PA2 Panama & Costa Rica

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Partial Canal transit Inter-oceanic Train journey Chiriqui Highlands & La Amistad Park Bocas del Toro: White sands & coral reefs Exploring the canals of Tortuguero Soaking in Baldi Hotsprings Monteverde Cloud forest walk

Trip Information


Inclusions

Breakfast and dinner daily (hotels and local restaurants). All transport, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, hotel porters (if available). Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.

Exclusions

Tour Leader gratuity, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), departure taxes, domestic and international air taxes (if applicable). Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on not included meal costs, shopping, and locally paid departure taxes.

Seasonality and Weather

PANAMA: This tour is offered during the northern winter and outside hurricane season. Temperatures are high across the whole country throughout the year, though cooler at higher altitudes. The rainy season lasts from May to November. COSTA RICA: In the Central Valley (San Jose) the average temperature is 22C (72F). In the coastal areas the temperature is much hotter and humid. The "green" season runs May-November. The warm dry season is Dec-May, though temperature differences between summer and winter are slight.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Road transport by private air-conditioned motor coach, 12-32 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Numerous nature walks and walking tours on uneven surfaces. Internal flights in Panama via scheduled domestic carriers in smaller aircraft with limited space for luggage. Panama City-San Jose via scheduled airline.

Accommodation

Well-located, heated / air-conditioned, mid-range (3 star) hotels with en suite toilet and bath throughout (probably shower only). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than doubles. Hotel porter service is sometimes available (see 'inclusions') though you should be independent with your luggage. Some hotels have outdoor swimming pools.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader, driver/s, and local step-on guides at various locations.

Group Size

10-21 (plus Tour Leader)


PA2 TRIP DETAILS

DURATION17 days

TOUR STARTPanama City

TOUR ENDSan Jose