Highlights: San Jose, La Fortuna, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Quepos & Manuel Antonio
Other Departures: Manchester- £5069 Per Person, Glasgow- £5119 per person
Deposit: £750 per person
Cruise: The M/S PANORAMA
Crowne Plaza Panama
Costa Rica Tour on Mon 06 Mar 23
Mon 06 Mar 23 - San Jos
Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to
join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group. Accommodation Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher.
Autentico Hotel (or similar)
Tue 07 Mar 23 - San Jos/La Fortuna
Drive to Sarapiqu to visit the G Adventures-supported Mi Cafecito Community Coffee Plantation. Learn about the impact this project
has had on the community and sample some of the products they sell. Continue on to the Arenal region and take advantage of a free afternoon and a full free day tomorrow to experience the adventure
activities and natural wonders of the area. La Fortuna is an excellent base for adventure. Opt to hike the areas nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoning.
Private VehicleSan Jos La Fortuna4h150km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Your G for Good Moment: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative TourMorning Find out where your cup of java comes from. Visit the Mi Cafecito coffee cooperative in San Miguel de Sarapiqui, see shade-grown
coffee plants, learn about everything from harvesting, to husking, drying, and roasting the beans before enjoying the best part a fresh cup! Enjoy a typical lunch of plantains, beans, and freshly caught tilapia fish. Feel good about all this eating and drinking knowing that you are supporting a G Adventures for Good project that helps 200 farmers and their families. Accommodation
Hotel Eco Arenal (or similar)Hotel Meals included: Lunch
Wed 08 Mar 23 - La Fortuna
Free day in La Fortuna. Experience the outdoor adventures, amazing wildlife and natural wonders in this area. There are enough activities here to keep you busy all day long. In the evening opt to soak in one of the many hot springs in the area to cap off an adventurous day. Spend the day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marvelling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about Costa Rica in La Fortuna. There are enough activities here to keep you busy all day long. Your Discover MomentLa FortunaFull Day There's plenty to see and do in La Fortuna, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like canyoneering, whitewater rafting, and paddleboarding. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!
Accommodation Hotel Eco Arenal (or similar)Hotel
Thu 09 Mar 23 - La Fortuna/Monteverde
Travel by van and boat through the stunning Costa Rican scenery up into the cloud forest. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the jungle firsthand. Travel across Lake Arenal into the mountains and on to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Arrive to spend time enjoying this nature-lover's paradise. Shared VanLa Fortuna Laguna de Arenal30m Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.
BoatLaguna de Arenal45m Climb aboard and get your float on. Shared VanArenal Monteverde2h Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.
Guided Cloud Forest Night WalkMonteverde Join a naturalist guide for a 1.5-2 hour tour in the cloud forest after dark. Learn more about the habits of the area's nocturnal wildlife including mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians, and keep your eyes and ears open on this slow-paced walk. You never know what you might see it depends on the day and your luck! Accommodation Hotel Historias Lodge (or similar)Lodge
Fri 10 Mar 23 - Monteverde
Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines, walk across suspended bridges through the forest canopy, or go horseback riding in the hills. Your Discover MomentMonteverdeFull Day There's plenty to see and do in Monteverde, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like ziplining, visiting the hanging bridges, and horseback riding. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask! Accommodation Hotel Historias Lodge (or similar)Lodge
Sat 11 Mar 23- Monteverde/QueposTravel to Quepos, just outside Manuel Antonio National Park. Opt to visit the park or relax on the beach in this fun surf town. Enjoy a night out and perhaps learn how to salsa.
Travel to the Pacific Coast. Enjoy Quepos or opt to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. The park offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing.The park boasts beautiful white-sand beaches and the
warm turquoise water. Opt to swim, fish, kayak, surf or take a sailing trip. Private VehicleMonteverde Quepos5h220km Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Free TimeQueposAfternoon Enjoy free time to play in the waves, explore Manuel Antonio National Park, or dance the night away. Accommodation Hotel Le Priss (or similar)Hotel
Sun 12 Mar 23 - Quepos
Enjoy an included entrance into Manuel Antonio National Park. Then, take advantage of free time to explore. Opt to sail, snorkel or surf in the Pacific. Or choose to kayak through mangroves and relax on the beach.
Pre-book the Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Manuel Antonio National Park VisitManuel Antonio5h Pack your sunscreen, snack, beach shoes, and prepare for a great day in Costa Ricas smallest yet no less stunning national park.
Manual Antonio offers four white-sand beaches, separated by jagged rock outcrops and tidal pools. Swim, snorkel, surf, and sunbathe. When youre all beached out, head to the shade of the nearby hiking trails to search for sloths, monkeys, and armadillos. Climb to the lookout to capture views of the pristine Pacific Ocean and the areas off-shore islands.
Your Discover MomentQueposFull Day There's plenty to see and do in Quepos, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting Manuel Antonio National Park, mangrove kayaking, and surfing. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask! Accommodation Hotel Le Priss (or similar)Hotel
Mon 13 Mar 23 - Quepos/San Jos
Opt to chill at the beach in the morning before the journey by private vehicle back to the capital. Private VehicleQuepos San Jos3h166km Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Free TimeQuepos Enjoy a final morning at the beach. Do as much or as little as you'd like. Accommodation Autentico Hotel (or similar)Hotel
&DAY9 - San Jos
Depart at any time.
