Costa Rica and Panama 12 Nights Luxury honeymoon

Costa Rica and Panama 12 Nights Luxury honeymoon

 

PANAMA AND COSTA RICA VACATION PACKAGES

12 nights in Panama and Costa Rica – Luxury Honeymoon

 

Visiting – Panama: Gamboa Rainforest, indigenous village, Panama city, Panama Canal, Boquete highlands, Paso Canoas (border with Costa Rica). 

Activities – Panama: Rainforest hike, boat ride, cultural encounter, boat tour on the Panama Canal, butterfly farms, cable car in the rainforest, watching Quetzales, coffee plantation, mountain safari.

Visiting – Costa Rica: Paso Canoas (border with Panama), Manuel Antonio National Park and Beaches, Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall, La Paz Waterfalls. 

Activities – Costa Rica: Rainforest hike, catamaran ride to see whales and dolphins, horseback riding, hot springs, waterfalls,  butterfly garden, hummingbird garden.

 

Day 1. Panama City

Arrive at Tocumen International Airport. You will be picked up and driven to your hotel in the Rainforest.

  • Hotel: Gamboa Rainforest Resort
  • Stay: 4 nights.
  • Rooms: Deluxe.
  • Meals:Full board included. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. National beverages included.

 

Day 2. Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Rainforest Aerial Tram, butterfly garden, orchid garden.

 

Morning Tour

Duration: 3 hrs.

A journey of 600 meters aboard a gondola that rises above The Rainforest to appreciating view points otherwise unachievable on the ground. At a height almost touching the treetops you will have the possibility to see a wide variety of birds that nest there, sloths, and several species of monkeys. From the observation tower you can appreciate the privileged 360º – view of the Soberania National Park, the Embera indigenous Communities nearby and the famous intersection where the Chagres River feeds the Panama Canal and subsequently filling the Gatun Lake to ensure the passage of the ships. Also around the hotel we will visit the butterfly garden, and the orchid garden.

To bring: Comfortable cloth and shoes, insect repellent, water and camera.

Note: Closed Mondays.

 

Afternoon Tour: 1:00pm. Embera Indigenous Village in the Rainforest.

Duration: 3 hrs.

Discover the roots of Embera and Wuonaan ethnic groups, two of the indigenous people who inhabit the isthmus of Panama, on the banks of the Chagres River. Just Minutes away are the communities Ella Puru and Katuma, whose inhabitants will warmly welcome you explain about their customs, lifestyle and culture, and give you a tour of the trails where their ancestors hunted.

To bring: Comfortable cloth and shoes, insect repellent, water and camera.

 

Day 3. Gamboa Rainforest. Panama Canal Transit  Boat Tour

Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour

  • Partial Transit. Duration: 5-6 hours approx.
  • Partial Transit Includes:guide, buffet lunch, water and soft drinks (all you can drink).

Details Partial Transit.

We enter the canal at the north end of the Gaillard cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal. The Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. The Vessel will travel the Cut’s 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks. As you transit the Cut you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides. In this area you will also be able to observe the work in process for the Panama Canal expansion project.

Before reaching the Pedro Miguel Locks at the southern end of the Cut, you will be able to view the new Centennial Bridge which crosses over the Canal. Next, the Pacific Queen will enter Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is lowered 9 meters in one step. You will then enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel from Miraflores Locks, the latter being the final set of locks before reaching the Pacific Ocean. At Miraflores Locks the vessel is lowered 18 meters in two distinct steps.

Once in the Pacific Ocean the vessel will sail to the beautiful Flamenco Marina where passengers disembark. On the way to Flamenco, you will pass under the Bridge of the Americas, and later, you will be able to admire the Bay of Panama and Panama City’s splendorous skyline.

 

Day 4. Gamboa Rainforest. Panama City Tour + Canal Museum and Canal Visitor Center.

Duration: 5 hrs approx.

