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CONTENTS Costa Rica Intro....................................................................................8 Sightseeing.......................................................................12 Hotels...............................................................................15 Belize Intro..................................................................................26 Sightseeing.......................................................................30 Escorted Tours...................................................................31 Hotels...............................................................................32 Panama Intro..................................................................................34 Sightseeing.......................................................................37 Escorted Tours...................................................................37 Hotels...............................................................................38 General Conditions.............................................................43
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COSTA RICA AN ECO-TOURIST HAVEN AND ADVENTURE TRAVEL ICON, RICH IN NATURAL BEAUTY
PANAMA COSTA RICA
CO-HAVEN The greatest eco-tourism destination in the world, Costa Rica has
devoted a full one-quarter of its territory to preservation in national parks and protected areas. This small, peaceful, thriving nation delivers stunningly diverse culture, climates, flora, fauna, and landscapes, encompassing rainforests, dry tropical and temperate forests, volcanoes, high mountains, marshy lowlands, steaming hot springs, and 750 miles of world-renowned Caribbean and Pacific beaches. It’s the ultimate getaway for swimming, hiking, biking, surfing, zip-lining, birdwatching, rafting, fishing, and diving.
CULTURAL CENTER The capital city, San José, is the gateway to Costa Rica’s
APPROXIMATE FLIGHT TIMES (to Liberia) New York/Newark 5 hours Philadelphia 6 hours Boston 6 hours Chicago 5 hours Miami 2½ hours Los Angeles 5½ hours (some flights may require connections) ENTRY/DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS US citizens must have a valid passport upon arrival in Costa Rica; no visa is required for stays of up to 90 days. All foreign visitors must also have return/onward tickets; travel documentation for their next destination; and proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in the country. There is a departure tax of $29.00 USD when leaving Costa Rica by air. LANGUAGE Spanish, although most Ticos (native Costa Ricans) also speak English. CURRENCY Costa Rican colón (₡) CLIMATE Tropical, with average temperatures ranging from 50°F in the mountains to 80°F at the beach. The average temperature is 72°F. The rainy season runs from May-October, while the dry season is NovemberApril.
many natural attractions, but as a bustling cosmopolitan center, it certainly has its own personality and flair. You can dine on excellent cuisine, both local specialties and more easily recognizable gourmet treats. Re-discover the present in San José’s numerous museums and cultural institutions.
Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal
NATURAL ATTRACTIONS • National Parks including Manuel Antonio, Palo Verde, and Carara open their doors for beach and nature lovers to explore spectacular beaches with calm waters and crashing surf, plus lush rainforests. • Keep your eyes peeled for quirky wildlife including such colorful birds as the resplendent quetzal and keel-billed toucan, and the swinging howler, speedy spider, and white-faced monkeys. • A guided tour of Arenal Volcano takes you through lush rainforest to an observation point to witness the fiery lava flow of Central America’s most active volcano. • Meet hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, and mammals – including jaguars – on a guided tour of the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve.
ACTIVE SPORTS Gear up for endless outdoor adventures such as: • whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, sailing
Manuel Antonio, National Park
• canyoning, rock climbing
Bask on more than 750 miles of Pacific and Caribbean beaches – sparklingly white or dark volcanic sands, fronting calm waters or relentlessly crashing surf – drenched with sun all year long. Along the Pacific “Gold Coast,” you can:
• hang-gliding, ballooning, paragliding
• Hit the breaks off Puntarenas’ popular Playa Tivives.
• biking, horseback riding
• Soak up the scenery at Jaco Beach.
• golf, tennis, and birdwatching.
• Explore the lush rainforests surrounding Manuel Antonio Beach.
• snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing • zip-lining, bungee jumping
• Swim the calm waters off Playa Tambor. • Stroll for miles on the sands along Playa Montezuma, where you’ll find plenty of quiet spots as well as picturesque waterfalls. • Head to Malpaís for deserted beaches and great surf.
Monteverde Cloud Forest
GREAT GOLFING With great year-round weather and abundant scenic beauty, you can tee off on golf courses designed by the likes of Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Arnold Palmer, Ted Robinson, and George Fazio. Expect rolling fairways lined by tropical flowers and lush foliage, and challenging links overlooking sandy beaches. Many of the top courses have been certified by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for preserving the surrounding eco-system.
SPA LIFE After exploring both city and countryside, check in to one of Costa Ricaâ€™s many luxurious resort spas to sooth your joyously aching muscles and deepen your relaxation amid stunning scenery. Rejuvenate with an organic coffee body scrub, unwind with a silky mud wrap, sink into steaming hot springs heated by volcanoes, bliss out with meditative yoga, or treat yourself to a decadent beachside massage or facial.
COSTA RICA: SIGHTSEEING
Arenal Volcano Hike Tour
Fortuna - Arenal / 3 Hours / Olympus Tours Nature lovers will enjoy walking on 15 secure aluminum bridges, ranging from five to 100 yards long, along a two-mile rainforest circuit. An expert guide will reveal the natural history of this fascinating and vibrant tropical rainforest. Along with the breathtaking vistas of the Arenal Volcano from the hanging bridges, this nature tour is an unforgettable experience.
Fortuna - Arenal / 3 Hours / Olympus Tours Enjoy extraordinary views of the Arenal Volcano on a gentle 2.5-hour hike along the base. The hike begins on one of the trails close to the volcano, then takes you through the forest, over recent lava flows, and into the area destroyed in 1968 that is now in the process of regeneration.
Liberia / 12 Hours / Olympus Tours Explore the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua, the oldest in Central America, founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba in 1524. Colonial buildings and Baroque churches alternate with 16thcentury Renaissance style. From the city of Granada, continue to Lake Nicaragua for a boat ride to the islets. Lunch at a colonial restaurant and a tour of Granada and Masaya shops will make your trip unforgettable.
