Nicaragua to Panama Overview

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      USD $5,035
      CAD $5,110
      AUD $5,305
      EUR €3,585
      GBP £3,170
      NZD $6,275
      ZAR R48,280
      CHF FR4,415
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Experience the natural and man-made treasures of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama

Laden with historical attractions, brimming with luscious landscapes and exuding a cultural exuberance that's simply infectious, Central America's southernmost trio of countries combine for a wholly enrapturing travel experience. From Granada's disarmingly dilapidated colonial architecture to the staggering skyline of Panama City, the balmy sea-breezes of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the crisp mountain air of the Boquete highlands and the stark volcanic peaks rising from Isla de Omotepe, few regions of the world blend diversity and contrast so seamlessly. Whether it's adventure, relaxation or enriching cultural interactions you're after, this leisurely journey through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama will bewitch and beguile.

  • Wander Granada's spacious plazas
  • Catch a ferry across Lake Omotepe
  • Admire the glittery golden goods on display in San Jose's Gold Museum
  • Stalk through rainforest tree tops on a canopy walk in La Fortuna
  • Try to spot the resplendent quetzal in Monteverde's Cloud Forest
  • Lap up some beach time in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Breathe in the crisp mountain air of Boquete
  • Be awestruck by the glitz and glamour of Panama City

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Granada, Nicaragua
  • Finish:

    Panama City, Panama
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    24 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (20 nts), Lodge (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Ferry, Minibus, Plane, Shuttle Bus
  • Included activities:

    Boquete - Coffee Plantation tour, Complimentary airport arrival transfer, Granada - Laguna Apoyo kayaking, La Fortuna - Hot Springs, Manuel Antonio National Park - entrance, Monteverde - Cloud Forest hike, Orientation walk, Panama City - City & Canal Tour, Piedras Blancas NP - Mangrove kayak tour, Rincon de la Vieja - Hot springs, San Gerardo de Dota - Quetzal spotting tour

  • Total price from

    USD $5,035
    CAD $5,110
    AUD $5,305
    EUR €3,585
    GBP £3,170
    NZD $6,275
    ZAR R48,280
    CHF FR4,415
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    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $201
    CAD $204
    AUD $212
    EUR €143
    GBP £126
    NZD $251
    ZAR R1,931
    CHF FR176
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Days 1-3 Granada

Reputedly the oldest city of the 'New World', Granada exudes a quaint and cosy old world charm. Get to know this enchanting town perusing the goods on offer at the Masaya market, admiring the imposing cathedrals or taking the evening air on a leisurely stroll through its cobblestone laneways.

Days 4-5 Ometepe Island

Jump aboard a ferry and cruise out to hour-glass shaped Omotepe Island, trying to catch a sight of the world's only freshwater shark along the way. Decide whether you'd prefer to tackle Concepcion or Maderas volcanos, hire a scooter and explore the island off your own bat or pick a lakeside perch and watch the fishermen haul in the daily catch.

Day 6 Rincon de la Vieja

Cross the Costa Rican border into the town of Rincon de la Vieja. An isolated region of stark volcanic peaks, bubbling mud pools and glorious blue waterfalls, you'll half expect to spy a dinosaur roaming through its pristine landscape.

Days 7-8 San Jose

Travel on to San Jose, Costa Rica's gritty but charismatic capital. Familiarise yourself with the city during the day on a guided orientation walk, or if you haven't yet quite got your fill of volcanos, sign up for an optional day tour out to Irazu Volcano and the Ososi Valley.

Days 9-10 La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano

Sitting in the shadow of Costa Rica's majestic Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna offers steaming hot springs and endless outdoor activities.

Days 11-12 Monteverde

Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserve is a true nature lover's paradise. Lush, green and teeming with colourful butterflies, unique plants and exotic creatures.

Days 13-14 Manuel Antonio National Park

Boasting abundant wildlife, turquoise water and white-sand beaches, Manuel Antonio National Park is a beautiful place to explore by land or sea.

Days 15-16 San Jose

Set in the heart of Costa Rica's fertile Central Valley, San Jose buzzes with colour, culture and the spirit of its friendly residents.

Days 17-18 San Gerardo de Dota

Venture into the forested woodlands of San Gerardo de Dota, a haven for birding, hiking and fishing enthusiasts. Set out on a bird-spotting tour in search of egrets, toucans, kingfishers and the resplendent quetzal or try your luck with a spot of fly fishing from the banks of the Savegre River.

Days 19-20 Golfito

Arrive in the small coastal town of Golfito on the Caribbean coast. Spend the days exploring the surrounding rainforest by foot or embarking on mangrove kayaking outings from our eco-lodge base.

Days 21-22 Boquete

Drive across the border into neighbouring Panama. Known as much for its high grade coffee as its picturesque natural scenery, Boquete is the perfect place to while away the hours in a cosy cafe or set out on any number of spectacular hiking trails.

Days 23-25 Panama City

Get comfy for a long drive on to Panama's bold and bodacious capital city. See a different side to the city on a guided orientation tour through the becomingly run-down UNESCO World Heritage Site of Casco Viejo and learn about the extraordinary engineering efforts which gave birth to the world's most famous canal. With a rapidly growing economy and burgeoning middle class, Panama City has a plethora of excellent wining and dining establishments – why not ask your leader to suggest a restaurant for a memorable final group dinner.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $5,035
      CAD $5,110
      AUD $5,305
      EUR €3,585
      GBP £3,170
      NZD $6,275
      ZAR R48,280
      CHF FR4,415
      *
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