12 days tour

Panama & Costa Rica Escape - 12 Days

This tour includes:


Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip


11 breakfasts 3 dinners *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request *Option to exclude pork and/or beef *Jain and Kosher are not available for this tour.


9 Experiences! Welcome dinner in Panama City Tour Panama City and the Panama canal Get to know Bocas del Toro on an orientation walking tour Take a scenic boat ride from Bocas Town to Almirante Cross the Panama to Costa Rica border on foot; walk across the Sixaola-Guabito International bridge Set foot inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Visit Tarcoles “Crocodile Bridge” Take an orientation walking tour in Jaco Take a panoramic driving tour of San Jose


Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet 1 internal flight Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days) Please note the coach buses are not wheelchair accessible.


11 nights 2, 3 & 4* hotel accommodation in twin rooms Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room and cabin We use a variety of hotels in each of the destinations on this tour, hotels are selected closer to departure. Once booked, a confirmed list of hotels will be sent to you along with your Tour Leader announcement, 3-5 days prior to departure.

Not included:


Arrival and departure airport transfers are not included in the tour cost. Please contact us for a link to Welcome Pickups Pre and post-tour accommodation is not included in the tour cost. Please contact us for a link to booking.com. Single supplement (Optional). Please contact our Travel Experts for a quote. Tipping.


You will be responsible for booking your own international flights. We additionally recommend you do not book your airfare until your place on the tour is confirmed. Please make sure to check the times that your tour will start and end before booking your flights.


Optional excursions are not included in the tour cost. All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result. Some optional excursions need to be pre-booked, please contact us to find out more


When you sign up for an Expat Explore tour, you are required to secure adequate travel insurance cover for the duration of your trip. If you cannot provide Expat Explore with proof of adequate travel insurance prior to the start of your tour, you will not be permitted to embark on day one. The requirements include the following coverage: Trip Interruption Trip Delay Medical Expenses Quarantine Expenses and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation The insurance must also cover medical costs and a medically imposed quarantine if the insured or someone the insured has come into contact with, tests positive for COVID-19. Before you book your tour, you're welcome to obtain a quote with Tour Radar's insurance partner, Cover Genius.

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Itinerary of your trip Panama & Costa Rica Escape - 12 Days

  • Day 1 Day 1: Arrive In Panama City
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Arrive In Panama City

      Welcome to Panama City and the start of your Latin American adventure! Arrive at the hotel and check-in. Depending on arrival time, the city is yours to explore before meeting up with your tour leader and group in the hotel foyer at 18:00. Tonight, the group will take a walk together to a nearby restaurant for a welcome dinner. Enjoy a taste of traditional Panamanian cuisine on your first night in Central America!

  • Day 2 Day 2: Panama City - City Tour
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Panama City - City Tour

      After breakfast, head out on a tour of Panama City and the famous Panama Canal with a local guide! On the tour, see top sights such as Panama Old Town and explore the famous canal and Miraflores Lock where you can enjoy a stop at a viewing deck and a tour of the visitor centre. Visit the Amador Causeway and Flamenco Island. Take a short hike and witness the magnificent views of the city from Ancon Hill. Learn all about the history, culture, operations and day-to-day life in this city that forms an important link between North and South America.

  • Day 3 Day 3: Panama City: Free Day
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Panama City: Free Day

      Explore the delights of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city on this free day! Head to the streets to see more of the old town, sample more local flavours, or stroll along the tranquil shores. Panama City is also home to a number of museums - take a look at the Afro-Antillean Museum, Biomuseo and the Natural Science Museum. Alternatively, head out of the city for the day! Join the optional San Blas excursion. Spend the day seeing beautiful islands complete with turquoise waters and beautiful, palm-fringed white sand beaches! Enjoy a catch-of-the-day lunch and learn more about Kuna Yala, the indigenous Panamanian tribe that calls the larger islands home.

Experience Style

Experience Style


There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level


This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating


Almost everyone is fit for these activities. Every hike or physical exercise last less than 30 minutes, such as paragliding and horseback riding. Please ask about specific conditions.

Age range

Age range

Min: 10 / Max: 90

Age range allowed for this experience.

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