Costa Rica & Panama Quest (16 Days)

Costa Rica and Panama

2019/25/06
  • Price: $2,049
  • AGE RANGE: 12 to 99 year olds
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
  • MAX GROUP SIZE: 16
  • TRANSPORTATION: Boat, Private Vehicle, Plane
  • TRAVEL STYLE: Adventure, Christmas & New Year

 

Highlights

 

Start in San Jose and end in Panama City! With the adventure tour Costa Rica & Panama Quest, you have a 16 day tour package taking you from San Jose to Panama City and through San Jose, Costa Rica and 6 other destinations in Latin America. Costa Rica & Panama Quest includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

 

Tour Itinerary

 

Where can you find world-famous coffee, surfing, and snorkeling? 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.

 

Day 1: San José
In and around San Jose

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

  • Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

 

Day 2: San José/La Fortuna
In and around La Fortuna

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.

  • Included Activities: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour, Hot Springs
  • Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (4.00 hour(s), 150km)
  • (1L)

 

Day 3: 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.

 

Day 4: La Fortuna/Monteverde
Travel across Lake Arenal into the mountains and on to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Arrive to spend time enjoying this nature-lover's paradise.

  • Included Activities: Guided Cloud Forest Night Walk
  • Transport: Shared Van (0.50 hour(s)) Boat (0.75 hour(s)) Shared Van (2.00 hour(s))

 

Day 5: Monteverde
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.

 

Day 6: Monteverde/Quepos
In and around Quepos

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.

  • Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (5.00 hour(s), 220km)

 

Day 7: Quepos
 

Day 8: Quepos/San José
Opt to chill at the beach in the morning before the journey by bus back to the capital.

  • Transport: Local bus (4.00 hour(s), 190km)

 

Day 9: San José/Panama City
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.

  • Transport: Plane (1.00-1.50 hours, 500km)

 

Day 10: Panama City/Bocas del Toro
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, snorkeling or diving.

  • Transport: Plane

 

Day 11: Bocas del Toro
Enjoy free time to explore these beautiful islands. Opt to take a boat tour of the area, go snorkeling, take a swim, or just lounge in paradise.

 

Day 12: Bocas del Toro
Spend another day exploring the archipelago.

 

Day 13: Bocas del Toro/Boquete
Travel to the mountain retreat of Boquete. Nestled in a green mountain valley, this is an outdoor lover's paradise.

  • Transport: Boat (0.50-0.75 hours) Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours, 175km)

 

Day 14: Boquete
Use a free day to enjoy numerous hikes or whitewater rafting. Opt for a tour of a coffee plantation.

 

Day 15: Boquete/Panama City
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.

  • Included Activities: Panama Canal Visit
  • Transport: Local bus (0.75 hour(s), 42km) Plane (0.75 hour(s))


Day 16: Panama City
Depart at any time.

 

 

Tour Services

 

Included

  • Accommodation

Hotels (15 nts).

  • Guide

An expert guide is included.

  • Meals

1 lunch

  • Transport

Private vehicle, plane, boat, local bus, walking.

  • Additional Services

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.


Not Included

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional

Other activities and services are not included

  • Additional Services

Arenal
- Stand Up Paddle (Lesson and Tour) (65USD per person)
- Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning (90USD per person)
- Whitewater Rafting (61-86USD per person)
- Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping (125USD per person)
- Hanging Bridges (66USD per person)

La Fortuna
- Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle
- La Fortuna Waterfall Swim (15USD per person)

Monteverde
- Ziplining (50USD per person)
- Monteverde Butterfly Garden Visit (15USD per person)
- Monteverde Hanging Bridges (35USD per person)
- Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour (35USD per person)
- Monteverde Horseback Riding (45USD per person)
- El Trapiche Tour (33USD per person)

Manuel Antonio National Park
- Surfing (55-75USD per person)
- Sailing
- Kayaking (69USD per person)

Quepos
- Fishing

Manuel Antonio
- Manuel Antonio National Park Visit (16USD per person)
- Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike (45USD per person)
- Whitewater Rafting (75-98USD per person)

San José
- Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

Bocas del Toro
- Bocas del Toro Boat Tour (50USD per person)
- Red Frog Beach Visit (13USD per person)
- Surf Lesson (45USD per person)
- Starfish Beach Visit (5-40USD per person)
- Bat Cave Tour (35USD per person)
- Colón Expedition (40USD per person)
- Isla Bastimentos Tour (60USD per person)
- Zapatilla Adventure (45USD per person)
- Scuba Diving (55-250USD per person)
- Bioluminescence Tour (25USD per person)
- Jungle Cacao Tour (35USD per person)
- Sunset Snorkeling Tour (25USD per person)

Isla Bastimentos
- Isla Bastimentos Canopy Tour (55USD per person)

Boquete
- Whitewater Rafting (65USD per person)
- Hiking (40-85USD per person)
- Coffee Plantation Tour (30USD per person)
- Horseback Riding (40USD per person)
- Lost Waterfall Hike (38USD per person)

 

Cancellation Policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2049 for Costa Rica & Panama Quest.

 

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.

  • TYPHOID

Recommended for Costa Rica and Panama. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • HEPATITIS A

Recommended for Costa Rica and Panama. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • HEPATITIS B

Recommended for Costa Rica and Panama. Ideally 2 months before travel.

  • YELLOW FEVER

Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Costa Rica. Recommended for Panama. Ideally 10 days before travel.

  • TUBERCULOSIS

Recommended for Panama. Ideally 3 months before travel.

 

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,490 km.

  • San Jose (Costa Rica): 86 km
  • La Fortuna (Costa Rica): 29 km
  • Monteverde (Costa Rica): 119 km
  • Quepos (Costa Rica): 56 km
  • San Jose (Costa Rica): 511 km
  • Panama City (Panama): 303 km
  • Bocas Del Toro (Panama): 65 km
  • Boquete (Panama): 321 km
  • Panama City (Panama)
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