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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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,185
      CAD $3,285
      AUD $3,225
      EUR €2,215
      GBP £1,865
      NZD $3,590
      ZAR R32,240
      CHF FR2,685
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

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 volcanoes 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 enthral 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:

    Panama City, Panama
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    16 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (12 nts), Lodge (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Minibus, Shuttle Bus
  • Included activities:

    Boquete - Coffee Plantation tour, Complimentary airport arrival transfer, 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, San Gerardo de Dota - Quetzal spotting tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    299kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. 2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking. 3. This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures.

  • Total price from

    USD $3,185
    CAD $3,285
    AUD $3,225
    EUR €2,215
    GBP £1,865
    NZD $3,590
    ZAR R32,240
    CHF FR2,685
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $187
    CAD $193
    AUD $189
    EUR €130
    GBP £109
    NZD $211
    ZAR R1,896
    CHF FR157
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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.

Day 8 San Jose

Lively, modern and always on the move, San Jose makes for an intoxicating introduction to Latin America. Catch this capital's infectious vibe, wander its bustling streets and plazas, or take to the surrounding hillsides to experience nature at her finest.

Days 9-10 San Gerardo de Dota

Scan the lush forest foliage for Costa Rica's much-celebrated birdlife; toucans, kingfishers and the resplendent quetzal all nest in the woods of San Gerardo de Dota. Why not finish the day with some fly fishing from the banks of the Savegre River.

Days 11-12 Golfito

Drive on to the small coastal town of Golfito. Spend the days scouring Refugio Nacional Golfito for its unique flora and fauna or embarking on any number of adventure activities, before bedding down to the nocturnal stirrings of the surrounding forest.

Days 13-14 Boquete

Cross into the pristine natural beauty of Panama's rolling highlands. In addition to offering some spectacular hiking trails and river rafting opportunities, the region if famous for its coffee. Nestling back with a steaming pot and good book can be an equally pleasant way to lounge away the day.

Day 15 El Valle de Anton

Set in the crater of a (thankfully) now-extinct volcano, the town of Valle de Antón makes for a delightful overnight stopover en route to Panama City. Hiking trails snake the lushly forested mountainsides, natural hot springs offer opportunities for a relaxing soak and folky craft markets pop up come weekend.

Days 16-17 Panama City

Brash and glitzy one minute, subdued and simple the next, Panama City is an intriguing capital of extremes. Get your bearings on a guided orientation tour and take in Panama Canal, one of humankind's most astounding engineering accomplishments. Fine dining options abound, so why not rally the group for a memorable final dinner.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,185
      CAD $3,285
      AUD $3,225
      EUR €2,215
      GBP £1,865
      NZD $3,590
      ZAR R32,240
      CHF FR2,685
      *
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