9 Days Panama & Costa Rica

On Request

Description

Day 01: Arrival in Panama City(Panama)
Welcome to your tour! Your tour begins upon arrival in Panama City,Panama,known as one of the most cosmopolitan cities inallLatin America. It is filled with things to do and seeand is loaded with adventure and is a beautiful place to spend time in.Upon arrival, transfer to the villafor check-in, enjoy time at your own leisure and enjoy overnight stay. (Meals: D)

Day02: Panama City –City Tour
Today enjoy the City Tour of Panama City. The tour starts withan incredible view of the city from atop Cerro Ancon (Ancon Hill), before heading to the Miraflores Locks to watch the massive ships transit the locks and learn about the canal’s history at the museum. Explore the artisan market for the best Panamanian souvenirs, and head to the Amador for a photo stop at the Bridge of the Americas. Enjoy a short nature trail walk on the Smithsonian owned Punta Culebra. The rest of the afternoon will be spent on a walking tour of picturesque old town, Casco Viejo. Marvel at its spectacular architecture and learn about the history of this world heritage site. Return back to the villato enjoy overnight stay in Panama City. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 03: Indigenous Village and Monkey Island
This morning enjoypick up at thevillaand after a short drive, we will pass the Panama Canal’s famous Culebra Cut, Gamboa Resort, and Chagres River before we head into the Soberania National Park. Known for its birding (the Audubon Society’s annual bird count has spotted over 500 species in 24 hours), Soberania is full of wildlife and is a wonderful place to search for monkeys, sloths, the Harpy Eagle and more. We will take a short boat-ride through Gatun Lake and Canal to visit Monkey Island.We will visit an authentic Embera-Wounaan indigenous village to learn about the community history, art, music, and dance. You may hike along the trail through the rainforest to learn about the medicinal plants and traditional fishing methods. Return to Panama City for overnight stay. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 04: Flight transfer to San José (Costa Rica) –City Tour of San José
Today proceedto the airport for your flight transfer to San Jose, Costa Rica. After arrival, enjoy theCity Tour of San José. Enjoy visits to the famous Opera House, the University of Costa Rica, and Sabana Park. Explore the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, National Theater, and Downtown area. Enjoy overnight in San José. (Meals: D)

Day 05: San José –La Fortuna –Arenal Volcano
Today, proceed to La Fortuna. This is where the Arenal Volcano is located. En-route visit Poás Volcano National Park, Doka Coffee Estates, Mill and La Paz Waterfalls and Gardens. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight. Return to the villato enjoy overnight stayin La Fortuna area.(Meals: B, L, D)

Day 06:La Fortuna –Arenal Volcano –Tabacon Hot Springs
Today, visit Cano Negro Biological Reserve by boat. In the afternoon, visit Tabacon Hot Springs.Return to La Fortuna areafor overnight stay. (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 07: La Fortuna –Monteverde
Today, depart for Monteverde. En-route, we will drive around the Arenal Lake and through the town of Tilaran.Arrival and visit Santa Elena Village. Overnight at the villain Monteverde.(Meals: B, L, D)

Day 08: Monteverde –Monteverde Cloud Forest
Today you will visitthe Monteverde Cloud Forest. See the hanging bridges, the Hummingbirds’ Garden, and the Serpentarium, with several species of amphibians and reptiles. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. Overnight at the villain Monteverde.(Meals: B, L, D)

Day 09: Depart back home
After breakfast, depart back to San Jose. From San Jose, board your flight to depart back home. Return home with wonderful memories of your tour. (Meals: B)