Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends Panama City, Panama
  • +5
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Clear sea perfect for swimming, shacks serving cold cerveza and sandy shores covered in starfish are waiting in the Bocas del Toro, where you spend three nights on Isla Colon.
  • Head to the coffee plantations, waterfalls and caldera hot springs of Boquete, a highland town so beautiful you won’t miss the beach one bit.
  • Ride some of the region’s best breaks in Santa Catalina. If you'd prefer to stay dry (or horizontal), there's a hammock with your name on it.
  • Cycle around the quiet streets of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca with your leader, the best way to get your bearings in this relaxed town.
The tour Costa Rica & Panama Discovery starts from San Jose and ends in Panama City. This is an explorer tour that takes 13 days. You will travel through Argentina, Panama and Costa Rica and visit Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Boquete, Santa Catalina and 4 other destinations. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport and others.

Come on a zig-zagging adventure through the jungles, beaches, islands and villages of Costa Rica and Panama. From San Jose to Panama City in 13 days, this laidback Lonely Planet Experience will introduce you to some of the most beautiful spots in two Central American cultures, then give you the freedom to explore them however you want. With your local leader to steer you in the direction of the best bars and surf breaks, plus a small group of adventurers to enjoy them with, you can’t go wrong on this carefree Caribbean journey.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Anouk's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anouk
  • From Holland
  • On Jan 09 2018
“Excellent”
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Germany
  • On Aug 25 2017
“Had an amazing tour. The guide was professional. The tour was well arranged and the group was great. Overall, easy booking and a 'waugh experience'!”
Adel's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Adel
  • From USA
  • On Apr 05 2019
“I really enjoyed this tour, it gives a very good overview of the country, culture, National Parks, everyday life, etc. We used a minibus all the way through and it worked very well. The local tour leader was outstanding.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: San Jose
  • Day 2: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Day 3: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Day 4: Bocas del Toro / Isla Colon
  • Day 5: Bocas del Toro / Isla Colon
  • Day 6: Bocas del Toro / Isla Colon
  • Day 7: Boquete
  • Day 8: Boquete
  • Day 9: Santa Catalina
  • Day 10: Santa Catalina
  • Day 11: Panama City
  • Day 12: Panama City
  • Day 13: Panama City
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (8 nights), Hostel Multishare (2 nights), Hostel (2 nights)
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Public bus , Taxi , Shared boat
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Puerto Viejo - Leader-led orientation bicycle ride
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Boquete - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Panama City - Leader-led walk along part of the Cinta Costera (Causeway) including a visit to the Fish Market
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to San Jose and from Panama City are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Costa Rica & Panama Discovery tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Costa Rica & Panama Discovery tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 16 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 February 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Costa Rica & Panama Discovery tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Costa Rica & Panama Discovery tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Using public transport is better for the environment and you’ll get an authentic look at daily life, but keep in mind that local transport between certain locations on this trip can be basic.
  • While the border crossing between Costa Rica and Panama is usually straightforward, sometimes it can take a while so please prepare to be patient. You're on Central American time now!
  • The tropical climate of Central America means conditions can be really hot and humid. It makes the beers even more refreshing, but consider what time of the year you wish to travel in if you’re easily affected by weather.
  • Try to learn as many Spanish words as you can before the trip. In many of the destinations we visit, local people are reserved and/or do not speak English. Attempting to communicate in Spanish is a great way of showing you care.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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