Includes: Transportation, guide, entrance fees.

 

After Breakfast your guide will meet you at the lobby to take you to discover the most modern city in Latin America. This four-hour tour will allow you to learn a little about Panama City.

Discover the Old Panama (Panama Viejo and Casco Antiguo), and know the main attraction of the city and one of the wonders of the world The Panama Canal.

On this tour you will see the 2 sides of Panama, where you will visit the modern side of Panama, the sophisticated city center, the historic side of town where you will visit the city’s Old Town, historic heritage of humanity. Here you can feel the Panama’s colonial past and its importance,and appreciate the different architectural styles of Europe in the New World.

Then visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center, where you can see up close the full operation of the Panama Canal. Finishing with a scenic visit of Amador Causeway at the southern entrance of the Canal, a path that connects the mainland of Panama City with the islands Naos, Perico and Flamenco. This road was built with material and rock of the Culebra Cut, when building the Panama Canal.

This tour includes guide, transportation, and entrance to the Canal.

 

Jan 7. Boquete Highlands.  Chiriquí Province.

Transfer to local airport; flight to David City (Chiriqui Province).

Arrival and transfer to Boquete Town. (1 hr ride).

  • Stay: 2 nights
  • Hotel: Finca Lerida.
  • Room: Deluxe Double. Breakfast included.
  • Free afternoon to enjoy the gardens of Finca Lerida.

 

Day 5. Boquete Highlands

Tour: The best of Boquete

Quetzal Tour + Coffee Plantation and GardenTour + Boquete Safari.

  • Pick Up Time: 08.00am
  • Duration: 7-8 hrs approx.

Includes: Transportation, guides, lunch, and entrance fees.

Boquete Cloud Forest Bird Watching and coffee plantation is a half-day tour. Pick up will be at you hotel at 8:00am, we will pick locations around Boquete to watch one of the most beautiful birds in the world El Quetzal. A professional guide will take you to find this beautiful bird, and have the opportunity to see other species of birds. Later visit a coffee plantation where you will have the opportunity to see how this grain is grown and try its delicious taste. Beautiful scenery, rainforest and cloud will surprise you.

This amazing tour combines two of Boquete most popular half day tours into pone spectacular adventure. See beautiful green valleys, crossing rivers, passing by waterfalls. Hike over a walking bridge and deep into the mysterious cloud forest. See rare birds and butterflies and if you´re lucky even catch a glimpse of s pack of wild howler monkeys.

 

Day 6. Boquete Highlands

Free day to enjoy on your own.

 

Day 7. Manuel Antonio Costa Rica.

08:00am. Transfer to Paso Canoas, border with Costa Rica. (2 hours).

Arrival in Paso Canoas and assistance with immigration procedures, our local guide will guide you in the two customs, exit Panama and entry to Costa Rica.

After migration your transfer awaits you to take you to the beaches of Manuel Antonio.

11:00am. Transfer to Manuel Antonio. (3 hrs).

Stay: 3 nights

Hotel: Si Como No, La Mansion Inn or similar

Room: King Deluxe. Ocean View.

 

Day 8. Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Departure: 7:15am

Duration: 3 hrs approx. 

After breakfast, Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Have an experienced nature guide take you on an informative hike through the park. Our guides know where you are most likely to encounter sloths, monkeys, etc. they will also provide a great deal of information on the history, flora and fauna during this easy 2-3 % hours walk. Snacks are offered during the tour, and guest may remain in the park after wards.

Includes: Transportation, entrance fees, snacks, and guide.

Tour 2

2:00PM. Catamaran sailing and snorkeling

Duration: 4 hours approx.

Come aboard and see the many dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and birds of the Manuel Antonio Marine Preserve. The tour includes snorkeling equipment and a tour of the offshore islands. We also stop for a leisurely swim at one of the white sand beaches and dive on the underwater reefs of the Manuel Antonio Marine Preserve. Enjoy a feast of fresh fruits, grilled fish brochettes, pasta salad, drinks and the finest hospitality.

