Nicaragua Costa Rica Panama 14 nights / 15 days
León Colonial City - Nicaragua
Famous Poet Ruben Dario Museum - Nicaragua
Masaya Volcano National Park - Nicaragua
Granada Colonial City founded in 1524. - Nicaragua
Rincon de La Vieja scenic paths with views of Mountains - Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano - Costa Rica
Tabacon Thermal Waters - Costa Rica
Sueño Azul Flora and Fauna - Costa Rica
Coral Cay And Zapatilla Cay - Bocas del Toro - Panama
Embera indigenous community - Panama
Lake Gatun and Jungle scenic and adventures - Panama
Old Town & Miraflores Locks - Panama
Transportation IN / Out and internals as mentioned
Day tours based share basis
Overnight in selected hotels with daily breakfasts
Entrance fees to visiting sites and guide
One dinner at Tabacon (Costa Rica)
Local lunch at Embera indigenous community (Panama)
Local lunch at Jungle Canal day tour (Panama)
Tourist Card US$10 (At your arrival to Nicaragua)
Departure taxes from Costa Rica
Meals and services not mentioned
Personal Expenses and Tips
Any not describe on the program
IMPORTANT NOTES & RECOMMENDATIONS
Light clothing is advisable
Comfortable shoes that can get wet or flip flops, swimsuits
Use sun blocks and insect repellent whenever spending time outdoors
Please verify if you may need Yellow Fever Vaccine
Arrival to Managua – Upon arrival at Managua Airport, Our representative will be waiting to welcome you to Nicaragua and take you to your hotel in the city of Managua.
Managua – León Transfer to the colonial city of León, founded in 1610. The city functioned as the capital of Nicaragua on multiple occasions after independence in 1821, alternating the title with Granada until Managua was named official capital. We will visit the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, one of the most beautiful on the continent and the largest in Central America, named in 2011 as a World Heritage Site. In it rest the remains of the Poet Rubén Darío and other characters. We will also visit the Rubén Darío House-Museum and the art center of the Ortiz-Gurdián Foundation.
León – Masaya – Granada Transfer to the city of Granada. On the way we will visit the Masaya Volcano National Park. A paved road takes us to the edge of the impressive and active Santiago crater. Then we will go to the Handicraft Market, where you will find colorful hammocks, wood carvings, ceramics, traditional clothes and local cuisine. Finally we will arrive at the colonial city of Granada, founded on the shores of the great Cocibolca lake in 1524, which makes it one of the oldest cities on the continent that is in its original place of foundation.
Granada – We will start the day with a tour of the charmings canals of the Isletas, an archipelago of more than 300 islands located in Lake Cocibolca. During the tour you will enjoy beautiful landscapes of the Mombacho Volcano and the flora and fauna of the islands. Back in Granada we will visit La Merced Church. From the top of its bell tower you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city. We will continue visiting the San Francisco Convent Museum which houses an important collection of historical objects and paintings. One of its most interesting collections are the 28 pre-Columbian statues of Zapatera Island that date from 800 to 1200 AD. During the city tour you will also see the Calle Atravesada, the Church of Xalteva, the Cathedral and the Church of Guadalupe.
Peñas Blancas – Rincón de la Vieja Transfer to Peñas Blancas (Border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica). At Costa Rica side our representative will be waiting for you to transport you to Rincón de la vieja.
Exploring Borinquen – This morning meet your local guide, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a two in one tour shared basis excursion, where you will horseback ride on scenic paths with views of the mountains and the north pacific coast of Guanacaste. An energetic hike under the forest cover will take you to the Mystery and Hidden Waterfalls. Finish the tour riding the zip line cables (18 platforms & 12 cables), leaving you filled with adrenalin.
Rincón de La Vieja – La Fortuna, Arenal. This morning you will be transferred to La Fortuna Area, the area is well-known for its beautiful forest and the famous Arenal Volcano. Meet our representative, Private Transfer: Rincón de la Vieja – La Fortuna, Arenal.
PM Afternoon Arenal & Tabacon Thermal Waters This afternoon meet your guide, Shared Excursion: Arenal & Tabacon Thermal Waters The Arenal Volcano has been active since 1968. After nearly 400 years of inactivity, the Arenal Volcano burst open and buried many surrounding towns in rocks, lava and ash. Up until July 2010, the eruptions were constant, but since then the volcano’s seismicity, explosions and lava flows have decreased significantly. A short hike in one of the trails close to the volcano area will give us the chance to enjoy some forest and the beauty around it. Later on, enjoy the Hot Springs originated in this marvelous “Mountain of Fire”, the Arenal Volcano. In the Hot Springs Swimming Pools, you can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak in the thermal water coming from this volcano. A delicious buffet dinner will close the night before return to the hotels.
