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Coronavirus: a message to our customers
If you are due to travel shortly we will be in touch to support and guide you, based on current Foreign Office advice.
 
If you are ready to start planning you next holiday, our 'Book with Confidence' pledge has been created to give you peace of mind. For new bookings made before 31 December 2021, we will not charge if you need to move your holiday dates or change to a new destination due to Covid-19, up to 60 days prior to travel. You can move your holiday to any time up to 31 December 2022 or 12 months from your departure date, whichever is later*. If you are unsure of your future travel plans when you need to make this change, we will provide you with a 100% travel credit note.
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We may need to adjust the cost of your trip to reflect any seasonal differences. Sometimes non-refundable deposits are required by local suppliers, which would be specified prior to booking. If you are unable to travel, we would secure a credit note for future travel from these suppliers, but you would not get a cash refund for these items. Flights that have already been issues will be subject to the rules of your airline. All other terms and conditions remain as standard.
 
If you are looking to travel closer to home, our sister company Auriel Holidays – offers a wide range of tailor made holidays in the UK, Europe & worldwide.

Warm regards

Claire Farley, Managing Director
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Holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica Darien Birding Tours Guides

Holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica + Darien birding tours, with private guides

Positioned at the crossroads of the Americas, holidays to Panama Canal & Costa Rica and specialist Darien birding tours with private guides, offer an exciting mix of urban buzz, incredible engineering achievements, pristine rainforests, indigenous cultures, verdant cloud forests and stunning island beaches.
 
Wherever you choose to visit in this beautiful country covered in lush forest, most holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica & Darien birding tours with guides are likely to begin in Panama City, a dynamic centre of international finance and commerce, with evocative remnants of Spanish colonialism and pirate history. Founded in 1519 by the Spanish, it sits at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The original site was sacked and burned by a notorious Welsh privateer, Henry Morgan, but the ruins of the old town, Panama Viejo, remain a fascinating and popular tourist attraction, with its delightful colonial maze of plazas, bars, churches, cafés and palaces.
 
In contrast, the modern 1,000m Centennial Bridge, built in 2004, carries the Pan-American Highway over the Panama Canal. You can enjoy superb shopping here (high-end to ethnic) and wander through the Los Pueblos open-air mall. The Panama Canal changed world shipping and international trade forever and is a must-see, even if you aren’t an engineering buff. You can view it from the Visitor Centre, take a boat trip on part of it, or journey alongside it on the marvellous Coast to Coast Panama Railway. Just outside the city, don’t miss the stunning Frank Gehry Biodiversity Museum. On holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica, and Darien birding tours with private guides, you can explore world-class interactive exhibitions that cover Panama’s emergence from the oceans and its importance to the world’s bio-diversity.
 
Panama is barely 50 miles across, so there is a wonderful choice of day tours covering both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. These include trips to the Gamboa rainforest and birding tours in Metropolitan National Park. Longer Darien birding tours with private guides can be arranged, if you wish to search for the magnificent harpy eagle. On holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica & Darien birding tours with private guides, you can also enjoy whale watching along the Pacific coast between July and October.
 
If its culture you are interested in, you can visit an indigenous Embera village. The tranquil and unspoiled San Blas Islands on the Caribbean coast are the home of the indigenous Kuna Yala people, but it’s a very long day trip so we recommend staying overnight if possible, although the accommodation is rustic. The Chiriqui Highlands in the west have mountains draped in thick cloud forest and are ideal for walking, kayaking, canopy zip-lining and white water rafting on holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica, and Darien birding tours with private guides.
 
If a relaxed Caribbean vibe is what you are looking for, go no further than the beaches of the spectacular Bocas del Toro archipelago. The capital, Bocas Town, is located on Isla Colon and has exquisite beaches, many water sports and great snorkelling and scuba diving.
  
Combine your ideas with our expertise and let us help you create a holiday of a lifetime. We offer a wide range of options at different price points, all of which can be tailor made to your needs.
 
For expert advice on holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica, as well as specialist Darien birding tours, with private guides, email or call us on +44 (0)1582 766122 to speak with a specialist travel consultant.  Download our Central America brochure (PDF 0.5 Mb).
 
We have been arranging holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica, as well as specialist Darien birding tours, with private guides for over 20 years.
ALL OUR HOLIDAYS TO PANAMA CANAL AND COSTA RICA & DARIEN BIRDING TOURS WITH GUIDES ARE FINANCIALLY PROTECTED wherever in the world you live.
 

More information on holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica, as well as specialist Darien birding tours, with private guides:
 
Dynamic, sophisticated and multi-cultural, Panama is one of the safest country in Central America with an excellent infrastructure and the ease of having the US dollar as its currency.
 