Canopy Congo Trail
Olympus Tours Funbucks
Liberia / 8 Hours / Olympus Tours Climb the mountains to the cloud forest on a mystical journey of one of the most spectacular displays of scenery. This tour will take you to new heights, as treetop walkways cross through the cloud forest. Explore a community that gathers more than 20 species of tropical butterflies. Enjoy over 100 beautiful hummingbirds flying cheerfully around you, and discover the world’s third largest private insect collection.
Liberia / 3 Hours / Olympus Tours This tour is a total adrenaline rush. The zip-line system consists of a network of suspended cables that go from one platform to another and let you soar from tree to tree over the forest. The platforms were carefully built in the midst of the tropical dry forest, and allow you to fly between the trees and see the wildlife up in the treetops.
Olympus Tours Not ready to choose your sightseeing yet? No problem – Olympus Fun Bucks can be used to book your tour once you arrive at your hotel. Available in $25, $50, and $100, they are redeemable towards the purchase of any sightseeing tour booked through Olympus Tours.
Canon de la Vieja Adrenaline
Tenorio Rafting Zone 1
Damas Island Tour
Liberia / 6 Hours / Olympus Tours Get ready for a day of high-speed thrills and adventure, beginning with a horseback ride alongside a local cowboy guide in the Guanacaste plains. Next, embark on a zip-line ride that spans nine cables and 17 platforms, and gives you a great view from the treetops. Gear up for rock climbing and rappelling from a natural stone wall 60 feet high. Finally, hop into an inflatable boat for a roaring rafting trip over Class II and III rapids.
Liberia / 8 Hours / Olympus Tours Take a thrilling 4x4 ride to the Tenorio River and, after a thorough safety briefing, put in for a thrilling rafting trip through picturesque Guanacaste. Pass through a deep red-rock canyon and 22 fun and exciting Class III and IV rapids, including the 12-foot waterfall drop called Cascabel Falls. You’ll see iguanas, tropical birds, and monkeys amid stunning rustic scenery.
Manuel Antonio / 3.5 Hours / Olympus Tours Experiencing the estuary and mangroves of Damas Island is an exciting adventure that allows you to explore the natural history of Costa Rica’s exotic flora and fauna. The three-toed sloth, different species of monkeys, and snakes are found in this area, as well as many marine birds. The expedition through the mangrove can be undertaken by kayak or boat during the day.
Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour
COSTA RICA: SIGHTSEEING
The Frog Pond, Butterfly Garden
Santa Elena Rainforest
Sky Trek & Sky Tram
Monteverde / 3 Hours / Olympus Tours Explore the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Thanks to variable climate and large altitudinal gradient, Monteverde is home to more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, 500 species of butterflies, 120 reptile and amphibian species, 2,500 plant species, 420 different types of orchids, 200 fern species, 500 species of trees, and thousands of insects.
Monteverde / 3 Hours / Olympus Tours This adrenaline-pumping adventure takes you on a sky tram to a viewing platform overlooking the cloud forest, from which you slide down on a network of 11 crosssectional zip-lines inside the canopy of the forest. A pair of high platforms reveals great views of the northern valleys, the Pacific coastline, and even the islands of the Nicoya Gulf.
Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs
Monteverde / 3 Hours / Olympus Tours The Sky Walk is a network of suspension bridges, platforms, and trails built in the cloud forest. Explore the forest canopy in a safe and easy way, and gain a different perspective on the forest’s wildlife. This is a great opportunity for nature lovers and birdwatchers.
San José / 12 Hours / Olympus Tours The impressive Arenal Volcano attracts tourists due to its permanent, extraordinary volcanic activity, which on clear nights can seem like fireworks with intermittent explosions of ash and lava. Make a stop in the town of Sarchi, “Birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans.” Continue through diverse plantations to La Fortuna, with lunch in a cozy restaurant near the volcano. Relax in thermal waters, and after dinner, return to San José.
Pacuare White Water Rafting Class III-IV
San José City Tour
Canopy & ATV Combo
Manuel Antonio National Park
San José / 8 Hours / Olympus Tours Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and learn about its rich history as you traverse through its largest city. You’ll visit the Plaza of Democracy, National Museum, National Theater, and La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Shop for souvenirs, and meander through city parks.
Jaco Beach / 3 Hours / Olympus Tours Dive into two exciting adventures on this excursion, beginning with a guided ATV jaunt along jungle trails, following rivers and sometimes-bumpy dirt paths. Afterward (conditions permitting), take a quick swim in a natural pool and enjoy some fresh fruits and water. Then, take to the air in a picturesque primary forest, soaring from platform to platform along a series of 12 zip-lines spanning a total of more than two miles.
Jaco Beach / 3 Hours / Olympus Tours Take a leisurely stroll or an intense hike (your choice) with a highly trained, well-educated Costa Rican naturalist guide through the bio-diverse tropical rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park. Spot several exotic species of wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, iguanas, anteaters, snakes, and birds, and learn about the history of the Quepoa Indians. Enjoy some local fresh fruits and refreshments as you pause to savor your adventure, then unwind on an uncrowded, pristine beach.
Monteverde / 3 Hours / Olympus Tours This excursion begins with a visit to the Butterfly Garden, followed by the educational hall to learn more about scorpions, tarantulas, and wasps. Continue to the Monteverde Frog Pond to see some colorful species, including a green frog with red eyes and the unusual “blue jeans frog.” Finally, at the CASEM (Coop of Artisans of Santa Elena Monteverde), you can check out and purchase locally produced handicrafts.
San José / 10 Hours / Olympus Tours On this memorable river adventure, tackle the exhilarating Class III and IV rapids of the Pacuare River and bask in the awesome colorful foliage while descending to the Caribbean lowlands. About halfway through the trip, stop for a buffet-style lunch on a peaceful river beach. The tour finishes in Siquirres at the private Exploration Center, where you can take a shower, change into some fresh clothes, drink a cold beverage, and enjoy pictures of your trip.
