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Panamá
16 Days / 15 Nights
Day 01: Arrive to Panamá

Welcome to Panamá! Once you have passed immigration and customs and stepped out of the airport doors, you will meet one of our travel representatives with a sign reading your name. He will drive you to your hotel and give you your welcome kit.

 

Private Transfer from Tocumen International Airport to Panamá City

 

Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel *** (2 Nights)
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast and Taxes Included


Day 02: Panama City Tour

Early in the morning you will start your sightseeing expedition of Panamas amazing capital which was founded in 1519. The captivating backdrop of skyscrapers, noble mansions and green hills will surely fascinate you. The tour begins with a trip to Panama Viejo (closed on Mondays) which dates back from the 16th century .Then we continue along the coast to the old town Casco Antiguo. Here you find some of the oldest architecture and buildings of the modern city. The area is known as Casco Viejo or Casco Antiguo. During the tour you will see many unique colonial buildings. Some of those are still largely original and others are nicely and colorfully restored. The historic Casco Antiguo is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has become the center of art, design and cultural development. Many new bars, roof top terraces, restaurants and hotels have opened here. Later on a drive down the Causeway will surprise you with an amazing view of the Panama City skyline before taking you to the Miraflores Locks. Here you will gain a first insight into the inner workings and dimensions of the famous Panama Canal. The viewers terrace offers a unique view of the locks and the ships a through the locks on their way to the Pacific or Atlantic. The Panama Canal is one of the most important waterways in the world. Each year around 14,000 ships are transiting, that is about six percent of the worlds trade. In its museum you will learn many interesting facts about the Canal. The Tour ends at the hotel.

 

Included: Guide, entrances fees and transportation.


Day 03: Private transfer to Albrook Airport. Domestic Flight to David. Private transfer from David to Boquete, Panamá

Early in the Morning transfer to the national Airport Albrook and approx.. 45-minutes flight to David.

From the Airport in David it goes to the nearby mountains of Chiriquí up to the small mountain village of Boquete which is located at 1200 m with a cool mild climate

 

Situated in Panama’s highlands, Boquete is nestled into the lush mountains less than 40 miles from the border the country shares with Costa Rica.  Located in the Chiriquí Province, the town (actually a group of six smaller districts) sits on the Caldera River approximately a half hour drive from the capital city of David and 340 miles from Panama City.  Its elevation of almost 4,000 feet above sea level helps to alleviate the sweltering humidity experienced by some of its coastal neighbors.

 

Private transfer from Panamá City to Albrook Airport
Domestic Flight from Panamá City to David
Private transfer from David from Boquete

 

Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Lodge *** (2 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast and Taxes Included


Day 04: Tour in Boquete

In the morning you can enjoy a unique experience: an exciting walk on hanging bridges. From the top you will get a whole new view of nature. Observe the Cloud forest and waterfalls from a bird's perspective! An unforgettable experience!

In the afternoon we take you into the world of coffee. Visit a coffee plantation close to the hotel. The process of growing, harvesting and processing the coffee fruit is explained. At the end of the tour there will also be a tasting of the delicious beverage.

 

Included: Guide, entrances fees and transportation.


Day 05: Boquete - Almirante - Bocas del Toro

After breakfast a 3 hour drive through the mountains of Cordillera de Talamanca and then along the Caribbean coast and through ever changing vegetation to Almirante. (Transfer without tour guide).

After arriving in Almirante you board a boat that will take you about 30 minutes to Isla Colon. In the town you will find cozy bars, restaurants, souvenir stands and shops. It has a relaxed, typical Caribbean atmosphere.

The archipelago of Bocas del Toro, surrounded by the Talamanca range, is an expanse of turquoise Caribbean waters dotted with lushly forested islands, mangrove Cayes, and flats of coral and turtle grass. The windward islands are blessed with pristine coconut-lined white sand beaches, several of which are protected by Bastimentos National Marine Park. Four species of sea turtles nest on these shores and inhabit the reefs laden with tropical fish. Sand dollars, seashells and driftwood are easily admired on these uninhabited beaches. It is not uncommon to find yourself exploring the whole day without ever encountering other footsteps. Relax in the seclusion of crescent shaped beaches surrounded by rock cliffs, snorkel the barrier and patch reefs of uninhabited white sand islands covered in coconut palms, or slip into the lush rainforest of Bastimentos to explore the flora and fauna. There are several family-friendly beaches in the area for those bringing young children. These areas are safe year round, geographically protected from open ocean swell and prevailing winds, there is little to no wave action and minimal currents. The local people of the province are made up of mainly indigenous tribes and descendants of slaves from Jamaica, which contributes to Bocas' diverse and vibrant culture.

