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CENTRAL AMERICA FEATURING COSTA RICA, BELIZE & PANAMA


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CONTENTS Costa Rica Intro..................................................................................10 Beach Area Hotels....................................................... 12-15 Eco Nature Hotels.............................................................16 San JosĂŠ Hotels.................................................................17 Sightseeing................................................................. 18-21 Escorted Tours............................................................. 22-23 Belize Intro..................................................................................30 Hotels......................................................................... 31-32 Sightseeing................................................................. 32-34 Escorted Tours...................................................................35 Panama Intro..................................................................................37 Hotels......................................................................... 38-39 Sightseeing.......................................................................40 General Conditions.............................................................43

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About Our Star Ratings 22222 Exceptional properties offering the finest accommodations and amenities with an outstanding variety of premium facilities and services. 2222 Excellent properties offering well appointed accommodations and amenities with a superior variety of excellent facilities and services. 222 Comfortable and appealing properties offering dependable accommodations and amenities with a variety of facilities and services. 22 Moderately priced properties offering basic accommodations, amenities, facilities, and services. 2 Economically priced properties offering modest accommodations and limited amenities, facilities, and services. 1/2 star indicates that the property meets all criteria of the assigned rating and exceeds in certain areas.


KEY HOTEL FEATURES Throughout this brochure, certain hotel profiles denote one or more key features of that property. Below is a detailed guide to these distinctions to help you choose your best vacation spot! myTime Vacation Like a VIP (at no additional cost) with unique

Golf Tee off at these properties with spectacular golf courses

recognition, extra amenities, and special touches reserved

including 18-hole championship golf courses onsite or nearby.

exclusively for our customers.

Family-Friendly These accommodations welcome children

Preferred Partner Hand-selected as the premiere

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accommodations in their destination, these are the places we

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stay when we take a vacation.

activities and attractions nearby for all to enjoy!

All-Inclusive Enjoy your meals, beverages, and more fun

Casino Try your luck at these expansive hotels with bustling

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casinos onsite.

included in the cost of your trip!

Spa Unwind at dedicated spa facilities offering therapeutic massages, detoxifying body treatments, and indulgent spa rituals for the ultimate rejuvenation. Some hotels and resorts offer in-room spa services.

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COSTA RICA

Approximate Flight Times:

The greatest eco-tourism destination in the world, Costa Rica has devoted a full one-quarter of its territory

(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)

to preservation in national parks and protected areas.

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 US$28 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 November-April.

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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. Even the Volcanoes Are Active • Get up-close and personal with sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, toucans, and jaguars. • Surf the waves off Dominical, Playa Tivives, Tamarindo, Playa Santa Teresa, and Playa Grande. • Stroll the bustling streets of San José, lined with eclectic architecture, restaurants, markets, museums, and nightclubs. • Witness awesome volcanoes like Turrialba, Poas, Ricon de la Vieja, Arenal, and Irazu. Numerous outstanding resorts put you within easy reach of these natural gifts, so embrace the landscape and go swimming, hiking, biking, basking, surfing, zip-lining, bird watching, rafting, fishing, diving, exploring, and so much more!


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COSTA RICA: BEACH AREA HOTELS

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Liberia Ocotal

FEATURED BEACH AREA HOTELS

NICARAGUA Airport COSTA RICA

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Arenal

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Manuel Antonio Pacific Ocean

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Coco Island

Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa

Guanacaste 1 Allegro Papagayo 2 Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Costa Rica 3 Barceló Langosta Beach 4 Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica 5 Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo 6 Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa 7 Hotel Punta Islita Costa Rica 8 Hotel Riu Guanacaste 9 JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa 10 Occidental Grand Papagayo 11 Reserva Conchal Beach Resort, Golf & Spa 12 Riu Palace Costa Rica 13 The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal Jaco Beach 14 Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort 15 Villa Caletas Manuel Antonio 16 Hotel Parador Resort & Spa 17 Si Como No Resort, Spa & Wildlife Refuge Puntarenas 18 DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific – Costa Rica Tambor 19 Barceló Tambor Beach

Guanacaste/Playa Arenillas

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myTime EXCLUSIVE • Up to $100 Resort Credit (Valid For Spa Services, Wi-Fi, Romantic Dinners, Beach Dinners & Wine List) • Guaranteed Restaurant Reservations

myTime / Preferred Partner / All-Inclusive / Spa / Family-Friendly • Lively resort on private bay in the Gulf of Papagayo • 202 AC rooms, suites & bungalows with private patios overlooking gardens or bay • 4 Restaurants, 3 bars, room service

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• 3-Level outdoor infinity pool • Spa Vida, 24-hr Precor Fitness Center • Kids’ club, playground • Water sports, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing

• Welcome Gift & More • Flood-lit tennis court, beach & pool volleyball • Karaoke nights, dance lessons, hiking • Daily activities program • Evening entertainment & music

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COSTA RICA: BEACH AREA HOTELS Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, 22222 Costa Rica Guanacaste/Papagayo

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal 2

Guanacaste/Playa Conchal

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Preferred Partner / All-Inclusive / Spa / Golf / Family-Friendly

Preferred Partner / Spa / Golf / Family-Friendly • Lively beachfront resort on Culebra Bay • 153 AC rooms & suites • 3 Restaurants, bar • 2 Outdoor 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

• Plush resort set between lush forests & Pacific waters • 406 AC rooms & suites • 8 Restaurants, 5 bars, concierge • Outdoor lagoon pool, Jacuzzi • THE SPA, WestinWORKOUT® Gym • Westin Kids Club® • Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course • Tennis, non-motorized water sports

Riu Palace Costa Rica

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

Guanacaste/Playa de Matapalo

Preferred Partner / All-Inclusive / Spa / Casino / Family-Friendly • Luxury resort on Matapalo Beach • 538 AC junior suites & suites • 5 Restaurants, 5 bars, swim-up bar, 24-hr sports bar • 24-Hr room service • 4 Outdoor pools, children’s pool • Spa, fitness center, steam bath, Jacuzzi • Casino, night club • Free Wi-Fi in guest rooms & lobby

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Guanacaste

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Preferred Partner / Unlimited-Luxury® / Spa / Family-Friendly • New beachfront resort on Guanacaste’s northern coast • 447 AC guest rooms & suites • 5 À la carte restaurants, buffet & café, 3 bars, nightclub • Outdoor pools, whirlpools • Dreams Spa by Pevonia ($), fitness center • Water sports • Explorer’s Club, Core Zone Teens Club

