Introduction
Monkeys? Check. Pirates? Check. Whitewater rafting? Check. Zipline? Oh, yeah. this trip has it all! Your trip of a lifetime begins in Panama City. You'll get to float through the Panama Canal, go treasure hunting for a glimpse of a Resplendent Quetzal, and visit an authentic village of a native tribe. Just when you think you have seen it all, we will hop on a short flight across the border to experience the coastal region of Guanacaste. Every day offers something new from whitewater rafting to zip line glides and boat rides. Wildlife is everywhere, and you’ll have the chance to spot keel-billed toucans, jaguars, orchids, howler monkeys, river otters, and on and on. Best of all, every activity you read about in this itinerary is included at no extra cost. There are no surcharges or equipment rental fees.
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-2 – PANAMA CANAL / EMBERA TRIBE
Your Panama travel itinerary begins at our 5-star luxury resort in Panama City. A sailing excursion on Gatun Lake lets us weave amid the gigantic ships traversing the canal and catch our first glimpse of wildlife such as monkeys and crocodiles. An afternoon jungle walk in Sobernia National Park takes you into some of the world’s richest bird watching terrain.

In a traditional dugout canoe, we’ll navigate the Chagres River to a settlement of one of Panama’s indigenous tribes. The villagers treat us to a typical meal, and we get a firsthand look at the cultural and ecological challenges they face. We’ll also go for a guided walk in Panama City. No Panama vacation would be complete without a close-up look at the canal in action, and you get yours with a fascinating visit to the Miraflores Locks and the canal museum.

DAYS 3-6 – PAPAGAYO PENINSULA / GUANACASTE COAST
Next, we head to the mountains of the continental divide, Guanacaste. On our first activity, you’ll ascend into the treetops for a thrilling zip line ride through the forest canopy. We settle in for the next three nights at a beachfront resort with the Pacific right out our front doors. Multisport activities here include a private catamaran ride to waters perfect for snorkeling. Or, alternatively, you can take some surfing lessons. On our last full day, you’ll have the option of joining river experts for some wet and wild whitewater rafting in Class III/IV rapids. Or if you prefer, walk with our guides to Llanos de Cortez, one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful waterfalls. Our final day, we part company at Liberia Airport.
Picture yourself...
  • Spotting monkeys, caimans, tiger herons and tapirs
  • Rafting through Class III/IV rapids on the Tenorio River
  • Ziplining and snorkeling...or just lounging on the beach or by the pool
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Starting Point: Panama City (Hotel Bristol Panama) - 9:00 am

Ending Point: Liberia - approx. 1:00 pm, Liberia Airport


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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Dec 29, 2018-Jan 3, 2019$3995.00$795.00
Dec 28, 2019-Jan 2, 2020$4095.00$795.00


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Internal Air
Internal air of $395.00 subject to change based on available rates Please note: Baggage restriction on this tour is limited to 30 lbs per person due to the internal airline's weight restriction.
What's Included
  • Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
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Temperature variation is very small from one season to the next and from daytime to nighttime, with a very small difference from the hottest to the coldest month in a particular location. We think you’ll be surprised by the temperate nature of the weather. The climate of the areas visited during our time in and around Panama City is tropical, with daytime temperatures ranging from 85 to 90 degrees, and nighttime temperatures ranging from 75 to 80 degrees. Guanacaste experience's little rain and consistent heat from November to April, and a wet season from late May to November. With it's hot, dry climate, the perfect time to visit Gaunacaste is year around. Average temperatures range from a maximum of 85-90 degrees and a low of 70-75.


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Your trip is free when you organize a Classic Journeys trip with 10 or more travelers (including you).
 
 
Hotels
Bristol Panama

Named one of the 'Top 10 Hotels in Latin America' by Condé Nast Traveler, this 5-star luxury hotel in Panama City’s Financial District. The rooms are sophisticated and elegant, and the property also offers a spa and outdoor pool.

Bosque Del Mar Playa Hermosa

A unique beachfront property in Hermosa Bay, Guanacaste, with a high-end boutique eco-concept, relaxed all-suite rooms, and steps from the beach with clear ocean waters and beautiful soft sand. Come relax and enjoy tranquility while watching monkeys play.

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