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Why should families visit Costa Rica’s La Paz Waterfall Gardens?

Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America, but offers many treasures that can be seen in its love for nature, peace and culture, which makes it a paradise for family adventures! Take, for example, La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

It is easy to get to, located in a popular area (Poas Volcano) and has a great amount of wildlife for visitors to see and enjoy. For those who want to have it all in one dish, or if by any chance you don’t have much time or are not an adventurous person, La Paz Waterfall Garden is a great answer. It has a bit for everyone and trails that were well built without having to cut one single tree. Here, travellers stroll through the cloud forest, discovering waterfalls, nature, and traditional culture along the way. The wildlife refuge has a hummingbird garden, serpentarium, sloth habitat, toucan aviary, and jungle cat’s habitat (five out of the six species of endangered Central American Cats that were rescued and are under the care of La Paz Waterfall Gardens) for an outstanding introduction to Costa Rica’s beloved flora and fauna.

La Paz Waterfall

At the old-fashioned Costa Rican farmstead, you step back in time at the Casita de La Paz, a reproduction farmhouse modelled after those from 100 years ago. For historical authenticity, it was built only with tools and materials from that time period. Here, visitors can enjoy traditional treats and admire the team of oxen with their brightly painted oxcart.

Now, the real stars of this fantastic park! Two miles of nature trails that can keep you busy through the day. Meandering through the cloud forest and bordering a stream the trails offer beautiful scenery and the chance to spot non-captive wildlife. If you venture down the waterfall trail, you’ll be treated to 5 different waterfalls in the middle of a gorgeous natural setting.

We always recommend this magical site to families of all ages, for a day, or half-day, full of adventure and memories.

For more information please contact sales@caminotravel.com

Cultural experiences for families in Colombia

If your clients are looking for a family trip filled with culture, gastronomy, adventure and charm, Cartagena de Indias is an ideal place to visit. This is probably one of the best-known destinations in Colombia for its historical value, the beauty of its architecture, the warmth of its people, and offers plans that suit all tastes to enjoy quality family time. We invite you to tickle their interest with some activities where children will be the main protagonists and they will create unique memories.

Cartagena

A visit to the National Aviary of Colombia cannot be missed, here they will find a representative sample of bird biodiversity. Did you know that Colombia is known for having one of the best cocoas in the world? The Choco Museum offers workshops to learn about the history and production cocoa process while they prepare their own chocolate bar. Or you may also offer them an exotic fruits tasting. Due to our country’s climatic and geographical conditions, we are privileged of having a great diversity of tropical fruits. Give them the opportunity to taste seasonal fruits and experience their delicious flavours, textures and aromas.

Chocolate Tasting Experience

For those families seeking more adventure, show them how to experience Cartagena from a different point of view: sailing through the Caribbean Sea aboard a kayak through the San Lazaro lagoon, where they will reach the island of birds, a mangrove island inhabited by countless birds that they can observe.

Kayaking Trip

Finally, since they are visiting a city of pirates and treasures, there is no better way to engage their children, than surprising them with a pirate visit and treasures! Include in their package the opportunity to explore the colourful streets of the historic centre accompanied by a real pirate, they will be surprised by the stories that surround the old buildings surrounded by walls and guarded by cannons, and receive funny pirate treasures along the way and conquer the city!

Please contact: marketing@colombianjourneys.com

Journey to reconnect with nature in Brazil

Be Brazil share some perfect hotel options for clients wishing to relax in Brazil’s tranquil natural surroundings.


FILHA DA LUA ECOLODGE |PIPA
Located on the dune of the preserved Minas beach, the pousada is one of the few in Pipa that is
oceanfront without being on top of a cliff.

Filha da Lua was conceived as a luxurious retreat for the body and mind to recover from the hustle and bustle of city life. The 17 bungalows and suites that sleep up to 3 people, and the 8 villas for up to 6 people, were designed with sustainability in mind, using natural materials and reforested eucalyptus, built on stilts to preserve the dunes. The rooms are large and many have a small kitchen and dining area, and breakfast can even be served in the room at no extra cost. The view from the rooms can be of the beach or the garden and pool. Bathroom amenities and cleaning products are biodegradable. The restaurant offers 100% gluten-free healthy food with ingredients from small local producers or from the hotel’s own farm. The Spa has a selection of massages and treatments aimed at wellbeing.