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COSTA RICA: BEACH AREA HOTELS Hotel Riu Guanacaste Guanacaste/Playa de Matapalo

Hotel Punta Islita Costa Rica 2222

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Reserva Conchal Beach Resort, Golf 2222 & Spa Guanacaste/Playa Conchal

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Spa / Golf • Picturesque resort on secluded beach • 40 AC rooms, suites & private villas with terraces • 2 Restaurants, swim-up bars • 2 Outdoor freshwater pools, beach club • Casa Spa, fitness center • 9-Hole executive golf course, tennis • Deep-sea fishing • Islita Community Art Museum

Preferred Partner / All-Inclusive / Spa / Casino / Family-Friendly

Spa / Golf

• 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, nightclub • Outdoor pool, children’s pool • Spa, fitness center, Jacuzzi • Casino, daytime entertainment • Water sports, golf nearby ($)

• Exclusive beach & golf community with spectacular ocean views • 50 AC private residences & villas • Restaurant, bar, snack bar, beach bar • Full access to private beach club • Spa by Westin, Marea Brava Gym, sauna, whirlpool • Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed golf course

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula 22222 5 Papagayo Guanacaste/Papagayo

Occidental Grand Papagayo

Spa / Golf / Family-Friendly

Guanacaste/Playa Buena

• Deluxe adults-only resort along Playa Buena Beach • 162 AC rooms & suites • Exclusive Royal Club Rooms • 4 Restaurants, snack bar, 5 bars • Outdoor free-form pool • Spa, fitness center, tennis • Water sports, eco-tours & excursions • Daily activities & entertainment, disco

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Allegro Papagayo

Spa / Family-Friendly • 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, lap pool, fitness center • Children’s activities • Water sports, tennis, horseback riding

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• Luxury resort on golden-sand beach • 181 AC rooms, hillside suites & villas • 4 Restaurants, bar • 4 Outdoor pools, 3 beaches, private luxury cabanas • Spa, fitness center • Arnold Palmer Signature golf course • Kids & teen programs, summer camps • Tropicsurf surfing school

Guanacaste/Santa Cruz

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Guanacaste/Manzanillo Beach All-Inclusive / Spa / Family-Friendly • Family-friendly resort on Manzanillo Beach • 291 AC rooms & suites • 3 Restaurants, snack bar, 4 bars, swim-up bar • Outdoor free-form pool, private beach club • Spa services • Water sports, kids club • Eco-tours & excursions • Daily activities & entertainment, disco


COSTA RICA: BEACH AREA HOTELS Barceló Langosta Beach Guanacaste/Tamarindo

Villa Caletas 221/2

Playa Herradura/Outside Jaco Beach

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• Elegant Mediterranean-style hotel on Punta Quepos • 129 AC rooms & suites • 3 Restaurants & bars, room service • 3 Outdoor pools • Pacifica Spa, fitness center, Jacuzzi • Rafting, fishing, trail rides, water sports • Shuttle to the beaches • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

• Modern beachfront resort surrounded by nature preserve • 402 AC rooms • 3 Restaurants, 3 bars, coffee shop, pool & swim-up bars • 2 Outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, children’s pool • U-Spa, fitness center, 3 lighted tennis courts • Barcy Club • Eco Park with Butterfly Farm

Si Como No Resort, Spa & Wildlife 2221/2 Refuge Manuel Antonio

DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Central 222 Pacific – Costa Rica Puntarenas

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• Energetic resort on Tamarindo Bay • 198 AC rooms • 2 Restaurants, bar, snack bar • Club Premium • Concierge, room service • Outdoor pool, children’s pool, Jacuzzi • U-Spa, fitness center, whirlpool, aerobics • 3 Tennis courts • Casino, disco ($), nightly shows

• Luxury boutique property inspired by Tropical Victorian architecture • 60 AC rooms, suites & villas • 2 Restaurants, 2 bars • Concierge • Outdoor infinity pool, private beach • Serenity Spa, fitness center, Jacuzzi, yoga • Amphitheatre • Wedding services, tour arrangements

Hotel Parador Resort & Spa

Barceló Tambor Beach

Manuel Antonio

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Puntarenas/Playa Tambor All-Inclusive / Spa / Family-Friendly

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All-Inclusive / Spa / Family-Friendly

Spa • Boutique resort amid tropical rainforest, beaches & Manuel Antonio National Park • 57 AC rooms & suites • 2 Restaurants, 2 bars • Poolside bar, swim-up bar • 2 Outdoor pools, water slide • Cala Spa, whirlpool, sauna • Live nightly entertainment, THX Theatre • Shuttle to beach

• Modern beachfront resort outside Puntarenas • 315 AC rooms & suites • 4 Restaurants, 2 bars • 4 Outdoor pools, 5 whirlpools • Heliconia Spa, fitness center • Nightclub, nightly entertainment • Water sports, kayaking, tennis • Kids’ & teens clubs, playground • Daily entertainment

Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort Playa Herradura/Outside Jaco Beach

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All-Inclusive Option Available / Spa / Golf • Oceanfront resort set between tropical rainforest & the Pacific • 201 AC rooms • 3 Restaurants, 2 bars, coffee shop, concierge, room service • Outdoor pool, swim-up bar • Sibö Rainforest Spa, fitness center • Golf course, tennis courts • Wedding services

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COSTA RICA: ECO NATURE HOTELS FEATURED ECO NATURE HOTELS NICARAGUA Papagayo Liberia Ocotal

A – Arenal Hotel Royal Corin

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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

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Guanacaste

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Manuel Antonio Pacific Ocean Coco Island

Hotel Royal Corin Arenal

El Silencio Lodge & Spa 22221/2

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Bajos del Toro

• All-suite resort flanked by 2 national parks • 16 Suites with private heated outdoor whirlpools • Restaurant, organic & wellness cuisine • Eco-concierge services • Esencia Spa, yoga & meditation deck • Hiking trails • Cultural immersion activities • Conference room, art gallery

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

El Establo Mountain Hotel

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• Luxury eco-resort in the heart of the rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano • 102 AC rooms & suites • 2 Restaurants, 2 bars, swim-up bar • 24-Hr room service • Outdoor pools, Jacuzzi • Thermal mineral spring • The Grand Spa • Complimentary Internet access

