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Flexivoucher Costa Rica & Panama

Around Costa Rica - Around Panama (15 days / 14 nts)  From $N/A

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Day 1: Arrival at San José - Transfer to city hotel
Arrival at the International Airport Juan Santamaría in San José. We will organize for you an assistance that will be inside the airport waiting for you and helping you through baggage claim and customs. Outside the Airport a representative of Ara Tours will be waiting to transfer you to a comfort class city hotel in San José. This transfer might take around 30 minutes. While you are on the bus, you will receive the flexi Voucher documentation and some explanations on the program. Our airport guid will also assist you during check-in.

Accommodation/ room type: Comfort Class Hotel *** San José

Day 2: Pick-up of your rental car - start of your trip
After breakfast a representative from our Rent a Car partner ADOBE will deliver your rental car at your city hotel. In order to pick up the car you will need the following documentation: a passport (with the entrance stamp to the country on it), a credit card and a drivers‘ license. An international drivers‘ license is not required. You will also be given a cell phone or SIM card to check availability at the FlexiVoucher hotels before arrival. At this point, you can choose which route you take. You have the option to choose over 140 hotels throughout the country.

Accommodation/ room type: Flexi Voucher Hotel, Standard

Days 3 - 7: Individual itinerary with FlexiVoucher
Accommodation/ room type: Flexi Voucher Hotel, Standard

Day 8: Drop off the vehicle in Adobe Rent a Car at the border of Paso Canoas - Transfer to David - Overnight around Chiriqui
Drop off of the Costarrican rental car at Paso Canoas in the course of the day. Please let us know at the moment of your reservation, at what time you would like to schedule the drop off. We recommend to avoid the noon time 11:00 – 13:00 because of usually long waiting lines at the border. On the Panama side of the borde, you will be expected by a transfer vehicle of Gapa Travel for a transfer to David. During the transfer you will also be delivered your travel documentation for Panama including hotel descriptions, cell phone, a map of Panama and the Flexi- and rental car vouchers. The driver speaks Spanish and in case of any communication difficulties, you will be attended by an English-speaking agent of Gapa Travel via telephone. At David, you take over the rental car and drive towards your pre-reserved hotel around Chiriquí.

Accommodation/ room type: Comfort Class Hotel ***, Chiriquí

Days 9 - 13: Individual itinerary with FlexiVoucher
Flexi Voucher Hotel, Standard

Day 14: Rental Car drop off at Panama City - Transfer to your FlexiVoucher Hotel
Today you drop off your rental car at the offices of National Rental Car at Panama City at the agreed time. A transfer from Gapa Travel will take you to the FlexiVoucher City hotel of your choice. Here, you will spend the last night of your FlexiVoucher stay.

Accommodation/ room type: Flexi Voucher Hotel, Standard

Day 15: FlexiVoucher Hotel - Airport
According t o your flight departure, you will be transferred to the international airport. End of our services.

Included:

- In CR: Rental Car category SUV intermediate 2WD, Hyundai Tucson or similar from ADOBE Rent a Car. The car will be delivered on day 2 at the city hotel in San José and has to be returned on day 8 at Paso Canoas, includes basic insurance, cell phone or SIM Card.
- In PAN: 6 rental car days in a Hyundai Tucson 4x4 Automatic, including comprehensive cover and theft loss waiver (deductible for Hyundai Tucson US$ 2000.--), liability insurance, local taxes.
- Free mileage
- Standard Seat-In transfer from the airport to the city hotel in San José (one way)
- First night accommodation in San José (including breakfast)
- First night accommodation at Panama in the province of Chiriquí 12 FlexiVoucher (6 for Costa Rica and 6 for Panama)
- Dropf off fee for the Costarrican rental car at the border of Paso Canoas (US$ 194.--)
- Pick up fee for the Panama rental car at David.
- Transfer from Paso Canoas to David in a modern vehicle with A/C on day 8 Travel documents for each country including road maps and a list of all participating hotels and the services included for each hotel.
- How-to-use-Guide with all hotels of the FlexiVoucher program
- In Costa Rica: cellular phone with free local calls (must be reserved in advance).
- In Costa Rica: discount card offering discounts on selected tours, activities and restaurants

Not included:
- Border fees CR - PAN (currently USD 3,- per person)
- Additional insurance for the rental car and GPS
- Cellular phone in Nicaragua
- Meals (at some FlexiVoucher hotels breakfast is included)
- Drinks
- Fuel, toll and parking tickets
- Any penalty charges if the vehicle is returned later than arranged
- Fee for additional drivers
- Upgrades to other room types than standard
- Upscale FlexiVoucher program in Panama
- Any entrance, ferry tickets, etc.
- Voluntary Tips
- Optional Activities
- Personal Expenses