Suggested stay min 3 nights

Relaxing massage

BANANA BAMBOO | UBATUBA
Located in a rural area to the north of Ubatuba, very close to the border with Paraty and Rio de Janeiro. (approx 173 km from Paraty) and surrounded by the Atlantic Forest.


A GENUINELY SUSTAINABLE and ecological experience is the motto at Banana Bamboo
“Being ecologically sustainable requires not only intention but action.!”

At Banana Bamboo Ecolodge, in addition to intimate contact with the Atlantic Forest, you will find everything from a mini photovoltaic (solar) energy plant to an Agroforestry, in full production. In addition, to a full menu with delicious and customized dishes, based on the precepts of Eco gastronomy and Natural Cuisine.

The lodge offers many activities that will take our guests on a journey of true connection to nature, such as bird watching, wellness, trekking and waterfalls.


Being an Ecolodge and experiencing sustainable Tourism is acting in harmony with Nature and with the local community, giving new meaning to actions and relationships.


A wonderful place to reconnect!


Suggested stay 2 to 3 nights

Sunrise yoga

For more information on wellness and nature destinations in Brazil, please contact Anna Nagy: annanagy@bebrazildmc.com.br

Explore the best of nature and wellness hotels in Mexico

Mexico offers many places for relaxation and wellness in harmony with nature.

In the north of the Mexican state of Baja California lies the town of Tecate, where guests can enjoy unique experiences at the family-run wellness resort and spa, Rancho La Puerta. From spa packages to holistic therapies, massages and body treatments, the spa area provides a wide range of options for relaxation. It is a fantastic hotel option for those interested in a healthy and balanced lifestyle. The treatments are designed to help guests bring their bodies into harmony with nature and live a simple, natural and healthy life. The hotel cares about sustainability and continued improvements are made to reduce the spa’s environmental impact.

Rancho La Puerta

The boutique hotel Mesón de Leyendas is in Valle de Bravo. The hotel offers a variety of massages for rest and relaxation, such as anti-stress massages, holistic massages, hot stone massages and facial massages. Furthermore, there is a traditional steam bath, the Temazcal, where a very experienced shaman leads the ritual. Guests can enjoy the hotels hot tubs, a jacuzzi and a sauna, where you can forget the stress of everyday life with a beautiful view of the garden or the church. In addition, there is the small cosy restaurant “El Meson”, where guests are treated with delicious food and drinks.

As well located in Valle de Bravo is the Hotel Rodavento. It is in harmony with its natural surroundings and the spa area is in the encircling forest, on the banks of a river that flows from nearby springs. A spectacular mountain backdrop surrounds the breathtaking landscape. The spa is a nature-inspired sanctuary, inviting visitors to relax in the beauty of nature. In addition to spa services, which are specially tailored for athletes, this hotel offers numerous adventurous activities such as paragliding, ziplining and horseback riding. Guests can also end the day with a delicious dinner under the stars.

Archäologische Zone Tulum

Surrounded by the colours of the Caribbean, the gentle scents of bougainvillaea and the turquoise sea, the luxurious boutique hotel Jashita is located on a sheltered and secluded bay of Tulum, on the Riviera Maya. The hotel invites guests to relax among the palm trees to stay out of the midday sun. To treat the body and mind of each guest, the hotel has a spa area and a yoga studio. There are separate areas for adults only, who can dream in peace and escape from the stress of everyday life. But there is a child-friendly swimming pool for families and other areas where children can play as well. In addition, the yoga studio is open so guests can relax their bodies and minds. With long walks on the beach, delicious meals and relaxing spa treatments, the holiday at Jashita will be unforgettable for your guests.

Four stunning locations that are perfect for your clients interested in wellness and relaxation in Mexico. For more information, please contact info@nativetrails.de

Peuma Hue: Focus on wellness at a ranch in Northern Patagonia

Peuma Hue is a 500-acre secluded paradise only 35 minutes from the town of Bariloche in Northern Patagonia, on the south shore of Gutiérrez Lake. Peuma Hue means “Dream Place” in Mapuche language, and the striking beauty, vast lands and breathtaking views honour its name.

The main house fronts onto the green-turquoise waters of the lake. Mountains soar up behind the lodge, which is surrounded by pristine forests filled with wildlife, creeks and waterfalls.

