Costa Rica & Panama Quest
16 days from San Jose to Panama
From $ 2149
Duration16 days

Where can you find world-famous coffee, surfing, and snorkelling? Well, technically this is a trick question because Costa Rica and Panama can both raise their hands for this one. This 16-day tour combines the best of activity hubs like Boquete and La Fortuna, with time to chill – or test your board skills – at the beach. From rainforests to the Panama Canal, this is the perfect Central America intro (or refresher) that’ll give your wallet a breather.

This tour is operated by

  • Duration: 16 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: San Jose
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Panama
    Ages: 12+
Costa Rica & Panama Quest - Tour Map

Itinerary

Expand all
Day 1: San José

Start place: San Jose

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrive at any time.

End place: San Jose

Day 2: San José/La Fortuna

Start place: San Jose

La Fortuna is an excellent base for adventure. Opt to hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoneering.
Drive to Sarapiquí to visit the G Adventures-supported Mi Cafecito Community Coffee Plantation. Learn about the impact this project has had on the community and sample some of the products they sell. Continue on to the Arenal region and take advantage of a free afternoon and a full free day to experience the adventure activities and natural wonders of the area. Enjoy an included relaxing soak in the local hot springs.

End place: La Fortuna

Meals: L
Day 3: La Fortuna

Start place: La Fortuna

Spend the day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marvelling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about Costa Rica in La Fortuna. There are enough activities here to keep you busy all day long.
Free day in La Fortuna. Experience the outdoor adventures, amazing wildlife and natural wonders in this area.

End place: La Fortuna

Day 4: La Fortuna/Monteverde

Start place: La Fortuna

Travel across Lake Arenal into the mountains and on to Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Arrive to spend time enjoying this nature-lover's paradise.
Travel by bus and boat through the stunning Costa Rican scenery up into the cloud forest. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the jungle firsthand.

End place: Monte Verde

Day 5: Monteverde

Start place: Monte Verde

Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines, walk across suspended bridges through the forest canopy, or go horseback riding in the hills.

End place: Monte Verde

Day 6: Monteverde/Quepos

Start place: Monte Verde

Travel to the Pacific Coast. Enjoy Quepos or opt to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. The park offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing. The park boasts beautiful white-sand beaches and the warm turquoise water. Opt to swim, fish, kayak, surf or take a sailing trip.
Travel to Quepos, just outside Manuel Antonio National Park. Opt to visit the park or relax on the beach in this fun surf town. Enjoy a night out and perhaps learn how to salsa.
Day 7: Quepos
Enjoy a free day to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, sail, snorkel or surf in the Pacific. Opt to kayak through mangroves or relax on the beach.
Day 8: Quepos/San José
Opt to chill at the beach in the morning before the journey by bus back to the capital.

End place: San Jose

Day 9: San José/Panama City

Start place: San Jose

Panama City seamlessly blends a modern urban metropolis with history and colonial architecture. Spend time exploring Old Panama City, admiring sleek skyscrapers, or escape to nearby sandy beaches. Opt to join new members of the group for an evening welcome meeting.
Hop on a flight to Panama City and explore the most cosmopolitan city in Central America.

End place: Panama

Day 10: Panama City/Bocas del Toro

Start place: Panama

The islands of Bocas del Toro offer much wildlife found only in this region, making it a unique place to explore. The islands are mostly covered in rainforest, and have spectacular beaches perfect for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling or diving.

Catch a flight to the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. The islands are mostly covered in rainforest and have spectacular beaches. There are plenty of opportunities to snorkel, scuba dive, or just relax on the beach.

End place: Bocas del Toro

Day 11: Bocas del Toro

Start place: Bocas del Toro

Enjoy free time to explore these beautiful islands. Opt to take a boat tour of the area, go snorkelling, take a swim, or just lounge in paradise.

End place: Bocas del Toro

Day 12: Bocas del Toro

Start place: Bocas del Toro

Spend another day exploring the archipelago.

End place: Bocas del Toro

Day 13: Bocas del Toro/Boquete

Start place: Bocas del Toro

Travel to the mountain retreat of Boquete. Nestled in a green mountain valley, this is an outdoor lover's paradise.
Travel to Boquete where a plethora of outdoor options await, including numerous hikes, whitewater rafting, or visiting a coffee plantation.

End place: Boquete

Day 14: Boquete

Start place: Boquete

Use a free day to enjoy numerous hikes or whitewater rafting. Opt for a tour of a coffee plantation.

End place: Boquete

Day 15: Boquete/Panama City

Start place: Boquete

Travel to David and catch a morning flight to Panama City. Upon arrival, visit the Panama Canal including the Miraflores Locks and on-site museum. Enjoy a final evening with the group.

End place: Panama

Day 16: Panama City

Start place: Panama

Depart at any time.

End place: Panama

Inclusions

Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour, Sarapiquí Your Wellness Moment: Hot Springs, Arenal Volcano Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna Your Discover Moment: Monteverde Your Discover Moment: Quepos Your Discover Moment: Boquete
  • Guided cloud forest night walk (Monteverde)
  • Free time in La Fortuna, Monteverde, and Quepos
  • Beach time in Bocas del Toro
  • Panama Canal visit
  • Miraflores Locks and museum visit
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Private vehicle, Plane, Boat, Local bus, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (15 nts)
  • Meals

    1 lunches,

Dates & availability: Costa Rica & Panama Quest

Departing Finishing Catalog Price Sale Price Seats left
Departing Fri, 04/05/2019 Finishing Sat, 04/20/2019 Catalog Price $ 2149 Sale Price $ 2149 -
Departing Fri, 04/19/2019 Finishing Sat, 05/04/2019 Catalog Price $ 2149 Sale Price $ 2149 13 Book
Departing Fri, 05/10/2019 Finishing Sat, 05/25/2019 Catalog Price $ 2149 Sale Price $ 2149 16 Book
Departing Fri, 06/07/2019 Finishing Sat, 06/22/2019 Catalog Price $ 2149 Sale Price $ 2149 13 Book
Departing Fri, 07/05/2019 Finishing Sat, 07/20/2019 Catalog Price $ 2249 Sale Price $ 2249 15 Book
Departing Fri, 07/19/2019 Finishing Sat, 08/03/2019 Catalog Price $ 2249 Sale Price $ 2249 11 Book
Departing Fri, 08/02/2019 Finishing Sat, 08/17/2019 Catalog Price $ 2349 Sale Price $ 2349 13 Book
Departing Fri, 09/06/2019 Finishing Sat, 09/21/2019 Catalog Price $ 2149 Sale Price $ 2149 16 Book
Departing Fri, 10/11/2019 Finishing Sat, 10/26/2019 Catalog Price $ 2149 Sale Price $ 2149 15 Book
Departing Fri, 11/01/2019 Finishing Sat, 11/16/2019 Catalog Price $ 2149 Sale Price $ 2149 16 Book

Save up to 50% on tours! Get exclusive access to members-only deals by email.

Subscribe to our newsletter