14 days,San José to Panama City

Listen to the reggae rhythms wafting through the Caribbean air, stare out at the crystal blue ocean, walk through lush greenery in the highlands, kick back in a hammock on the Pacific Coast, marvel at ships passing through the Panama Canal.

From San José, hit the beach and mountain retreats on your way to the locks of the world-famous Panama Canal at the centre of the Americas. Visit gorgeous islands and chill to reggae beats on Caribbean beaches. Search for the quetzal bird in cloud forests and shake your tailfeather in the clubs of Panama City. With your hotel and transport arranged by our CEOs, you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure.

What's Included

  • Beach time in Puerto Viejo, Bocas del Toro and Santa Catalina. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • (Allow USD320-440 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (13 nts, sometimes multi-share).
  • Local bus, boat, private van, taxi, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.

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Day 1 San José

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Puerto Viejo

Opt to rent a bike and beach-hop down the coast or hike in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.

Day 4-6 Bocas del Toro

Free time to snorkel the blue Caribbean waters or look for red frogs at—where else?—Red Frog Beach.

Day 7-8 Boquete

Opt to try whitewater rafting, tour a coffee plantation or hike through the cloud forest.

Day 9-11 Santa Catalina

Enjoy a lazy day at the beach. Opt to explore beautiful Coiba NP or take a surfing lesson.

Day 12-13 Panama City

Free day to marvel at the Panama Canal, explore the old city or shop for souvenirs.

Day 14 Panama City

Depart at any time.

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