Classic: Costa Rica & Panama Quest (CRPQ)
Countries Visited: Costa Rica, Panama Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 1 lunch
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Soak in the thermal hot springs of Arenal Volcano, watch the sunset over the Pacific, learn about coffee production and support a local community, stare out into the crystal-blue Caribbean waters in Bocas del Toro, take in the crisp air of the lush green highlands in Boquete, explore the Panama Canal.
Where can you find world-famous coffee, surfing, and snorkellings Well, technically this is a trick question because Costa Rica and Panama can both raise their hands for this one. This 16-day tour combines the best of activity hubs like Boquete and La Fortuna, with time to chill - or test your board skills - at the beach. From rainforests to the Panama Canal, this is the perfect Central America intro (or refresher) that'll give your wallet a breather.
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|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||San Jose||Day 1 San Jose|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||La Fortuna||Day 2 San Jose/La Fortuna (1L)|
La Fortuna is an excellent base for adventure. Opt to hike the area's nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoneering. Included Activities: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour Hot Springs Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (4.00 hour(s), 150km)
|Day 3||La Fortuna||Day 3 La Fortuna|
Spend the day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marvelling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about Costa Rica in La Fortuna. There are enough activities here to keep you busy all day long.
|Day 4||Monteverde||Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde|
Travel across Lake Arenal into the mountains and on to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Arrive to spend time enjoying this nature-lovers paradise. Included Activities: Guided Cloud Forest Night Walk Transport: Shared van (0.50 hour(s)) Boat (0.75 hour(s)) Shared van (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Monteverde||Day 5 Monteverde|
Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines, walk across suspended bridges through the forest canopy, or go horseback riding in the hills.
|Day 6||Quepos||Day 6 Monteverde/Quepos|
Travel to the Pacific Coast. Enjoy Quepos or opt to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. The park offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing. The park boasts beautiful white-sand beaches and the warm turquoise water. Opt to swim, fish, kayak, surf or take a sailing trip. Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (5.00 hour(s), 220km)
|Day 7||Quepos||Day 7 Quepos|
Enjoy a free day to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, sail, snorkel or surf in the Pacific. Opt to kayak through mangroves or relax on the beach.
|Day 8||San Jose||Day 8 Quepos/San Jose|
Opt to chill at the beach in the morning before the journey by bus back to the capital. Transport: Local bus (4.00 hour(s), 190km)
|Day 9||Panama City||Day 9 San Jose/Panama City|
Panama City seamlessly blends a modern urban metropolis with history and colonial architecture. Spend time exploring Old Panama City, admiring sleek skyscrapers, or escape to nearby sandy beaches. Opt to join new members of the group for an evening welcome meeting. Transport: Plane (1.00-1.50 hours, 500km)
|Day 10||Bocas Del Toro||Day 10 Panama City/Bocas del Toro|
The islands of Bocas del Toro offer much wildlife found only in this region, making it a unique place to explore. The islands are mostly covered in rainforest, and have spectacular beaches perfect for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling or diving. Transport: Plane Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours, 175km) Boat (0.50-0.75 hours)
|Day 11||Bocas Del Toro||Day 11 Bocas del Toro|
Enjoy free time to explore these beautiful islands. Opt to take a boat tour of the area, go snorkelling, take a swim, or just lounge in paradise.
|Day 12||Bocas Del Toro||Day 12 Bocas del Toro|
Spend another day exploring the archipelago.
|Day 13||Boquete||Day 13 Bocas del Toro/Boquete|
Travel to the mountain retreat of Boquete. Nestled in a green mountain valley, this is an outdoor lovers paradise. Transport: Boat (0.50-0.75 hours) Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours, 175km)
|Day 14||Boquete||Day 14 Boquete|
Use a free day to enjoy numerous hikes or whitewater rafting. Opt for a tour of a coffee plantation.
|Day 15||Panama City||Day 15 Boquete/Panama City|
Travel to David and catch a morning flight to Panama City. Upon arrival, visit the Panama Canal including the Miraflores Locks and on-site museum. Enjoy a final evening with the group. Included Activities: Panama Canal Visit Transport: Local bus (0.75 hour(s), 42km) Plane (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 16||Panama City||Day 16 Panama City|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: If required all local flights are included in the cost of your tours unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.