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Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

From £790 for 13 days
Trip Overview
Adventure-lovers rejoice! Here is a trip that delivers pure beach bliss, idyllic islands, curious creatures and small towns packed with charm. First travel to Costa Rica to uncover cultural gems in San Jose and Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, then journey on to Panama for an intoxicating mixture of relaxation and adventure. Costa Rica and Panama are the very essence of Central American coastal beauty and this tour certainly catches them at their best. 2019 CHANGES: From 1 January 2019 the starting day of this trip will change as well as a minor itinerary change. To adjust the combination trips slightly, this trip will now depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays. These changes come as a result of our traveller’s feedback that they prefer more time at a beach destination over an inland destination. We have replaced 1 night in Boquete with an extra night in Bocas del Toro. 2019 departures are not guaranteed for this reason as yet.
Essential Info
Starts: San Jose
Ends: Panama City
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IQVRC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Costa Rica, Panama
What's Included

Meals

No meals included

Transport

Local bus,Private minibus,Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (10 nights),Multishare Cabin (2 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Who hasn't dreamt of snorkelling, sun-baking and cocktail-sipping in the Caribbean? Enjoy plenty of time to do just this in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, as well as seeing sloths, racoons and monkeys in nearby Cahulta National Park

•   Dial the relaxation up a notch in Bocas del Toro, Panama, spending several nights on nearby Isla Bastimentos. There may be no roads or cars here, but there are plenty of mangroves, turtles and white sandy beaches

•   Waterfalls, wildflowers, hot springs and mountains - beautiful Boquete has it all. Tour a coffee plantation, ride a bike along a river or take a relaxing walk through the forest, keeping an eye out for tricksy monkeys and tropical birds

•   Get off the beaten track and ride the waves in surfy Santa Catalina. If you'd prefer to stay dry, there's a beachside hammock with your name on it

•   Explore the eclectic streets of Panama City and admire the engineering masterpiece of the Panama Canal

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 18th Dec 2018
Returning: 30th Dec 2018
£930pp
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Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 21st Dec 2018
Returning: 2nd Jan 2019
£1,000pp
G
Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 25th Dec 2018
Returning: 6th Jan 2019
£920pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Jan 2019
Returning: 13th Jan 2019
£790pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Jan 2019
Returning: 20th Jan 2019
£935pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Jan 2019
Returning: 27th Jan 2019
£1,000pp
G
Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 22nd Jan 2019
Returning: 3rd Feb 2019
£980pp
G
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 29th Jan 2019
Returning: 10th Feb 2019
£980pp
G
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 5th Feb 2019
Returning: 17th Feb 2019
£965pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! Welcome to Costa Rica! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm today. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be checking your passport details, insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). As this trip spends very little time here, we recommend arriving a day or two earlier to see the sights or take an Urban Adventure with an expert local guide. Home to over half the country's population, San Jose is a bustling city with lively markets, intriguing museums and a dynamic atmosphere. Otherwise, a good place to start is the main plaza. Artisan booths are common here, so you never know when an art fair will pop up. The Gold Museum has an amazing collection of indigenous gold art. If you're in the mood for a bit of shopping, head to the outdoor market in the Plaza de la Cultura or the city's Central Market, where you can buy anything from handicrafts to seafood. 

Additional Activities

San Jose - Gold Museum
11 USD
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