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
13 days
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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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Erick Castro
Erick Castro grew up in the lowland Caribbean region of Costa Rica, known for its tropical rainforests and diversity of wildlife. After learning to speak English during a study abroad in Nebraska at the age of 17, he became employed at a lodge in Sarapiquí, and soon realized he enjoyed working among nature. For years, he worked closely with international experts in fields such as tropical biology, ecology, and conservation. Erick has worked as a naturalist and birding expert for the past 16 years.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Venicio (Beny) Wilson
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