COSTA RICA: HOTELS NICARAGUA
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Coco Island Palma Sur Golfito
FEATURED COSTA RICA HOTELS Arenal 1 Arenal Lodge 2 Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa Guanacaste 3 Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo 4 Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica 5 Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo 6 Riu Guanacaste 7 Riu Palace Costa Rica
8 JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa 9 Occidental Papagayo 10 Occidental Tamarindo 11 Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica 12 Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica 13 The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal Manuel Antonio 14 The Preserve at Los Altos
Puntarenas 15 Barceló Tambor 16 DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific – Costa Rica San José 17 Hotel Presidente Tortuguero 18 Evergreen Tortuguero Lodge
Please contact your Travel Consultant for additional hotels in this destination.
COSTA RICA: HOTELS Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo Guanacaste/Playa Papayago 22222
The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal 3
• Lively beachfront resort on Culebra Bay • 153 AC rooms & suites • 3 Restaurants, bar • Outdoor family & adult pools, 2 beaches • Onda Spa, fitness center • Tennis center, Arnold Palmer 18-hole golf course • 180-Slip marina, non-motorized water sports • Cambi Kids Club • Complimentary Wi-Fi
All-Inclusive • Plush resort set between lush forests & Pacific waters • 406 AC rooms & suites • 10 Restaurants, 5 bars, concierge • 2 Outdoor pools, kids pool, Jacuzzi • The Spa by Westin, WestinWORKOUT® Gym • Westin Kids Club®, complimentary Wi-Fi • Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course • Tennis, non-motorized water sports
Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Guanacaste/Playa Arenillas
Riu Palace Costa Rica 22221/2 12
Guanacaste/Playa de Matapalo
Unlimited-Luxury® Adults-Only • Luxury beachfront resort on stunning Peninsula Papagayo • 202 AC rooms & suites with private balconies • 7 Restaurants, buffet, café, 5 bars • 24-Hr concierge & room service • Outdoor pool, water sports • Secrets Spa by Pevonia®, fitness center • Tennis, live nightly entertainment
All-Inclusive • Relaxing resort on Matapalo Beach in Guanacaste • 538 AC junior suites & suites • 5 Restaurants, 6 bars, swim-up bar, 24-hr sports bar, 24-hr room service • 4 Outdoor pools, kids pool • Spa, fitness center, steam bath, Jacuzzi • Non-motorized water sports • Casino, nightclub • Complimentary Wi-Fi
COSTA RICA: HOTELS Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica Guanacaste/Playa El Jobo
Riu Guanacaste 2222
Guanacaste/Playa de Matapalo
Unlimited-Luxury® • Family-friendly beachfront resort on Guanacaste’s northern coast • 447 AC rooms & suites • 8 Restaurants (à la carte), buffet grill & café, 7 bars & lounges, nightclub • 3 Outdoor pools, kids pool, whirlpool • Dreams Spa by Pevonia®, fitness center • Water sports, yoga, dance lessons • Explorer’s Club for kids, Core Zone Teens Club, theme nights
All-Inclusive • Beachfront resort along Playa de Matapalo on Pacific Coast • 701 AC rooms & junior suites • 5 Restaurants, 5 bars, swim-up bar, 24-hr sports bar • 3 Outdoor pools, kids pool, whirlpool • Renova Spa, fitness center, Jacuzzi • Casino & nightclub, daytime entertainment • Water sports, golf nearby ($) • RiuLand Kids Club
Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa Arenal
All-Inclusive • New beachfront resort on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast • 294 AC rooms • 7 Restaurants, 4 bars • Concierge, 24-hr room service • Splash Zone • PH Spa, Pumped Fitness Centre • Starlets Kids Club • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Arenal Lodge • An authentic Costa Rican experience surrounded by 2,000 acres of beautiful tropical rainforest • 46 Rooms • Restaurant, bar • Infinity-edge pool, kids pool • Spa, fitness center • Eco-activities, motorized & non-motorized water sports ($) • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica 2
• Luxury eco-resort on 900 acres of rainforest at base of Arenal Volcano • 103 AC rooms & suites • 2 Restaurants, 3 bars, swim-up bar • Concierge, 24-hr room service • Outdoor pools, Jacuzzi • Complimentary access to natural hot springs • The Spa at Tabacón • Exclusive access to adults-only Shangri-La Gardens • Complimentary Wi-Fi, valet parking
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula 22222 5 Papagayo Guanacaste/Papagayo • Luxury resort on golden-sand beach • 181 AC rooms, hillside suites & villas • 4 Restaurants, 2 bars • Concierge, 24-hr room service • 4 Outdoor pools, kids pool, 3 beaches, private luxury cabanas • The Spa at Four Seasons, fitness center • Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, non-motorized water sports, tennis • Kids & teen programs, summer camps • Tropicsurf surfing school • Complimentary Wi-Fi
COSTA RICA: HOTELS JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Guanacaste/Hacienda Pinilla
Barceló Tambor 2222
All-Inclusive Adults-Only • Deluxe resort on a bluff above Playa Buena Beach • 163 AC rooms & suites, exclusive Premium Level accommodations • 4 Restaurants & snack bar, 5 bars • Concierge, room service • 2 Outdoor pools • Etra Spa ($), fitness center, tennis • Water sports, eco-tours & excursions • Daily activities, live music in lobby, disco
San José - Downtown
• Iconic landmark in historic downtown San José • 80 AC rooms & suites • Restaurant, breakfast included • Concierge, room service • Fitness center, rooftop terrace • Casino • Tour desk • Complimentary Wi-Fi
The Preserve at Los Altos • Deluxe boutique resort set between the ocean & mountains • 129 AC suites • Restaurant & lounge, pool bar • Concierge • Outdoor freshwater infinity pool, 2 Jacuzzis, sundeck, private beach • Orquídea Spa, fitness center • Water sports, tennis, hiking trails • Cooking classes
Hotel Presidente 10
All-Inclusive • Energetic resort on Tamarindo Bay • 198 AC rooms & suites, Club Premium • 2 Restaurants, 3 bars, snack bar, room service • Outdoor pool, kids pool, Jacuzzi • U-Wellness Spa, fitness center, whirlpool, aerobics • Tennis court, water sports • The Kids Club • Disco, nightly shows