A choice of hosted outdoor activities is offered at the ranch: horse-riding in the to look-out points with amazing views; climbing rope ladders on trees and descending with Tyrolean ropes, hiking and trekking a large variety of trails through forests, ancient rocks and stunning waterfalls, and paddling in duckies (inflatable kayaks).

Riding in Peuma Hue

The magical surroundings of this Patagonia ranch are also an invitation to relax and get in touch with one’s inner self. Peuma-Hue encourages each visitor to experience a thoughtful awareness, connection, and joy with inner and outer nature and offers several alternatives.

YOGA: Foundational classes for those just beginning to explore yoga and classes for more advanced practitioners, learning to move the body with awareness and shed layers of stress.

Yoga in Peuma Hue

MINDFUL WALKS: the goal is for nature to connect and inspire, spontaneously balancing emotional, mental and bodily states, providing peace, tranquillity and transformation. Hiking through the forest to viewpoints and waterfalls, with a Yoga teacher-guide to induce moments of connection with oneself and the environment. Special breathing and meditation techniques. Individual or group activity.

HEALING WALKS: unifying nature, spirit, mind and body through neuro-emotional reprogramming techniques, body and energy harmonizing techniques, deep breathing and chakra balancing, to achieve wellbeing in calm and magical surroundings. Private session, in the woods or in a private room.

HOLISTIC MASSAGE: years of experience combining western and eastern medicines into a holistic approach of different techniques to promote healing and overall wellbeing. Integrates healing ideologies such as Swedish-Exalen massage, shiatsu, reiki, Chinese and natural medicine, Thai massage and osteopathy.

BREEMA: A healing practice that involves nurturing touch, tension-relieving stretches and rhythmic movements to create physical, mental and emotional balance in an atmosphere of harmony and non-judgement.

RELAXATION. Hot-tub sunlight (or moonlight) soaks, sauna to clear the body of toxins, or an in-room hot bathtub scented with soothing essential oils, accompanied by green tea, fresh fruit or sparkling wine and nuts.

The estancia’s beautifully decorated rooms and common areas are in several buildings scattered over the property. All have been custom–built and lovingly furnished, often with pieces crafted in the estancia’s carpentry shop. They combine great comfort and contact with nature with spectacular views.

Peuma Hue

For more information on these experiences in Argentina, please contact Matias Gomez from Argentina Travel Partners: mgomez@atpdmc.com

Nature and wellness experiences in Ecuador

Ecuador is a country that thrives on tradition and an ancestral Andean worldview. Bringing together both modern and ancient knowledge in order to become one with nature and the “Pachamama”, the revered Andean Goddess of nature.

The four regions, or “four worlds”, that can be found in Ecuador each have their own beauty and significance, and they will all inspire you to relax and give you a deeper understanding of indigenous history, as well as its reality.


Breathe in the pure mountain air atop a majestic hilltop in the middle of the Andes, take in the serenity that surrounds you as you meditate on your quest for a clearer sense of self and a more perceptive understanding of your life’s purpose. This will all combine to create a sense of connection and simplicity, making your journey one of both renewal and discovery.

Experience Andean indigenous customs as you learn about their uses of medicinal plants and herbs. Cleanse your mind and spirit with the help of a local shaman, who will perform a traditional “limpia”, and take away the weight of any negative energy you may have. Learn about indigenous communal traditions and practices such as their harvesting methods and how they put together the local “Pampa Mesa”, an ancestral form of partitioning and, above all, sharing local produce.


Enjoy doing yoga, tai chi, or meditating amongst the trees and clouds of the Mindo Cloud Forest or the Amazon Rainforest, and listen to the Pachamama speak through the thousands of bird species that can be found here. Inhale and feel the pure air given to you by the millions of trees that surround you and liberate your spirit. Swim in one of the Amazon’s many tributaries, float along with the current and become one with nature. Relax while enjoying different spa treatments with traditional Amazonian plants and herbs, reflexological therapy that will relieve any and all stress or a simple massage with hot volcanic stones to absorb mother nature’s healing force.

