive lifestyle, living off the land and the sea. You will be able to explore this virgin archipelago, diving in its turquoise waters and sunbathing on its white sand beaches. You will spend 3 days there.
The voyage then takes you on a two-day open water sailing to Cartagena, or a coastal sailing to the border town of Sapzurro and surrounding areas in the Darien jungle.
You can then take a plane back to Panama City or fly home from Colombia. There are all kinds of boats making the trip, from 4-passenger sailboats to 17-passenger catamarans, 20-passenger powerboats! The smaller boats are quieter, the bigger boats have more parties. It is up to you to decide the type of boat you want.
Each trip has a different price, from $450 per person for the speedboat to Sapzurro, and from $600 per person for the sailboats or catamarans to Cartagena.
All meals are included throughout the trip (breakfast, lunch and dinner). You can bring your own drinks and any sandwiches or snacks you want. In Cartagena you can take a bus to any other city in Colombia. From Sapzurro / Capurganá, you will have to take a speedboat to Turbo. Check the current schedule and photos of ships leaving Panama for Colombia or vice versa