Puntarenas/Playa Tambor All-Inclusive • Modern beachfront resort surrounded by nature preserve • 402 AC rooms • 3 Restaurants, 3 bars, coffee shop, pool & swim-up bars, room service • 3 Outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, kids pool • Barceló Tambor Spa, fitness center • 3 Lighted tennis courts, water sports, 9-hole golf course, mini-golf • Nightly entertainment, Barcy Club • Eco Park with Butterfly Farm
Occidental Tamarindo Guanacaste/Tamarindo
All-Inclusive • Modern beachfront resort outside Puntarenas • 315 AC rooms & suites • 4 Restaurants, 9 bars, concierge • 5 Outdoor pools, kids pool, 5 whirlpools • Heliconia Spa, fitness center • Nightclub, nightly entertainment • Water sports, kayaking, tennis • Kids & teens clubs, playground • Daily & nightly entertainment • Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Hacienda-style beachfront resort • 310 AC rooms & 1-bedroom suites • 4 Restaurants, 2 bars, pool bar, concierge, 24-hr room service • Outdoor infinity pool, kids pool • Spa, fitness center • Water sports, tennis, horseback riding, jogging trail, golf nearby • Daily activities, kids club
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific – Costa Rica Puntarenas 2221/2
Evergreen Tortuguero Lodge 222
Tortuguero • Exclusive eco-lodge amid lush jungle near entrance to Tortuguero National Park • 66 Rooms • 2 Restaurants, bar, pool bar • Outdoor pool, kids pool • Fitness center • Kayaking, hiking trails • Complimentary Wi-Fi
White-headed Capuchin, black monkey
BELIZE WHEN IT COMES TO EXOTIC DESTINATIONS, THINK BELIZE
NIQUE NATURAL WONDERS Belize is one of the few remaining
unspoiled places on the planet. And that is its primary appeal: You can explore underground caves and Mayan sacrificial altars. Canoe down meandering rivers. Wander along a coastline lined with mangrove swamps. Grab your scuba gear and dive into the planet’s most amazing seascapes. Central America’s only official English-speaking country is one of travel’s best-kept secrets, marked by the splendid diversity of both its land and its people, whose backgrounds include Creole, Garifuna, Mestizo, Spanish, and Maya – a melting pot of cultures whose harmony brings out the best in human nature.
APPROXIMATE FLIGHT TIMES New York/Newark 6 hours Philadelphia 5½ hours Boston 5½ hours Chicago 5 hours Miami 2 hours Los Angeles 5 hours (some flights may require connections) ENTRY/DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS US citizens must have a passport valid beyond their planned departure date, proof of onward/ return ticket, and sufficient funds (minimum $60 USD per day) to cover the cost of the length of stay. No visas are required for tourist visits. There is a departure fee of $39.25 USD included in the price of all US airline tickets; at the land borders, US citizens are charged up to $18.75 USD depending on length of stay. LANGUAGE English is the official language. CURRENCY Belize dollar (BZD$). CLIMATE Subtropical, with a brisk prevailing wind from the Caribbean Sea. Average annual temperature is 80ºF and varies little throughout the year. The rainy season is JuneAugust.
CULTURAL CORNUCOPIA This blend of cultures is delightfully reflected in the country’s music, cuisine, and many annual festivals, all set against a dazzling backdrop of dense jungles, Mayan ruins, and pristine beaches lined with lofty palms. Your travel consultant can help you determine what kind of vacation – and where – will deliver the most fulfilling experience.
MAYAN ATTRACTIONS All around the country, explore the monumental structures bequeathed by a thriving ancient Maya civilization: • Caracol (Western Belize) – Check out the main pyramid (“Sky Palace”), the tallest Maya structure in Belize. • Xunantunich (Western Belize) – Drive right up to this impressive pyramid and well-excavated site near San Ignacio. • Altun Ha and Lamanai (Northern Belize) – Discover plazas, pyramids, and ball courts at these two separate sites, the closest to Belize City. • Cerro Maya (Northern Belize) – Explore this stunning site that encompasses five temples with panoramic views. Coral reef
WATER SPORTS The big fun in Belize is on and under the water: The warm, clear Caribbean Sea shelters the second-longest barrier reef in the world, home to a thriving community of tropical fish, eel, sharks, and other marine creatures, plus fascinating shipwrecks. Get certified for scuba diving at any of the numerous PADI dive centers along the coast. Experienced divers prize the 400-foot-deep Great Blue Hole, an off-shore sinkhole renowned for stunning marine life and the limestone stalactites spiking its cobalt depths. You can also gear up for unforgettable undersea exploration at: • North: Ambergris Caye/San Pedro, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Mexico Rocks, Caye Caulker • South: Faegon’s Point, Faegon’s Bluff, Cuda Point, Tobacco Channel, Eagle Ray Bowl, Coral Monument Canyon • Coral atolls: Lighthouse Reef, Turneffe Islands, Glover’s Reef Temples and ruins at Caracol
Caye Caulker Island
SHOPPING Shopping in Belize centers on the art, crafts, and furniture made by Belizean artisans. Check into the small boutiques and shops to find: • cookbooks, rums, spices, ceramics • paintings, dolls, hammocks, sandals • black coral jewelry, jade jewelry • figurines, masks, wood carvings, Maya replicas • maracas and Garifuna drums
Entrance to Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave
CAVING ADVENTURES Grab a flashlight and explore an extensive system of caves offering varying degrees of accessibility and adventure. Discover sparkling stalactite and stalagmite formations, pottery shards, and even underground waterfalls. Brave the depths of Actun Tunichil Muknal, also known as ATM, an ancient burial altar set deep within the underground caves of the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve. Slip on a miner’s helmet to wade the unlit river snaking its way through the blackness, and climb the rocky walls to view the crystallized skeletons of human victims sacrificed at the site. Handmade masks
Actun Tunichil Muknal
The Belize Zoo
Cave Tubing & Xunantunich
Ambergris Caye / 8 Hours / Discovery Expeditions In the heart of the rainforest, this cave system of chambers leads to a massive underground cathedral where sacrificial ceremonies once took place. Trek though the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve, then don a miner’s helmet and paddle into the cave.
