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.
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 (12 nts)

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
Direction
Price GBP
Availability
21st November 2017
3rd December 2017
San Jose - Panama City
£930pp 
Fully Booked
28th November 2017
10th December 2017
San Jose - Panama City
£955pp 
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Good
5th December 2017
17th December 2017
San Jose - Panama City
£930pp 
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Good
8th December 2017
20th December 2017
San Jose - Panama City
£930pp £790pp
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Good
12th December 2017
24th December 2017
San Jose - Panama City
£930pp 
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Good
19th December 2017
31st December 2017
San Jose - Panama City
£930pp £837pp
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Good
22nd December 2017
3rd January 2018
San Jose - Panama City
£930pp 
G
Good
26th December 2017
7th January 2018
San Jose - Panama City
£975pp 
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Fully Booked
2nd January 2018
14th January 2018
San Jose - Panama City
£895pp 
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Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Hola! Welcome to Costa Rica. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. 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). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. Home to over half the country's population, San Jose is a bustling city with lively markets, intriguing museums and a dynamic atmosphere. As this trip spends very little time here, we recommend arriving a day or two earlier to see the sights. 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. You might even like to take a full or half-day tour out to Poas Volcano National Park.

Additional Activities

San Jose - Poas Volcano National Park (half-day tour)
55 USD
San Jose - Poas Volcano National Park, Doka Coffee Tour & La Paz Waterfalls (full-day tour)
120 USD
San Jose - Gold Museum
11 USD
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