Includes: transportation, guide, snorkeling equipment, meal.

 

Day 9. Manuel Antonio National Park

Free day to enjoy on your own.

 

Day 10. Arenal Volcano

Private transfer to Arenal Volcano

Stay: 2 Nights

Hotel: Arenal Springs or similar.

Unlimited access to the hotel´s hot springs.

Nothing short of “awesome” is the only way to describe the feeling one has when seeing Arenal Volcano for the first time. Moving through the valleys of the agriculturally rich Northern Zone up through San Carlos and into the towering rain forest, this is one of the most inviting regions in Costa Rica.

 

Day 11. Arenal.

Breakfast

Morning Volcano, Rain Forest Walk and Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

Departure at: 8:00am

Duration: 5 – 6 hrs approx.

For those who have the desire to experience a Costa Rican rain forest, we offer a wonderful tour. We will start our 2 ½ hour trek through the forest. During this walk, we have the possibility of spotting 3 different species of monkeyssloths, and a large variety of birds, including the Toucan.

We end our walk with a refreshing beverage and, hopefully, a magnificent view of Costa Rica’smost active volcano, erupting regularly since 1968. 

Get spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano and the green countryside as you travel by horseback to the 140-foot Río Fortuna waterfall. Then take a 20 minute hike to the river to cool off in the rushing waters beneath the waterfall. You should go down and climb 200 steps to reach the waterfall. 

Includes: transportation, guide, entrance fee, beverage, lunch.

To bring: tennis or trekking shoes, hat, sunblock, hat, camera, binoculars.

 

Day 12. San José, Alajuela Province. La Paz Waterfall Gardens o similar.

Transfer time: 9:00am.

Stay: 1 night

Hotel: Peace Lodge. Breakfast included.

Entrance to the garden of the falls, gardens of hummingbirds, butterfly garden.

 

Day 13. International Airport

Breakfast

Destination: SJO International airport. (35 minutes).

 

Rate: $5380. Per person, based on two people, double occupancy.

 

This luxury package Includes:

Panama

  • 4 nights / at the Gamboa Rainforest Hotel. Breakfast.
  • 3 nights / Boquete Highlands. Breakfast.
  • Rainforest Aerial Tram, butterfly garden, orchid garden.
  • Embera Indigenous Village in the Rainforest
  • Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour. Lunch.
  • Panama City Tour and Canal Visitor Center. 
  • Round Trip Transportation to the pier. Canal Boat Tour.
  • Round Trip Transportation Gamboa-City Tour-Gamboa
  • The Best of Boquete Tour. Lunch.
  • Local Flight from Panama City to Chiriqui Province (David City).
  • Transfer from David City to Boquete Highlands (40 minutes).
  • Transfer from Boquete to Paso Canoas, border with Costa Rica.
  • Migratory assistance, departure from Panama and entry to Costa Rica.
  • Airport private transfers.
  • Tourism Taxes (10%).
  • Sales Taxes. (7%)

 

Costa Rica

  • 3 nights – Manuel Antonio. Breakfast.
  • 2 nights – Arenal Volcano. Breakfast
  • 1 night – Peace Lodge. La Paz Waterfall. Close to the airport. Breakfast.
  • Morning Volcano Walk and Horseback Rinding to la Fortuna Waterfall. Arenal. Lunch. 
  • Manuel Antonio National Park Tour. Fruits and natural drink. 
  • Catamaran and Snorking Tour. Manuel Antonio. Dinner.
  • Private Transfer from Paso Canoas (border) to Manuel Antonio.
  • Private transfers from hotel to hotel.
  • Sales Taxes. (13%).

Rates: This rate does not apply from December 1, until January 10. This rate also does not apply for Easter. Please check rates for those dates.

Lower Rates: Ask us about this same circuit with standard hotels.