Panama Experience
14 days
From $ 999
Duration14 days

From San José, hit the beach and mountain retreats on your way to the locks of the world-famous Panama Canal at the centre of the Americas. Visit gorgeous islands and chill to reggae beats on Caribbean beaches. Search for the quetzal bird in cloud forests and shake your tailfeather in the clubs of Panama City. With your hotel and transport arranged by our CEOs (Chief Experience Officers), you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure.

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  • Duration: 14 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: San Jose
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ages: 18+
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Day 1: San José

Start place: San Jose

Arrive in at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Please try to arrive before 6pm for an important group meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members.
Arrive at any time.

End place: San Jose

Day 2: San José/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Start place: San Jose

There are several optional activities available: rent a bike or hire a boat to Manzanillo, hike to Monkey Point through the Gandoca - Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, or try snorkelling. Feeling lazy? Take it easy and explore La Isla Botanical Gardens.
Travel to Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast to the picturesque village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Enjoy 14km (8.7 mi) of incomparable white and black sand beaches, all surrounded by exotic tropical vegetation.

End place: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Day 3: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Start place: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Rent a boogie board if the waves are calling, dance the night away to reggae and calypso, taste flavourful Afro-Caribbean cuisine, and succumb to the natural beauty of this tropical paradise.

End place: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Day 4: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/Bocas del Toro

Start place: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Crossing into Panama, travel by bus, foot, then a boat to arrive to the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro, which means the bull’s mouth. Enjoy free time while here to snorkel, scuba dive, or just relax on the beach.
Day 5-6: Bocas del Toro
Enjoy free time to snorkel the blue Caribbean waters or look for red frogs at—where else?—Red Frog Beach.
Day 7: Bocas del Toro/Boquete
Back on the mainland, settle in for a long day of travel before arriving at the mountain town of Boquete. A plethora of outdoor options await, including hiking, whitewater rafting and touring a coffee plantation.
Day 8: Boquete
Opt to go whitewater rafting, tour a coffee plantation, or hike through the cloud forest.
Day 9: Boquete/Santa Catalina
This small, friendly, and laid-back town on the Pacific coast is the perfect place to wind down. Look up and see flocks of parrots as they soar the skies above the hills around Santa Catalina.

Santa Catalina is the closest access point to Coiba Island, part of the nation’s largest marine park, described as a cross between the Galapagos and Cocos Islands. Time and weather permitting, it may be possible to organize an optional boat trip to explore this marine park.
Travel to the Pacific Coast for a few more beach days. Santa Catalina has easy access to two black-sand beaches and is a great home base for fishing, snorkelling, boat trips, diving and surfing, as well as exploring numerous nature trails in the area.
Day 10-11: Santa Catalina
Enjoy a lazy day at the beach. Opt to explore beautiful Coiba NP or take a surfing lesson.
Day 12: Valle de Antón/Panama City
Leave the mountains and travel to Panama's capital. Enjoy an optional night out with the group, and save some energy for exploring various parts of the city.
Day 13: Panama City
Enjoy free time to explore the city or visit the Panama Canal.
Day 14: Panama City
Depart at any time.

Inclusions

Included

  • Your Discover Moment: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Your Discover Moment: Boquete
  • Beach time in Bocas del Toro and Santa Catalina
  • Panama City stay
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

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

    Simple hotels (2 nts), Hostels (11 nts, multi-share)

Dates & availability: Panama Experience

Departing Finishing Catalog Price Sale Price Seats left
Departing Tue, 07/16/2019 Finishing Mon, 07/29/2019 Catalog Price $ 1249 Sale Price $ 999 8 Book
Departing Tue, 07/30/2019 Finishing Mon, 08/12/2019 Catalog Price $ 1249 Sale Price $ 1062 8 Book
Departing Tue, 08/13/2019 Finishing Mon, 08/26/2019 Catalog Price $ 1299 Sale Price $ 1299 -
Departing Tue, 08/27/2019 Finishing Mon, 09/09/2019 Catalog Price $ 1299 Sale Price $ 1299 -
Departing Tue, 09/24/2019 Finishing Mon, 10/07/2019 Catalog Price $ 1199 Sale Price $ 1079 12 Book
Departing Tue, 10/08/2019 Finishing Mon, 10/21/2019 Catalog Price $ 1199 Sale Price $ 1199 -
Departing Tue, 10/22/2019 Finishing Mon, 11/04/2019 Catalog Price $ 1199 Sale Price $ 1199 13 Book
Departing Tue, 11/05/2019 Finishing Mon, 11/18/2019 Catalog Price $ 1199 Sale Price $ 1199 14 Book
Departing Tue, 11/19/2019 Finishing Mon, 12/02/2019 Catalog Price $ 1249 Sale Price $ 1249 16 Book
Departing Tue, 12/17/2019 Finishing Mon, 12/30/2019 Catalog Price $ 1299 Sale Price $ 1299 17 Book

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