13 days tour
Costa Rica & Panama Discovery
All group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you are interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.
Puerto Viejo - Leader-led orientation bicycle ride Informal Spanish Lesson Boquete - Orientation walk Panama City - Leader-led walk along part of the Cinta Costera (Causeway) including a visit to the Fish Market
Private vehicle,Public bus,Taxi,Shared boat
The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline only and may change. On some occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our preferred accommodation. In these cases, we will use a similar standard of accommodation. Throughout the trip, we request that our properties prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available. Hotel (8 nights),Cabins (2 nights) Hostel Multishare (2 nights)
Other activities and services not included
International flights not included.
Insurance is not included. Travel insurance is required for this tour. Please make sure you are adequately covered. If you require travel insurance, TourRadar has partnered up with World Nomads to provide a hassle-free experience. More information can be found here (https://www.tourradar.com/travel-insurance).
San Jose - Gold Museum - USD11 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca - Cahuita National Park - USD5 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca - Jaguar Rescue Centre - USD15 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca - Surf lesson (1 hr) - USD30 Boquete - Guided tour of hidden waterfalls - USD50 Boquete - Mini canyons - USD30 Boquete - Guided bike tour - USD55 Boquete - Calderas hot springs - USD35 Boquete - Zipline - USD65 Boquete - Coffee Plantation tour - USD35 Santa Catalina - Surf lesson (2 hrs) - USD35 Santa Catalina - Coiba Island & Grano de Oro snorkelling trip - USD100 Santa Catalina - Fishing trip (half day) - USD100 Santa Catalina - Surfboard rental (per day) - USD15 Panama City - Panama Canal (Miraflores Locks) - USD15
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Itinerary of your trip Costa Rica & Panama Discovery
- Day 1 Day 1: San José
Day 1: San José
Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! Welcome to Costa Rica! Make your own way to the hotel where you adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. As this trip spends very little time here, we recommend arriving a day or two earlier to see the sights or take an Urban Adventure with an expert local guide. The Gold Museum has an amazing collection of indigenous gold art. If you're in the mood for a bit of shopping, head to the outdoor market in the Plaza de la Cultura or the city's Central Market, where you can buy anything from handicrafts to seafood.Accommodation: Hotel
- Day 2 Day 2: Puerto Viejo De Talamanca
Day 2: Puerto Viejo De Talamanca
Today we take a local bus to Puerto Viejo. On arrival, get to know this laid-back jungle town during an orientation walk with your local leader, then enjoy the rest of the day explore at your leisure. A small and coastal city, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca has a lively main street featuring dancehalls, reggaeton bars and modern restaurants. If you’re looking for a little relaxation, you'll also find great surf beaches and rainforest fruit farms.Accommodation: Hotel
- Day 3 Day 3: Puerto Viejo De Talamanca
Day 3: Puerto Viejo De Talamanca
Today is free for you to ease into the vibes of the Caribbean coast. You might take your time to explore Cahuita National Park, which is easily accessible from Puerto Viejo and home to sloths, monkeys, raccoons, snakes and a great variety of birds. If the waves are calling but your footing isn’t so sure, surf lessons are also on offer in town. Of course, you could also simply find a cool spot and relax with a beer in hand. To top today off we'll prepare a traditional Caribbean dinner with a local family in their home. Enjoy a mixture of fruits, seafood, tubers and vegetables combined with coconut flavours, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, curry Panamian pepper and thyme.Accommodation: Hotel
Tour leaving from San Jose
San José is the capital of Costa Rica, and it is one of the most popular touristic sites in Central America. This city stands out among the latin american cities for its high quality of life, its globalization, its environmental performance, and its public services.
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.
This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.
You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.
There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.
Min: 15 / Max: 99
Age range allowed for this experience.
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