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, standard Room (B)

• 2019: 3 Days / 2 Nights Package at Mawamba Lodge, Standard Room (B-L-D)

• 2020: 3 Days / 2 Nights Package at Laguna Lodge 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

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

•  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.

 

2019:Overnight at hotel Park Inn, Deluxe Room, breakfast included.

2020:Overnight at hotel Park Inn, Standard 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 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. This tour will provide detailed information on its history, culture and work in favor of conservation of the sea turtles and the flora and fauna in general.

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.

 

2019: Overnight at Mawamba Lodge, Standard Room, three daily meals included.

2020: Overnight at Laguna Lodge, Standard Room, three daily meals included


Day 03: Tortuguero

After breakfast, guests will enjoy a guided boat tour along the canals of Tortuguero national park. Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park included.

Visit the canals within the National park to discover a large variety of birds and receive detailed information on the flora and fauna of the area.

 

Return to the lodge for lunch.

 

Afterwards take a hiking trip around the hotel property.  It is amazing how so nearby your room you can find different kinds of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, poison arrow frogs and many birds and insects including the blue butterfly (Morpho peleides).

 

2019: Overnight at Mawamba Lodge, Standard Room, three daily meals included.

2020: Overnight at Laguna 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 this 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.

 

2019:Overnight at hotel Park Inn, Deluxe Room, breakfast included.

2020: Overnight at hotel Park Inn, Standard 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.

 

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
$3200 $2795 $2095 $1880 $1210
From: 01 NOV 19 to: 31 OCT 20
$3300 $2830 $2060 $1850 $1230

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

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

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

•  Flight don’t operate daily, in this case  will have to change the order of places  in Costa Rica so client can  travel by  land to Bocas del Toro.

 

Excluding Holiday Season:

National Holidays 01NOV19 - 06NOV19

Christmas & New Year 22DEC19 - 02JAN20

Carnivals 21MAR20 - 25MAR20

Easter Week 05ABR20 - 12APR20

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