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Lead Price
From £3895pp
Duration
14 days & 12 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
Solos
Tour Highlights

Panama & Costa Rica Experience: Solo Travellers Tour

Small in size yet possessing a superb biodiversity, Costa Rica and Panama offer a wide variety of eco-systems including volcanoes, rainforest and cloud forest, lakes, lagoons and beaches. This tour visits the incredible Panama Canal as well as a selection of Costa Rica’s most renowned national parks, from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific coast.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Panama City via Miami
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Fly to Panama City via Miami

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Panama City, via the US, with United Airlines.. Transfer to the Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel for 3 nights. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Panama City
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Panama City

Morning city tour including the ruins of old Panama and the historic colonial district . In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a traditional restaurant. (B, D)

DAY 3: Panama Canal
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Panama Canal

Take a shared partial transit and cruise through the various locks of the Panama Canal. (B, L)

DAY 4: Fly to San José
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Fly to San José

Morning flight to San Jose and visit a coffee plantation on the slopes of the active Poas Volcano and, subject to volcanic activity, see its crater lake. Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel. (B, L)

DAY 5: Tortuguero
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Tortuguero

Travel by shared overland transfer to Caño Blanco on the Caribbean coast. Take a boat ride along the backwaters that lead to Tortuguero, looking for wildlife en route. Stay at Pachira Lodge for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Pachira Lodge
DAY 6: Tortuguero
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Tortuguero

Full day of shared excursions exploring the tropical forest and waterways. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Pachira Lodge
DAY 7: La Selva Biological Station - Arenal
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La Selva Biological Station - Arenal

Return to Can~o Blanco by boat and drive to Arenal. En route, visit La Selva Biological Station to learn about the scientific and conservation work of the researchers and take a short walk in the protected rainforest surroundings. Stay 2 nights at Arenal Paraiso (or similar) with views of Arenal Volcano. (B, L)

DAY 8: Arenal
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Arenal

Morning tour of the circuit of trails and suspension bridges, which allow an up-close view of the rainforest floor and treetop canopy. Optional evening visit to the hot springs. (B)

DAY 9: Monteverde
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Monteverde

Drive along the shores of Lake Arenal, taking in the spectacular views of the lake and its surroundings. Continue through the green mountains to Monteverde and stay 2 nights at Monteverde Country Lodge (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Monteverde Country Lodge
DAY 10: Monteverde
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Monteverde

Morning tour of the Monteverde cloud forest, a habitat for rare flora and fauna such as the colourful quetzal bird. Afternoon at leisure or take one of the optional excursions on offer, including a visit to the Santa Elena Reserve. (B)

Accommodation: Monteverde Country Lodge
DAY 11: Carara - Tarcoles
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Carara - Tarcoles

Drive to the central Pacific coast and visit Carara National Park, home to crocodiles, monkeys and scarlet macaws. Continue to Tarcoles and stay for 2 nights at the Villa Lapas Hotel (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Lapas
DAY 12: Manuel Antonio
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Manuel Antonio

Morning visit to Manuel Antonio for a walking tour of the national park, where the rainforest extends right down to the beautiful beaches. This small park is home to a surprising concentration of wildlife including sloths, iguanas, endangered squirrel monkeys and various colourful birds. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant near your hotel. (B, D)

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Lapas
DAY 13: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to San José and fly to London via the US with United Airlines. (B)

DAY 14: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive in London (N).


Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 1: Fly to Panama City via Miami
- +

Fly to Panama City via Miami

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Panama City, via the US, with United Airlines.. Transfer to the Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel for 3 nights. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Panama City
- +

Panama City

Morning city tour including the ruins of old Panama and the historic colonial district . In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a traditional restaurant. (B, D)

DAY 3: Panama Canal
- +

Panama Canal

Take a shared partial transit and cruise through the various locks of the Panama Canal. (B, L)

DAY 4: Fly to San José
- +

Fly to San José

Morning flight to San Jose and visit a coffee plantation on the slopes of the active Poas Volcano and, subject to volcanic activity, see its crater lake. Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel. (B, L)

DAY 5: Tortuguero
- +

Tortuguero

Travel by shared overland transfer to Caño Blanco on the Caribbean coast. Take a boat ride along the backwaters that lead to Tortuguero, looking for wildlife en route. Stay at Pachira Lodge for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Pachira Lodge
DAY 6: Tortuguero
- +

Tortuguero

Full day of shared excursions exploring the tropical forest and waterways. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Pachira Lodge
DAY 7: La Selva Biological Station - Arenal
- +

La Selva Biological Station - Arenal

Return to Can~o Blanco by boat and drive to Arenal. En route, visit La Selva Biological Station to learn about the scientific and conservation work of the researchers and take a short walk in the protected rainforest surroundings. Stay 2 nights at Arenal Paraiso (or similar) with views of Arenal Volcano. (B, L)

DAY 8: Arenal
- +

Arenal

Morning tour of the circuit of trails and suspension bridges, which allow an up-close view of the rainforest floor and treetop canopy. Optional evening visit to the hot springs. (B)

DAY 9: Monteverde
- +

Monteverde

Drive along the shores of Lake Arenal, taking in the spectacular views of the lake and its surroundings. Continue through the green mountains to Monteverde and stay 2 nights at Monteverde Country Lodge (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Fondavela
DAY 10: Monteverde
- +

Monteverde

Morning tour of the Monteverde cloud forest, a habitat for rare flora and fauna such as the colourful quetzal bird. Afternoon at leisure or take one of the optional excursions on offer, including a visit to the Santa Elena Reserve. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Fondavela
DAY 11: Carara - Tarcoles
- +

Carara - Tarcoles

Drive to the central Pacific coast and visit Carara National Park, home to crocodiles, monkeys and scarlet macaws. Continue to Tarcoles and stay for 2 nights at the Villa Lapas Hotel (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Lapas
DAY 12: Manuel Antonio
- +

Manuel Antonio

Morning visit to Manuel Antonio for a walking tour of the national park, where the rainforest extends right down to the beautiful beaches. This small park is home to a surprising concentration of wildlife including sloths, iguanas, endangered squirrel monkeys and various colourful birds. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant near your hotel. (B, D)

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Lapas
DAY 13: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to San José and fly to London via the US with United Airlines. (B)

DAY 14: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive in London (N).


Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Walking tour of stunning Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Cruise along the Panama Canal
  • View the Arenal volcano from your hotel
  • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero

Important information

Solo travellers group tours
These small group tours have been specially created for single travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers.
Standard tour
All the lodges are comfortable, but do not always have a large range of facilities. This tour also includes some long drives on unpaved roads.
Locally escorted tour
This tour is led in each country by a local tour guide.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • Small group size - average 12 people (max 18)
  • 3- & 4-star accommodation
  • Twin / double rooms for single use
  • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
  • International & internal flights
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour guide in each country
  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Welcome & farewell group dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Porterage at hotels

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