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Best of Costa Rica & Panama 12 Days/11 Nights

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Raimond Barquero

Destination S. Costa Rica

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Best of Costa Rica & Panama 12 Days/11 Nights

The package has the beginning in Costa Rica with the visit to the Tortuguero National Park a natural zone for the relaxation and enjoyment of the flora and fauna, then the visit to Arenal and to observe the volcano and its thermal waters, Bocas del Toro in Panama is a destination of beautiful Caribbean landscapes, visit to Boquete is a mountain area that is grown coffee, before leaving you visit the famous Panama Canal where you can see cargo ships.

DAY 1

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 El Rodeo Country Inn 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. Read more

San Jose 1 night
DAY 2

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. Read more

Tortuguero 2 nights
DAY 3

Shared Tortuguero Canals

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. Read more

Tortuguero 2 nights
DAY 4

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 A Volcano Lodge & Gardens , Superior Room, breakfast included. Read more

Arenal 1 night
DAY 5

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. Read more

San Jose 1 night
DAY 6

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 Playa Tortuga. Rest of the afternoon free to relax and enjoy the Caribbean surroundings. Overnight at Playa Tortuga Hotel, Standard Room, Breakfast included

Bocas del Toro 2 nights
DAY 7

Shared Tour to Dolphin Bay, Crawl Cay an

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 Playa Tortuga Hotel, Standard Room, Breakfast included Read more

Bocas del Toro
DAY 8

Bocas del Toro – Boquete

Transfer on your 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 Read more

Boquete 2 nights
DAY 9

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. Read more

Boquete 2 nights
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.

Panama City 2 nights
DAY 11

Shared Panama City & Miraflores Locks To

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. Read more

Panama city 2 nights
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.

Panama City

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Jose, costa Rica
Day 2
Location Tortuguero, costa Rica
Day 4
Location San Carlos, costa Rica
Day 5
Location San Jose, costa Rica
Day 6
Location Bocas del Toro, Panama
Day 8
Location Boquete, Panama
Day 9
Location Panama City, Panama

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • Tours mentioned on itinerary description.
  • Meals mentioned on itinerary description.
  • Hotel taxes.

Package excludes

  • Departure taxes $29 per person.
  • Personal expenses, tips and extras.
  • Additional tours not mentioned.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Children from 5 to 11 years old.
  • Rates do not apply for Easter, Christmas or New Year
  • Programs operate with a minimum of 2 people
  • Bring your ID.
  • You must be 30 minutes before the pickup in the lobby of the hotel.
  • Submit Voucher payment.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Costa Rica support phone number: +506 8430 9269

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Andrew Lingett, United States

A great tour guide and driver we thoroughly, we enjoyed everything we did. Andres was very knowledgeable, informative and could not have been more attendant. This was a beautiful experience.

Mermes Pustman, United States

Andres (guide) has a very informative tour guide with an abundance of Costa Rica knowledge Highly recommended this tour with the variety of different trips encompassing wildlife and fauna.

Pauline T Charles Barnett, United Kingdom

Everyone has been wonderful hosts, friendly, knowledgeable, caring and welcoming. Both are credit to the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Muchas gracias!!

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