Panama - Costa Rica
Best of Costa Rica & Panama
11 (Days / 10 Nights)

In this combined trip you will see the highlights of Costa Rica and Panama including the canals of Tortuguero National Park, the the perfectly shaped Arenal volcano, the unspoiled tropical beaches of Bocas del Toro, and the misty cloud forests of Boquete.



Included

•  Meet & Greet at the airport

•  Private and shuttle transfers on A/C motorcoaches throughout the whole itinerary

•  2 Nts Park Inn, deluxe Room (B)

•  3 Days / 2 Nights Package at Mawamba Lodge, Standard Room (B-L-D)

•  1 Nt Volcano Lodge, Superior room (B)

•  2 Nts Bocas del Toro  Hotel, Standard Room (B)

•  2 Nts Hotel Finca Lerida, Deluxe Room (B)

•  2 nts Tryp Panama Centro, Standard Room (B)

•  Shared Walk in Finca Lerida (L)

•  Shared Tours in Tortuguero• Shared Arenal Volcano Hike

•  Shared Dolphin Bay, Crawl Cay & Red Frog Beach Tour

•  Shared Nature  Walk

•  Shared Panama City & Miraflores Locks Tour

•  Flights San Jose - Bocas del Toro / David - Panama

•  All taxes and service charges.



What to bring

In Panama City the people are very well dressed and take pride in their appearance. In the rural areas and because of the relatively large fluctuations in temperature it is always a good idea to have long sleeves and even a jacket for the cooler spots. Long sleeves are also comfortable at night as they will protect you from mosquitoes. You will want light clothing such as cotton tee shirts as well, as the temperatures can be quite hot. Be sure to bring a good pair of shoes for any excursions as open-toed shoes are not recommended. Also, be sure to bring a pair of beach sandals and light shoes for when it is much hotter out. And bring an umbrella regardless of whether it is the wet or dry season.

Basic Packing List:Sun screen,Light Jacket & Raincoat,Mosquito repellent,Long sleeved shirts & T-shirts,Medications,Sandals & Bathing Suit,Toiletry items,Comfortable walking shoes,Binoculars,Shorts & Long Pants,Camera,Hat or Cap

Day 01: Arrival - San Jose

Arrive by air into San Jose International airport. Upon arrival a representative from our ground operator will meet you at the gate and will provide you with a welcome kit on Costa Rica. Transfer will be provided to the hotel for your first night in Costa Rica. Evening free to relax at the beautiful and calm hotel and enjoy San Jose’s active night life.

 

Overnight at hotel Park Inn, Deluxe Room, breakfast included.


Day 02: San Jose - Tortuguero

Early morning departure for Tortuguero. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Braulio Carillo National Park and then a two-hour boat trip through the canals of Tortuguero. Breakfast is served on the way. Upon arrival to the lodge, enjoy a welcome cocktail and a hearty lunch. Afternoon visit to the Tortuguero village. In the evening, after a delicious meal, you will relax along the canals edge with a cocktail and enjoy the night sounds of the jungle.

 

Overnight at Mawamba Lodge, Standard Room, three daily meals included.


Day 03: Shared Tortuguero Canals

Morning visit to Mawamba Parc where you will appreciate a butterfly garden, a ranarium as well as a biodigestor.

 

During the afternoon enjoy a scheduled boat tour through the narrow canals for wildlife observation.

Entrance fee to national park included.

 

This is the jungle adventure of your lifetime! Think of the Amazon, only on a smaller scale. Tortuguero National Park, with its 21,000 hectares of preserved tropical rain forest, provides one of the best opportunities to experience a bursting amount of tropical wildlife.

 

Overnight at Mawamba Lodge, Standard Room, three daily meals included.


Day 04: Tortuguero - Arenal

Enjoy a scenic boat ride back to pier and by bus to Guápiles where lunch will be served. Then shuttle transfer to the Arenal area.

 

Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list. So visit one of the nicest volcanoes in Costa Rica, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is just part of what you will find in this amazing area of Costa Rica.

Afternoon arrival to the Volcano Lodge & Gardens, your home-base for that night.

 

Overnight at the Arenal Volcano Lodge & Gardens, Superior Room, breakfast included. ....


