Panama & Costa Rica
The journey starts in the stunning metropolis of Panama City. One of the highlights of your trip through Panama is the visit to the Islands of San Blas, a group of hundreds of islands in the middle of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Furthermore, you will stay in Boquete, a small town in the green mountain highlands of Panama and the island of Bocas del Toro, a slow-paced Caribbean Island group. In Costa Rica, you will stay in Turrialba, a modern mountain town and a regional agricultural center. As the final highlight of your journey, you will make a two-day white water rafting tour on the River Reventazon and camp one night in the middle of the jungle.
San Blas Islands, Panama
Embark on exciting travels while learning Spanish. Explore the cultural richness of Panama and relax in absolute paradise at a beach in the middle of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Adventure on and experience the rich flora and fauna of Costa Rica. During this holiday you will travel through different spots in Panama and Costa Rica and receive 72 hours of Spanish classes.
Day 1. Arrival
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Panama City. This city is a great mixture of a stunning modern metropolis with an impressive old city and lots of cultures.
Day 2 – 4. Spanish classes
This journey to travel and learn Spanish includes 72 hours of Spanish classes. All Spanish classes are in small groups with a maximum of six students.
Each morning, you will receive 4 hours of Spanish classes in a small group (maximum of 6 students). In the afternoons you’ll participate in several excursions:
- Visit the Panama Canal and the locks of Miraflores. In the Locks of Miraflores, the three locks form part of the unique Panama Canal which connects North and South America. From Miraflores, it is possible to see the impressive process of ship transits.
- Latin American dance class (Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, and Merengue)
- Workshop Panamanian cooking
- Visit Casco Viejo, the impressive old city part of Panama City
Day 5 – 6. San Blas islands
A group of hundreds of still quite undiscovered islands in the middle of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. A place that is called a paradise on earth with good reason. Stay two nights with a local indigenous family in a simple wooden house in a shared room with your fellow students. You do not have Spanish lessons here. Enjoy your time at the great Island group and relax at the Caribbean beaches. Additionally, you can choose to snorkel in the great blue water around the island.
Day 7. Panama City
Today, you’ll go by bus and boat back to Panama City.
Day 8 – 13. Boquete
On day 8, we will drive to Boquete. From day 9, you will receive four hours of Spanish classes each morning in a small group of a maximum of six students. In the afternoons you can participate in several activities.
Day 14 – 15. Bocas de Toro Island
Transfer to the island of Bocas del Toro by bus and boat. Day trip on a Catamaran on the beautiful Caribbean Sea around the island. The best moment to relax, swim, sunbathe and snorkel.
Day 16 – 21. Spanish classes
Daily Spanish classes on this beautiful island. Day trips on a Catamaran on the beautiful Caribbean Sea around the island. The best moment to relax, swim, sunbathe and snorkel. On day 21, we will drive to Turrialba.
Day 22 – 25. Costa Rica
You will receive four hours of Spanish classes each morning in a small group of a maximum of six students. In the afternoons you can participate in several activities.
Day 26 – 28. Rafting trip
Turrialba is also known as the gateway to some of the best white water rafting in the world. You will explore the jungle of Costa Rica during a two-day rafting tour. A two-day rafting tour on the River Reventazon with one-night camping at the river. The first day you will raft to the campsite, where you will sleep in the middle of the jungle. After the rafting tour, you can relax in a hammock and maybe even be approached by a curious toucan or two. After breakfast the next day you will continue the rafting tour until midday.
Day 28 is the final day of the vacation. You will be brought from the endpoint of the rafting tour to Siquirres. From there you will be transferred to the airport or your next Central America destination. Contact one of our knowledgeable agents to begin customizing your tour package today.
28 days & 27 nights
$1,800 per guest
Private transportation, door to door service
27 nights hotel accommodation; hotels carefully selected
Local certified onsite guides
Professional certified Spanish instructors
All park entrance fees
The price depends on group size
Not included: flights, travel and cancellation insurance, and other expenses than indicated