Ambergris Caye / 4 Hours / Discovery Expeditions Get up-close and personal with the animals of Belize at The Belize Zoo, which exhibits over 125 animals native to the country. Peek into the fascinating world of cats, primates, reptiles, and birds as you explore their way of life. The tour is led by the zookeeper himself, who shares his intimate knowledge of the animals’ backgrounds with you.
Ambergris Caye / 7 Hours / Discovery Expeditions Embark on a fascinating adventure with only an inner tube, life vest, and headlamp. Your day begins with a drive to the Xunantunich ruins, including 25 temples and palaces as well as El Castillo, with its panoramic view of the Macal, Mopan, and Belize River valleys. Next, take a brief hike through the rainforest to the cave, once used by the ancient Maya for ceremonies and rituals. Experience breathtaking underground waterfalls, crystallized ceilings, and exotic cave formations.
Lamanai Maya Temples & New River Safari
Xunantunich & Barton Creek
Altun Ha Maya Temples Tour
Belize City / 7 Hours / Discovery Expeditions Belize This adventure begins with a scenic drive up the Western Highway to the Cayo District, home to the ancient city of Xunantunich. The ruins are actually located on one of the highest plateaus in the area, and it’s possible to climb to the top of El Castillo, the largest temple at the site. Continue to Barton Creek Cave, where you will gently paddle a canoe into the Xibalba cave system, where Mayan artifacts are secretly tucked away in overhead alcoves.
San Pedro & Belize City / 4 Hours / Discovery Expeditions Board the tour vehicle en route to the ruins of Altun Ha (Mayan for “Rock, Stone, and Water”), where the famous Jade Head of “Kinich Ahau” was uncovered. Altun Ha was once a major trading center linking the Maya of the Caribbean with the Central American mainland Maya during the Post Classic and Classic periods.
Snorkel - Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Xunantunich Maya Temples & Cave Tubing
San Pedro / 3 Hours / Discovery Expeditions Snorkel in the first marine reserve established in Central America – Hol Chan (Mayan for “Little Channel”). Explore the coral reefs while swimming amongst flamboyantly colored tropical fish. Then head to a second snorkel stop, Shark Ray Alley. Friendly reef fish, including snappers and jacks, dart among graceful stingrays and inquisitive brown nurse sharks for an experience not to be missed.
San Pedro / 8 Hours / Discovery Expeditions Travel to ancient Xunantunich via a 19th-century handcranked ferry across the Mopan River. The Xunantunich ruins include 25 temples and palaces including the largest, El Castillo. Next, drive through the rainforest to Caves Branch Outpost, an underground cave system where you’ll float on an inner tube, experiencing underground waterfalls, crystallized ceilings, and exotic cave formations.
Ambergris Caye / 8 Hours / Discovery Expeditions Board a riverboat at Tower Hill and head up the New River, traversing little creeks and encountering hawks, kites, and falcons. At the entrance to the New River Lagoon, the ruins of Lamanai rise into view. While touring the site, huge masks depicting past rulers and gods seem to materialize out of the rainforest amid the chatter of birdlife and the haunting call of howler monkeys.
Cave Tubing / Belize Zipride San Pedro / 7 Hours / Discovery Expeditions Belize Your adventure to Caves Branch Outpost begins with a zip-line across a series of overhead cables criss-crossing the rainforest canopy, with stunning karst limestone cliffs as your backdrop. Hike a jungle trail to the entrance of an underground cave system, where your guide will hand out headlamps for your tube float through the crystallinelined caves. Afterwards, enjoy a buffet lunch.
BELIZE: ESCORTED TOURS FOR A BROAD PERSPECTIVE ON BELIZE, JOIN ONE OF THESE COMPREHENSIVE ESCORTED TOURS PROVIDED BY DISCOVERY EXPEDITIONS.
Tikal ruins and pyramids
BELIZE ADVENTURE PACKAGE
HIGHLANDS, ISLANDS & TIKAL
REEF & RAINFOREST EXPLORER
8 Days / 7 Nights
8 Days / 7 Nights
8 Days / 7 Nights
Day 1: Welcome to Belize Arrive and transfer to your Cayo area hotel.
Day 1: Welcome to Belize Arrive and transfer to your Cayo area hotel.
Day 1: Welcome to Belize Arrive and transfer to your Belize City hotel.
Day 2: River Kayaking & Horseback Ride Travel to Caves Branch Outpost and hop into a two-man kayak to explore the Caves Branch River and its exotic flora and fauna. Then, saddle up to ride through pristine rainforests and along the Caves Branch River to scenic Hell Gate Falls. Enjoy lunch at Caves Branch Outpost, then loop back via jungle trails.
Day 2: Caracol & Mountain Pine Ridge Depart for a full-day tour of Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, with stops to explore Rio Frio Caves and swim at the Rio On bathing pools. Proceed to the Mayan site of Caracol and enjoy a picnic lunch. After the tour, return to your hotel.
Day 2: Lamanai & The New River Drive up the Northern Highway, board a riverboat at Tower Hill, and head up the New River to the New River Lagoon and the ruins of Lamanai.
