See incredible natural beauty on this adventure from San Jose to Panama City

Politically stable, economically flourishing and environmentally aware, Costa Rica and Panama are arguably two of Central America's greatest success stories. Get acquainted with these captivating countries and their countless charms on this ten-day comfort style trip that will have you stalking through verdant rainforests in search of wildlife, taking the crisp mountain air of Boquete and checking out Panama's legendary canal. With relatively short travel days and plenty of time to unwind along the way, this trip offers a leisurely-paced introduction to two very special countries.

San Jose, Costa Rica
Panama City, Panama
Costa Rica,
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
176kg pp per trip


  • Nestle down in a rainforest lodge in Refugio Nacional Golfito


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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9 breakfasts
Hotel (5 nights), Lodge (4 nights)
Included activities
  • Boquete - Coffee Plantation tour
  • Panama City - City & Canal Tour
  • Piedras Blancas NP - Mangrove kayak tour
  • San Gerardo de Dota - Quetzal spotting tour


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Important 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.

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Panama Unveiled , March 2015

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