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Costa Rica & Panama tour

17 days from CAD10,150pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • Panama City - explore the three parts of the city and take a partial transit of the famous canal.

  • Arenal Volcano - Costa Rica's most famous volcano, and great activity hub.

  • Caribbean beaches - beautiful archipelagos in Panama and stretches of coastline in Costa Rica that provide fantastic opportunities for a range of activities.

Price includes

In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Panama City
  • San Blas Islands
  • Panama City
  • Tranquilo Bay
  • Sixaola
  • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Playa Potrero

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Panama City

Panama City

Arrive in Panama City today, where you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in private vehicle.

Day 2 Panama City

Panama City

Tour of Panama City including the historic quarter and the Miraflores Locks.

Day 3 Panama City

Panama City

Today you will take partial transit of the world-famous Panama Canal.

Day 4 San Blas Islands

Panama City , San Blas Islands

Fly to the San Blas Islands and transfer to your lodge. Afternoon to relax or start trying some excursions.

Day 5 San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands

Full day for excursions in the San Blas Islands - you could visit the indigenous Kuna communities, go snorkelling, or arrange boat trips to other islands.

Day 6 Tranquilo Bay

San Blas Islands , Panama City , Tranquilo Bay

Fly back to Panama City and on to Tranquilo Bay.


Day 7 Tranquilo Bay

Tranquilo Bay

Time for activities from Tranquilo Bay - you could go kayaking, snorkelling, fishing or arrange nature walks and bird watching.


Day 8 Tranquilo Bay

Tranquilo Bay

At leisure in Tranquilo Bay - other activities include surfing, swimming or visiting some of the remote islands of the archipelago.


Day 9 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Tranquilo Bay , Sixaola , Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Transfer from Tranquilo Bay to the border and in to Costa Rica. You will travel overland to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca on the laid-back Caribbean Coast.

Day 10 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Full day excursion to the Cahuita National Park, exploring the jungle trails in search of monkeys, bird and sloth, in addition to snorkelling at the nearby coral reef.

Day 11 Arenal Volcano

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca , Arenal Volcano

Transfer inland to Costa Rica's activity hub at the Arenal Volcano.

Day 12 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

Morning guided tour of Arenal's rainforest trail and complex of Hanging Bridges. This afternoon visit the Volcano National Park, through tropical forest and finishing at the old lava flows. You will then travel to a nearby hot springs complex for a relaxing soak under the stars with dinner included.

Day 13 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

Free day for further activities in Arenal - you may wish to consider a full day excursion to a wildlife refuge, trekking, kayaking, white water rafting or canopy zip lining.

Day 14 Playa Potrero

Arenal Volcano , Playa Potrero

Transfer to Costa Rica's Northern Pacific Coast for some beach relaxation.


Day 15 Playa Potrero

Playa Potrero

At leisure on the beach.


Day 16 Playa Potrero

Playa Potrero

At leisure on the beach.


Day 17 Return home

Playa Potrero

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Panama City
San Blas Islands
Tranquilo Bay
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Arenal Volcano
Playa Potrero