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Explore cloud forests, indulge in coffee and chocolate, lounge on Caribbean beaches and cruise on the world-famous Panama Canal on this nature-filled adventure through Costa Rica and Panama.
See the impressive Arenal Volcano
Explore Monteverde Cloud Forest
Taste the local coffee and chocolate
Meet the Embera tribe of Panama
Relax in laid back Bocas del Toro
Discovery the impressive Panama Canal
- Return international flights
- All Accommodation
- All meals
- All transportation & transfers
- All sightseeing & entrance fees
- English speaking National Escort & local guides
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Day 1: Fly to San José
Fly to San José, Costa Rica’s vibrant, charming capital, arriving the same day. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Chocolate Tour
Embark on a tour all about delicious chocolate! Learn about the role of cacao in Pre- Colombian Central America and its importance to Costa Rica.
Day 3: Mistico Park Hanging Bridges
As you walk through the trees, you’ll be able to spot all sorts of wildlife, birds, flowers and vegetation. Spend the morning walking the easy trails and taking in your beautiful natural surroundings.
Day 4: Monteverde by Lake
The views of the volcano as you cruise will be fantastic. Transfer the rest of the way to Monteverde by road and enjoy an afternoon tour of the Don Juan coffee estate. Here you’ll learn all about cultivating and processing coffee beans, chocolate and sugarcane before a tasting of the estate’s wares.
Day 5: Monteverde Cloud Rainforest Reserve
Spend the day exploring the natural wonders of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
Day 6: Into Panama
Return to San Jose and fly to Panama’s capital.
Day 7: Explore Panama City
Day 8: Discover Colon
Hop on a train and travel to the Caribbean city of Colon, which sits on the opposite end of the Panama Canal to Panama City.
Day 9: Anton Valley
Travel out of the city up to the cooler climes village of El Valle de Anton. Sat in the caldera of the dormant El Valle volcano, the village is surrounded by some beautiful nature and you’ll visit the lovely Chorro del Macho waterfall and learn the folktale of La India Dormida mountain.
Day 10: Embera Tribe
Travel deep into the Panamanian rainforest to visit a traditional village of the Embera people.
Day 11: Rainforest Tram
Cruise the waters of Lake Gatun, a major part of the Panama Canal, admiring the beauty of the surrounding rainforest and the machinery of the canal itself.
Day 12: Bocas del Toro
Fly from Panama City to the relaxed and friendly Caribbean beach town of Bocas del Toro where the rest of the day will be at leisure.
Day 13: Day at Leisure
Enjoy a full free day at Bocas del Toro to relax on the beach or explore.
Day 14: Fly to Panama City
The day is at leisure until your return flight to Panama City. This evening, enjoy a farewell meal.
Days 15-16: Fly from Panama City to the UK
Costa Rica & Panama is a moderate tour. This means that the itinerary requires a good level of fitness.
- There is a lot of walking on this tour, particularly through national parks and rainforest. Whilst walkways as well maintained you will spend a lot of time on your feet, and there will be some walking on an incline.
- You will be required, on several occasions, to climb on and off boats without assistance.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from business hotels to rainforest lodges.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers between destinations.
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by Local Guides. There will usually be no more than 29 travellers in each group.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. 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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