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• Modern resort in La Fortuna’s historical district, minutes from Arenal Volcano • 54 AC rooms & suites • Restaurant, 3 bars • Concierge, room service • Outdoor pool, hot springs • Loto Spa

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Monteverde Spa • Chalet-style resort on 1,000 acres in misty cloud forest • 155 Rooms • 2 Restaurants, 2 bars, BBQ grills • Room service • 2 Indoor heated pools • Green Leaf Spa, fitness center • Tennis, basketball & soccer courts • Tour desk, conference center


COSTA RICA: SAN JOSÉ HOTELS Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San José Suburban

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Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel 222 & Convention Center Suburban Spa / Casino / Family-Friendly

• Beautiful colonial hacienda-style resort on 30-acre coffee plantation • 299 AC rooms • 2 Restaurants, 2 bars, coffee shop, concierge, 24-hr room service • 2 Outdoor pools, tennis courts • Kuö Spa, salon, fitness center • Wedding services • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

• Modern hotel in idyllic setting just minutes from downtown & the airport • 230 AC rooms & suites • 3 Restaurants, bar • 3 Outdoor pools, 5 Jacuzzis • Spa, salon, 24-hour fitness center, saunas • Casino • Children’s activities • Privileges at nearby country club

DoubleTree By Hilton Cariari San José – 2221/2 Costa Rica Suburban

Hotel Presidente

Spa / Casino • Colonial hacienda-style resort near San José airport • 222 AC rooms & suites • Restaurant, café, room service • Spa, fitness center, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool • Casino, Internet access, conference center • Walking distance to golf course & shopping center • Shuttle service

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Spa / Casino • Iconic landmark in historic downtown San José • 91 AC rooms & suites • Restaurant, bar, breakfast buffet • Concierge, room service • Rain Forest Spa, fitness center, sauna, rooftop hot tub • Casino • Tour desk, complimentary Wi-Fi

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COSTA RICA: SIGHTSEEING

Arenal Hanging Bridges

Arenal’s Sky Tram & Sky Trek

Arenal Volcano Hike Tour

Arenal Volcano / 4 Hours Set within a 618-acre reserve of primary forest, this 1.8-mile circuit of interpretive trails features 15 bridges ranging from 15 to 300 feet long, revealing the imposing vistas of the Arenal Volcano. A naturalist guide opens the fascinating doors and colors of the tropical rainforest world for you.

Arenal Volcano / 4 Hours Experience spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano and lake from the Sky Tram and Sky Trek (zip-lines), and hike through trails full of flora and fauna. The Sky Tram is a 15-minute aerial tram tour through the rainforest to the Miguel Angel Observatory, where you have great views of the volcano, the lake, and the Tilarán mountain range. Sky Trek is a 3,280-foot-long zip-line system that soars through the rainforest.

Arenal Volcano / 4 Hours Take in the most extraordinary views of the Arenal Volcano (active since 1968) on a gentle hike along the base of this marvelous “Mountain of Fire.” The hike begins on the trails close to the volcano, which will take you through the forest over recent lava flows and the area destroyed in 1968 (now in the process of regeneration).

Arenal Volcano Hike & Hot Springs

Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

Rio Toro Rafting

Arenal Volcano / 6 Hours A short hike on one of the trails close to Arenal will give you the chance to enjoy some forest scenery and the activity around it. Dip into the hot springs for a healthy and relaxing soak; it’s also possible to see the volcano erupting from a comfortable spa on clear days.

Arenal Volcano / 4 Hours The great pastoral countryside unfolds as you gently ride your horse to the Arenal Volcano’s foothills. After dismounting, hike through the forest for about 500 yards to a hidden waterfall that emerges from an emerald-colored jungle cliff into a natural pool where you can swim in the cool mountain waters.

Arenal Volcano & Coter Rainforest

Canopy Tour

Canopy Tour & Hot Springs

Guanacaste / 4 Hours Journey through small villages to the location where the canopy tour begins. Then the real fun begins. Experience the adrenaline rush as you prepare to get a birds-eye view of nature’s best! Zip safely among treetops and over riverbanks while relishing the life of the rainforest and being one with nature.

Guanacaste / 10 Hours Wearing a harness and accompanied by a trained guide, wing across 10 cables connecting platforms in centuriesold trees in the Rincón de la Vieja area. Glide down a 1,300-foot water slide in the tropical forest, and enjoy a lunch featuring Costa Rican cuisine. Take a horseback or horse-drawn carriage ride to thermal hot springs for a volcanic mud treatment.

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Guanacaste / 12 Hours Travel through Guanacaste’s lush plains, rise up into the verdant highlands, and enjoy a delightful lunch in Tilaran. Walk through the rainforest and into the healing thermal waters of the hot springs, where you can relax and marvel at the hypnotizing view of the Arenal Volcano. Indulge in a delectable dinner and take in the surrounding jaw-dropping vistas.

Arenal Volcano / 8 Hours Just one hour from La Fortuna, take the adrenaline-filled ride of your life on Class III-IV rapids along 10 miles of deep-canyon gorges and waterfalls on the Rio Toro. This experience begins with a professional guide safety talk, while you get set up with helmet, life jacket, and paddle to begin the tour. Along the way, stop for a delicious tropical fruit breakup, and afterwards, enjoy a typical Costa Rican “casado” lunch.


COSTA RICA: SIGHTSEEING

Hanging Bridges In The Rainforest

Palo Verde National Park

Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Guanacaste / 8 Hours Inside Palo Verde National Park, take a boat ride along the Tempisque River to appreciate the great ecological variety of this park, including aquatic birds such as grebes, cormorants, herons, ibises, falcons, and jacanas, plus mammals such as peccaries, armadillos, coatis, deer, and monkeys. There are 13 different habitats, including mangrove and swampy forests, salt and freshwater marshes, evergreen, and secondary forests.

Guanacaste / 8 Hours Take an extraordinary hike to one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes with nine eruption points, reaching up to 6,200 ft. Rincon de la Vieja National Park is home to a fascinating variety of birds, insects, monkeys, unique trees, and flowing rivers, along with Costa Rica’s national flower—the wild purple orchard. A delightful lunch is included in this eye-opening tour.