You will not have to go far to find profusion of wildlife on holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica, and Darien birding tours with private guides. Metropolitan National Park is located beside the Panama Canal, just ten minutes from the city and is home to caimans, tapirs, abundant birdlife and a profusion of butterflies. The rainforests of Soberania National Park to the east of the Panama Canal are also easy to reach and perfect for hiking and birding. Pipeline Road and longer Darien birding tours with specialist birding guides are also popular, as this region is home to the enormous but elusive harpy eagle.
 
On the ‘Coast to Coast’ Pacific Railway, you can view magnificent modern shipping locks at one end and preserved Spanish forts at the other end. On holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica, and Darien birding tours with private guides, at Portobelo on the Caribbean coast you can wander among the ruins of five Spanish forts built when the town was at the centre of the colonial trade in treasure seized from the Incas.
 
Less than two hours from Panama City, on the Pacific coast there are good beaches such as Santa Clara. Further west is the Azuero Peninsula, which is the traditional heart of Panama and where both the colonial and indigenous cultures have been well preserved. Surfing and sport fishing are two of the top coastal activities here, with the towns of Chitre, Las Tablas and Pedasi providing local charm on holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica, and Darien birding tours with private guides.
 
The Chiriqui Highlands close to the border with Cost Rica, coupled with the Gulf of Chiriqui Marine Reserve, is a magnificent eco-diverse location that is ideal for those who love the outdoors. It is a region of volcanic peaks, orchids, cattle and coffee, where they it always feels like spring. There are many outdoor activities here, including hiking, kayaking, canopy zip-lining and white water rafting. Or you can simply walk and take in the astonishing richness of the animal, bird and plant life. On holidays to Panama Canal and Costa Rica, and Darien birding tours with private guide, You can explore this scenic region from San José de David, the local capital, or from the charming alpine town of Boquete.
Costa Rica Highlights + Panama Canal
RRJ12S
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,298
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Panama Canal Costa Rica Coast to Coast Railway San Blas Islands

This holiday to the Panama Canal & Costa Rica combines the pristine rainforest wildlife of Cost Rica with the engineering marvels of the amazing Panama Canal. Enjoy a tour of Panama City & the opportunity to ride the Coast to Coast Railway. You can also take day trips to visit local tribes or the beautiful San Blas Islands. All transfers & specified sightseeing included.

Holiday Panama Canal Costa Rica Coast to Coast Railway San Blas Islands
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Holiday: Panama Canal & Costa Rica
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Sloths, Birds & Sea Turtles
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges & Hot Springs
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Manuel Antonio
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Panama City Tour
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Panama Canal
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Coast to Coast Railway
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San Blas Islands
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Holiday: Panama Canal & Costa Rica
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Sloths, Birds & Sea Turtles
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges & Hot Springs
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Manuel Antonio
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Panama City Tour
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Panama Canal
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Coast to Coast Railway
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San Blas Islands
Panama Birding: Darien + Pipeline Road
RPR10P
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Bird Watching Holiday Panama Birding Tour Harpy Eagle Darien Pipeline Road

This bird watching holiday in Panama will allow you to visit one of the top birding destinations in the world, with a bird count of over 1,000 recorded species. Enjoy a private Panama birding tour in search of the Harpy Eagle in Darien National Park & birding along the Pipeline Road & in San Francisco private reserve. English-speaking birding guide, all transfers & park fees included.

Bird Watching Holiday Panama Birding Tour Harpy Eagle Darien Pipeline Road
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Bird Watching Holiday, Panama
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Panama City tour
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Gamboa Rainforest & Wetland
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Pipeline Road Birding
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San Franciso Reserve
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Chucunaque Birding
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Darien Forest Birding
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Harpy Eagle Trail
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Rancho Frio Ranger Station
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Panama Birding Tour
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Bird Watching Holiday, Panama
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Panama City tour
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Gamboa Rainforest & Wetland
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Pipeline Road Birding
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San Franciso Reserve
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Chucunaque Birding
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Darien Forest Birding
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Harpy Eagle Trail
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Rancho Frio Ranger Station
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Panama Birding Tour
Exploring Panama (Private Guide) + Bocas Del Toro
RPQ14P
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,790
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Panama Tours Wildlife Holidays Canal Gamboa Chiriqui Bocas del Toro

Our privately guided Panama tours & wildlife holidays explore this beautiful country, from the famous Panama Canal & Coast to Coast Railway, to the Gamboa Rainforest full of tropical birds, butterflies & other wildlife. Visit the indigenous Embera Quera tribe, Azuero Peninsula, Chiriqui Highlands & spectacular Bocas del Toro, where you can snorkel & dive. English speaking guide, all transfers & sightseeing included.

