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Costa Rica and Panama cultural

Costa Rica and Panama cultural

8 days / 7 nights from U$ 1799 per person

  • Boat tours
  • City tours
  • Meet people
  • Cultural tours

Overview :

This tour is full of cultural experiences, starting from San Jose Costa Rica (SJO), and ending at Panama international airport (PTY). Enjoy a couple days in the Caribbean beaches of Costa Rica
Destinations and highlights: San Jose, Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica); Panama City. Visit indigenous tribes and Panama City and its famous canal!

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Day by day itinerary :

San Jose Airport (SJO) – Transfer In

San Jose Airport (SJO) – Transfer In

Upon arrival at San Jose International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The Hotel Grano de Oro a converted tropical Mansion is considered a true oasis in the heart of the city… After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to relax at your hotel or visit the city on your own.

Overnight at Hotel Grano de Oro 4* – 1 Standard double room. Meals: None

Guayabo Archeological Site Tour

Guayabo Archeological Site Tour

Costa Rica may not be famous for its archaeological history like Guatemala’s Tikal or the Incan ruins of Peru, but veiled in the shadow of the Turrialba Volcano lies a mysterious ancient city that was home to over 10,000 people who seemed to have mysteriously vanished just before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century. This region, known as Guayabo National Monument, is Costa Rica’s most important archaeological site. During the excavations a series of cobblestone causeways and streets, petroglyphs, monoliths and more were found. Your guide will walk you through the entire park explaining the findings of the excavations and the history of the people that once lived there

Overnight at Hotel Grano de Oro 4* – 1 Superior double room. Meals: B

San Jose – Transfer to Puerto Viejo de Limon

San Jose – Transfer to Puerto Viejo de Limon

Morning transfer to the Caribbean area of Puerto Viejo. Puerto Viejo manages to hold on to an easy charm and spicy Caribbean. Nearby, you’ll find rainforest fruit and cacao farms set to a soundtrack of cackling birds and croaking frogs, and wide-open beaches where the daily itinerary revolves around surfing and snoozing…

Overnight at Hotel Shawandha Lodge 3* – 1 Bungalow. Meals: B

Kekoldi & Bri-Bri Indigenous Reserves

Kekoldi & Bri-Bri Indigenous Reserves

Today you will be introduced to the traditions of the Kekoldi indigenous reserve. You will visit an iguana farm and medicinal plant garden of the reserve. In the the Kekoldi reserve, small indigenous family dedicates itself to the reproduction of the Green Iguana. We will also visit another indigenous family in the Bri-Bri indigenous reserve to enjoy a brief tour learning about the properties and uses of some plants also, over there they will show us the process how to make chocolate, very important in the Bri-bri culture because they use it in purification rituals, food and also medicine.

Overnight at Hotel Shawandha Lodge 3* – 1 Bungalow. Meals: B & L

Puerto Viejo – Limon – San Jose - Flight to Panama City

Puerto Viejo – Limon – San Jose - Flight to Panama City

Early morning transfer to the airport in Limon for your domestic flight to San Jose. Upon arrival in San Jose Airport and depending on your next flight, you may rest at the Airport before taking the flight to Panama’s Tocumen International Airport (not included in rates).

On arrival at the International Airport in Panama City our driver will welcome you and will transfer you to your hotel. Time at leisure to enjoy the lively and thrilling atmosphere of the city.

Overnight at Central Hotel 4* for 3 nights – 1 Deluxe room. Meals: B

Panama City Walking Tour

Panama City Walking Tour

Enjoy seeing Panama City while mingling with the locals. We take you to the 5 de Mayo Square with local shops and restaurants. Visit a narrow market to try local refreshments like Guarapo (Sugar Cane Juice) or Agua de Pipa (fresh Coconut Juice) and visit the Café Coca Cola – a historical Café where Politicians used to meet to make important decisions. Visit the Casco Viejo, Panama City’s colonial quarter and set back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. End this amazing cultural experience visiting the Panama Vieja (Old Panama), the first European settlement on the Pacific Coast for the Americans, looted and destroyed it in 1671 by the buccaneer Henry Morgan.

Note: Panama Vieja is not open on Monday.

Overnight at Central Hotel 4* – 1 Deluxe room. Meals: B

Aguas Claras Locks – San Lorenzo Fort – Emberas Querá Tribe

Aguas Claras Locks – San Lorenzo Fort – Emberas Querá Tribe

Today visit the impressive Agua Clara Visitor Center in the Panama Canal. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Gatun Lake, where cargo ships or other vessels transit every day and the view of the expansion of the Canal. Continue to the San Lorenzo Fort, located at the entrance of the Chagres River. It was through this river where the notorious pirate Henry Morgan arrived to the Old Panama, to burn and loot the city. End this experience with a visit to the Emberá Quera, an indigenous community based on the banks of Gatun Lake who still live in harmony with Mother Nature. Learn from them about its traditions, dances and enjoy a typical lunch.

Overnight at Central Hotel 4* – 1 Deluxe room. Meals: B

Panama City – Transfer out

Panama City – Transfer out

Today we transfer you to the Airport. You may continue your trip to other destinations in Panama, Costa Rica or fly back home.

8 Days

7 nights

From $ 1799 USD

Per person based on 2 people

The package include :

  • 2 nights in San Jose
  • 2 nights in Puerto Viejo
  • 3 nights in Panama City
  • One-way domestic flight Limon to San Jose
  • Door to door transportation (shared) according to itinerary
  • All tours (small groups) with specialized bilingual guides - days 2 - 4 - 6 and 7
  • Meals as per description
  • All taxes on the services included

The package does not include :

  • Other meals and services not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • International flights to San Jose (SJO) and from Panama City (PTY)Passengers taxes at the border/airports
  • Discretional tips
  • Any other expense not included in the list above

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