La Fortuna, Arenal – Sarapiqui Meet our representative at hotel’s reception; Private Transfer: La Fortuna, Arenal – Sarapiqui Area.
Sueño Azul This morning, Shared Excursion: Guided Walk to Sueño Azul Private Reserve, you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and lush natural addition to the opportunity to have direct contact with local flora and fauna.
Sarapiqui – Sixaola – Isla Colón Meet our representative at hotel’s reception area, Private Transfer: Sarapiqui – Sixaola Area.At Panama Side our representative will , transfer you to Almirante to board a collective Boat that will take you to Isla Colón . At your arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.
Coral Cay and Zapatilla Cay visit to picturesque Zapatilla Cay, part of the national park. It is a small island with white sand to walk or lay on and plenty of coral to snorkel and explore. Protected by the surrounding reef, on a calm day it’s as blue and crystal clear as a swimming pool. During the trip you can be accompanied with funny dolphins that will travel with you at the same time you will be enjoying the soft Caribbean breeze that surround us with big tropical forest that surround the islands. Later, cruise to Coral Cay for additional relaxation.
Bocas del Toro – Panama City In the morning transfer to local airport and flight to Panama City. At your arrival, departure on a one-hour trip towards Lake Alajuela in the Chagres National Park. From here a motorized canoe will take you up the Chagres River to the indigenous community of Emberá. Learn about the locals’ life style, and visit the river falls “La Bonita”. A typical lunch, made up of fried fish and plantain served on a banana leaf will be served at the community while a local resident gives an account of Emberá culture and history as well as introducing you to the materials and techniques used to manufacture their traditional artisan products. After lunch you will enjoy a performance of folkloric music and dance and will have the chance to purchase handcrafted indigenous art. We arrive back to your hotel at around 4:00PM.
Jungle Canal day tour Depart towards the pier in Gamboa to embark on an adventurous boat trip through the rainforest surrounded by exotic tropical vegetation and wildlife. On this tour you can observe a variety of marine and terrestrial bird species, sloths, monkeys, iguanas and crocodiles in their natural environment while the trip across Gatun Lake permits you to navigate the boat alongside the gigantic cruise ships and freighters transiting the Canal. After taking our time to marvel at the natural wonders this area has to offer we will be taken to the lake’s only houseboat to have lunch and relax a little bit before engaging in one of the exciting activities the afternoon has in store for us. You can choose to have a swim in the lake, take a kayak tour on Rio Paja or grab a fishing rod and set out for your “Big Catch”. We will arrive back to the pier in Gamboa in the late afternoon to make our way back to the hotel.
Miraflores Locks -Old Town – Transfer to Tocumen International Airport Start early morning and head to the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal where you might have the opportunity to witness the raising or lowering of a ship as it passes through this impressive engineering feat completed in 1914. The Miraflores Visitors Center also contains a Canal Museum which holds information on its history from the first construction efforts by the French to its new expansion. Continue to visit the ruins of Casco Antiguo (Old Town) In 1673, two years after the destruction of the first city, this second city was built in a more protected location. This colonial city was also declared World Heritage Site due to its many historic features, such as the golden altar, the French Plaza, “Las Bovedas” dungeons, Plaza Bolivar, Parque Central and the old churches, cobbled streets and wide balconies. Later, transfer to Tocumen Airport for your international flight.
Rincón de la Vieja
La Fortuna, Arenal
Tabacon Thermal Waters
Duborgana The San Blas Experience
¨The concept of our island was to keep it purely and naturally as we found it when we began to visit it and make our plans. We do not want to create modern structures, and we will do our best to preserve the beauty of this island in its pure natural way as it has offered us. We follow an environmental program to reduce the impact, and we are always looking for ways in which we can work with our visitors without harming the sea and our ecosystem.¨ – Niko
Living with the Embera indigenous
Imagine a scenic trip through the rainforest in the Chagres National Park to encounter one of the indigenous group of Panama , the community of Emberá with so many activities to participate in with them and learning about their lifestyle and history.
Overnight in the middle of the Jungle
The only Floating Lodge on the Panama Canal, Jungle Land, an all-inclusive hidden oasis, surrounded by monkeys, wildlife and a lush tropical forest, has so much to offer with tours crafted and perfected with more than 20 years worth of knowledge of living on-site to create an unforgettable experience of Panama and the jungle.