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.
Rating (5)
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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Pedro Bosques
Pedro Bosques is a veteran Road Scholar instructor and group leader, with approximately 20 years of experience in hosting lifelong learners in Costa Rica. Although born in Puntarenas, on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, Pedro grew up in San José. His interest in conservation blossomed when he began working at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve as a field assistant. During this time he colaborated with researchers and biologists in projects including the study of the behavior and migration of the Three-wattled Bellbird and reforestation of the biological corridor in the Monteverde region. Pedro is a certified naturalist leader who enjoys sharing his knowledge with travelers from around the world. He looks forward to hosting you in this program and enhancing your journey in his beautiful country.
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