Tour Inclusions on Mon 06 Mar 23
Nature called you to Costa Rica - now here you are, suspended in the jungle canopy, locking eyes with a curious monkey. This action-packed tour of Costa Rica's highlights is perfect for the adventurer with limited time who wants to explore the region's diversity. Get your adrenaline pumping, follow a trail to the base of a waterfall, melt away in thermal springs, or relax on a beach - your CEO will help you find the secluded spots only the locals
Your G for Good Moment: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour,
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Wellness Moment: Hot Springs, Arenal Volcano
Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna
Your Discover Moment: Monteverde
Your Discover Moment: Quepos. Guided cloud forest night walk
(Monteverde). All transport between destinations and to/from
0 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 0 dinners
Allow USD385-500 for meals not included.
Private vehicle, boat, shared van, walkin
Max 16, avg 12
Post Tour Hotel - San Jose on Tue 14 Mar 23
Costa Rica and Panama Tour on Wed 15 Mar 23
Wed 15 Mar 23 - PUERTO CALDERA - QUEPOS
Embarkation 15:00-16:00. Welcome drinks, safety drill and sailing to Quepos. Overnight at anchor.
Thu 16 Mar 23 - QUEPOS
Optional Morning Excursion to MANUEL ANTONIO RESERVE, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch on board, you can take the optional Forest Canopy excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. (Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Tropical evening on board. Late night sailing to Drake Bay. Overnight at sea.
Fri 17 Mar 23 - PLAYA BIESANZ - DRAKE BAY - GOLFITO
Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. (Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Tropical evening on board. Late night sailing to Drake Bay. Overnight at sea.
OPTIONAL EXCURSION IN THE CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK / OSA PENINSULA, a nature preserve and tropical rainforest that occupies almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. Visitors are almost guaranteed to
see some of the most incredible wildlife living in the jungles of the reserve including red-eyed tree frogs, quetzals, tapirs, harpy eagles, white-lipped peccaries, monkeys, and scarlet macaws. Swimmers can have
the amazing opportunity to share the warm waters with marlins, dolphins, and pilot whales. Early afternoon sailing to Golfito.
IMMIGRATION PROCEDURES AT ANCHOR.
Sat 18 Mar 23 - GRANITO DE ORO - COIBA
Midday arrival in Granito de Oro for swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment. Deck BBQ and sailing to nearby Coiba Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America.
Afternoon walking tour with our Ship Naturalist who will take you for a short walk to discover the local forest and animal life. Free time for swimming and snorkeling on Coiba. In the afternoon, we leave Coiba. Overnight at sea.
Sun 19 Mar 23 - IGUANA ISLAND
Morning arrival at Iguana Island, a wildlife-rich territory, a bird-watching paradise, and key sanctuary for frigate birds. Snorkel the shallow reefs at the protected Isla Iguana Bay. Free time for swimming and snorkelling. You will see lots of colorful tropical fish, Morey Eels, Rays and even turtles swimming in the warm Pacific waters. On land you will spot crabs and iguanas. The wildlife refuge of Isla Iguana was founded in 1981 and includes over 50 hectare of land and water. The island is a snorkeling and diving paradise as it has the biggest area of well-preserved coral reefs in the Gulf of Panama with 17 different coral species, more than 350 tropical fishes and over 200 species of invertebrates.
Mon 20 Mar 23 - PLAYA MUERTO
Optional excursion in the Darien National park. We are then welcomed by Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. We return to ship for lunch and sail to Panama City Flamenco Marina.
Tue 21 Mar 23 - PANAMA CITY - PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT
Morning Optional Panama City tour. Discover the old Panama City, Casco Viejo, its architecture, cathedrals and historical buildings. We return to the ship for lunch, and the ship is positioned at the Canal entrance for
the Canal transit starting at 17.00 pm. We reach and cross the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks before we enter the Gatun Lake and cross the Gatun Locks.
Wed 22 Mar 23 - COLON - COLON 2000 PORT
Disembarkation at 9:00 am after breakfast.
THE TREASURES OF COSTA RICA & PANAMA 2022/23
ABOARD THE 24-CABIN M/S PANORAMA
The M/S PANORAMA is a 54 meter elegant
motor sailer accommodating just 49 passengers
in 24 outside cabins
TRANSITING THE PANAMA CANAL: COSTA RICA & PANAMA 2022-23
PUERTO CALDERA / COSTA RICA TO COLON / PANAMA
- Return flights from London Heathrow
- Airport taxes
- 1 night stay at 4* Crowne Plaza Panama in Luxury Room with Bed and Breakfast
- 1 Night Pre Tour in San Jose
- 7 Night Costa Rica Small Group Tour
- 7 Nights Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama Cruise
- 1 Night in Panama City
- Bed & Breakfast