White Water Rafting

Canopy Tour

Carara National Park

Guanacaste / 10 Hours Your journey starts with a breathtaking scenic road trip along the lush countryside. The adrenaline-pumping adventure begins when you hop on the raft to explore the riverbanks and their inhabitants including various species. As a team you’ll navigate and paddle through strong currents, while taking in the surrounding natural beauty and the stunning vistas. All of a sudden, adventure will have a whole new meaning!

Jaco Beach / 4 Hours Built in a transitional area between the tropical dry forest and the tropical rainforest, this canopy tour is a network of 13 platforms, seven zip-lines, a Tarzan Swing, a three-story treehouse, suspension bridges, and a 90-foot rappel. Try them all and feel the adrenaline of the adventure! The Waterfalls Canopy is located near the Carara National Park.

Jaco Beach / 4 Hours Small but ecologically important, Carara National Park is a transition area between the tropical dry forest and the tropical rainforest, which allows it to have one of the largest remaining wild populations of Scarlet Macaws (also known as Ara Macaos). The Grand Tarcoles River crosses this park and houses a great variety of animals and birds, which has led birdwatchers to consider this area one of the best spots to see tropical birds.

Horseback Riding Bijagual Waterfall

Skyway At Villa Lapas (Hanging Bridges)

Damas Island Tour

Jaco Beach / Half Day Take an exhilarating horseback ride through the Costa Rican forest and countryside, and experience a natural and exuberant world full of tropical plants and wildlife. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to witness impressive landscape views – including stunning Bijagual, at 600 feet the tallest waterfall in Costa Rica – all in a comfortable and ecologically sound manner.

Jaco Beach / 4 Hours Villa Lapas, located near the Carara National Park, is the setting for this trek that consists of various nature trails and five hanging bridges in the middle of the rainforest. On this exhilarating tour you will learn about rainforest vegetation and keep your eyes peeled for exotic birds and various mammals. Take in striking views of the Pacific Ocean and Tarcoles River, and expect to be truly inspired.

Guanacaste / 10 Hours Take a stunning hike through a Central American rainforest – and see it from a totally new perspective! Drive the famous Pan-American Highway to the village of Bijagua and visit local artisan cheese stores, then head to a private countryside reserve where you’ll ascend up to 130 feet aboard three separate hanging bridges in a unique experience. Watch some of the 390 different species of birds and 7,000 species of insects, plants, and fungi in this beautiful location.

Manuel Antonio / 4 Hours Experiencing the estuary and mangroves of Damas Island is an exciting adventure that allows you to investigate 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.

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COSTA RICA: SIGHTSEEING

Horseback Riding

Manuel Antonio National Park

Titi Canopy Tour

Manuel Antonio / 6 Hours Discover the secrets of the rainforest, learn about exotic and medicinal plants, and enjoy one of the area’s most beautiful landscapes while riding a horse. Spectacular views of the valley, waterfalls, and the surrounding tropical rainforest are part of the reward. This unforgettable experience includes a refreshing dip in a pristine pool fed by the waterfalls of Quebrada Arroyo.

Manuel Antonio / 4.5 Hours The beauty and diversity of Manuel Antonio National Park justify its being called the “Jewel of the National Park System.” Set on the Pacific Coast, it’s one of Costa Rica’s most popular parks. Follow a professional guide/ naturalist through the rainforest to see the estuary, lagoon, and mangroves, as well as white-faced monkeys, sloths, anteaters, tropical birds, and more. Relax or swim, snorkel, and body-surf at the beach.

Manuel Antonio / 4 Hours Expect a ton of excitement on this invigorating tour that puts you in touch with a transitional forest, lying between a tropical dry forest and a tropical humid forest. Glide along platforms connected by steel cables, suspended in the canopy of the trees. Climbing gear is provided along with the best quality of pulleys.

White Water Rafting

The Frog Pond, Butterfly Garden & CASEM

Horseback Riding at Finca El Rodeo

Monteverde / 4 Hours This excursion begins with a visit to the Butterfly Garden, followed by the educational hall to learn more about scorpions, tarantulas, wasps, and more. 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.

Monteverde / 2 Hours Designed for riders of all experience levels, this two-hour horseback ride takes you through beautiful open fields surrounded by primary forest and coffee and banana plantations. On a clear day, there are impressive views of the Nicoya Gulf.

Santa Elena Rainforest

Sky Trek & Sky Tram

Sky Walk

Monteverde / 4 Hours 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 This adrenaline-pumping adventure takes you on a sky tram to a view 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.

Monteverde / 2 Hours 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.

Manuel Antonio / 4 Hours Raft the Savegre River, which descends from the mountains and heads toward the Pacific. Along the way, there are great swimming holes and a large variety of birds (egrets, toucans, osprey, parrots, kingfishers, and cormorants). Primary jungle surrounds the river, and a beautiful waterfall is the spot for some snacks. Experienced paddlers will want to take the rafts on the Naranjo River, which has more adrenaline rapids.

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Carara National Park Tour

Cascajal Horseback Riding

Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs

Puntarenas / 4 Hours Take a memorable trek through Carara National Park, important due to its location in the transition area between tropical dry forest and tropical rainforest. The Rio Grande de Tarcoles borders the park and helps provide the perfect habitat for a great variety of animals and birds, including one of the largest wild populations of scarlet macaws in the country. Birders will have the trip of their life here, as Carara is considered one of the best spots to watch tropical birds in the entire country.

Puntarenas / 3 Hours Begin with a horseback ride commencing at the hacienda’s old corral and through 766 acres of regenerated and transition forest and mango plantations. During the trip you’ll see a lot of flora and fauna. At the Machuca River, stretch your legs and enjoy a snack of natural fruits.

San José / 11 Hours 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.

Irazu Volcano, Lankaster Gardens & Orosi Valley

Pacuare White Water Rafting Class III-IV

Poás Volcano National Park/ Grecia/Sarchi

San José / 8 Hours Pass through the country’s most important agricultural regions to reach Irazu Volcano National Park. Explore four craters at the summit of Costa Rica’s highest active volcano. Visit the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de los Angeles and the Lankester Gardens, and see the colonial church in Orosi.

San José / 8 Hours On this memorable river adventure, tackle the exhilarating Class III & 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.

San José / 8 Hours Take the Pan-American Highway toward Alajuela, passing the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria, and Mango Park. At Poas Volcano, explore the impressive main crater, and hike a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon. After lunch in an area restaurant, stop at Grecia to visit the Cathedral de la Mercedes (built entirely from steel) and the central market. Next, stop at Sarchi to enjoy the work of local artisans.

