Panama - Costa Rica
Panama – Costa Rica One-way
14 (Days / 13 Nights)

Enjoy it all at one time: a cosmopolitan capital, pristine Bocas del Toro archipelago, Puerto Viejo’s Caribbean atmosphere, exuberant flora and fauna in Tortuguero and the perfectly shaped Arenal volcano. This program offers you a unique tour of the very best sights of both, Panama and Costa Rica.



Included

• Meet & Greet at the airport.• All ground  on A/C motorcoach throughout the whole itinerary •  3 Nts Tryp Panama Centro, Standard Room (B)  • 3 Nts Hotel Bocas del Toro, Standard Room (B) •  2 Nts Namuwoki, deluxe Room (B) •  3 Days / 2 Nights Package at Mawamba Lodge, Standard Room (B/L/D) •  2 Nts Volcano Lodge, Superior Room (B)  • 1 Nt Rodeo Country Inn, Standard Room (B) •   Shared Half Day Panama City Tourr •  Shared Panama Canal Train Ride, Portobelo & Embera Quera Indian Tour (L)• Shared Starfish Beach, Boca del Drago & Bird • Shared  Hanging Bridges, Waterfall, National Park Hike, Ecotermales Hot Springs (L/D) •    Local Flight Panama City – Bocas del Toro •   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 City you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your city hotel. Enjoy your free evening at the hotel or go out and explore the cosmopolitan down town, the delicious restaurants and lively night life.

Overnight at the Tryp Panama Centro, Standard Room, breakfast included


Day 02 Shared Half Panama City Tour

On today’s city tour you will learn more about the unique and interesting history of the capital. The first sight will be the enormous sky scrapers, the posh mansions and a traditional market. The next sight is the colonial part of the city, the so called “Casco Antiguo”. Here you will see historical buildings, squares and churches. You will then continue to the Causeway and enjoy the breathtaking view of the city and the canal. To make this day perfect you will also visit the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal. From this unique spot you will be able to see huge ships lifted or lowered a total of 16 meters.

Overnight at theTryp Panama Centro, Standard Room,breakfast included.


Day 03 Shared Panama Canal Train Ride, Portobelo & Embera Quera Indian Tour

Early in the morning a Panama Trails representative will pick you up at the hotel and bring you to the local train station (Corozal).   Undertake a train trip on the historical and original railway course from Panama City to Colón. This 1-hour travel leads you through the jungle and along the Panama Canal. This course was finished in 1855. The French Panama Canal company had acquired the railway line in 1880, as an assistance to build the Canal. In 1904 the Americans bought the Canal and the railway line and were operating it line until 1979. In 1998, Panama privatized the railway line and renewed it completely. Since 2001, the course is again passable and a unique attraction. After the beautiful train trip, you will continue with your guide from Colón to the port of Portobelo. This port was the gathering point of the Peruvian treasures in the 15th century. The gold and silver was shipped from here towards the metropolis of the empire, and in addition, Portobelo was the center of control and inspection of the goods, which arrived from Spain. The ruin complex is built and set up in the middle of the tropical jungle and covers a set of fortresses, castles and military bases. After this historical excursion, you will continue to an Embera Indian Village on Gatun River. A fascinating and dense jungle will accompany you on a short boat trip to the village. Downriver you will step out of the dugout canoes and enter the village of the Embera Indians, one of seven indigenous tribes in Panama. The people of the Embera tribe will welcome you at the pier and gladly give you an idea on how they still live today. The village's chief will give you a brief explication on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, believes and handicrafts. Then, a traditional lunch of fish and plantains prepared by the Embera women will be served to you. In the afternoon you will experience a traditional Embera dance and have the opportunity to shop for handicrafts. The sale of local products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. You can also get a temporary Embera tattoo painted on your arm or leg. After the tour, transportation back to your Panama City Hotel will be provided

Important Note: This tour operates  week days only . 

Overnight at the Tryp Panama Centro, Standard Room, breakfast included


Day 04 Panama City – Bocas del Toro

After breakfast our representative will pick you up and take you to the domestic airport to catch your flight to Bocas del Toro, a beautiful Caribbean archipelago. After your arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to your home for the next two nights: the Bocas del Toro Hotel. Enjoy the free afternoon and take advantage of the hotel’s facilities, the pristine beaches and the laid-back atmosphere of Bocas town.

Overnight at Hotel Bocas del Toro, Standard Room, breakfast included.


