Two great countries and their forest. From Costa Rica Cloud Forest and volcanoes to Gamboa Reserve.
From birds of Tortugera to Cappucine monkies in Panama jungle. From countryside roads of Costa Rica National Parks to the locs of Panama Canal.
Join us on private tour to the underground of Miraflores Locks to see how the system work and how the Panama Canal was built.
Day-1. DEPARTURE CITY - SAN JOSE: Morning flight from Canadian departure cities. Arrival San Jose airport late afternoon, or early evening. Then transfer to San Jose for dinner and overnight.
Day-2. SAN JOSE-POAS VOLCANO-PUNTA LEONA: Morning tour of San Jose to see the main sites and then travel through Central Plain to Poas Volcano. Guided tour led by the biologist to see the volcano and Butterfly Farm. Then travel to Doca State Plantation to learn about the main Costa Rica product from the planation, harvest, drying and packing. Then to Punta Leona and your seaside hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day-3. NATIONAL PARKS AND COAST: Drive to Carara national Park for hiking trip through one of the most bio diverse parks in Costa Rica. After 3,5 hours ow cloud forest walk drive to nearby farm to photo safari of the Crocodile farm. Late return to your seaside hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day-4. PUNTA LEONA - DOMINICAL: After breakfast join your guide along the beaches to learn about the turtles and sea-birds of the area. Some free time for relax on the beaches before departure along South pacific Coast. En route stop in Hacienda Baru and enjoy the Baru River Mangrove walking tour, and the twighlight walk in rainforest. Dinner and overnight in Rio Mar hotel.
Day-5. DOMINICAL -PASO CANOES - BOQUETE: Ride through central Costa Rica and Panama. Arrival paso Canoas, for migratory procedure, and continue with ride through Panama to Boquete area. Dinner and overnight in Lerida eco-lodge.
Day-6. BOQUETE - AZUERO: Early morning breakfast and follow your guide-biologist on tour through the national park (over 140 different birds). Then to Finca lerida coffee Planation for tour to see the difference of harvest and selection between Costa Rica and panama coffee production. Arrival to Cubita Botique resort and Spa for relax, dinner and overnight.
Day-7. AZUERO - PANAMA CITY: Travel toward Panama City. Stop en route for lunch and typical Panama folklore show. Late arrival Panama and join your guide to visit the Colonial Panama City, the original area since Columbus time.
Day-8. PANAMA CITY -MIRAFLORES LOCKS: Morning tour of Panama City to see Casco Antiguo and Amador Causeway. Then to Miraflores Locks to see how this masterpiece of human engineering works. See how the ships arrive in lock, and then how they are transferred 8 meters down to the other look to be able to enter the canal. Also see the underground of the locks, the hearth and brain of the locks. See the movie about the history of building the canal, and then along the Panama Canal for great photo opportunity to see the ships along the canal. Then to Gamboa national park for sky tram tour and tower walk for unforgettable view over the canal. Constant scream of Cappucine Monkeys included.
Day-9. DEPARTURE: Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Canada, or stay an extra day in seaside resort for relax
Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.
With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:
Poas Volcano - Butterfly Farm - Crocodile Farm - Coffee Plantation - Punta Leona - Carara National Park - Baru River Mangrove Trail - Panama City - Miraflores Locks - Gamboa National Park tour
Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following:
-airpoirt taxes based on present fees
Panama departure taxes
-8 (9) nights in superior class and centrally located hotels
-8 buffet breakfasts
-entrance fees to National Parks
-all ground transportation and transfers by AC Motor coach
-all inclusive insurance
-Mariden Tour Director