Explore Ecuador’s beautiful coast, where nature and local culture coexist in peace. Learn about local agricultural practices, and how some of the world’s best cacao and chocolate is produced while watching an incredible sunset. Ecuador is full of nature preserves, and its coastal area is no different; visit the wonderful Machalilla National Park and the Isla de la Plata, where you’ll be able to learn more about the area’s vast ancient history and its natural wonders as well, if you visit between July and September, you’ll even be able to observe Humpback whales migrating through its waters.

Admire nature and its ingenuity as you venture through the enchanted Galapagos Islands, learn about conservation efforts and more about the local Galapagueños who call the islands home, and live in harmony in one of Earth’s most unique ecosystems. Snorkel in the archipelago’s turquoise waters and observe the hundreds of underwater marvels on offer; a once in a lifetime experience.

Ecuador has something for every wellness fan, active or just looking to relax, from climbing and trekking to callisthenics and meditation in a remote jungle lodge. You will return home with new knowledge in your head and heart, whether it be consciousness about Fengshui, breathing methods, meditation, uses of medicinal plants, or a connection to Andean culture, you will gain unforgettable memories and experiences.

For more information on a wellness tour in harmony with nature in Ecuador please contact Fernanda at Geo Boutique: fernanda@georeisen-ecuador.com today.

The 5 Day Loop Around The Galápagos Islands

A full experience to enjoy the islands & wildlife with Geo Reisen Boutique

Your journey will begin upon arrival at Baltra airport where a member of our staff will pick you up.  You will take a shuttle from the airport to the Itabaca Channel. After a short ferry ride, you will arrive at Santa Cruz Island.

DAY 1 – SUNDAY: TRANSFER-IN SANTA CRUZ – HIGHLANDS – LAVA TUNNELS (L)

On Santa Cruz Island journey across the island into the highlands, where we will be amazed by the island’s variety of wildlife and geology. We will stop at one of the ranches where we will have the chance to lunch surrounded by the iconic tortoise species, which we will be able to watch closely. Afterwards, we will have the opportunity to visit a tunnel formed by lava after an eruption of the volcano, now extinct.

Later on, we will have time to visit Santa Cruz Brewery, an example of entrepreneurship that produces one of the local artisanal draft beers. Here, we will have the opportunity to understand the complex and delicate process that the brewery follows to get tasty and unique types of beers in the isolated Galapagos Islands. After all, there is time for tasting some of the beers before continuing the journey to Puerto Ayora, where we will have the rest of the day for leisure. The accommodation will be in the selected hotel.

DAY 2 – MONDAY: TRANSFER TO FLOREANA ISLAND – LOCAL FARM – HIGHLANDS – BARBEQUE ON THE BEACH (B, L, D)

In the morning, after breakfast, we will head to Puerto Ayora´s pier where we will take our private speed boat to Floreana Island; this ride will take 2h30 minutes approx. Floreana has, arguably, the most interesting human history of all of the Galapagos Islands.

Arriving on the island, we will visit a local farm that will allow us to learn more about people’s way of life on Floreana. This island, which exists far from technology and development, has inhabitants who wish to generate production and optimization of their resources to achieve a very interesting lifestyle. During this visit, we will visit a lagoon where it is possible to observe frigates and will have the opportunity to feed the farm animals and harvest vegetables.

We will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared with the foods harvested from the farm. After lunch, we will continue with our next visit, the Asilo de la Paz at the Highlands and also a Tortoise Breeding Center Accommodation in one of the basic hotels built on the island and run by the second generation of a family that arrived after the Ritter family abandoned the island.

 DAY 3 – TUESDAY:  SNORKELING “LA LOBERIA” – TRANSFER TO ISABELA ISLAND (B, L)

Today, after breakfast, we will begin our excursion to “La Loberia”, a sea Lion breeding area. We will start our first marine excursion in the bright turquoise water where we might be able to swim with sea lions, sea turtles, manta rays and a variety of colourful coral fish.

We will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared with the foods harvested from the farm. After all, we will head to take our speed boat to Isabela Island; this ride will take us 2h 30 minutes approx. Arriving at Isabela, we will be able to enjoy the Island on our own. Accommodation in selected hotel. 