Day 3: Actun Tunichil Muknal Visit the cave system of Actun Tunichil Muknal, a series of chambers that end in a cathedral where sacrificial ceremonies once took place. Day 4: Xunantunich After a morning at leisure, drive to Xunantunich to explore this impressive Maya site. Before reaching the entrance, cross the Mopan River on a 19th-century ferry. Climb to the top of El Castillo, the site’s largest temple, for panoramic views. Days 5-6: Caves Branch Outpost Hike through the rainforests of Caves Branch National Park to begin an hour-long zip-line adventure. Next, float on tubes beneath the stalagmites and stalactites of the jungle’s underground cave system. After lunch, continue to Belize City for a short flight to Ambergris Caye. Day 7: Sea Trek The unique Sea Trek Underwater Helmet Diving Tour brings you face-to-face with the ocean and all its wonders. Day 8: Farewell Belize After spending the morning at leisure, transfer to the airport.
Day 3: Tikal National Park Enjoy a full-day tour of majestic Tikal in Guatemala (passport documents required), the most recognized of all Mayan ruins. Visit Complex Q, R, Temple IV, Temple III, and the Main Plaza. Savor a picnic lunch, then return to your hotel. Day 4: Free Day / Optional Tours Enjoy a free day with optional activities, including excursions to Xunantunich Maya Temples, Actun Tunichil Muknal, Barton Creek Caves, horseback riding, and river canoeing. Day 5: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Drive to Belize City for a connection commuter flight to the quaint seaside village of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye for three nights of island ambiance. Day 6: Sea Trek The unique Sea Trek Underwater Helmet Diving Tour brings you face-to-face with the ocean. Day 7: Free Day Explore San Pedro at your leisure. Day 8: Farewell Belize Connect with commuter flight to Belize International Airport.
Day 3: Cave Tubing & Zipride Hike through the rainforests of Caves Branch National Park to a platform in the canopy of trees to begin an hour-long zip-line adventure. Next, float on tubes in the underground cave system. After lunch, continue to Cayo City. Day 4: Xunantunich & Barton Creek Cave After a morning at leisure, drive to Xunantunich to explore this impressive Maya site. Before reaching the entrance, cross the Mopan River on a 19thcentury ferry. Climb to the top of El Castillo, the site’s largest temple, for panoramic views. Next, continue via canoe into Barton Creek Cave. Day 5: Transfer to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Depart Cayo for return drive to Belize City, where you’ll connect on a domestic flight to the quaint seaside village of San Pedro for three nights. Day 6: Sea Trek The unique Sea Trek Underwater Helmet Diving Tour brings you face-to-face with the ocean. Day 7: Free Days / Optional Tours Explore San Pedro at your leisure. Day 8: Farewell Belize After spending the morning at leisure, connect with commuter flight to Belize International Airport.
BELIZE: HOTELS FEATURED BELIZE HOTELS
YUCATAN Corozal MEXICO
A – Ambergris Caye
Las Terrazas Resort & Residences Mata Rocks Resort
Matachica Resort & Spa Victoria House Resort
Caye Caulker Caye Chapel St. Georges Caye
Altun Ha Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Belize District Zoo
Airport Belize City Barrier Reef
Belmopan San Ignacio
B – Belize City
Lighthouse Reef Turneffe Islands Blue Hole Long Caye
Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina C – Placencia Robert’s Grove Beach Resort Please contact your Travel Consultant for additional hotels in this destination.
Hopkins Bay 1,000 ft. Waterfall
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
Monkey River Caracol
Las Terrazas Resort & Residences Ambergris Caye
Matachica Resort & Spa A
All-Inclusive Option Available • Boutique beachfront resort, member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts • 35 AC 1-, 2-, & 3-bedroom townhomes • Restaurant, bar, poolside bar • Concierge, tour desk • 70-Ft. outdoor infinity pool • Serenity Spa & Wellness Center • PADI 5-Star dive center, water sports, bicycles
• Intimate beachfront resort in lush tropical setting • 42 AC rooms & villas with balconies • Restaurant, patio bar • 2 Outdoor pools, 2 private villa pools • Victoria House Spa • PADI dive center, activities center • Water sports, fishing, diving, snorkeling, birdwatching • Destination weddings • Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Chic, informal & secluded resort on northern side of Ambergris Caye • 31 AC villas • Restaurant, cocktail lounge, room service • Outdoor infinity pool, Jacuzzi • Jade Spa • Snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, sailing, biking • Tour desk • Complimentary shuttle to San Pedro • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Victoria House Resort Ambergris Caye
Mata Rocks Resort 2222
Ambergris Caye • Excellent value beachfront family resort on Ambergris Caye • 17 AC rooms & suites with views • Beachfront bar, Continental breakfast • Concierge, tour desk • Outdoor pool • Water sports nearby • Complimentary Wi-Fi & bicycles • Complimentary shuttle to water taxi/ airstrip
BELIZE: HOTELS Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina Belize City • Boutique waterfront resort with Old World charm & modern style in historic Fort George • 102 AC rooms • 2 Restaurants, bar, café • 2 Outdoor pools, whirlpool • Nim Le Punit Spa, fitness center • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout • Shuttle service to & from airport
Robert’s Grove Beach Resort B
• Intimate hacienda-style resort along white-sand beach • 52 AC rooms, suites & villas with balconies • 2 Restaurants, 2 bars, bakery-deli, poolside bar • Concierge, room service • 3 Outdoor freshwater pools • Sea Spa, fitness center • Water sports, PADI dive center • Marina • Baby-sitting
Tobacco Caye, Belize Barrier Reef
PANAMA THE LURE OF PANAMA ISNâ€™T LIMITED TO ITS FAMOUS CANAL
PANAMA COSTA RICA
ET IN THE ZONE Beyond the Panama Canal, you’ll find
incredibly diverse flora and fauna, a sophisticated capital city, luscious Caribbean and Pacific beaches, mountain ranges, 1,000 small islands, historical sites, and living indigenous cultures. Not bad for a tiny country that’s primarily known for connecting the two continents of the Western Hemisphere, as well as joining one great ocean to another. Hop on a cruise through one of the modern world’s most spectacular engineering wonders, the Panama Canal. Rise above sea level in the Miraflores Locks, stroll alongside massive ships navigating the Pedro Miguel Locks, and observe the recently completed Canal expansion.
