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9-Day Costa Rica & Panama Tour
Product Code: 93-87064
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • San Jose
  • • Tortuguero National Park
  • • Arenal National Park
  • • Paos Volcano
  • • La Paz Waterfall Garden
  • • Panama City
Tour Code
93-87064
Duration
9 days
Departure City
San Jose
End City
Panama City
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Family, Historical, UNESCO, Nature

Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
San Jose

San Jose

Hotel: Villa Tournon Hotel or similar

Today you'll land in Costa Rica and meet your guide at the meeting hall of the arrival terminal. They will transfer you to your hotel in San Jose.

Tips:
Airport pick-up service runs from 8:00am - 8:00pm.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Tortuguero National Park

San Jose - Tortuguero National Park

Hotel: Pachira Lodge or similar

Today we'll depart for Costa Rica's “little Amazon:” Tortuguero National Park. We'll drive through the Caribbean lowlands, receiving lovely views of the Costa Rican countryside, including the Braulio Carrillo National Park and banana plantations. Around noon we'll arrive at Tortuguero and enjoy lunch.

Afterwards, we'll enjoy a guided visit to the Tortuguero Village. On one side of the village, rivers and waterways beckon you to paddle deep into the jungle and experience nature unperturbed. On the other side of the village is a Caribbean beach that welcomes thousands of sea turtles to nest every year.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Arenal Volcano

Tortuguero - Arenal National Park

Hotel: Arenal Bromelias Hotel or similar

Early in the morning just as nature is waking up, we'll take a boat tour into the Tortuguero Canals. Get a chance to see some of the more than 300 birds that reside in the area such as egrets, anhinga, king-fishers, the green and great blue herons, jacanas and kites. You'll also discover the other diverse wildlife that live here including guanas, caimans, lizards, fishing bats, three-toed sloths, and monkeys such as the howler, white-faced and spider monkeys.

In the late morning we'll depart for Arenal, home of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Once at Arenal, we'll visit the Eco Thermals Hot Springs to relax in the thermal waters.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
San Jose

Arenal - San Jose

Hotel: Villa Tournon Hotel or similar

After breakfast we'll visit the imposing Arenal Volcano National Park, a popular residence for more than 850 species of birds. Animals living in the park include white-faced capuchin monkeys, jaguars, coatis, the fer-de-lance, and parrot snake. Plant life is also abundant, including orchids, heliconias, laurel, guayabo, palms, brome-liads, and strangler figs.

After our visit to the Volcano we'll depart for San Jose city.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
San Jose

San Jose - Poas Volcano - La Paz Waterfall Garden - San Jose

Hotel: Villa Tournon Hotel or similar

Today we will visit some of the most iconic destinations of the Central Valley. First, we will ascend towards the exuberant cloud forest of Poas Volcano, and en route stop for a brief coffee tour to learn about the history and significance of coffee in Costa Rican culture.

At the volcano we will have time to observe the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles. Then, we'll continue on to arrive at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a natural park where we will walk through many spectacular trails to reach the White Magic Waterfall, the most spectacular one in the area. Inside the park we will also visit the largest butterfly observatory in the country and the impressive hummingbird gallery, the Serpentarium.

Day 06
Panama City

San Jose - Panama City (Panama)

Hotel: Aloft Hotel or similar

Today we'll head to the airport for a flight to Panama City and transfer to the hotel (airfare not included).

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

We will pick two flights (10:00am & 12:00pm) for you to choose from. Airport transfer to the hotel is available for both flights.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Panama City

Panama City

Hotel: Aloft Hotel or similar

Today we'll enjoy a morning tour of Old Panama, the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. With unusual mixture of Spanish, French and early American architectural styles decorating the streets, this area has been a UNESCO designated World Heritage site since 1997. We'll visit the La Catedral, El Palacio, Church of Saint of Francis of Assisi, Palacio Nacional, and Panama Canal Museum.

This afternoon we will tour Canal Zone. The Panama Canal is considered one of the engineer wonders of the world. It has a longitude of 80 kilometers between the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. The Canal links North America with South America, and the eastern continents to the western ones, providing the shortest and most effective road. Enjoy a tour at Miraflores Visitor Museum and see the locks in action when gigantic ships cross over from one ocean to the other.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Panama City

Panama City

Hotel: Aloft Hotel or similar

Today you'll be free to enjoy the city at your leisure.

You might want to venture through lush rainforest to visit Embera, one of the indigenous village that has kept their ancient way of life. Watch the women craft beautiful baskets out of palm leaves and demonstrate their native art.

Or, you can wander around Amador Causeway, an area linking four islands with mainland of Panama City where the famous Museum of Biodiversity is located.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 09

Panama City

Today we'll depart from Panama and transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Complimentary airport transfer is available from 8:00am - 8:00pm.
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 8-Night Hotel Accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Admission fees for all attractions
  • Ground Transportation
  • English-speaking tour guide

Package Excludes

  • Airfare between Costa Rica and Panama
  • Visa fee
  • Departure tax
  • Service fee
Special Notes
  • *Days Prior To Departure Cancellation Fee (USD)
    63 and more days 10% of tour fee
    62-48 days 15% of tour fee
    47-33 days 30% of tour fee
    32-17 days 50% of tour fee
    Within 16 days 100% of tour fee
  • Please provider your flight information when booking.
  • Guests are required to check out of the hotel on Day 9 by 12:00pm.
  • To protect your personal property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction or restaurant. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Single occupancy price applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Double/Triple occupancy price applies when two/three people stay in one standard hotel room, respectively.
* Tour requires at least 4 pax to guarantee the departure. For 1-3 pax, your reservation will be holding. We would contact you should another booking coming in at the same departure date as yours. The departure will be cancelled and the tour fee will be full refunded, if we cannot reach the minimum guests 3 weeks prior to the departure date. Meanwhile, your departure also can be guaranteed if you would like to pay 4 pax at a time. Do not hesitate to contact our CSR if you have any inquiry.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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Hi there,

I'm interested in taking part in your 9-Day Costa Rica & Panama Tour. Unfortunately, I haven't found any information about the group size of this tour. Also, I couldn't see any starting dates or does it start each day?

Thanks for your information.

Cheers, Hendrik
01/29/2017 17:00:56
Tours4Fun 01/29/2017 17:16:32

Hello Hendrik,

Thank you for choosing Tours4fun.

The group size will vary, and the daily excursions can see anywhere from 5-20 or more travelers per group.

The 9 Day Cost Rica and Panama Tour is available for booking with daily departures up until the end of November.

To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right section of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".

Best Regards,
Katherine
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