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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Costa Rica   Panama  
Specialty Categories: Island Vacation   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1200 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1300 US Dollar (USD)

It starts in San Jose with a land transportation to the exuberant caribbean Costa Rica. Continue then to the white sand beaches at the south Caribbean of Costa Rica with two nights at the comfortable and beautiful Azania boungalows in Puerto Viejo, Limon. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the white sand Puerto Viejo beach. On your fifth day, you will be transferred to the Panama Border and then to the beautiful and amazing Bocas del Toro Island. Here a 2 night stay at the unique and awesome Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge is included. This exclusive hotel is entirely built over the water. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty the resort is renowned for its magical ambiance.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: A van will pick you up at the international airport. Check in at Hotel Irazú or similar.

Day 2: We begin our trip early in the morning around 6:30 a.m. You will be traveling with a bilingual naturalist guide on an air conditioned bus. Drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you have the opportunity to see beautiful views and abundant vegetation. On the way we will stop for breakfast at Río Danta Restaurant and then we will continue our trip to Caño Blanco deck driving by banana plantations.

At Caño Blanco, you will board the covered boat to the lodge, passing the Tortuguero canals arriving between 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. At the lodge our staff will be waiting for you with a refreshing cocktail, your rooms will be assigned and the guide will explain the afternoon activities after lunch -the visit to the Turtle Museum of the C.C.C. (Caribbean Conservation Corporation) and to the colorful Tortuguero town. You will return to the lodge around 5:30 p.m. Free time to enjoy the pool, the bar service and prepare for your dinner. Dinner service from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and then rest of the night free to enjoy the surroundings, pool and bar.

Day 3: Optional 6:15 am tour to admire the awakening of the wildlife of Tortuguero. Return for breakfast (service between 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.). Then another boat tour to admire the canals of Tortuguero National Park. This is a wonderful and interesting experience where you can see abundant flora and fauna of Tortuguero National Park. Return to the lodge for lunch and free time for a siesta, enjoy the pool or go for a walk to the beach. Then you have another optional tour to the canals or stay at the lodge to explore the private trails of the lodge, visit the open butterfly garden or simply enjoy the pool. Dinner at the lodge and free night.

Day 4: After breakfast we will begin our trip back to Siquirres. After lunch, a van will pick you up to continue your trip to the beautiful and exuberant Caribbean beaches. Around 3:00 p.m. You will be arriving to the beautiful and comfortable Cariblue Hotel, located at the paradisiacal Cocles Bay, just 10 minutes from Puerto Viejo. Boungalows are surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens within the rain forest and facing secluded beaches. This afternoon is free for you to enjoy the surroundings, swim at the golden sand beach, relax at the Hammock or walk around at Puerto Viejo town. Welcome cocktail and dinner at Cariblue.

Day 5: Breakfast. Free day to enjoy surroundings.

Day 6: 6:30 a.m. Breakfast. Around 6:30a.m., our driver will pick you up and will drive you to Sixaola border. Here he will do all necessary arrangements for your entrance to the Panama side. He will accompany you by taxi to Changuinola where you will board a water taxi to the unique and awesome Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge. Around 12:00 Panamanian time you will be arriving to this marvelous hotel, raised over the Caribbean Sea, by a 2km coral coast.

Enjoy one of its five only cabins where you will have access to crystal clear waters from your private terrace, where you will be able to observe the impressive sunset interrupted only by playful dolphins. Punta Caracol Hotel is entirely built over the water. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, the resort is renowned for its magical ambiance. A typical cayuco boat trip and snorkeling gear are included at Punta Caracol. Please arrange these services upon arrival. At night, the restaurant’s impressive palm leaf roof creates the perfect surrounding for a candlelight dinner offering a variety of Caribbean and International dishes.

Day 7: Today is all yours to enjoy this marvelous, relaxing hotel. Take one of the optional tours, which can be coordinated at the hotel. A snorkeling or diving tour to any of the island’s attractions is highly recommended. Zapatillas Keys are located in the Bastimentos Island National Marine Park; they are famous for the crystal clear waters, the coral reefs and the tropical forest. The protection given by the park rangers make these keys a special place to visit. The Bastimentos National Marine Park occupies 13,360 hectares, 1,630 of land and 11,730 of water. It was designed to protect the primary and secondary forests of the central region. Dinner

Day 8: Free morning to take one of the optional tours offered by the lodge. 15:30 p.m. today you will take a flight to San José. Upon arrival transportation to Palma Real Hotel or similar. Includes: (B).

Day 9: Transfer to international airport. Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Departure: everyday with a minimum of 2 people
- Ask for our special deals on green season and other hotels in Bocas del Toro.

Price Includes:
- All land transportation and boat transportation
- 2 nights lodging in San Jose; breakfasts
- 2 nights lodging at Azania Boungalows; breakfasts and dinners
- 2 nights lodging at Punta Caracol; hotel, breakfasts and dinners
- Arrangements at the Panamenian border.

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