San José City Tour San José / 3 Hours Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and learn about its rich history as you traverse through Costa Rica’s largest city. You’ll visit Costa Rica’s Plaza of Democracy, National Museum, National Theater, and La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Shop for souvenirs, meander along parks, and much more!

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COSTA RICA: ESCORTED TOURS provided by Swiss Travel THE HIGHLIGHTS OF COSTA RICA

Day 6 & 7: Guanacaste

9 Days/8 Nights This tour includes an English-speaking guide and private transportation

You’re on your own to take part in such area diversions as relaxing on miles of pristine beaches and snorkeling and diving in warm, clear waters.

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8 nights accommodation Some meals Ground transportation, an English-speaking guide, transfers using private transportation, and tours and entrance fees to reserves and parks unless otherwise noted

Day 9: Return Flight Home Have breakfast at the hotel, and then be transferred to Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight home. Departure taxes are not included. This tour offers a nine-day/eight-night fly and drive option and is also available roundtrip from the Guanacaste area or upon arrival at the Liberia International Airport.

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Day 1: San José You’re met at Juan Santamaria International Airport upon arrival and transferred to your San José hotel. Day 2: Arenal Volcano Area

After taking a walking tour through the cloud forest along the hotel’s scenic trails, you will be transferred to the Arenal Volcano area, where you will spend the next two nights at the Arenal Kioro hotel. Take an afternoon tour of the Arenal Volcano region and visit a hot springs resort. Enjoy a memorable dinner.

San José: Doubletree Cariari by Hilton Arenal: Montana de Fuego Hotel Monteverde: Fonda Vela Hotel Guanacaste: Hotel of choice (extra cost associated)

Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day at leisure for you to discover the wonders of this area. Day 5: Guanacaste Beach Area Travel to your selected beach area hotel after breakfast. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

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Have breakfast at the hotel in the morning, and then transfer to San José in the afternoon. Day 9: Return Flight Home Enjoy breakfast, and then be transferred to Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight home. Departure taxes are not included. This tour also offers a no-guide option with shuttle bus transfers. Hotel Listing San José: La Corteza Amarilla Hotel San Ramon: Villa Blanca Arenal: Arenal Kioro Hotel Guanacaste: Hotel of choice (extra cost associated) Ask about special honeymoon amenities.

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You’re met at Juan Santamaria International Airport upon arrival and transferred to your San José hotel.

San José: Parque del Lago Hotel Arenal: Arenal Paraiso Hotel Monteverde: Trapp Family Lodge Guanacaste: Hotel of choice (extra cost associated)

The hotel hosts breakfast, and in the afternoon you take a guided tour of the Arenal Volcano area and the Tabacon Hot Springs Resort. Dinner is included.

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Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park

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Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, visit Manuel Antonio National Park for a half-day tour. This park features white-sand beaches backed by a lush, evergreen tropical forest. After the tour, stay on your own at the park or be transferred back to the hotel. The rest of your day is spent at leisure.

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Day 7: Day of Leisure Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Take advantage of an entire day to do whatever you want. Relax, explore on your own, or do a little bit of both. Day 8: San José

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Day 9: Return Flight Home Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Departure taxes are not included. This tour also offers a no-guide option with shuttle bus transfers.

Day 1: Arrival You’re met at Juan Santamaria International Airport upon arrival and transferred to your San José hotel for an overnight stay.

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Day 2: Irazu Volcano & Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui Departure from your hotel in San José and proceed to Cartago, where you’ll view the famous ruins and learn the history of this colonial city. Next, travel to Irazu Volcano, Costa Rica’s highest volcano. After visiting Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, including a boat tour along the river, arrive at a private farm to enjoy a home-style lunch. You will be staying at Hotel Hacienda Sueño Azul. Day 3: Arenal Volcano Area Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, followed by a morning at leisure or to take optional activities at the hotel. Then, transfer to the Arenal Volcano area, where you will be staying at the Volcano Lodge & Gardens for the next two nights. In late afternoon, visit one of the local hot springs.

While the whole point of a custom-built itinerary is for you to do as you please, we recommend that you explore several regions of the country and take part in numerous sightseeing tours. Costa Rica is a gem with many brilliant facets. Planning Your Trip

After breakfast at the hotel, spend the rest of the morning however you wish. In the afternoon, you will be transferred from the Manuel Antonio area back to San José. Spend your last night at the Ramada Plaza Herradura Hotel.

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unescorted land transfers throughout the country. In both cases, your Travel Consultant makes your transfer arrangements ahead of time. A private escorted transfer means you’re accompanied by a highly trained, English-speaking guide who, as you go from area to area, can tell you more than you could discover in any guidebook. The transfer becomes a tour in and of itself!

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CUSTOM BUILD YOUR ITINERARY IN COSTA RICA Let us create an itinerary for exploring Costa Rica that fits the way you want to experience this beautiful and culturally rich country, from the beach areas of Manuel Antonio and Puntarenas to the eco-nature areas of Arenal and Monteverde – and everything or anything in between. Whether you’re a first-time or repeat visitor, our knowledgeable Travel Consultants will happily customize a plan to make the most of your tropical vacation.

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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 US$60 per day) to cover the cost of the length of stay. No visas are required for tourist visits. There is a departure fee of US$39.25 included in the price of all US airline tickets; at the land borders, US citizens are charged up to US$18.75 depending on length of stay.

When it comes to exotic destinations, you can believe in Belize! You’re in for a treasure trove of singular attractions – a natural playground of awesome dive spots and cathedral-like caves, lush jungles with exotic wildlife, and some of the Maya’s most spectacular ruins. Long bathed in peace and peaceful relations, Belize draws its real strength and allure as a tiny melting pot of Creole, Garifuna, Mestizo, Spanish, and Mayan cultures – who have all come together to choose English as their official language! You Dig? 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. And get your underwater thrills where the snorkeling and scuba sites are second to none, including

Language: English is the official language.

Shark Ray Alley and the astounding Great Blue Hole.

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 June-August.