DAY 4 WEDNESDAY:  BREEDING CENTER – FLAMINGO LAGOON TINTORERAS (B)

After having breakfast, we will have a short ride to the Isabela Breeding Center. Here, we will learn more about the efforts that the Galapagos National Park and the local and international foundations are doing to preserve and promote the reproduction of some of the Giant Tortoises species found in the Galapagos. Later on, we will continue through a mangrove path that connects with a series of lagoons where the flamingos rest and feed. This walk is ideal for understanding the Galapagos biodiversity, and how the species have adapted to the harsh conditions that the Enchanted Islands have. Today, lunch will be on our own.

In the afternoon, we will visit Tintoreras Islets located a short distance from Puerto Villamil and home to a great variety of wildlife. The turquoise, crystalline waters are inhabited by white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos penguins, marine turtles, and sea lions. One of its beaches, surrounded by mangroves is one of the few sites where marine iguanas can reproduce successfully. Once we reach the Isle of Tintoreras, we will get to know a lot of these species. Most of the part of this island is formed by AA lava. Accommodation in selected hotel.

DAY 5 –THURSDAY: SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO – SANTA CRUZ (B, L)

Today we will visit the iconic Sierra Negra Volcano with the second widest crater of an active volcano (10 km – 6.21 mi approx.); but first, we will be driven along the highland of Isabela up to reach the checking control point.

We will hike approximately 2 km (1.24 mi) up to the first lookout point of the volcano, where we will have time to enjoy a snack while we recover the strength and let the amazing view amaze us. After our rest, we will continue our hike until reach Sierra Negra furthest lookout point. Later on, we will return to Puerto Villamil, for having lunch and then board the private speedboat, and continue our journey back to Santa Cruz Island.

Once we arrive at Puerto Ayora, we will be free to enjoy and explore this iconic town for the last night in the Enchanted Islands.  Accommodation at the selected hotel.

DAY 6 – FRIDAY: CHARLES DARWIN – TRANSFER OUT (B)

After breakfast, we will have a short visit to the Charles Darwin Station. The centre is a reservoir of information on habitats and local conservation as well as other fascinating relevant statistics. The most striking attraction of this station is certainly the Tortoise Breeding Center, where it is possible to view tortoises of different shapes and sizes. Additionally, in order to fully take advantage of our visit to the Galapagos Islands, we will be able to visit the station where the legendary “Lonesome George” is exhibited as the last of his species. In 2012, after his death, he was shipped to New York to the American Museum of Natural History in order to start an embalming process for his conservation. Lonesome George was exhibited in the museum for one year. Now Lonesome George is back in the Charles Darwin research station, as a “symbol” of conservation. Afterwards, transfer to the airport to take your international flight.

Important Note: In case the traveller has an early flight departing from Baltra Airport, they will have to pay a supplement for a private transfer and assistance to the airport, and it implies losing the visit to the Charles Darwin Station.

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INCLUDED:

  • Transfer Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • Accommodation in the selected hotel with breakfast
  • Meals noted (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, BL: Boxed Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide in all Excursions (English/ Spanish)
  • Private speed boat for passengers
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Contribution to the local community

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare to/from Galapagos
  • Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park (US$ 100 per person)
  • Galapagos Migration Card / Ingala (US$ 20 per person)
  • Isabela dock fee entrance (UDS 10 per person)
  • Optional excursions as a supplement
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips (not mandatory)
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra expenses

For more information on this itinerary and alternative options in the Galapagos Islands, please contact sales@georeisen-ecuador.com

Extraordinary Panama

Panama City

13 Days – 12 Nights

This itinerary has been designed to showcase the very best of Panama with fantastic accommodation and excursions to get to know the heart of the country.

DAY 1 | PANAMA CITY
Arrive in Panama City, where you will be picked up at the airport by a guide who will help with the transfer to the hotel. The guide will also provide important information regarding the rest of the trip. Rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner at the Hotel and overnight stay.
MEALS: ‐ / ‐ / ‐

DAY 2 | PANAMA CITY TOUR & MIRAFLORES LOCKS W/LUNCH
The tour starts at the Panama Canal, a magnificent work of engineering, actually the greatest and most expensive human feat of the time. After 30/40 minutes on the route, you will reach the Visitor Center of Miraflores Locks, from which you will be able to see closely the ships moving along the canal, and the way it operates. You will visit the Amador Causeway on the way, which offers one of the city’s most spectacular panoramic views.
Lunch will be served in one of the unsophisticated and typical restaurants of the Amador Causeway.