Panama Tours Wildlife Holidays Canal Gamboa Chiriqui Bocas del Toro
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Panama Tours & Wildlife Holidays
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Panama City
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Coast to Coast Railway
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Panama Canal
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Gamboa Rainforest
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Embera Quera Tribe
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Azuero Peninsula, Rum Tour
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Chiriqui Highlands, Coffee Tour
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Bocas del Toro
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Snorkelling in Caribbean
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Panama Tours & Wildlife Holidays
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Panama City
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Coast to Coast Railway
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Panama Canal
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Gamboa Rainforest
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Embera Quera Tribe
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Azuero Peninsula, Rum Tour
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Chiriqui Highlands, Coffee Tour
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Bocas del Toro
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Snorkelling in Caribbean
Costa Rica Highlights + Bocas Del Toro + Panama City
RRK14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Costa Rica and Panama Holiday Tortuguero Arenal Sloths Bocas Del Toro

This Costa Rica and Panama holiday combines the tropical rainforest birds & sea turtles of the Tortuguero Wetlands with Arenal Volcano, the hanging bridge & hot springs at La Fortuna & Manuel Antonio with its sloths & birdlife. Afterwards fly to spectacular Bocas Del Toro island in the Caribbean, with snorkelling & diving. End in Panama City, with a tour of the canal. All transfers, light aircraft flight & sightseeing included.

Costa Rica and Panama Holiday Tortuguero Arenal Sloths Bocas Del Toro
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Costa Rica and Panama Holiday
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San Jose
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Birds & Sea Turtles
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Arenal, Sloths
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Hanging Bridges
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Hot Springs
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Manuel Antonio
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Bocas del Toro
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Panama Canal
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Costa Rica and Panama Holiday
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San Jose
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Birds & Sea Turtles
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Arenal, Sloths
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Hanging Bridges
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Hot Springs
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Manuel Antonio
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Bocas del Toro
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Panama Canal
Colombia Highlights + Panama Canal
GPQ14B
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,990
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holidays to Colombia and Panama Canal Tours Cocora Valley Cartagena

Our wonderful range of holidays to Colombia and Panama, including Panama Canal tours & a ride on the Coast-to-Coast Railway. Visit Bogota with its Gold Museum, Salt Cathedral, pretty colonial Ville de Leyva, the beautiful Corcora Valley in the Coffee Region & the historic walled city of Cartagena - a World Heritage site. English speaking guides, all transfers & specified sightseeing included.

Holidays to Colombia and Panama Canal Tours Cocora Valley Cartagena
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Holidays to Colombia and Panama
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Coffee Region
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Cocora Valley & Salento
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Botanical Gardens
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Cartagena
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Panama Canal Tours
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Panama Railway
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Holidays to Colombia and Panama
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Coffee Region
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Cocora Valley & Salento
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Botanical Gardens
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Cartagena
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Panama Canal Tours
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Panama Railway
Colombia: Amazon + Corcora Valley + Tayrona + Cartagena
GPS12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,195
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Colombia Wildlife Holiday Amazon Tayrona Birds Otun Quimbaya Cocora

This wonderful Colombia Wildlife holiday explores the rainforests of the Amazon Basin & Tayrona National Park, the birds of Otun Quimbaya & the wax palms of the beautiful high-altitude Cocora Valley. Also visit the capital city of Bogota, the quaint colonial town of Ville de Leyva & the historic walled city of Cartagena. English speaking guides & all transfers included.

Colombia Wildlife Holiday Amazon Tayrona Birds Otun Quimbaya Cocora
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Colombia Wildlife Holiday
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Amazon Basin
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Pink Dolphins
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Cocora Valley
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Birds of Otun Quimbaya
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Tayrona National Park
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Cartagena
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Colombia Wildlife Holiday
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Amazon Basin
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Pink Dolphins
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Cocora Valley
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Birds of Otun Quimbaya
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Tayrona National Park
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Cartagena
Panama City + Costa Rica + Nicaragua - Private Guide
RPP16P
16 NIGHTS
FROM £3,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holidays Panama Canal Costa Rica Nicaragua Tortuguero Arenal Granada

Travelling with your own English-speaking guide, enjoy our amazing 3 country holidays to the Panama Canal, Costa Rica & Nicaragua. Visit the famous Panama Canal, ride  'Coast to Coast' on the Panama Railway & visit an indigenous tribe. Then fly to San Jose , the Tortuguero wetlands, Arenal volcano & Rincon de la Vieje, finishing in the colonial city of Granada. English speaking guide & all specified sightseeing included.

Holidays Panama Canal Costa Rica Nicaragua Tortuguero Arenal Granada
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Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua
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Panama Canal
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Embera Quera Tribe
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Panama Railway
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San Jose
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Tortuguero National Park
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Arenal Volcano
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Rincon de la Vieja
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Granada
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Holidays Panama Canal, Costa Rica
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Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua
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Panama Canal
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Embera Quera Tribe
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Panama Railway
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San Jose
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Tortuguero National Park
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Arenal Volcano
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Rincon de la Vieja
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Granada
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Holidays Panama Canal, Costa Rica