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Matachica Resort & Spa Ambergris Caye Preferred Partner / All-Inclusive Option Available / Spa • Boutique beachfront resort, member of Preferred Hotel Group • 34 AC 1-, 2-, & 3-bedroom townhomes • Restaurant, poolside bar • Concierge, tour desk • 70-Ft. outdoor infinity pool • Serenity Spa & Wellness Center, fitness center • PADI 5-Star dive center, water sports, bicycles

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Spa • Chic & informal resort on northern side of Ambergris Caye • 26 AC villas • Restaurant, cocktail lounge, room service • Outdoor infinity pool, Jacuzzi • Jade Spa, fitness center • Snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, sailing, biking • Tour desk • Complimentary shuttle to San Pedro


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• Unique family-friendly resort on private beach • 19 AC 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom beach houses • Restaurant, pool bar • 2 Outdoor pools • Water sports, adventure & eco-tours • Kids & teens activities • In-house traditional cooking experiences • Belize Adventure Tours

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Actun Tunichil Muknal

Altun Ha Mayan Temples

Barrier Reef Diving (2-Tank)

Ambergris Caye, Belize City, Cayo / 8 Hours In the heart of the rainforest, this cave system of chambers ends in 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, Belize City, Cayo / 4 Hours Take the Northern Highway to the Orange Walk district, then board a boat for a scenic guided tour along the New River to the Altun Ha Maya Site. After lunch, learn about the fascinating culture of the Maya. Climb the Temple of the Masonry Altars for breathtaking views.

Ambergris Caye / 4 Hours Multiple local dive sites (60-80 ft. average depths) lie just beyond the reef’s crest. Dive into a vivid terrain of fleshy boulder and pillar coral formations amid waving sea fans and sponges. A variety of colorful fish and turtles swim alongside as you explore their world.

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The Belize Zoo Ambergris Caye, Belize City / 4 Hours Get up-close and personal with the animals of Belize at The Belize Zoo, which exhibits over 125 animals all native to the country. Peek into the fascinating world of cats, primates, reptiles, birds, and more as you admire their way of life! The tour is led by the zookeeper himself, who shares his intimate knowledge of the animals’ backgrounds with you.

Cave Tubing & Belize Ziprider At Caves Branch Outpost Ambergris Caye, Belize City, Cayo / 7 Hours A full day of great adventures awaits at Caves Branch Outpost, starting with a thrill ride on a series of zip-lines amid a canopy of tropical hardwood trees with soaring limestone cliffs as a dramatic backdrop. Take a guided trail hike through jungles once inhabited by the Maya. Hop onto a sturdy inner tube, float down the Caves Branch River, and explore miles of fascinating caves and caverns. Finally, enjoy buffet lunch at the open-air Canopy Café.

Cave Tubing & Xunantunich Ambergris Caye, Belize City, Cayo / Full Day Embark on a fascinating adventure with only an inner tube, life vest, and head lamp! 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 Mayas for ceremonies and rituals. Experience breathtaking underground waterfalls, crystallized ceilings, and exotic cave formations.

Lamanai Maya Temples & New River Safari

Ambergris Caye, Belize City, Cayo / 7 Hours Drive via the Western Highway to Caves Branch Outpost, where you climb aboard a two-man kayak to begin your exploration of the Caves Branch River system and its exotic flora and fauna. Next, saddle up to ride through pristine rainforests and along the Caves Branch River to scenic Hell Gate Falls. Enjoy lunch at Canopy Café at Caves Branch Outpost, then loop back via jungle trails.

Ambergris Caye, Belize City / 8 Hours 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.

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Ambergris Caye / 3 Hours If you want underwater adventure without becoming a certified diver, then SNUBA is for you! SNUBA diving is the safest and easiest way possible to experience the fascination of scuba diving with the simplicity of snorkeling. You can SNUBA down to 20 feet with no prior experience. Explore clear tropical waters with vivid coral reefs, and “hang out” with colorful tropical species.

Ambergris Caye, Belize City, Cayo / 8-12 Hours Travel to Flores in Guatemala, where the majestic Maya ruins of Tikal are nestled in the dense jungles. Visit the site’s most important monuments, including Complex Q, R, Temple IV, Temple III, and the Main Plaza, where you’ll find Temples I and II, the North Acropolis, and the Central Acropolis. Trips via air are available from Ambergris Caye and the Belize City Hotel Zone, while trips via land are available from the Cayo City Hotel Zone.

Ambergris Caye, Belize City, Cayo / 7-8 Hours Your 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 temples at the site. Continue to Barton Creek Cave, where you will gently paddle a canoe into the Xibalba cave system.

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Horseback Riding & Kayaking at Caves Branch

Sea Trek Ambergris Caye / 2 Hours If you can walk and breathe, you can Sea Trek. Experience the thrill of exploring the ocean and all its wonders without giving up precious vacation time for specialized training. Ideal for persons eight years and older, Sea Trek is the world’s premier underwater helmet diving experience and it’s from Sub Sea Systems, the world leader in aquatic resort recreation. Imagine walking in zero gravity while surrounded by incredible aquatic life – that’s Sea Trek.


BELIZE: SIGHTSEEING

Caracol Maya Temples

Cave Tubing & Zipride

Cayo / Full Day Discover Caracol, located in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve and considered one of Belize’s flagship Mayan sites. On your return drive from the historic site, enjoy the spectacular waterfalls, limestone caves, and cascading mountain streams of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Stops include the Rio Frio Cave, with its 65-foot-high arched entrance, and a chance to cool off in the Rio On Pools.

Placencia, Hopkins / 7 Hours Your adventure 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 hike to the entrance of an underground cave system, where your guide will hand out head-lamps for your tube float through the crystallinelined caves. Afterwards, enjoy a buffet lunch.

River Kayaking & Horseback Riding Placencia, Hopkins / 7 Hours Drive via the Western Highway to Caves Branch Outpost, where you climb aboard a two-man kayak to begin your exploration of the Caves Branch River system and its exotic flora and fauna. Next, saddle up to ride through pristine rainforests and along the Caves Branch River to scenic Hell Gate Falls. Enjoy lunch at Canopy CafĂŠ at Caves Branch Outpost, then loop back via jungle trails.

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BELIZE: ESCORTED TOURS provided by Discovery Expeditions BELIZE ADVENTURE PACKAGE

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Day 1: Arrival

Day 1: Welcome to Belize

Day 1: Welcome to Belize

Arrive and transfer to your Belize City hotel.

Arrive and transfer to your Cayo area hotel.

Arrive and transfer to your Belize City hotel.

