18-to-Thirtysomethings: Panama Experience (CRSP)

Countries Visited: Costa Rica, Panama
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character
  • Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 18, avg 14.
    Meals Included: No meals included
    Accommodations: Simple hotels (13 nts, sometimes multi-share).

    Highlights
    Listen to reggae rhythms wafting through the Caribbean air, stare out at the crystal-blue ocean, walk through lush greenery in the highlands, kick back in a hammock on the Pacific Coast, marvel at ships passing through the Panama Canal.

    Description
    From San Jose, hit the beach and mountain retreats on your way to the locks of the world-famous Panama Canal at the centre of the Americas. Visit gorgeous islands and chill to reggae beats on Caribbean beaches. Search for the quetzal bird in cloud forests and shake your tailfeather in the clubs of Panama City. With your hotel and transport arranged by our CEOs, you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2018
    Duration
    14 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1San JoseDay 1 San Jose
    Arrive in at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Please try to arrive before 6pm for an important group meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Puerto Viejo de TalamancaDay 2 San Jose/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    There are several optional activities available: rent a bike or hire a boat to Manzanillo, hike to Monkey Point through the Gandoca - Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, or try snorkelling. Feeling lazys Take it easy and explore La Isla Botanical Gardens. Transport: Local bus (5.00 hour(s), 210km)
    Day 3Puerto Viejo de TalamancaDay 3 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    Rent a boogie board if the waves are calling, dance the night away to reggae and calypso, taste flavourful Afro-Caribbean cuisine, and succumb to the natural beauty of this tropical paradise.
    Day 4Bocas Del ToroDay 4 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/Bocas del Toro
    Crossing into Panama, travel by bus, foot, then a boat to arrive to the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro, which means the bull's mouth. Enjoy free time while here to snorkel, scuba dive, or just relax on the beach. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Costa Rica - Panama) Transport: Local bus (1.50 hour(s), 70km) Local bus (0.50 hour(s)) Local bus (1.00 hour(s)) Boat (0.50 hour(s))
    Days 5-6Bocas Del ToroDays 5-6 Bocas del Toro
    Enjoy free time to snorkel the blue Caribbean waters or look for red frogs at-where elses-Red Frog Beach.
    Day 7BoqueteDay 7 Bocas del Toro/Boquete
    Back on the mainland, settle in for a long day of travel before arriving at the mountain town of Boquete. A plethora of outdoor options await, including hiking, whitewater rafting and touring a coffee plantation. Transport: Boat (0.50 hour(s)) Local bus (5.50-7.00 hours, 340km)
    Day 8BoqueteDay 8 Boquete
    Opt to go whitewater rafting, tour a coffee plantation, or hike through the cloud forest.
    Day 9Santa CatalinaDay 9 Boquete/Santa Catalina
    This small, friendly, and laid-back town on the Pacific coast is the perfect place to wind down. Look up and see flocks of parrots as they soar the skies above the hills around Santa Catalina. Santa Catalina is the closest access point to Coiba Island, part of the nation's largest marine park, described as a cross between the Galapagos and Cocos Islands. Time and weather permitting, it may be possible to organize an optional boat trip to explore this marine park. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 275km)
    Days 10-11Santa CatalinaDays 10-11 Santa Catalina
    Enjoy a lazy day at the beach. Opt to explore beautiful Coiba NP or take a surfing lesson.
    Day 12Panama CityDay 12 Santa Catalina/Panama City
    Leave the beach and travel to Panamas capital. Enjoy an optional night out with the group, and save some energy for exploring various parts of the city. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 375km)
    Day 13Panama CityDay 13 Panama City
    Enjoy free time to explore the city or visit the Panama Canal.
    Day 14Panama CityDay 14 Panama City
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Disclaimer

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    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
      
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