Arrive by air at San Jose International airport. Upon arrival, a representative from our ground operator will meet you at the gate and will provide you with a welcome kit in Costa Rica. The transfer will be provided to the hotel for your first night in Costa Rica. Evening free to relax at the beautiful and calm hotel and enjoy San Jose’s active nightlife.
Early morning departure for Tortuguero. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Braulio Carillo National Park and then a boat trip through the canals of Tortuguero. Breakfast is served on the way. Upon arrival to the lodge, enjoy a welcome cocktail and a hearty lunch. Afternoon visit to the Tortuguero village. This tour will provide detailed information on its history, culture, and work in favor of the conservation of the sea turtles and the flora and fauna in general. In the evening, after a delicious meal, you will relax along the edge of the canal with a cocktail and enjoy the night sounds of the jungle.
After breakfast, guests will enjoy a guided boat tour along the canals of the park. Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park included. Visit the canals within the National Tortuguero national park to discover a large variety of birds and receive detailed information on the flora and fauna of the area. Return to the lodge for lunch. Afterward, take a hiking trip around the hotel property. It is amazing how so nearby your room you can find different kinds of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, poison
Enjoy a scenic boat ride back to the pier and by bus to Guápiles where lunch will be served. Then shuttle transfers to the Arenal area. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list. So visit one of the nicest volcanoes in Costa Rica, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing, and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is just part of what you will find in this amazing area of Costa Rica. Afternoon arrival to the Volcano Lodge & Gardens, your home base for this night.
Enjoy the most extraordinary view of the Arenal Volcano on a gentle Hike along the base of this marvelous volcano. The hike begins in one of the trails close to the volcano, this trail will take us through the forest over recent lava flows, and the area destroyed in 1968 now in the process of regeneration. We are going to be on this trail for about 2 ½ hours. In the afternoon shuttle transfer back to San Jose.
Morning pick up and transfer to the local airport. Take a local flight to Colon Island in Bocas del Toro. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the afternoon free to relax and enjoy the Caribbean surroundings. Overnight at Bocas del Toro Hotel,
Your eco-adventure begins at Dolphin Bay to observe dolphins playing in their natural habitat. The mainland coast and the mountain regions of Panama serve as an exquisite background for photo opportunities. You will venture to Crawl Cay for snorkeling and time for lunch (not included) at an “over-the-water” restaurant providing beautiful views of the archipelago islands of Bocas del Toro. The afternoon will be spent at Red Frog Beach one of the premier beaches of the region. Spend a few hours at this oceanfront beach with waves, sand, and sun. In the late afternoon, your adventure returns to Bocas town.
Transfer on your own to the Bocas pier. After arriving in Almirante, enjoy a transfer up to the cloud forest mountains in Boquete. This is a small and charming mountain village known to produce some of the sweetest oranges and richest coffees in Panama. The town is home to an abundance of birds equal to those found in the cloud forests higher on the mountain. One of the most famous is the Resplendent Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala. This bird is nearly extinct there but has found a refuge in this area. Mid-afternoon arrival to Finca Lerida Hotel, located within a coffee plantation. Rest of the day free to explore the town.
Today, enjoy hiking at Finca Lerida’s natural reserve, a unique place to study and experience the cloud forest environment and to discover the flora and fauna hidden within. Many of the birds found in Panama can be seen in Finca Lerida’s Estate, as well as many species of plants and trees. Hike through the forest to a hidden waterfall leaving civilization behind and relax listening to the sound of birds. The trails vary in degree of difficulty and one is handicap accessible.
Transfer to David to catch your inland flight back to Panama City. After your arrival, our representative will pick you up and take you to your city hotel. Explore the cosmopolitan Panama City during your free afternoon.
Enjoy an interesting tour through Panama City and to the Panama Canal. On your city tour, you will first see the enormous skyscrapers, the beautiful mansions, and a traditional market. Continue towards the so-called “Casco Antiguo”. Here in the colonial part of the city, you will have the chance to see several historical buildings and learn more about the interesting history of Panama City. Afterward, you will visit the Causeway and enjoy the magnificent views of both, the canal and the city. The last stop will be at the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal. This is a unique spot to see the huge ships being lifted or lowered a total of 16 meters.
You will be picked up at your hotel for the transfer to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home.