14 Days Panama & Costa Rica Adventure Tour Package from $3140/- (Posted on Jul 2 2011)

14 Days Panama & Costa Rica Adventure Tour Package from $3140/-

Two Countries, One Adventure 14 Days/ 13 Nights

In Panama: A visit to the Embera community in Chagres National Park; El Valle, a picturesque mountain town, and the San Blas Islands. Then in Costa Rica you will visit Monteverde’s cloud forest and the Arenal Volcano. This tour offers the best of two countries at a very affordable price.

indian village panama

indian village panama

Day 1: Arrive to Panama
Arrive at Panama International Airport, where you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel in Panama City. Lodging will be at a hotel in the city.

Day 2: Chagres National Park / Indian Village
After breakfast visit a paradise found in its purest form. This tour leaves Panama City at 8:00 AM and begins with a ride in a “piragua” (a native boat) along the route commonly used by the Indians for their daily transport along the Chagres River. Hike through the forest with a local indigenous guide, who is an expert at explaining the local botanical novelties and the culture of this authentic Chocoe-Embera village. In the village, the tribe will share their culture through dances, rituals, food, etc. You will have the opportunity to partake in “jagua”, body painting with vegetable ink. Arrival back in Panama City is estimated at 4:00 PM. (BL)

Day 3: El Valle Mountain Town
This excursion begins early in the morning with a two-hour drive along the Pan-American Highway to the beautiful mountain town of El Valle de Anton in the province of Cocle. According to geologists, El Valle is the crater of a dormant volcano, probably the largest in Central America. The cool and pleasant climate in this picturesque valley rises approximately 720 meters above sea level and has a great variety of attractions such as Indian petroglyphs, hot springs, waterfalls, rock climbing and a variety of hikes for all abilities. Upon arrival, visit the Sunday Indian Market where large selections of native and national handicrafts are on sale. The tour continues with a visit to the ancient petroglyphs
of the El Chorro Macho Waterfall and other areas of interest. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Panama City in the late afternoon. (BL)

Day 4: San Blas Islands
Early morning transfer to the local airport for a 20-minute flight to El Porvenir airstrip on Panama’s Atlantic Coast. Transfer by motorized dugout canoe to the Kuna Lodge on the Wichub-Wala Island. This lodge is located in the center of the Kuna community and has a capacity for 24 guests. The lodge has outside fresh water showers and toilets. Visit the surrounding islands and home of the Kuna Indians whose culture, traditions and beautiful beaches remain virtually undisturbed. Tour Grass Island and relax at one of the numerous beautiful beaches. San Blas seafood is featured at lunch and dinner. Spend the night at San Blas Hotel. (BLD)

Day 5: San Blas Islands
Rent (or bring your own) snorkeling gear and explore the beautiful reefs of this area. You can also tour a neighboring island and swim in crystal-clear waters. Relax on the white sand beaches or in a hammock under palms while enjoying this unique destination. (BLD)

Day 6: Panama City
Early in the morning you will depart to Panama City from San Blas. Your afternoon will be free for relaxing and shopping. A folkloric show and dinner is offered at Tinajas Restaurant. Spend the night at a hotel in the city. (D)

Day 7: Depart Panama/ Arrive Costa Rica
Transfer to the international airport approximately two hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time. Transfer from Costa Rican airport to Hotel Quality Real San Jose (or similar). (No meals.)

Day 8: Transfer to the Pacific Coast
Your lodging will be at Tamarindo Diria Hotel. This is an ideal place to spend a peaceful, yet exciting stay on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Remodeled with a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere, the hotel boasts of fine national and international cuisine and a full breakfast buffet. Optional tours: horseback riding, fishing and wildlife observation. (B)

Day 9: Tamarindo Diria Hotel / Mangrove Estuary Tour
After breakfast visit the Mangrove estuary. Includes drinks, fruits, transportation and park fees. (B)

Day 10: Shuttle Bus to Montverde Area
Lodging will be at Trapp Family Hotel (or similar), where you are surrounded by the cloud forest. (B)

Day 11: Butterfly Farm Tour / Sky Walk
Visit the Butterfly Farm and Nature Center, where there is an extensive collection of insects and a medicinal plant garden. Then in the afternoon enjoy the Sky Walk Tour. Discover the outstanding views of the cloud forest from the hanging bridges, platforms and trails in the forest canopy. The ecosystem will be explained in a guided tour. (B)

Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast

Day 12: Transfer Arenal / Volcano Lodge (or similar)
This is a scenic area offering a panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano and the nearby tropical rainforest. The lodge is nestled in the forest and all rooms have a terrace overlooking the volcano. (B)

Day 13: Transfer from Arenal to San José
Lodging at Quality Real San Jose for 1 night (B)

Day 14: Departure Costa Rica-
Transfer to the international airport approximately two hours before your scheduled departure time. (B)

2011 price per person in US$ – $3330 each for 2 people, $3197 each for 4, $3140 each for 6.

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Posted by on Jul 2 2011. Filed under Caribbean, Costa Rica, Panama, Panama City, South America.

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14 Days Panama & Costa Rica Adventure Tour Package from $3140/-

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