This tour takes us from the city life of San Jose to the laid back vibes of Cahuita on the Caribbean coast, then on to the island life of Bocas Del Toro, where you can pick up some Creole while enjoying the gorgeous Caribbean waters. Then it’s up to the highlands, to Boquete where you get back to nature with some phenomenal hiking trails to spot the elusive Quetzal relax in some waterfalls, or engage one of the available adrenaline-pumping activities. We will sloth, snorkel, hike and fly our way to the metropolis-meets-colonial styled city of Panama, where that world famous canal is waiting for you.
Duration: 10 days/9 nights
Departure City: San Jose, Costa Rica, Ending City: Panama City, Panama
Accommodations: hotels (9 nights)
Transportation: private mini bus, public buses, taxis
Leaders: Tour leader and Driver
Included meals: 9 breakfasts
Included Activities: Guided visit to Jaguar Rescue Center, full day snorkelling in Bocas del Toro, Coffee tour in Boquete, half transit or alternative tour in Panama City
Day 1: Meet your fellow adventurers and tour leader at 6 pm at the joining hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Day 2: Today we leave the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the laid back Caribbean coast. Our public bus ride will last about 4 hours, and the landscape changes dramatically. This afternoon, choose your beach: white or black sand!
Day 3: Fancy a visit to “Sloth School?” Today includes a morning visit to the Jaguar Rescue Centre. We have the afternoon to explore Puerto Viejo, visit Cahuita National Park or return to the beach.
Day 4: Today sees us leave Costa Rica, but not the Caribbean! We make our way to Bocas Del Toro, Panama. A mix of public and private buses, a speed boat and a lot of crystal clear sea to be seen.
Day 5: Today sees us on an included snorkelling adventure, more often than not a highlight of this tour. Visit coral gardens, beaches lined with starfish and swim until your heart is content and salty!
Day 6: We take our speed boat back to Almirante where our private bus will be waiting to take us to the highland town of Boquete! Four hours of breathtaking views gets us there with enough time for our included coffee tour at Café Ruiz!
Day 7: We have left today free for you to enjoy the full range of outdoor adventures in Boquete. It’s a great climate for hiking, bird watching, white-water rafting and, if you feel adventurous, you can hike up Volcano Baru!
Day 8: We leave the highlands and head back to sea level. Our private vehicle takes us to David and our 45-minute scenic flight to Panama City. We spend the afternoon exploring the Panama City shoreline and the fish market, then enjoy dinner right on the Panama Canal shipping lanes.
Day 9: The Panama Canal half transit included today when available. Your tour leader will have more information for you at the welcome meeting of this tour. An excellent alternative is included when the half transit is not.
Day 10: Our tour ends today. Your tour leader will advise regarding transportation to the airport.
Some of our tours have optional add-on packages, which secure those activities for you in advance, and may be less expensive and less hassle than booking them individually while on your trip. You can add these packages on at check out.
Add-on 1: Single Supplement – $410.00