Panama Experience Costa Rica & Panama, Central America

Panama Experience

Costa Rica & Panama, Central America

Hiking
Rafting
Snorkeling
14 days
2019

Tue, Dec 17

Mon, Dec 30

€899

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Overview

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 can concentrate on choosing your own adventure.

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Itinerary

Day 1San José
Arrive at any time.
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 couple lazy or adventurous days at the beach. 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. Opt to hang 10 with a surfing lesson or explore beautiful Coiba National Park, part of the nation’s largest marine park, described as a cross between the Galapagos and Cocos Islands.
Day 11Santa Catalina/Valle de Antón
Leave the beach and travel to Panama's capital. Filled with colonial architecture and cobblestone streets line with cafes and bars. Opt to spend a night on the town with the group.
Day 12Valle de Antón/Panama City
Leave the mountains 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 a free day to explore this iconic city. Opt to visit the Panama Canal and Casco Viejo, a World Heritage Site. In the heart of old town, check out its plazas, murals and ancient cathedrals by day. At night check out the restaurant and nightlife scene from a rooftop bar or sidewalk cafe.
Day 14Panama City
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Simple hotels (2 nts), hostels (11 nts, 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.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1San José
Arrive at any time.
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 couple lazy or adventurous days at the beach. 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. Opt to hang 10 with a surfing lesson or explore beautiful Coiba National Park, part of the nation’s largest marine park, described as a cross between the Galapagos and Cocos Islands.
Day 11Santa Catalina/Valle de Antón
Leave the beach and travel to Panama's capital. Filled with colonial architecture and cobblestone streets line with cafes and bars. Opt to spend a night on the town with the group.
Day 12Valle de Antón/Panama City
Leave the mountains 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 a free day to explore this iconic city. Opt to visit the Panama Canal and Casco Viejo, a World Heritage Site. In the heart of old town, check out its plazas, murals and ancient cathedrals by day. At night check out the restaurant and nightlife scene from a rooftop bar or sidewalk cafe.
Day 14Panama City
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Simple hotels (2 nts), hostels (11 nts, 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.

All prices are indicative only and subject to availability and changes without obligation.

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14 days
2019

Tue, Dec 17

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€899

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