Day 05 Shared Starfish Beach, Boca del Drago & Bird Island

Today's adventure begins with a short boat ride from Bocas Town to Bird Island to observe a wide variety of marine life and birds that migrate to the region each year. The mainland coast and the mountain regions of Panama serve as an exquisite background for photo opportunities. You will then venture to Boca del Drago for swimming, snorkeling and lunch at a popular restaurant on the tip of Isla Colon (lunch not included). Enjoy the white sand beach and culture that this location has to offer.  The full afternoon will be spent at Starfish Beach and a chance to see starfish in the sea. You will go to a beautiful area called the Playa Estrella "pool" for swimming, snorkeling and nature watching. Late afternoon your adventure returns to Bocas Town.

Overnight at Hotel Bocas del Toro, Standard Room, breakfast included.


Day 06 Bocas del Toro

Enjoy your free day in Bocas del Toro. Explore the charming village and the beautiful beaches on your own or take an optional tour and discover the archipelago.

Overnight at Hotel Bocas del Toro, Standard Room, breakfast included.


Day 07 Bocas – Puerto Viejo

Today you will leave Panama and travel further to Costa Rica. Take the boat from Bocas to the mainland where our representative will take care of you and transfer you to Puerto Viejo. On the border you will have to get your passport stamped. Please remember that Costa Rican time is one hour behind Panama time.

Costa Rica’s South Caribbean Coast offers abundant wildlife, pristine rain forest and plenty of activities for the adventurous. The two charming villages of Puerto Viejo and Cahuita start to live on reggae rhythms at sunset with an authentic Afro-Caribbean atmosphere. 

Overnight at the Hotel Namuwoki, deluxe Room Breakfast included.


Day 08 Puerto Viejo

Enjoy the free day in the Caribbean village Puerto Viejo. Get to know your new surrounding and take an optional tour or just sunbathe at one of the pristine beaches.

Overnight at the Hotel Namuwoki, deluxe Room Breakfast included.


Day 09 Puerto Viejo - Tortuguero

In the early morning you will be transferred to Siquirres. A representative of Mawamba Lodge will welcome you and bring you to Cano Blanco Port, where you will board a boat. 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 10 Tortuguero

Morning visit to Mawamba Park 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 11 Tortuguero - Arenal

In the morning you will travel by boat and bus back to Siquirres, where you will have lunch. Then you will take a shuttle transfer to the area of 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, 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.

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


Day 12 Shared Hanging Bridges, Waterfall, National Park Hike, Ecotermales Hot Springs

Today you will enjoy a Combo Tour to experience the highlights of the Arenal Area:

Start hiking the rainforest through 2.5 km of bridges and trails at the Hanging Bridges. Hike and experience the 2 miles of the interpretive loop trail, crossing fifteen bridges, ranging from 16 to 330 feet long, suspended on the primary rain forest. This private natural reserve, with almost 250 hectares of Tropical Rain Forest, has a vast variety of native flora and faune species.

After hiking the Hanging Bridges, you will drive to La Fortuna waterfall for a view of the 70 m fall and a 600 m hike to the natural pool at the base, a chance for a refreshing bath in the pristine waters and later on a ride back to town for lunch.

After lunch , you will be taken to the Arenal National Park, a hike with natural and geological history of the volcano will be the prelude to the old lava flows. Later on, you will continue to the relaxing Ecotermales hot springs.

The four pools vary in temperature, with the coolest being 91º F and the hottest being 105º F. One of the pools has a refreshing, cascading waterfall that visitors are invited to stand beneath. Paths laid with volcanic silt run throughout the complex, connecting the pools, changing rooms, and restaurant.

This tour includes transportation, guide, all entrance fees, bottle water, cookies, lunch and dinner.

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


Day 13 Arenal – San José

In the morning our representative will pick you up and bring you to the hotel. Take advantage of this central location and take a walk through the main avenue, do some shopping and drink a coffee in a cozy restaurant.

Overnight at Hotel Rodeo Country Inn, Standard Room, breakfast included.

 


Day 14 San José - Departure

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

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Dates Sgl Trvl Sgl Dbl Tpl Child
From: 01 NOV 17 To: 19 DEC 17
$3820 $3095 $2300 $2110 $1415
From: 02 JAN 18 To: 31 OCT 18
$3820 $3095 $2300 $2110 $1415

Price not valid during National  Holidays: Nov. 3 al 5/ 10, 26 &  28 2017/Christmas & New Year : Dec. 20, 2017   - 04 Jan. 2018/Carnival: Feb. 10 al 14, 2018/ Eastern  Week : 24 MAR AL 01, APR., 2018

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

To reserve the transfer Bocas del Toro - Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, we require the following information of all passengers: Full Names, Nationality, Passport Number, Passport Expiry Date, Date of Birth, Occupation. Clients must have a copy of their passports and proof of departure (flight receipt/itinerary) to give to immigration.

 

 

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