Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 16
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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.
Starting in San Jose and ending in Panama City, the trip "Costa Rica & Panama Discovery" is a guided explorer trip that takes 13 days. You will be touring through Panama City, Boquete, Bocas Del Toro and 4 other destinations in Costa Rica, Panama and Argentina. "Costa Rica & Panama Discovery" is a small group trip which will include accommodation, transport and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

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 108 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Mar 03 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“My wife and I are over 75 years old, but fit. We hiked and climbed Mayan pyramids, swam and trekked through an underground cave, snorkeled and dove reefs and shopped and dined in local markets. We took some extra trips, but passed on those, such as scaling an active volcano, that were not our cup of tea. By car, van, bus, boat, bike and foot, the adventure was always interesting. The tour guide handled all arrangements and ironed out the occasional glitch. However, he would arrange for local guides who had regional knowledge and views. We met many typical residents of three countries and interacted with them on a close and personal level.”
  • Emil
  • From Iceland
  • On Jun 17 2018
4 - Very Good
Emil's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
  • Allan
  • From Denmark
  • On Dec 27 2017
5 - Excellent
Allan's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
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 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 17 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 October 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 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 and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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