The tour ends in the Old Quarter of Panama City, the historic centre of San Felipe declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, thanks to its eclectic fusion of colonial, neoclassical and French architecture. This stop includes a walk in the streets, squares and gravel roads and a visit to emblematic colonial buildings, churches, and palaces.
Overnight stay.
MEALS: B / L / ‐D

DAY 3 | HALF-DAY PARTIAL TRANSIT
The visit allows you to feel the excitement of going through part of the canal in order to observe the actual workings of the locks, which allow vessels to pass through the canal from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. First, transfer to the Modern International Flamenco Marina where you will set sail to the entrance of the canal.


In the boat, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city, the Bridge of the Americas and the spectacular gulf dotted by numerous ships waiting to pass through the canal. Every Vessel should be secured using mooring lines in order to be towed by electric locomotives called mules which move over parallel rails to keep vessels aligned. In a few minutes, water will reach the established level and the lock will open by the side of the stem allowing the ship to pass to the following basin. The tour continues at the Miraflores Lake up to reach Pedro Miguel’s locks where the level rises over 9 meters, then the canal shrinks, and the ship will continue under the Centennial Bridge until it reaches the famous Gaillard Cut or Culebra Cut, known for its meandering bends where the Chagres River converges on. The tour ends in Gamboa where you will return to the hotel. Lunch will be provided during the tour.
Overnight stay.
MEALS: B / L / ‐

DAY 4 | PANAMA CITY ‐ GAMBOA

Breakfast at the Hotel.

Transfer to Gamboa and stop at the Soberania National Park, 40 minutes away from the city in order to get into the Pipeline Trail. During the tour, it is possible to see in detail the great variety of flora in this secondary rain forest which serves as a bride to birds that travel to escape from winter and as a shelter for the most diverse fauna living among bushes, from monkeys, snakes, spiders, to anteaters and other species.
Next, go onboard a small vessel to discover the Gatún Lake. During this journey, visit the famous Monkey Island and enjoy nature.
In the afternoon, transfer to the Hotel Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Overnight stay.
MEALS: B / ‐ / ‐

DAY 5 | HALF DAY EMBERÁ KATUMÁ
Transfer service of approximately one hour to the little pier of Gamboa where you will board a pirogue, a motor canoe, to arrive at the community of Emberá Katumá.
During the journey of approximately 15 minutes, you will be able to see the splendid jungle and if you are lucky, its monkeys, butterflies, herons and turtles. Upon your arrival, you will be received by the Indian Chief of the community who will tell you the history of the tribe and its cultural wealth.
The Emberá are native of the Darién, who in turn come from the Chocò, Colombia. They live at the edge of the river in little communities of thatch‐roofed palafittes named tambos, for counteracting humidity and avoiding floods.
Afterwards, a typical lunch will be served to you and you will enjoy a folkloric show with traditional music and dances.
Overnight stay.
MEALS: B / L / ‐

Emberá Katumá Community

DAY 6 | GAMBOA – BOQUETE
After breakfast, transfer to the airport of Albrook in order to take a flight to David, where the guide will pick you up and help you with the transfer to the Hotel in Boquete.
Rest of the day at leisure.
MEALS: B / ‐ / ‐

DAY 7 | HALF DAY COFFEE TOUR AT FINCA LÉRIDA
The coffee and Lérida Farm’s history dates back to the year 1911 when Sir Toleff Mönniche, one of the Norwegian Engineers who worked in the construction and design of the Panama Canal, in 1924 he built his first Coffee Farm. Later in time, in 1929, he began to export Panamanian coffee to Germany and he made this place a mandatory tourist reference point.

The route starts with a walk by the coffee plantations where their microclimate and variety are essential in order to reach excellence levels. Afterwards, you will visit the areas where the pulp is removed from coffee cherries; they are dried out and roasted. Towards the end, there will be a coffee tasting within which its scent, aroma and character are merged while creating a perfect balance of sweet and bitter tastes and blending. Rest of the day at leisure.
MEALS: B / ‐ / ‐