Day 05: Shared Arenal Volcano Hike - San Jose

Enjoy the most extraordinary view of the Arenal Volcano on a gentle Hike along the base of this marvelous volcano. The hike begins in one the trails close to the volcano, this trail will take us through the forest over recent lava flows and the area destroyed in 1968 now in the process of regeneration. We are going to be on this trail for about 2 ½ hours.

In the afternoon  shuttle transfer back to San Jose.

 

Overnight at hotel Park Inn, Deluxe Room, breakfast included.


Day 06: San Jose - Bocas del Toro

Morning pick up and transfer to the local airport. Take local flight to Colon Island in Bocas del Toro. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.  Rest of the afternoon free to relax and enjoy the Caribbean surroundings.

 

Overnight at Bocas del Toro  Hotel, Standard room, breakfast included


Day 07: Shared Tour to Dolphin Bay, Crawl Cay and Red Frog Beach

Your eco-adventure begins at Dolphin Bay to observe dolphins playing in their natural habitat. The mainland coast and the mountain regions of Panama serve as an exquisite background for photo opportunities. You will venture to Crawl Cay for snorkeling and time for lunch (not included) at an “over-the-water” restaurant providing beautiful views of the archipelago islands of Bocas del Toro. The afternoon will be spent at Red Frog Beach one of the premier beaches of the region. Spend a few hours at this oceanfront beach with waves, sand and sun. On the late afternoon your adventure returns to Bocas town.

 

Overnight at Bocas del Toro Hotel, Standard room, breakfast included


Day 08: Bocas del Toro - Boquete

Transfer on you own to the Bocas pier. After arriving to Almirante, enjoy a transfer up to the cloud forest mountains in Boquete. This is a small and charming mountain village known to produce some of the sweetest oranges and richest coffees in Panama. The town is home to an abundance of birds equal to those found in the cloud forests higher on the mountain. One of the most famous is the Resplendent Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala. This bird is nearly extinct there but has found a refuge in this area. Mid afternoon arrival to Finca Lerida Hotel, located within a coffee plantation. Rest of the day free to explore the town.

 

Overnight at Finca Lerida, Deluxe Room, Breakfast included


Day 09: Shared Nature Walk in Finca Lerida

Today, enjoy hiking at Finca Lerida’s natural reserve, a unique place to study and experience the cloud forest environment and to discover the flora and fauna hidden within. Many of the birds found in Panama can be seen in Finca Lerida’s Estate, as well as many species of plants and trees. Hike through the forest to a hidden waterfall leaving civilization behind and relax listening to the sound of birds. The trails vary in degree of difficulty and one is handicap accessible.

After the tour, a delicious light lunch will be served at the hotel’s restaurant.

 

Overnight at Finca Lerida, Deluxe Room, Breakfast included.


Day 10: Boquete - David - Panama City

Transfer  to David to catch your inland flight back to Panama City. After your arrival our representative will pick you up and take you to your city hotel.

 Explore the cosmopolitan Panama City during your free afternoon.

 

Overnight at the Tryp Panama Centro, Standard Room, Breakfast included.


Day 11: Shared Panama City & Miraflores Locks Tour

Enjoy an interesting tour through Panama City and to the Panama Canal. On your city tour you will first see the enormous sky scrapers, the beautiful mansions and a traditional market. Continue towards the so called “Casco Antiguo”. Here in the colonial part of the city you will have the chance to see several historical buildings and learn more about the interesting history of Panama City. Afterwards you will visit the Causeway and enjoy the magnificent views of both, the canal and the city. The last stop will be at the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal. This is a unique spot to see the huge ships being lifted or lowered a total of 16 meters.

 

Overnight at the Tryp Panama Centro, Standard Room, Breakfast included.


Day 12: Panama City Departure

You will be picked up at your hotel for the transfer to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home.

 

End of services!


Dates Sgl Trvl Sgl Dbl Tpl Child
From: 01 NOV 18 To: 31 OCT 19
$3295 $2760 $2135 $1925 $1160

•  A minimum of 2 Persons is required to book this package.

•  Domestic flights & boat transfers have a luggage restriction of 25 pounds per person.

 

Excluding Holiday Season:

Fiestras Patrias 01NOV - 06NOV

Christmas & New Year 22DEC - 02JAN

World Youth Day 22JAN - 29JAN

Carnivals 01MAR - 05MAR

Easter Week 15ABR - 21APR

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