Costa Rica and Panama offer a beautiful and diverse ecosystem that is teeming with exotic wildlife as well as volcanoes, rainforests, lakes, lagoons and beaches.
- 3- & 4-star accommodation
- Twin / double rooms for single use
- Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
- Average group size - 12 people (max 18)
- International & internal flights
- Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
- Experienced local tour guide in each country
- 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
- Welcome and farewell group dinners
- Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
- Twin / double rooms for single use
- Welcome & farewell group dinners
- Cross the Panama Canal
- Spot monkeys & sloths at Manuel Antonio National Park
- View the Arenal volcano from your hotel
- Cruise the canals of Tortuguero
- Small group size - maximum 18 people
Arenal Paraiso Resort & Spa, Arenal
Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel, San Jose (Costa Rica)
Crowne Plaza Panama City Hotel, Panama City
Heliconia Hotel, Monteverde
Mawamba Lodge, Tortuguero
Pachira Lodge, Tortuguero
Villa Lapas, Tarcoles
Day 1: Fly to Panama City via Madrid
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Panama City via Madrid with British Airways. Transfer to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for 2 nights. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a traditional restaurant.
Day 2: Panama Canal
Take a shared partial transit and cruise through the various locks of the Panama Canal.
Day 3: Fly to San José
Morning city tour including the ruins of old Panama and the historic colonial district. In the afternoon fly to San José for 2 nights at the Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel.
Day 4: San José
Morning visit to a coffee plantation on the slopes of the active Poas volcano and, subject to volcanic activity, see its crater lake. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 5: Tortuguero
Travel by shared overland transfer to Caño Blanco on the Caribbean coast. Take a boat ride along the backwaters that lead to Tortuguero, looking for wildlife en route. Stay at Mawamba or Pachira Lodge for 2 nights.
Day 6: Tortuguero
Full day of shared excursions exploring the tropical forest and waterways.
Day 7: La Selva Biological Station • Arenal
Return to Caño Blanco by boat and drive to Arenal. En route, visit La Selva Biological Station to learn about the scientific and conservation work of the researchers and take a short walk in the protected rainforest surroundings.
Day 8: Arenal
Morning tour of the circuit of trails and suspension bridges, which allow an up-close view of the rainforest floor and treetop canopy. Optional evening visit to the hot springs.
Day 9: Monteverde
Drive along the shores of Lake Arenal, taking in the spectacular views of the lake and its surroundings. Continue through the green mountains to Monteverde and stay 2 nights at the Heliconia Hotel.
Day 10: Monteverde
Morning tour of the Monteverde cloud forest, a habitat for rare flora and fauna such as the colourful quetzal bird. Afternoon at leisure or take one of the optional excursions on offer, including a visit to the Santa Elena Reserve.
Day 11: Manuel Antonio • Tarcoles
Drive to the central Pacific coast and visit Manuel Antonio for a walking tour of the national park, where the rainforest extends right down to the beautiful beaches. This small park is home to a surprising concentration of wildlife including sloths, iguanas, endangered squirrel monkeys and various colourful birds.
Day 12: Carara
Morning visit to Carara National Park, home to crocodiles, monkeys and scarlet macaws. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant near your hotel.
Days 13-14: Fly to London
Transfer to San José and fly to London with British Airways
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on a solo traveller in a twin or double room. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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