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Welcome to the Jungle!

Dear Traveler,

Michelle Muench Regional Manager Photo Our top picks for good times among the vines include Panama and Costa Rica. Experience the thrill of snorkeling, swimming and kayaking in warm tropical waters alive with exotic marine life. Bike and hike past coffee plantations and beautiful beaches. Venture into the jungle with expert local naturalists who help you scout for iguanas, monkeys, toucans and much more. And kick back, relax and rejuvenate at welcoming tropical retreats.

Wherever you choose to travel, you can count on Backroads' legendary service, support and flexibility throughout your journey. And above all, you can look forward to the countless rewards of traveling actively. Connecting with fascinating cultures, witnessing extraordinary wildlife and discovering incredible landscapes. And making lifetime memories in the process.

It's a jungle out there—and you're going to love it. Call our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848; they're available 7 days a week from 7 am to 5 pm PT.

We look forward to seeing you out there!

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Michelle Muench
Latin America Regional Manager, with Backroads since 2001
Panama Multisport photo
Panama Multisport

Experience the vacation of a lifetime in an oasis of unimaginable beauty, in a destination long beloved by dreamers, explorers and adventurers. Where lush jungles are so filled with life, you can almost feel the strangler figs and orchids growing around you. And a profusion of birds and animals—from jewel-hued macaws to acrobatic monkeys—thrill the senses. You'll find secluded tropical islands strung like pearls in the blue Pacific. And an enchanting undersea world brimming with coral gardens and a multitude of vibrant tropical fish. There's endless sun-soaked beaches, mighty volcanoes, and a vibrant melting pot of captivating indigenous cultures. It's beautiful, authentic and astonishing. Paradise awaits in Panama.

  • Step into the pages of National Geographic during a special visit to an indigenous Emberá community
  • Savor Boquete's cool highland air and stunning forest as you bike and hike in the realm of Volcán Barú
  • Tour, taste, explore and enjoy cup of Joe at a historic shade-grown coffee plantation
  • Find your own piece of tropical heaven at a sublimely secluded beachfront eco-lodge
  • Snorkel in the Chiriquí Gulf National Marine Park and explore mangrove estuaries by boat

Trip ArrowsView the Panama Multisport itinerary

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Costa Rica Multisport

Weaving together breathtaking scenery, colorful culture and astonishing wildlife encounters, our multisport adventures wrap you in the essence of Costa Rica. And everywhere, you'll experience what our friendly Tico hosts call pura vida—literally, pure life—which for us means an ideal blend of discovery and relaxation in this nature lover's nirvana. Trek through luxuriant jungle, feeling the rush of excitement as a howler monkey's roar reverberates through the canopy. Relish the sun's warmth as you sip a batido (fruit milkshake) on a white-sand beach. And enjoy an array of exhilarating activity options, from horseback riding to zip-lining. The promise of adventure looms large in Costa Rica. Dive in and savor it all with Backroads!

  • Watch for signs of life from unique Arenal Volcano while hiking, biking and soaking in natural hot springs
  • Pedal along rolling paved roads flanked by plantations of papaya, sugarcane and yucca
  • Have a blast white-water rafting one of Central America's most pristine rivers
  • In famous Manuel Antonio National Park, explore alongside experts who intimately know the country's incredible flora and fauna
  • Listen for the call of birds and monkeys as you walk through primary forest and cross hanging bridges—up to 300 feet long
  • Bask on peaceful beaches, soothed by the sounds of ocean waves

Trip ArrowsView the Costa Rica Multisport itinerary


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