Rio Sidra’s Jungle Waterfall Hike: Join Lisa, the Master Mola Maker
This land-based option is practically the only land tour that is relatively easy to engage in and is the perfect add-on to your yacht charter in the San Blas islands, Panama
We are offering this little half day adventure to all of our San Blas charter guests coming to Guna Yala for holidays, no matter the season.
We often get asked what else is there to do while sailing the San Blas islands. Yes, paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling in the reefs, meeting the interesting guna locals and getting to know their culture is fun, but what about the adjacent jungle that can be seen not so far away from the anchorages? Is there a possibility to venture into it and explore it in a safe manner?
Now there is a way to change scenery, and Lisa the master mola maker, chief and leading heroine, will be your guide:
Above: Lisa the master mola maker selling her molas around the anchorages.
You will be pìcked up before 9:00 AM in Cambombia island which is one of our favourite anchorages and that is both, relatively close to shore and therefore one step away from what it would seem like the impenetrable jungle.
After a 20 minute canoe ride you will reach mainland and continue on your journey through the jungle as Lisa points out plants, the Guna mountain, and a few animals you might me able to spot if you manage to keep silent while on the way.
Lisa is extremely informative and is one of the very few kunas that can speak more or less... decent English, thus making the cultural exchange fairly easy.
The beautiful path and tour takes to the majestic mountains peeking out between the clouds and fog.
The entire hike takes around 90 minutes and ends up in Rio Sidra’S waterfalls where you can jump off the 12’ cliff into the deep fresh water pool. After a swim and a hike back along the river, you will be guided back to the canoe and transferred back to the catamaran.
Above: A fun break from sat water.
A relaxing and invigorating adventure to add to your san blas islands boat charter.