Panama - Costa Rica
Costa Rica & Panama Highlights
14 (Days / 13 Nights)

Starting from Panama City you will see the very best of both, Panama and Costa Rica: Caribbean islands, the perfectly shaped Arenal volcano, a stunning flora and fauna of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the abundance of birds in Boquete and the cosmopolitan Panama City with its long history and sparkling nightlife. Yes it is true; this package combines all these highlights in an itinerary of two weeks.



Included

•  Meet & Greet at the airport

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

•  4 Nts Tryp Panama Centro, Standard Room , Breakfast included (B)

•  2 Nts Hotel Bocas del Toro, Hotel standard room (B)

•  2 Nts Volcano Lodge, Superior Room (B)

•  2 Nts Costa Verde, Studio Room (B)

•  1 Nt Esquinas Rainforest Lodge (FB)

•  2 Nts Finca Lerida, Deluxe Room (B) 

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

•  Shared Arenal Paraiso Canopy Tour

•  Shared Arenal Volcano Hike & Hotsprings (D)

•  Shared Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

•  Shared Nature Walk in Finca Lerida 

•  Shared Half Day Panama City & Miraflores Locks Tour

•  Shared Embera Indian Village (Lake Alajuela)  Tour (L)

•  Local Flights Panama City – Bocas del Toro / Bocas del Toro - San José / David – Panama City

•  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 in Panama City

After you arrived to Panama, our representative will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your city hotel . The rest of the day is free at leisure. Enjoy one of the city’s fine restaurants and explore the energetic night life.

 

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


Day 02: Panama City - Bocas del Toro

After your breakfast our representative will pick you up at the hotel and bring you to the airport in order to catch your local flight to Bocas del Toro, an archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. Upon arrival in Bocas Town you will continue to Playa Tortuga Hotel. Spend the free afternoon at the marvelous beaches; visit the town or take advantage of the many facilities the hotel offers.

 

Overnight at Hotel Bocas del Toro  Hotel, Breakfast included.


Day 03: 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 Hotel Bocas del Toro  Hotel standard room, Breakfast included.


Day 04: Bocas del Toro - San José - Arenal

Flight to San José, the capital of Costa Rica. Please be aware of the fact, that Costa Rican time is one hour behind Panama time. Upon arrival private transfer to the famous Arenal volcano.

 

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, rainforests, 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.

The afternoon is free at leisure. Take advantage of the unique nature surrounding you.

 

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


Day 05: Shared Arenal Paraiso Canopy Tour, Volcano Hike & Tabacon Hot Springs

In the morning you will enjoy a great adventure: Arenal Paraíso Canopy tour is considered to be one of the best canopies in the country. The canopy is located in the Arenal river canyon for a perfect combination of nature and adventure. This adrenaline experience begins with a short walk to the first platform where our guides will meticulously check the equipment. Following this inspection your guides will give short but very important instructions on how to slide properly along the cables.

Afternoon Volcano Hike & Tabacon Hot Springs

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 you through the forest over recent lava flows and the area destroyed in 1968 now in the process of regeneration. You are going to be on this trail for about 2 ½ hours. Then visit the volcanic thermal mineral pools at the Hot Springs, where you can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak and followed by a delicious dinner.

 

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


Day 06: Arenal - Manuel Antonio

After breakfast you will continue to Manuel Antonio on the lovely Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
It is considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you. Most hotels are small and intimate, set high on a hill overlooking the rain forest, endless beaches and the national park

 

Overnight at Costa Verde Hotel, Studio Room, breakfast included.


Day 07: Shared Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Your highly trained naturalist will guide you through the exotic, bio-diverse tropical rain forest preserve today. Take a hike through the 34 year old Manuel Antonio National Park and learn more about the exuberant flora and fauna. A snack will be served during the tour. Afterwards you may remain in the park and enjoy the beach and take a swim in the crystal clear water.

(Closed on Mondays)

 

Overnight at Costa Verde Hotel, Studio Room, breakfast included.


Day 08: Manuel Antonio - Esquinas

Today you will continue to Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, hidden in the jungle of remote Piedras Blancas National Park in southern Costa Rica. The lodge is surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched wilderness. It is a retreat for nature lovers wishing to experience the sounds and sights of a tropical rainforest in a tranquil, undisturbed atmosphere. Enjoy the free afternoon at the hotel or take an optional tour.

 

Overnight at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Standard Room, three daily meals included.


Day 09: Esquinas - Boquete

The program of today will take you to Paso Canoas on the boarder of Costa Rica and Panama. First you have to get your passport stamped and then you can continue to Boquete. This lovely mountain village is situated in the highlands of Panama. Be aware of the fact, that Panama time is one hour ahead of Costa Rica time. Enjoy the free afternoon and explore the village and enjoy the eternal spring climate up in the mountains. For dinner we recommend you the Panamonte’s restaurant run by Chef Charlie Collins. He is considered to offer the best cuisine in Panama and is often called to cook for the president or his state visits.

 

Overnight at the Finca Lerida, Deluxe Room, Breakfast included.


Day 10: 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 the Finca Lerida, Deluxe Room, Breakfast included.


Day 11: 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 12: 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 13: Shared Embera Indians (Lake Alajuela) Village Tour

After breakfast you will be transferred northwards to Lake Alajuela. Upon arrival you will board a small boat which will bring you to the beautiful Chagres River. During this journey you will explore abundant, green jungle and exotic wildlife. Feel set back in time while visiting the Embera Indians. Observe their culture and admire how this people have preserved their traditions for hundreds of years. You will have lunch at the Embera village.

 

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


Day 14: 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
$5330 $4050 $3055 $2635 $1430

•  Price per person.

•  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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