Optional Pre-Trip Extension to Panama (2 Nights / 3 Days)

Upon your arrival at Panama Tocumen International Airport (PTY), at exit point you will be met by a Rahhalah representative who will take you to the hotel. You will enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace.

Panama's iconic capital city and commercial center is like nowhere else in Central America, where big business and giant skyscrapers meet cobbled colonial streets and a mix of cultures formed by centuries of immigration and trade. It can seem chaotic at times, but there's plenty of fun to be had, especially around the vibrant UNESCO-listed Old Town - Casco Viejo - where many of the best bars, restaurants and hotels are found. Home to the country's main airport and located on the Pacific Coast, within a couple of hours you could be lazing by the beach, exploring lush rainforests or sailing along the famous Panama Canal.

Accommodation: La Concordia Boutique Hotel or similar.

See the wilder side of the Panama Canal on this unique boat tour. In the morning, you'll be transferred from Panama City to Gamboa, just 45 minutes away, ready to start your adventure at the exact point where Chagres River meets the Panama Canal. After climbing aboard your passenger boat, you'll sail across the Gatun Lake, passing cargo ships and surrounded by nature. Green Iguanas, Three-toed sloths, Crocodiles, Ospreys, and the Snail Kite and Keel-Billed Toucan can all be seen in this area, and by sailing close to the lake's islands you can also spot different species of monkeys and get impressive views of the Panama Canal. The tour ends with a light picnic lunch before returning to the city.

Chagres National Park is located between the provinces of Panama and Colon, in the eastern side of the Canal. The park consists in 129,000 hectares and its objective is protect the tropical rainforest that hosts rivers flowing in to the Panama Canal; which means it plays an important role in the operation of the Canal. Next to the park, we find the Alajuela lake, great for water activities and fishing.

Accommodation: La Concordia Boutique Hotel or similar.

Today morning you will have a walking tour in the old Panama, Casco Antiguo.
Discover the history related to the Spanish Colonization in Panama and is gastronomic traditions. This experience includes a visit to the main highlight of Casco Antiguo with some food tasting that you can't just miss, as Geisha coffee, chocolate made with Panamanian Cacao, and the popular "Raspao" in Plaza Francia, once you finish the historic walk. Get to know the famous Casco Antiguo and its vibe, besides some local markets where you will interact with the Panamanians. Finish the day with a tasty ceviche tasting.

After lunch you will be transferred to the Panama International Airport for your flight to Costa Rica.