Embark in Puntarenas this afternoon. Settle in to your cabin as the ship sails to Curu Reserve. Arrive in Curu this evening and overnight at anchor.
Join an optional walking excursion with local Rangers in the Curu Nature Reserve. Later, rejoin your ship for a short sailing to Tortuga Island, arriving at noon for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of this paradise island. Join your shipmates on the beach for a BBQ. Spend the afternoon exploring more of this amazing island and overnight at anchor.
Very early in the morning, leave Tortuga Island for Quepos. Uppon arrival, transfer to Manuel Antonio Reserve, one of the highlights of the cruise. An optional excursion takes you into Manuel Antonio Park, which consists of three magnificent white-sand beaches, backed by a jungle that shelters hundreds of fascinating plant species. Naturalists lead walks to outstanding wildlife viewing. Manuel Antonio offers well-maintained trails where you can explore the jungle on your own or join a walk with one of the naturalists. You may wish to see the small shopping area, relax on the white-sand beach, or take a swim. Optional afternoon excursions: Forest Canopy Tour or Savegre River. Enjoy a tropical evening with dinner and a party.
Reach Puerto Jimenez and disembark for an optional excursion to explore the Osa Peninsula. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. Return to the ship for a late lunch while sailing across Golfo Dulce to Casa Orquideas. Reach Casa Orquideas and explore this beautiful and private Nature Sanctuary on an optional walking excursion. Visit the extensive and very well-preserved grounds. Afterwards, take some time to swim. Sail to Golfito Bay, arriving at midnight for immigration procedures and then sail overnight to Coiba Island, Panama.
Arrive on Coiba Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Your ship's Naturalist offers an optional walking excursion this morning, taking you on a short, uphill walk to discover the local forest and animal life. Enjoy a beach BBQ before sailing to nearby Granito de Oro Island for swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment. The waters are teeming with marine life. The island is surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs in the Americas' Pacific coast and marks the beginning of the underwater Cordilera mountain chain which encompasses Coco's and the Galapagos. This region offers a unique underwater experience not to be missed. In the afternoon, leave Granito de Oro and sail to Punta Patino-Darrien.
Arrive in Punta Patino-San Miguel Gulf and join an optional excursion to Punta Patino in the Darrien National Park and to the Mogue Embera Reserve. Sail upstream on the Mogue river in dugout canoes and reach the Village of Mogue after passing through a mangrove ecosystem. Meet Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well-preserved traditions. Share their lunch and dance with them. In the afternoon return to the ship and sail to Panama City.
Arrive in the morning in Flamenco Marina/Amador, Panama City. An optional excursion visits Casco Viejo, Panama City's old Colonial Quarter, and the Panama Canal site (Miraflores Locks and Museum). After lunch on board, start preparing for the Panama Canal crossing. Cross the Miraflores and the San Pedro Locks before reaching the Gatun locks on the Atlantic side. Cross the Gatun Locks in the early hours.
Arrive in Shelter Bay Marina in Colon this morning. Disembark and transfer to airport to continue your travels home.