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Pure Panamania with a dash of Costa Rica



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Tanya Tapley

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Pure Panamania with a dash of Costa Rica

From the city life of San Jose to the laid back vibes of the Caribbean coast, on to the island life of Bocas Del Toro, where you can pick up some Creole while enjoying the gorgeous Caribbean waters. Then up to the highlands, to Boquete where you get back to nature with some phenomenal hiking trails, relax in some waterfalls, or engage one of their adrenaline-pumping activities. We will sloth, snorkel, hike and fly our way to the Panama Canal.


Meeting Day in Costa Rica

Meet your fellow adventurers and tour leader at 6 pm at the joining hotel in San Jose. Be sure to have your insurance documents and passports available for presentation to your tour leader. After your tour briefing, you may want to go out together for dinner at one of the many renowned restaurants nearby. Overnight: at the joining hotel. Read more

San Jose

Head for the Beaches

Today we leave the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the laid back and relaxed Caribbean Coast. Our public bus ride will last about 4 hours, and the landscape changes pretty dramatically! From the bus station we will make our way to the hotel, check in and then head out on an orientation walk before retiring to the beach for the afternoon. Your choice of beaches, Black or white sand! Read more


‘Jaguar Rescue Centre’

We have reserved this morning a guided tour of the ‘Jaguar Rescue Centre’ located in near by Puerto Viejo. This is definitely a highlight and a great chance to meet some of the super stars of Costa Rica. Find yourself in ‘Sloth School’, or the nursery watching one of their specialists tend to one of their many rescues. It really is a magical experience to see the tireless work that these volunteers put in day after day! The afternoon is free for you to explore Puerto Viejo or return to Cahuita to enjoy the National Park, snorkelling or some more well deserved beach time! Read more


Travel from Costa Rica to Panama

Today is a short travel day, with an interesting border crossing. The drive to Sixaola, the border town is approximately an hour. From there, we unload our luggage, pay our taxes, check out of Costa Rica and walk the bridge to Panama where we will be checked in. From the border we will be transported in our own private bus to Almirante, where we will board our speedboat for a 40 minute sprint to Bocas Town. Our expected arrival time to this wee slice of Paradise will be around 1pm. After check in, we will take an orientation walk and probably be in time to take in a sunset drink in one of the many waterfront bars! Meeting for dinner at 7pm. Read more

Bocas Town, Panama

Sailing & water fun at Starfish beach

You may wish to sleep-in, or get up early and check out Bocas town. After breakfast we have the option to relax and enjoy the beach or take a snorkelling excursion with “Jager Knights”, for a full day of water activities. Our captain will sail us through the crystal clear blue waters to Starfish Beach where you can swim, relax and admire the many starfish that litter the beach. From there we will continue on to the Coral Gardens, while lunch is prepared. After lunch we can pop on our snorkelling gear and enjoy this stunning spot for the rest of the day. Read more

Bocas Town

Coffee Plantation tour and Hike

Departing the island after breakfast, we will leave Bocas Town for Almirante on a speed boat and our driver will be waiting to take us to the heights of Boquete. The drive is around 4 hours, through clouded forests, mountains and small towns. Boquete sits at an elevation of around 1200 metres so we climb a bit during this drive, making the views that little bit more dramatic and the coffee a lot tastier! Once we arrive to Boquete we will have an orientation tour, then head off on our coffee plantation tour with Café Ruiz. We return to the hotel around 4pm for a tour briefing for tomorrow. Read more


Free day to explore Boquete

Today there are lots of options available to you. Hiking is very good in this area, you can take one of many trails with a local guide to remote waterfalls or to find the elusive Quetzal. If you are feeling very adventurous you could hike Volcano Baru. Horse riding, white water rafting and more!


Flight from David to Panama City

Our private bus will be waiting for us at 6am. We will drive to the city of David, where we will check in for our 45 minute flight to Panama City. Coffee and breakfast will be available at the airport for you to enjoy. Once we arrive to Panama City, we will take a walk along the Cinta Costera to enjoy lunch at the famous fish markets (alternative options available). Tonight we will enjoy dinner at the famous Balboa Yacht Club. It sits right on the shipping lanes of the Panama Canal. Brilliant photo opportunities! Read more

Panama City

Panama Canal

Information on this day will be confirmed in your welcome meeting at the beginning of this tour. When available, your day will include a half-transit of the Panama Canal. When not, there is a fine alternative, and excursion along the canal to Cerro Ancon, Casco Viejo and Miraflores Lock. If you are due to depart for the Half Transit, time will be confirmed the night before. Read more

Panama City
DAY 10

Farewell Morning

Our trip ends today. We hope that you have had a fabulous time, and we have managed to exceed your expectations! If you are flying out today, please refer to your tour leader for the best way to get to the airport.

Panama City


Day in trip
Day 1
Location San Jose
Day 2
Location Cahuita
Day 4
Location Bocas del Tor
Day 6
Location Boquete
Day 8
Location Panama City


Package includes

  • Transport during the tour
  • Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation
  • Tour Leader throughout
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fees
  • Included meals: 9 breakfasts
  • Included Activities: Guided visit to Jaguar Rescue Center, Coffee tour in Boquete, half transit or alternative tour in Panama City

Package excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Although we make every effort to provide the listed hotels, they may vary according to availability and our discretion.
  • If you are interested in a private tour on any of our listed dates or alternate dates, please contact us with your date and how many people in the group and we will provide a customized quote for you.


10 Reviews

Andrea, Canada

We saw so much wildlife, & the fact that local guides were at no extra cost made a big difference to the things we saw. Other people without local guides walk right past things that our guides showed us, also very helpful getting great photos. Our tour guide was fabulous. Accommodations were great!

Kelly Brewer, Australia

I recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica and am beyond satisfied with the service provided. Everything was super straightforward and we were well looked after from the second we booked our trip. We had really lovely accommodation, reliable transport that ran on time and some delicious meals...

Shendra B, Canada

The West Adventures trip to Costa Rica was better than expected. Beautiful country, excellent guides. Excellent, experienced host guide, Becky. We saw almost all the animals. had wonderful adventures, zipline, exciting river cruise through Tortuguero National Park, a day at the hotsprings.


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