Day 2: River Kayaking & Horseback Riding

Day 2: Caracol & Mountain Pine Ridge

Day 2: Lamanai & The New River

Drive via the Western Highway to Caves Branch Outpost, where you climb aboard a two-man kayak to begin your exploration of the Caves Branch River system and its exotic flora and fauna. Next, saddle up to ride through pristine rainforests and along the Caves Branch River to scenic Hell Gate Falls. Enjoy lunch at Canopy Café at Caves Branch Outpost, then loop back via jungle trails.

In the morning, depart for a full-day tour of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, with stops to explore Rio Frio Caves and swim at the Rio On bathing pools. Head southwest to the famous Mayan site of Caracol and enjoy a picnic lunch. After your tour, head back to your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure.

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. Your guide will point out the Copal and Ramon trees, which were of great importance in ancient times.

Day 3: Actun Tunichil Muknal Visit Actun Tunichil Muknal, once a sacred place for the prehistoric Maya of Belize. The cave system consists of a series of chambers, ending in a cathedral where sacrificial ceremonies once took place. This is a premier, world-class caving and archaeology experience that is unexploited and generally restricted to limited visitation. Day 4: Xunantunich After a morning at leisure, drive to the ancient city of 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. Day 5 & 6: Cave Tubing & Belize Zipride at Caves Branch Outpost 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 beneath the stalagmites and stalactites of the jungle’s underground cave system. After lunch at Canopy Café, continue to Belize City for a short flight to Ambergris Caye. Day 7: Sea Trek “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” The unique Sea Trek Underwater Helmet Diving Tour brings you face-to-face with the ocean and all its wonders. Day 8: Transfer After spending the morning at leisure, transfer to the airport and connect with commuter flight to Belize International Airport.

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Day 3: Tikal National Park (Guatemala): Enjoy a full-day tour of majestic Tikal in Guatemala (passport documents required). This extensively excavated and restored site is the most recognized of all Mayan ruins. Visit the most important monuments, such as Complex Q, R, Temple IV, Temple III, and the Main Plaza. Savor a picnic lunch, and return to your hotel by early evening. 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 via the Western Highway to Belize City. Upon arrival, take a connection commuter flight to the quaint seaside village of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, for three nights of island ambience. Day 6: Sea Trek “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” The unique Sea Trek Underwater Helmet Diving Tour brings you face-to-face with the ocean and all its wonders. Day 7: Free Day Explore San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, at your leisure. Optional activities that can be pre-booked or purchased locally include: SNUBA, Snorkel, Barrier Reef Dive, or Reef Fishing. Day 8: Farewell Belize After spending the morning at leisure, 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 beneath the stalagmites and stalactites of the jungle’s underground cave system. After lunch at Canopy Café, continue via the Western Highway to Cayo City. Day 4: Xunantunich & Barton Creek Cave After a morning at leisure, drive to the ancient city of 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. Next, continue via canoe right into Barton Creek Cave, full of dazzling crystalline formations and Maya artifacts. Day 5: Transfer to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Depart Cayo for return drive to Belize City, where you’ll connect on a domestic flight for a short transfer to the quaint seaside village of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, for three nights of island ambience. Day 6: Sea Trek “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” The unique Sea Trek Underwater Helmet Diving Tour brings you face-to-face with the ocean and all its wonders. Day 7: Free Day/Optional Tours Explore San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, at your leisure. Optional activities that can be pre-booked or purchased locally include: SNUBA, Barrier Reef Dive, or Reef Fishing. Day 8: Farewell Belize After spending the morning at leisure, transfer to the airport and connect with commuter flight to Belize International Airport.


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PANAMA

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 US$500). No visas are required for tourist visits of up to 180 days. The departure tax (US$20) at the airport may be included in your ticket)..

Beyond the Panama Canal, you’ll find incredibly diverse flora and fauna, a sophisticated capital city, Caribbean and Pacific beaches, mountain ranges and 1,000 tiny islands, historical sites and living indigenous cultures, and more. Not bad for a tiny country that’s primarily known for connecting the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. Locked Up Hop on a cruise through one of the modern world’s most spectacular engineering wonders, the Panama Canal. Rise high above sea level in the Miraflores Locks, stroll alongside massive ships navigating the Pedro Miguel Locks, and observe the work in progress for the huge Canal expansion project, slated for completion in 2015. Discover a paradise for water sports enthusiasts and eco-tourists: • Fish for marlin, tuna, swordfish, and more in the Gulf of Chiriquí.

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• Spot over 950 different bird species, including the colorful quetzal.

Spanish is the official language, though English is widely spoken in the tourism industry.

• Swim, sun, and swing in a hammock amid the 350 Caribbean islands of Comarca Kuna Yala.

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.

• Snorkel the Pacific waters off Coiba National Park.

Photo: Chris Jenner/Shutterstock.com

Currency:

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The lure of Panama may begin with its eponymous canal, but it certainly does not end there…


PANAMA: HOTELS Portobelo Colon

Caribbean Sea

Elena

Bocas del Toro

COSTA RICA

Salud Gulf of Mosquitos

Penonom

Santa Fe Veraguas

Aguadulce

A

San Blas

Airport

D

Pearl Islands

La Palma

Playa Blanca Buenaventura

Santiago

Yaviza Gulf of Pamana

Las Tablas

Herrera

El Tigre

Pacific Ocean

Cacita Chepo

Panama City C

PANAMA

Bajo Boquete David

l na Ca

Pedregal

Bocas del Toro

Panama Canal

B Gamboa

Colon

Cerro Punta Baru Volcano

El Porvenir

Darien National Park

Los Santos

Isla de Coiba

Los Asientos COLOMBIA

FEATURED PANAMA HOTELS A – Buenaventura

C – Panama City

Veneto – A Wyndham Grand Playa Blanca

JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis

The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

B – Gamboa

Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

D – Playa Blanca

Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Marriott Panama City

Hotel Riu Playa Blanca

Sheraton Panama Hotel & Convention Center

Playa Blanca Beach Resort & Spa Panama

Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Panama City

Preferred Partner / Spa • Modern high-rise hotel in Panama City’s financial district • 644 AC rooms & suites with free Wi-Fi • 3 Restaurants, 24-hr deli, lobby bar & lounge, pool snack bar • 24-hr room service • Outdoor pool, sundeck • Spa, fitness center, steam bath • Conference rooms & business center