DAY 8 | HALF-DAY CLOUD FOREST WATERFALL HIKE
The trail is located near Barú National Park, in Las Cataratas Nature Reserve, offering you the opportunity to go deep into the magic forest and see some of its 250‐bird species, including the famous Quetzal. Its plumage is simply fascinating: shaded green with blue and black and metallic highlights. The male has even more flashy colours, its breast is an intense red, its tail that may measure up to 70 centimetres long is white and green, its bill is yellow, and its crest is green with black shades. The Mayans and Aztecs venerated it as they believed it represented the god of heaven. The Quetzal feeds mainly on aguacatillo trees and nests in the holes of the trees. Visit through the clay pits and the mysterious swimming pools used by native tribes. At the end of the tour, you will enjoy a refreshing bath in the crystalline waters of the waterfall’s lakes.
Rest of the day at leisure.
MEALS: B / ‐ / ‐

Cloud Forest

DAY 9 | BOQUETE – ALMIRANTE – BOCAS DEL TORO
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the Almirante, in order to take a short boat transfer to Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro Archipelago, where you will be picked up by a driver to transfer you to the Hotel.
Overnight stay. MEALS: B / ‐ / D

DAY 10 / 11| BOCAS DEL TORO

Breakfast at the hotel.
Day at leisure.
It is recommended to visit some of the several coral atolls and islets offering dream beaches surrounded by palm trees, a spectacular barrier reef, several sea species, emerald‐green waters, mangroves, tropical forests inhabited by an incredible fauna and lush flora. Each island has its own personality and natural beauty. It is a world that turns around water and nature where aquatic taxis are the sole means of transportation. Bocas del Toro is a place with ethnic and cultural wealth that is reflected in its traditions, dances, music and cuisine that in combination with the native culture get us back to the roots of the American Continent.
Overnight stay.
MEALS: B / ‐ / D

Bocas Del Toro

DAY 12| BOCAS DEL TORO ‐ PANAMA CITY

Breakfast at the hotel.
Private transfer to the airstrip of Bocas del Toro in order to take the flight to Panama City. Meeting with the guide for transfer to the hotel.

MEALS: B / ‐ / ‐

DAY 13| PANAMA CITY ‐ DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer in time to Tocumen Airport for the return flight.
MEALS: B / ‐ / ‐

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For more information on tours to Panama please contact Gabriela Pedrotti: marketing@panamajourneys.com

The “Where the Wild Things Are” Experience with Camino Travel

Highlights

Pacuare River: A breathtaking river with class II, III, and IV rapids that flows through a breathtaking canyon with steep, jungle-covered hills and occasional rocky cliffs. This area is almost inaccessible by vehicles, making this hidden gem a nearly untouched paradise.

Arenal Volcano: A plethora of adventure and relaxation activities, surrounded by lush rainforests, dotted with natural mineral hot springs. All under the mighty gaze of the conical Arenal Volcano and alongside the Arenal Lake.

Manuel Antonio: Pristine beaches, jungle-covered hills, and abundant wildlife. This popular destination boasts a fun-loving beach town, numerous surfing beaches, and a truly incredible national park.

Itinerary

Day 1: San Jose

Arrival at Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose (SJO). Meet & Greet outside the airport terminal and transfer to the hotel. 

Overnight at Park Inn

Day 2: San Jose – Pacuare – Arenal

(B, L) It’s an early wake-up on your first morning in Costa Rica when you’ll embark together on the 2.5 hours drive through the green countryside to the Pacuare River. Once at the river, you’ll start the real adventure as you board rafts and travel down the river for several hours of class II-IV rapids.

In the late afternoon, you’ll transfer to La Fortuna, home of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Aside from the volcano looming over the area, you’ll enjoy some of the most diverse activities, adventures, and experiences in the country. 

Overnight at Arenal Manoa Resort & Hot Springs

Day 3: Arenal

(B, L) The highlight of today is the canyoning activity, where you’ll find yourself rappelling down waterfalls into a green river canyon. The adventure ends at midday when you’ll be treated with a delicious lunch.

The afternoon is yours to relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities.

Overnight at Arenal Manoa Resort & Hot Springs

Day 4: Arenal

(B, D) Get ready to sail through the air for this morning tour. You’ll head over to the Sky Adventures Park where you’ll ride up the side of a mountain on open-air gondolas, enjoying views of the volcano to the side and the lake below. Once at the top, the real adventure begins. You’ll glide your way to the bottom on 2 miles / 3km of zip line cables. 