 

Bus & boat Transfer from Boquete to ocas del Toro

 

Divers Paradise *** (2 Nights)
Room Type: Double Plus / Twin Plus Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast and Taxes Included 


Day 06: Bocas del Toro / Boat Trip Red Frog Beach

Today you will enjoy a boat ride. The boat takes you through small sea lanes which are all over the abundant mangroves. Keep an eye out for water birds! Afterwards we head to Coral Cay where you have the possibility to try different delicious seafood in a little restaurant (not included). The area is also very suitable for swimming and snorkeling.

Later the boat trip continues to Isla Bastimentos. The island is surrounded by mangroves, nature and fresh air. Isla Bastimentos consists mainly of jungle. There are no roads or runways. For this reason the island can only be reached by boat.

It is the perfect place for adventure- and nature lovers. Here you also find one of Bocas del Toros most famous beaches "Red Frog Beach", called after the red arrow-poison frog. On the island are many paths through the jungle that invite you to explore the area. After all don’t forget about the most famous activity on the beautiful island "let the soul simply dangle" and listen to the sounds of the ocean.

 

Included: Guide, entrances fees and transportation.


Day 07: Shared boat & bus Transfer from Bocas del Toro to Puerto Viejo de Limón in Costa Rica

Located in Limon province on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a beach lover’s paradise. Here, amidst the exotic flora and fauna, lies a vibrant seaside town with gorgeous beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and some of the most amazing surfing opportunities. Formerly a quiet little fishing village, Puerto Viejo has a charm that is all its own. With its relaxed atmosphere and its own unique blend of Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous cultures, Puerto Viejo is a lively place to have a fun relaxing vacation. With its gold sand beaches, tropical vegetation and many interesting attractions nearby such as the Cahuita National Park, Talamanca Indian Reserve and Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, visiting Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a great opportunity to experience Costa Rica at its best. One can also indulge in horseback tours of the area, as well as snorkeling, diving, mountain biking, kayaking or boogie boarding. Whether you are looking forward to having a good time or just a laidback retreat, the shores of Puerto Viejo are a great place to kick back and soak in the sun!

 

Shuttle Transfer from Bocas del Toro to Puerto Viejo, Limón

 

Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort (1 Night)
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast and Taxes Included


Day 08: Early in the morning pick up the car rental. Self drive to Sarapiquí

Sarapiqui is not a popular tourist destination yet, but boasts an amazing amount of biodiversity and should be on every nature lover’s list. A great place to enjoy Costa Rica’s amazing natural beauty, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is perfect for those who enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, white water rafting, or kayaking. A great way to spend a day here would be to take an optional rafting trip down the Sarapiqui River, one of the most important trade routes between this region and the Caribbean coast.  What’s unique about the Sarapiqui region is that it sits relatively low in elevation and has several large rivers which converge in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, the largest town in the area. Around these rivers is a mixture of farmland and protected tropical forest. It’s in these vast swaths of humid jungle that a lot of environmental research takes place. We recommend to visit Tirimbina, ( not included ) a biological reserve, research center. Enjoy an easy-to-access network of trails, as well as a massive hanging bridge. The bridge is impressive, stretching about 200 meters (650 feet) over the raging Sarapiqui River, and has a spiral staircase halfway across that leads down to a small jungle-covered island.

 

Daihatsu Bego Standard (9 Days of Rent)

 

Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge (2 Nights)
Room Type: Deluxe Room A/C
Meals Plan: Breakfast and Taxes Included


Day 09: Free Day at Sarapiquí

Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.


Day 10: Self drive to Boca Tapada

Boca Tapada is located in northern Costa Rica, close to the Nicaraguan border and home to a huge biodiversity, a paradise for bird-and-nature lovers. It is an important nesting site for the endangered Great Green Macaw as well as one of the last remaining areas where the Almendro tree can be found. The local biological reserve,Maquenque, protects around 50.000 hectares of tropical rainforest and gives shelter to fragile ecosystems like wetlands, lagoons, rivers and streams.

 

Maquenque Eco Lodge (2 Nights)
Room Type: Bungalow Standard
Meals Plan: Breakfast and Taxes Included
Included: Guided morning walk through the rainforest, canoeing in the lagoon and plant a tree in the Ecolodge.


Day 11: Programed Activities at Boca Tapada

Guided morning walk through the rainforest, canoeing in the lagoon and plant a tree in the Ecolodge.


Day 12: Self-drive to Arenal/Fortuna

Arenal Volcano, located in La Fortuna, is the most iconic volcano in Costa Rica. For most of modern history, Volcán Arenal was just another dormant volcano surrounded by fertile farmland. But for about 42 years, the volcano was an ever-active and awe-striking natural wonder, producing menacing ash columns, massive explosions and streams of glowing molten rock almost daily. The fiery views are gone for now, but Arenal is still a worthy destination, thanks to the dense forest covering her lower slopes and foothills, and her picture-perfect conical shape up top. This area is rugged and varied, rich with wildlife and laced with trails.

