20186
Costa Rica/Panama
Costa Rica and Panama: Rainforest to Canal
Discover the natural and man-made wonders of Panama and Costa Rica, from the Panama Canal to colonial architecture, from rainforest ecology to howler monkeys, toucans and sloths.
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Program No. 20186RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,849
Flights start at
150
Getting There
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At a Glance

Engineering marvels, lush rainforests and magnificent natural reserves are just some of the jewels to be found in the heart of Panama and Costa Rica. Experience the natural and man-made beauty that can only be found in this region of Central America as you journey through the Panama Canal and search for exotic wildlife in sanctuaries throughout Costa Rica.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking on forest trails under varying weather conditions; getting in and out of boats. Elevations up to 4,662 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Walk among the treetops during an excursion to Arenal Hanging Bridges, a nature reserve with standing and hanging bridges that crisscross the rainforest.
  • Soak up the beauty of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast and enjoy the thrill and adventure of sea kayaking & snorkeling.
  • Enjoy a partial transit through the legendary Panama Canal and search for wildlife as you pass through its many lakes and locks.
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Edwin Ramirez
Edwin Ramirez is a superior naturalist group leader with more than 20 years of experience in the field. As the son of a farmer, he spent his formative years working with the soil, cultivating coffee, tomatoes, cabbages and other crops while pursuing his education. After graduating from high school in 1982, he enrolled in the Universidad de Costa Rica in Heredia where he began working towards a degree in tropical biology. Edwin eventually transferred to the San Ramon branch of the Universidad de Costa Rica and decided to change his major to become an English teacher. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1990 and began teaching high school English. During his time teaching, he realized how much he missed the outdoors and decided to look for professional opportunities that would allow him to combine both his love for nature and teaching. In 1991, Edwin began working as a naturalist guide and has since become a much sought-after group leader, specializing in natural history and birding programs.
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