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Unveiled Wonders: Costa Rica and Panama

Example 9 Day Cruise aboard Safari Voyager
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Sail between two seas exploring two national parks, one wildlife refuge, and a conservation area on this 9-day caribbean cruise through Costa Rica and Panama. Witness the amazing wildlife of the Manuel Antonio National Park, hike in Curu National Wildlife Refuge, and discover the Osa Conservation Area´s abundant biodiversity including monkeys, frogs, caimans, anteaters, scarlet macaws, coatis, and 16 different species of hummingbird. Experience one of the top bucket-list destinations—transit from ocean to ocean along the 48-mile Panama Canal.

 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San José, Costa Rica
Day 2 : San José, Costa Rica | Embark
Day 3 : Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 4 : Curú National Wildlife Refuge
Day 5 : Osa Conservation Area
Day 6 : Golfo Dulce
Day 7 : Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park, Panama
Day 8 : Gulf of Panama Islands | Panama Canal
Day 9 : Panama City, Panama | Disembark

Highlights

  • Look for colorful camouflaged creatures in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Snorkel, kayak & paddle board in Curú National Refuge´s turquoise waters
  • Hike on Golfo Dulce and watch for colorful toucans & hummingbirds
  • Cruise among the diverse islands and islets in the Gulf of Panama

Ship

Safari Voyager

Places Visited

Activities

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Scarlet Macaws seen during Costa Rica vacation Corcovado Trekking Trip Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal The jungle terrain of Darien Panama

Day 1 San José, Costa Rica

Welcome to the land of pura vida! On arrival in the capital city of San José, be warmly greeted at the airport and transferred to the Intercontinental Hotel for your overnight stay. Relax and unwind, enjoying the hotel’s amenities or nearby attractions.

Day 2 San José, Costa Rica | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a morning of leisure or set out to explore nearby sites and cafes. In the afternoon join your fellow adventurers at the hospitality area in the Intercontinental Hotel. After everyone has gathered, travel to the Caldera Port on the Pacific Ocean and meet your enthusiastic crew on the Safari Voyager.

Day 3 Manuel Antonio National Park

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Boasting 109 species of mammals, over 330 bird species, and abundant marine life among its incredibly diverse plant life, Manuel Antonio National Park provides endless opportunity for discovery. Jungle hike and keep your eyes tuned to the canopy above, watching for two- and three-toed sloths, white-faced capuchins, scarlet macaws, many-colored tanagers, coatis, iguanas, and other colorful and camouflaged creatures. And, prepare your ears for the screeching of howler monkeys.

Day 4 Curú National Wildlife Refuge

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Kick off your week of adventure on the southeastern tip of Nicoya Peninsula—untamed wildlife, lush scenery, and active recreation. Local “residents” include a variety of different animal, reptile, avian, and insect species, including frigatebirds and hummingbirds, and army ants and butterflies. Hike in Curú National Wildlife Refuge—a prime place to inspect diverse flora and fauna. Off shore, the vibrant, turquoise waters near Isla Tortuga offer inviting opportunities to snorkel, kayak, and paddle board.

Day 5 Osa Conservation Area

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Adventure lies around every bend in the isolated, wild Osa Conservation Area, home to the country’s largest national park, Corcovado. The area is known for its diverse plant and animal species—a whopping 2.5% of the entire planet’s biodiversity is found here—including all four of Costa Rica’s monkeys, tree frogs, caimans, anteaters, scarlet macaws, coatis, and 16 different species of hummingbird. Explore this vast area putting feet to trail on an invigorating hike through the jungle. At the end of the day, enjoy the sunset with a tropical beverage in-hand during cocktail hour and retell stories of the day with your travel-mates.

Day 6 Golfo Dulce

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A birder’s paradise, explore a tropical preserve exploding with vibrant color. From bromeliads, ginger plants, and heliconias, to toucans, hummingbirds, mischievous monkeys, and fluttering butterflies—there’s a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and tastes in every tree and bush you pass on your walking tour. In Golfo Dulce, which separates Oso Peninsula from the mainland, explore the rare flora and fauna of mangroves by kayak and skiff.

Day 7 Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park, Panama

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail through the islands of Coiba National Park, making a stop at the postcard-perfect Granito de Oro islet. Offering a little bit of everything despite its small size, volcanic outcroppings at either end of this tiny landmass and a dense, mini-jungle in the center are connected by gorgeous white sand beach. Named one of the world’s top 10 diving sites, your day of play features snorkeling among abundant marine life, kayaking around rocky outcroppings, and lounging on the warm sand. It’s another perfect day in paradise.

Day 8 Gulf of Panama Islands | Panama Canal

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The diverse islands and islets in the Gulf of Panamá are all unique, and today, it's captain’s choice as you cruise among them. Enjoy superb bird watching of hundreds of avian species on an exciting skiff exploration, or stroll a charming coastal village that boasts the hemisphere’s second oldest church. Prepare to experience one of the top bucket-list destinations—transit from ocean to ocean along the 48-mile Panamá Canal. Truly a marvel of engineering and human tenacity, it took 9,000 workers to build it. Celebrate this absolutely unforgettable voyage with a special farewell dinner, and then join your expedition team for a slideshow highlighting the week’s adventures.

Day 9 Panama City, Panama | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy an early breakfast aboard the Safari Voyager and bid your crew farewell. Disembark in Colón and transfer to the Panama City airport for your flight home or to begin your Un-Cruise hotel stay.

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San Jose - Hotels

Per person starting at
$4,195
Single Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Single Stateroom
Twin bed, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #207-208
Master Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Master Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #103-108
Commander Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Commander Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #205-206, 209-212, 215-222
Captain Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Captain Stateroom
Fixed twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #308, 310, 312
Safari Voyager's Admiral Stateroom.
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Admiral Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower (youth-sized sofa bed for triple). #307, 309
Jr. Commodor Suite aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Jr. Commodore Suite
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, refrigerator, flat screen TV/DVD, view window, private bath with shower (sofa bed for triple). #201-204
Owner's Suite on the Safari Voyager
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Owner's Suite
King or twin beds, sitting area w/wet bar, refrigerator, media center, view windows, private bath w/Jacuzzi & shower (sofa bed for triple).

Notes

- All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy
- Children ages 8-13 are welcome on all sailings and will received a $500 per child savings

Included in Your Fare:
- Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
- Entry fees to national parks/preserves
- From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
- Exclusive activities and shore visits
- All meals aboard the vessel
- Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- Wellness amenities
- Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts

Not included in Your Fare:
Airfare to and from your home city
- Discretionary gratuities to vessel's cew
- Travel protection
- Optional excursions and land tours
- Port taxes/fees

Included

  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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