Hotel Riu Playa Blanca 2222

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Playa Blanca

2221/2

D

Preferred Partner / All-Inclusive / Family-Friendly • Beachfront resort on Pacific coast • 573 AC rooms & junior suites • 4 Restaurants, 5 bars, swim-up bar, 24-hr sports bar • 3 Outdoor pools, children’s pool & water play area • Fitness center, water sports, golf nearby ($) • Nightclub, daytime entertainment program for children & adults

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PANAMA: HOTELS JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis

Buenaventura

Panama City

2222

2221/2

C

2221/2

C

• 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

• Modern sophisticated high-rise hotel in Panama City’s vibrant financial district • 362 AC rooms & suites • 3 Restaurants, café, bar • 24-Hr room service • Outdoor pool, whirlpool, sundeck • Spa, fitness center, sauna, solarium • Casino • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Sheraton Panama Hotel & Convention 2222 C Center Panama City

Veneto – A Wyndham Grand Playa 2221/2 Blanca Panama City

C

A

Spa / Golf / Family-Friendly

Spa / Casino

• Distinctive luxury resort opening onto Pacific Ocean beach • 114 AC rooms & suites • 6 Restaurants, 2 bars, pool bar • Outdoor pool, children’s pool • Corotú Spa, fitness center • Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course • Water sports, tennis, eco-tours • Kids club, teen lounge, chapel

• Family-friendly hotel in striking 66-story tower in downtown Panama City • 1,500 AC rooms & suites • 5 Restaurants, 7 bars, pool bar • Concierge, 24-hour room service • Outdoor infinity pool • Rock Spa, Body Rock fitness center, salon • Nightclub, casino • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Marriott Panama City

Gamboa

2221/2

B

Spa

Panama City Spa / Casino

Spa / Casino

Spa / Casino

• Modern high-rise hotel at Panama Bay, near financial center • 361 AC rooms & suites • Club Level, concierge • 2 Restaurants, bakery, 2 bars • Outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sundeck • Ygia Spa, fitness center, salon, aerobics & Pilates classes • Tennis courts, casino

• Modern high-rise hotel in bustling downtown Panama City • 301 AC rooms & suites • 3 Restaurants, bar, pool bar • 24-Hr room service • Outdoor pool, sundeck • Spa, fitness center, aerobics • Casino, live music & entertainment • Complimentary Wi-Fi

The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

Playa Blanca Beach Resort & Spa 2221/2 Panama Playa Blanca

Panama City Spa / Family-Friendly

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• 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

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C

All-Inclusive / Spa / Family-Friendly • Contemporary family-friendly resort opening onto white-sand Pacific beach • 222 AC rooms & suites • 4 Restaurants, bar, pool bar • Concierge • 2 Outdoor pools, children’s pool, sundeck • Spa, fitness center • Water sports, tennis, marina • Children’s activities

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PANAMA: SIGHTSEEING

City Tour and Canal All Day

Dinner and Folkloric Show

Panama City / 6 Hours On this full-day tour, visit the ruins of Panama, “La Vieja,” destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. Next, see the Old Town, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Theatre, and Plaza Simon Bolivar, to appreciate the art of the old colonial city. At the Miraflores Locks, observe the operation and transit of vessels through the Panama Canal, then visit Fort Amador Causeway, where you can shop in duty-free stores and enjoy lunch at Restaurant Al Dente.

Panama City / 3 Hours Discover the best of Panamanian culture and some of the most attractive folkloric heritages of Latin America. Sit down to a feast of delicious local dishes, and also learn about the history and culture of Panama through traditional music and dances, featuring performers in colorful “polleras,” handmade long skirts worn by the women as they dance.

Ecological Tour in the Gatun Lake (Eco Canal)

Partial Transit Tour

City Tour and Canal All Day

Partial Transit Tour

Panama City / 7 Hours Cruise the Panama Canal and rise above sea level in the Miraflores Locks, continue with a walk up to the Pedro Miguel Locks, and pass through the Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut), which was carved through the Continental Divide. Also, observe the work in process for the Panama Canal expansion project, and enjoy the majesty of the Centennial Bridge and the Bridge of the Americas. Includes snacks, lunch, soft drinks, and guide.

Playa Bonita / 7.5 Hours On this full-day tour, visit the ruins of Panama, “La Vieja,” destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. Next, see the Old Town, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Theatre, and Plaza Simon Bolivar, to appreciate the art of the old colonial city. At the Miraflores Locks, observe the operation and transit of vessels through the Panama Canal, then visit Fort Amador Causeway, where you can shop in duty-free stores and enjoy lunch at Restaurant Al Dente.

Playa Bonita / 6.5 Hours Cruise the Panama Canal and rise above sea level in the Miraflores Locks, continue with a walk up to the Pedro Miguel Locks, and pass through the Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut), which was carved through the Continental Divide. Also, observe the work in process for the Panama Canal expansion project, and enjoy the majesty of the Centennial Bridge and the Bridge of the Americas. Includes snacks, lunch, soft drinks, and guide.

City Tour and Canal All Day

Partial Transit Tour

Playa Blanca / 8.5 Hours On this full-day tour, visit the ruins of Panama, “La Vieja,” destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. Next, see the Old Town, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Theatre, and Plaza Simon Bolivar, to appreciate the art of the old colonial city. At the Miraflores Locks, observe the operation and transit of vessels through the Panama Canal, then visit Fort Amador Causeway, where you can shop in duty-free stores and enjoy lunch at Restaurant Al Dente.

Playa Blanca / 8 Hours Cruise the Panama Canal and rise above sea level in the Miraflores Locks, continue with a walk up to the Pedro Miguel Locks, and pass through the Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut), which was carved through the Continental Divide. Also, observe the work in process for the Panama Canal expansion project, and enjoy the majesty of the Centennial Bridge and the Bridge of the Americas. Includes snacks, lunch, soft drinks, and guide.

Embera Indigenous Community

Panama City / 6 Hours This exciting tour allows you to cruise past lush rainforests to a secluded region of Gatun Lake and witness first-hand the splendor and excitement of the jungle. Observe capuchin monkeys, crocodiles, birds, and other animals, and admire the great vessels transiting the Channel. Visit a World War II-era military radio station, and enjoy a delicious picnic on the island “Sound of Silence” on Gatun Lake.

Playa Blanca / 8 Hours Hop on a boat and sail with the Embera Indians along the Chagres River. Visit the community in the Chagres National Park, and admire their homes, traditional dances, and customs. Share a traditional Indian-style lunch, and make sure to stop and take the opportunity to buy their handicrafts.

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