San Jose to Panama Overview

Discover the verdant national parks, cool mountain towns and supreme beaches of Costa Rica and Panama that passes through La Fortunate, Monteverde and Boquete.

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      USD $3,340
      CAD $3,385
      AUD $3,515
      EUR €2,445
      GBP £2,095
      NZD $4,165
      ZAR R32,000
      CHF FR2,995
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Journey from San Jose to spectacular Panama City

Squeezed in between the pounding swells of the Pacific and the crystal hues of the Caribbean, dotted with live volcanos and gifted with generous swathes of lush jungle, Costa Rica and Panama often feel like the lands that time forgot. Thanks to some green-minded conservation decisions on the part of progressive governments, this delightful slither of Central America will enchant and enthrall nature boffins and adventure enthusiasts alike. From the smouldering crater of Arenal Volcano to the tranquil beach town of Golfito, the mist-shrouded foliage of the Monteverde cloudforest to the steaming jungle of Manuel Antonio National Park and the contrasting sides of Panama City, this is one journey sure to bestow impressions not easily relinquished.

  • Explore the verdant cloudforest of Monteverde
  • Gaze at the smouldering peak of Arenal Volcano
  • Search for quetzals and toucans in San Gerardo de Dota
  • Embark on a mangrove kayaking tour in Golfito
  • Bliss out in bucolic Boquete
  • Marvel at the contrasting modernities of Panama City

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Finish:

    San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    17 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (13 nts), Lodge (4 nts)
  • Transport:

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

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

  • Total price from

    USD $3,340
    CAD $3,385
    AUD $3,515
    EUR €2,445
    GBP £2,095
    NZD $4,165
    ZAR R32,000
    CHF FR2,995
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $185
    CAD $188
    AUD $195
    EUR €135
    GBP £116
    NZD $231
    ZAR R1,777
    CHF FR166
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San Jose to Panama Summary

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Day 1 San Jose

With over half the country's population living within its parameters, San Jose is a bustling city with lively markets, intriguing museums and a dynamic atmosphere.

Days 2-3 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 4-5 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 6-7 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 8-9 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 10-11 San Gerardo de Dota

Hit the road southbound to the lush mountain haven of San Gerardo de Dota. Head out on a quetzal-spotting tour with a local guide and perhaps cast a late afternoon line into the Savegre River – the cleanest river in a country renowned for them.

Days 12-13 Golfito

Spend two leisurely days getting back to basics in a rainforest lodge in the Refugio Nacional Golfito on the south Pacific Coast. Keep eyes peeled on a mangrove kayaking tour that could reveal monkeys, iguanas or dolphins, then maybe stretch out those tired limbs during an optional yoga class.

Days 14-15 Boquete

Cross the border into Panama and bliss out in the picturesque mountain village of Boquete. A region awash with tunning wildflower blooms, pristine river ways and some spectacular hiking trails, choose between trekking, zip-lining or whitewater rafting expeditions to take in nature's greatest flaunts.

Days 16-18 Panama City

Board a flight to Panama City, one of Latin America's most contrasting and intriguing capitals. Gather your bearings on a guided orientation tour that takes in the famous Panama Canal, then splash out on a memorable final dinner with the group before this superb Central America adventure draws to a close.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,340
      CAD $3,385
      AUD $3,515
      EUR €2,445
      GBP £2,095
      NZD $4,165
      ZAR R32,000
      CHF FR2,995
      *
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