APPROXIMATE FLIGHT TIMES New York/Newark 5½ hours Philadelphia 6 hours Boston 5½ hours Chicago 5 hours Miami 2½ hours Los Angeles 6½ hours (some flights may require connections) ENTRY/DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS US citizens must have a passport with a remaining validity of three months, plus proof of onward/ return ticket, and sufficient funds (minimum $500.00 USD). No visas are required for tourist visits of up to 180 days. The departure tax ($40.00 USD) at the airport may be included in your ticket. LANGUAGE Spanish is the official language, though English is widely spoken in the tourism industry. CURRENCY US dollar ($); the Panamanian balboa (B/), which is pegged to the US dollar at a 1:1 ratio, also circulates. CLIMATE Tropical wet climate, average annual temperature of 82°F (at Panama City). The warmest month is March (84°F); the coolest is September (81°F). December is the rainiest month, and March the driest.
SUPER CITY The modern metropolis of Panama City, the capital, resembles nothing so much as Miami. A chic center of international commerce, fashion, dining, nightlife, arts, casinos, and shopping, topped by an impressive skyline of shimmering glass and steel towers, it stands guard over one of the world’s most awesome engineering achievements.
San Blas Island
• Take a guided tour to the peak of Volcan Barú in Chiriqui Province, at 11,400 feet the highest point in the country, where on a clear day you can see both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Discover a paradise for beach and water sports enthusiasts.
• Stroll or bike the length of the Amador Causeway, which connects Panama City to the islands of Naos, Culebra, Perico, and Flamenco. There are restaurants, bars, and duty-free shopping along the way. • A ferry trip along the Panama Canal lets you cruise through the Pedro Miguel Locks and rise above sea level in the Miraflores Locks. • Immerse in absolute serenity and immaculate beauty amid the 365 Caribbean islands of Guna Yala. You can expect pool-like waters, snow white sands, gorgeous coral reefs, and sheer perfection.
Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Panama has dozens of excellent sandy beaches on both sides of the isthmus, as well as a number of islands off both coasts. Bocas del Toro, Taboga, Santa Catalina, and the Azuero Peninsula are just a few of the popular beach town destinations where the waters are clear and the sands are soft.
Panama has gained renown for its top-shelf surf breaks, with point breaks, beach breaks, hollow tubes, and long peelers up and down both coasts. Grab a board and head to Bocas del Toro, Playa Malibu, Playa Teta, Playa Venao, and Isla Grande.
SHOPPING ECO-PARADISE Easily accessible from Panama City, the Metropolitan National Park natural reserve offers a close encounter with nature’s best. Hike up to the historic Ancon Hill for panoramic views. And there are three parks on the mountainous Azuero Peninsula that are tailor-made for great hiking: Cerro Hoya National Park, Montuoso Forest Preserve, and La Tronosa Reserve.
Look for local Panamanian crafts in the Centro de Artesanias, Galería Arte Indígena, and Mercado de Artesanía de Panamá Viejo. Shop for embroidered blouses, jewelry, hand-woven hats, molas bags, hammocks, maracas, dresses, purses, headbands, masks, embroidered textiles, and other native handicrafts.
HISTORIC SIGHTS Casco Viejo, the historic area of Panama City, is full of Spanish Colonial-style government buildings, cathedrals, museums, theaters, and residences, all planted along quaint cobblestone streets. Dating from the 17th century, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The neighborhood still houses the Palacio de las Garzas, residence of the President of Panama.
PANAMA: SIGHTSEEING • ESCORTED TOURS
Gatun Expedition Tour
Panama Canal Partial Transit
Half Day City Tour
Panama City / Gamboa Tours Enjoy a panoramic tour along the Panama Cana and into Gatun Lake, where you’ll see and learn about the fascinating tropical wildlife of the lake and the surrounding forest, as well as explore some of the islands.
Panama City & Rio Hato / 6 Hours / Gamboa Tours On this half-day tour, visit the most interesting places of the city, like Casco Antiguo, the oldest sector of Panama City, as well as the Banking District and other neighborhoods. Next will be a visit to the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal.
Panama City / 4 Hours / Gamboa Tours Board a coach for a short ride to Gamboa, where the Panama Canal Dredging Division is located. The transit begins at the north end of the Gaillard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal, and continues to the Pedro Miguel Locks and Miraflores Lake.
4 DAY WHALES & NATURE PANAMA 5 Days / 4 Nights Day 1: Panama City Meet and greet at Tocumen International Airport, then transfer to Crowne Plaza Hotel for check-in. Day 2: Panama City Early in the morning after breakfast, pick up from your hotel to enjoy the Half Day City Tour with Miraflores Locks. At the end of the tour, back to your hotel. The rest of your afternoon is free to either relax or explore the city. Accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Day 3: Gamboa – Panama City Transfer to The Westin Playa Bonita Panama in Panama City for accommodation. Day 4: Panama City The day is free for you to explore Panama City. Take advantage of the Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour and visit the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal, Isla Flamingo, the Biomuseo, Mi Pueblito, and Parque Urraca. Day 5: Panama City Explore the city before transferring to Tocumen International Airport.