 

Things to do:

 

Soak in a volcano-heated hot spring: Grand Spa at Tabacón. Grab a robe and settle into the jungle Jacuzzi while spa valets serve you healthy smoothies. Treatments like the chocolate body wrap and the couples’ two-hour massage utilize locally made products and end with champagne and fresh fruit. For a full day of pampering, request the spa package, which includes access to the thermal baths, and lunch or dinner.
Hike to a waterfall: The reward for a tough hike down to Catarata de la Fortuna is a magnificent waterfall, plummeting nearly 250 feet into a freshwater pool.
Watch wildlife: Birds, monkeys, turtles, caiman, and sloths abound in the 25,000-acre Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges: A series of trails and bridges form a loop through the primary rain forest of a 250-acre private reserve, providing great bird-watching and volcano viewing. Sixteen fixed and hanging bridges allow you to see the forest at different levels. Trails are open rain or shine, and there are things to do in both types of weather, including horseback-riding tours that start at 9 am and 1 pm.

 

Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs Resort (2 Nights)
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast & Taxes included


Day 13: Hike in Private Trail Colada 1968 pm & Tabacon + Dinner

The tour starts at 2:30pm. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, and you will arrive at about 3:00pm to the Private Reservation El Silencio. The vehicle will get as close as possible to the base of the volcano. Once on site, you will embark upon a walk of approximately 1 kilometer following a path of volcanic stone which has a moderate degree of difficulty, until arriving at the viewpoint, the point closest to the volcano allowed. At the vantage point, the guide will provide you with relevant information about the Arenal Volcano formation, its activity periods, as well as unpublished details of its first eruption in 1968, and you will enjoy the excellent views of the Green Lagoon and Arenal Lake. As soon as the guide indicates, you will begin the descent along the same path of 1km until you reach the starting point again.

 

In the next stage of the expedition, you will change scenery and enter the forest of regeneration and little by little the primary forest in the foothills of the Arenal Volcano. In this trail of approximately 1.5 km, (if you are lucky) you will have the opportunity to find a great variety of plants and animals that inhabit these forests like the toucan, the pava, the oropendola, saínos, snakes and monkeys.

 

After your hike you will go to the Tabacón Hot Springs and enjoy a delicious dinner. The purity of the water will make you feel like you are floating in an oasis of healing, with birds singing all around and the sound of falling water that invites you to relax and recover your wellness and quality of life.

 

Included: Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, park entrance fee, water and dinner.  


Day 14: Self drive to San Ramón

San Ramon has plenty of nearby activities for everyone, ranging from adrenaline packed bungee jumping to a more relaxing outing of bird watching. In San Ramon you may enjoy the canopy tours, horseback riding and the neighboring towns of Grecia, Sarchi, and Naranjo famed for its arts and crafts.

 

Villa Blanca (2 Nigth)
Room Type: Superior Casitas
Meals Plan: Breakfast and Taxes Included


Day 15: Free Day at San Ramón

Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.


Day 16: Departure from San Ramon to the International Airport Drop Off Car rental at the Airport

After an amazing time of absolute highlights in our beautiful Costa Rica, it is time to return home. Share your stories and photos with family and friends, make sure to recommend us and make plans to come visit again soon!

 

**Please notice that the distance between San Ramón and San José is approximately 1.5 hrs. Please take note that you must check in with your airline carrier at the International Airport at least 3 hours prior to your departure time. If your flight leaves early in the morning, we strongly suggest to spend your last night in San Jose.**




Included

  • All services indicated in the above itinerary.
  • Personalized information, map of Costa Rica and vouchers list.
  • Local Travel Program Support, 24 hours emergency service.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure In Panamá (Days 1 & 4).
  • 15 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
  • 9 days Car Rental  Daihatsu Bego Standard. Free mileage 1st additional driver free of charges. CDW Insurance Included. WIFI Hot Spot Free of Charge
  • Domestic flight from Panamá City to
  • Shuttle Shared Transfers between destinations included:
    • From Boquete to Bocas del Toro
    • From Bocas del Toro to Puerto Viejo
  • Excursions Included: (Shared tours)
    • Panamá City Tour
    • Hanging Bridges & Coffe Tour in Boquete
    • Boat Trip Red Frog Beach in Bocas del Toro
    • Hike in Private Trail Colada 1968 pm & Tabacon + Dinner 

 

Not Included:

  • Other meals than indicated as included.
  • Other excursions tours and activities indicated as optional or not included.
  • International flights.
  • Personal expenses. Tips and extras at hotels.
  • Travel insurance.

Rate per person: US$ 2,465.00 / total price for 2 people: US$ 4,930.00  

 Valid from May 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019

 

Prices in US dollars, based on double occupancy, local taxes included.

Accommodations are subject to availability

Additional fee applies for Christmas and New Year's Eve (December 21 and 05 January) and Easter

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