In the afternoon, you’ll hike along the base of the Arenal Volcano to the 1968 lava flows. You’ll have yet another perspective of the volcano, the lake, and the surrounding mountains on this activity. After the hike, you’ll be ready for a relaxing soak in natural volcanic thermal springs and a hearty dinner. 

Overnight at Arenal Manoa Resort & Hot Springs

Day 5: Arenal – Manuel Antonio

(B) Today, you’ll take a private transfer from Arenal in the middle of the country to Manuel Antonio, located on the central Pacific coast. The ride itself will give you a great opportunity to appreciate some of the different geographies and climates of Costa Rica. 

Spend the afternoon exploring the hotel’s facilities, which include complimentary access to the hotel’s butterfly atrium, crocodile lagoon, and amphibian jungle.

Overnight at Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge

Day 6: Manuel Antonio

(B) This morning, you’ll get a chance to visit the favourite Manuel Antonio, National Park. This protected land is formed around the Punta Cathedral, which often looks like a whale’s tail. Here, you’ll find three unique beaches and a wide variety of protected flora and fauna. There’s a trail to the highest point in the park, where you can see the ocean and rainforest from up high, before enjoying some time relaxing on the beach.

In the afternoon, you’ll be able to choose to go back to the national park, unwind at the hotel, or explore the surroundings on your own. (Note that the national park is closed on Mondays. This activity will be rescheduled to another day, if necessary.) 

Overnight at Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge

Day 7: Manuel Antonio

Breakfast

The whole day is free to spend on the beach, enjoy the hotel’s facilities, or join one of the tours in the area.

Overnight at Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge

Day 8: Departure transfer

(B) You’ll depart on a transfer from Manuel Antonio to the Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose (SJO).

For those with early morning flights, we’ll gladly extend or adjust your itinerary to return to San Jose the night before and book an extra night at a hotel closer to the airport.

What’s included in the “Where the Wild Things Are” Experience?

  • Meet & Greet and private arrival transfer from San Jose Airport (SJO)
  • Accommodation as specified:
  • 1 night at Park Inn by Radisson San Jose  
  • 3 nights at Arenal Manoa Resort & Hot Springs
  • 3 nights at Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge
  • Meals as specified
  • Guided tours/activities: 
    • Whitewater Rafting Pacuare River (1-day tour)
    • Pure Trek Canyoning
    • Sky Tram & Sky Trek
    • Arenal Volcano Hike & Hot Springs
    • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Transfer from Pacuare River to Arenal provided by Rafting company (approx. 3 hrs)
  • Private transfer from Arenal to Manuel Antonio (approx. 4.5 hrs)
  • Private transfer from Manuel Antonio to Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose (SJO) (approx. 3 hrs)
  • Current taxes
  • Dedicated 24/7 in country support and emergency assistance
  • Flexible change/cancellation policies
  • Optional activities are not included

Important notes:

  • Accommodations will be in the above-mentioned hotels or alternative properties of similar style and ambience, according to availability at the time of booking.
  • Tours on the package may be adapted according to traveler preference.
  • The itinerary can be adjusted based on the arrival and departure airports (San Jose/SJO or Guanacaste/LIR).

Please contact Rebeca for further information on this tour.

Rebeca Urena
Sales Executive
sales@caminotravel.com
Tel.: (+506) 4032-9100

Exploring neighbourhoods of colourful Buenos Aires, Argentina

The new gastronomic centre south of San Telmo: architecture, history, curiosities and flavours along the renovated Caseros Boulevard.

Expression of street art in a less explored neighbourhood minutes from Palermo: Coghlan.

Time to appreciate nature in Puerto Madero.

Taking a breath of fresh air in the green tunnels of the towering park trees. San Martin Square.

Discovering the domes of the historic district from the heights of the most beautiful rooftops.

Admire the traditional architecture around the Plaza de Mayo.

Explore the new gourmet market of San Telmo, where the most authentic flavors are combined with the nostalgia of other times.

Reconnect with nature in one of the most flowery gardens in Palermo parks: the Rose Garden.

Enjoy a bike tour along one of the new corridors of the city.

See the urban vegetable gardens that are popping up in different corners of the city, like this one in the heart of Palermo Soho.

Walk nostalgically along the colorful Caminito in La Boca and hear the chords of the Tango vibrate again!

For more information please contact Matias Gomez at ATP: mgomez@atpdmc.com

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