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Panama Experience

Costa Rica & Panama, Central America

Panama Experience

Hiking·
Rafting·
Snorkeling
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Start: San José
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End: Panama City

Hit the beach and mountain retreats on your way to the locks of the world-famous Panama Canal.

Activity
LocationCosta Rica & Panama, Central America
Duration14 days
Start / EndSan José / Panama City
Tour operatorG Adventures

Costa Rica & Panama, Central America

Panama Experience

Hiking·
Rafting·
Snorkeling·
14 days·G Adventures
Start: San José
·
End: Panama City

Description

From San José, hit the beach and mountain retreats on your way to the locks of the world-famous Panama Canal at the centre of the Americas. Visit gorgeous islands and chill to reggae beats on Caribbean beaches. Search for the quetzal bird in cloud forests and shake your tailfeather in the clubs of Panama City. With your hotel and transport arranged by our CEOs (Chief Experience Officers), you c...

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Itinerary

Day 1San José
Arrive at any time. Arrive in at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Please try to arrive before 6pm for an important group meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members.
Day 2San José/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Travel to Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast to the picturesque village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Enjoy 14km (8.7 mi) of incomparable white and black sand beaches, all surrounded by exotic tropical vegetation. There are several optional activities available: rent a bike or hire a boat to Manzanillo, hike to Monkey Point through the Gandoca - Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, or try snorkelling. Feeling lazy? Take it easy and explore La Isla Botanical Gardens.

Day 3Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Rent a boogie board if the waves are calling, dance the night away to reggae and calypso, taste flavourful Afro-Caribbean cuisine, and succumb to the natural beauty of this tropical paradise.

Day 4Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/Bocas del Toro

Crossing into Panama, travel by bus, foot, then a boat to arrive to the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro, which means the bull’s mouth. Enjoy free time while here to snorkel, scuba dive, or just relax on the beach.

Day 5Bocas del Toro

Enjoy free time to snorkel the blue Caribbean waters or look for red frogs at—where else?—Red Frog Beach.

Day 6Bocas del Toro

Enjoy free time to snorkel the blue Caribbean waters or look for red frogs at—where else?—Red Frog Beach.

Day 7Bocas del Toro/Boquete

Back on the mainland, settle in for a long day of travel before arriving at the mountain town of Boquete. A plethora of outdoor options await, including hiking, whitewater rafting and touring a coffee plantation.

Day 8Boquete

Opt to go whitewater rafting, tour a coffee plantation, or hike through the cloud forest.

Day 9Boquete/Santa Catalina
Travel to the Pacific Coast for a few more beach days. Santa Catalina has easy access to two black-sand beaches and is a great home base for fishing, snorkelling, boat trips, diving and surfing, as well as exploring numerous nature trails in the area. This small, friendly, and laid-back town on the Pacific coast is the perfect place to wind down. Look up and see flocks of parrots as they soar the skies above the hills around Santa Catalina. Santa Catalina is the closest access point to Coiba Island, part of the nation’s largest marine park, described as a cross between the Galapagos and Cocos Islands. Time and weather permitting, it may be possible to organize an optional boat trip to explore this marine park.
Day 10Santa Catalina

Enjoy a lazy day at the beach. Opt to explore beautiful Coiba NP or take a surfing lesson.

Day 11Santa Catalina
Enjoy a lazy day at the beach. Opt to explore beautiful Coiba NP or take a surfing lesson.
Day 12Santa Catalina/Panama City
Leave the beach and travel to Panama's capital. Enjoy an optional night out with the group, and save some energy for exploring various parts of the city.
Day 13Panama City
Enjoy free time to explore the city or visit the Panama Canal.
Day 14Panama City
Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Simple hotels/hostels (13 nts, most multi-share).

What's Included

Your Discover Moment: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Your Discover Moment: Boquete. Beach time in Bocas del Toro and Santa Catalina. Panama City stay. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

No meals included

What to Take

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
14days
€726.75per person
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