SKYSCRAPERS, SLOTHS, AND SAND CASTLES
Day 3: Panama City – Gamboa After breakfast (included), you’ll be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the pier, where you’ll board a boat to the Pearl Islands in search of whales and dolphins. At the end of the tour, transfer to Gamboa Rainforest Reserve for check-in and accommodation.
8 Days / 7 Nights
Day 4: Gamboa After breakfast (included), join a unique tour that sails into the heart of Lake Gatun, the world’s second largest artificial lake. The rest of your afternoon is free to enjoy any additional excursions such as the aerial tram, sloth sanctuary, or the ecological exhibitions. Accommodation at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve.
Day 2: Panama City Explore the city on your own on the Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour, which stops at the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal, Isla Flamingo, the Biomuseo, Mi Pueblito, and Parque Urraca.
Day 5: Gamboa After breakfast (included), transfer from your hotel to Tocumen International Airport and your flight home.
PANAMA NATURE & BEACH PARADISE 5 Days / 4 Nights Day 1: Gamboa Transfer from Tocumen International Airport to Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Day 2: Gamboa Explore and learn about the rainforest from a different perspective via a peaceful and relaxing guided tour over the tree tops. Take a tram up to the observation tower and enjoy views of the Chagres River, the Embera indigenous community, and Soberania National Park. Proceed to the Wildlife Rescue Center to learn about the programs run by the Pan American Conservation Association. Next, enjoy a panoramic tour along the Panama Canal and into Gatun Lake, where you’ll see and learn about the fascinating tropical wildlife and the surrounding forest. Explore some of the islands formed after the creation of what was once the largest artificial lake in the world. Accommodation at Gamboa Rainforest Resort.
Day 1: Panama City Transfer from Tocumen International Airport to Le Méridien Panama. The rest of your day is free.
Day 3: Panama City – Gamboa Transfer from Panama City to Gamboa Rainforest Reserve. Experience the virgin rainforest, and join a tour of the New Sloth Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue Center. Accommodation at Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Day 4: Gamboa The day is yours to explore at your leisure Day 5: Gamboa – Panama City Transfer to Panama City. Spend the rest of your day exploring the city. Accommodation at Dreams Playa Bonita Panama. Day 6: Panama City On a half-day Panama City tour, visit the most interesting places of the city, like Casco Antiguo, the oldest sector of Panama City, as well as the Banking District and other neighborhoods, followed by a visit to the Miraflores Locks. Day 7: Panama City The day is yours to explore at will. Day 8: Panama City Transfer to Tocumen International Airport.
PANAMA: HOTELS Portobelo Colon
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Panama City Airport
Playa Blanca Rio Hato
l na Ca
Gulf of Mosquitos
InterContinental Miramar Panama City
Yaviza Gulf of Pamana
FEATURED PANAMA HOTELS
El Tigre A – Gamboa Los Santos Isla de Coiba Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Darien National Park
B – Panama City Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis InterContinental Miramar Panama City Le Méridien Panama The Westin Playa Bonita Panama
C – Playa Blanca Riu Playa Blanca D – Playa Bonita Dreams Playa Bonita Panama E – Rio Hato The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection
• Family-friendly city hotel located on the boardwalk • 186 AC rooms • Restaurant, bar • Outdoor pool, kids pool • Fitness center, sauna • Marina • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
Please contact your Travel Consultant for additional hotels in this destination.
Le Méridien Panama Panama City
The Westin Playa Bonita Panama 22222
• Contemporary spa hotel in the heart of Panama City • 111 AC soundproof rooms • Restaurant, bar, patisserie • Outdoor pool, whirlpool • Sensory SPA by Clarins, 24-hr fitness center • Business center, concierge service • Wi-Fi ($)
• Modern oceanfront hotel near downtown Panama City • 611 AC rooms & suites • 6 Restaurants, 4 bars, pool bar & grill • 4 Outdoor pools, private beach • Sensory Spa by Clarins, WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio • Westin Kids Club® • Live entertainment • Water sports, kids club
PANAMA: HOTELS Gamboa Rainforest Resort Gamboa
Dreams Playa Bonita Panama 2221/2
• Relaxing riverside resort surrounded by rainforest • 160 AC rooms with balconies & river views • 3 Restaurants, 2 bars • 2 Outdoor pools • Sensory Spa by Clarins, fitness center • Capybara Discotheque • Excursions, tour desk, tennis courts • Golf nearby
Defined Delights™ • Family-friendly resort on closest beach to Panama City • 307 AC rooms & suites • 4 Restaurants, 4 bars, room service • 3 Outdoor pools, kids pool • Dreams Spa by Pevonia®, fitness center • Non-motorized water sports • Explorer’s Club for kids, Core Zone Teens • Club, theme nights • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Riu Playa Blanca Playa Blanca
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis 2221/2
All-Inclusive • Family-friendly hotel in striking 66-story tower in downtown Panama City • 1,468 AC rooms & suites • 5 Restaurants, 7 bars, pool bar • Concierge, 24-hr room service • Outdoor infinity pool, kids pool • Rock Spa, Body Rock fitness center, salon • Nightclub, casino • Kids activities, Teen Spirit lounge • Complimentary Wi-Fi
The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, 2222 E Autograph Collection Rio Hato Preferred Partner All-Inclusive • Beachfront resort on Pacific Coast in Coclé • 573 AC rooms & junior suites • 4 Restaurants, 5 bars, swim-up bar, 24-hr sports bar • 3 Outdoor pools, kids pool & water play area • Fitness center • Water sports, golf nearby ($) • Nightclub, daytime entertainment program for children & adults
• Contemporary spa & golf resort just steps from El Faro Beach • 118 AC rooms, suites & villa • 6 Restaurants, 4 bars, swim-up bar • Concierge, 24-hr room service • Outdoor pool, kids pool, whirlpool, beach club w/5 pools • Corotu Spa, salon, 24-hr fitness center • Water sports, bicycling, jogging trail • Buenaventura Golf Club by Nicklaus Design
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