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Uncharted Isthmus - Sloths, Monkeys & Mangroves

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Safari Voyager
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Join the crew of the Safari Voyager on this adventurous 8-day wildlife cruise through Costa Rica and Panama. Highlights include the following: transit the 48-mile-long Panama Canal connecting the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean; search for untamed wildlife including two-and three-toed sloths, howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, squirrel monkeys, and white-faced capuchins; discover Costa Rica’s magnificent, abundant biological diversity at two national parks and one wildlife refuge including the country’s largest park, Corcovado National Park; snorkel and explore the crystalline waters and marine life at Panama’s Granito de Oro, in Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; stroll a butterfly- and flower-rich tropical botanical reserve; unparalleled off-the-beaten path exploration in lush jungles, crystal clear coves, pristine islands, and remote peninsulas; hike, snorkel, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff; and interpretive presentations on board and ashore by your expedition team.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Hike in Curú National Wildlife Refuge, known for diverse flora and fauna
  • Explore the rare flora and fauna of mangroves by kayak
  • Snorkel among abundant sealife at Granito de Oro islet
  • Transit from ocean to ocean along the 48-mile Panama Canal

Ship

Safari Voyager

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Kayaking through the Costa Rican rainforest Scarlet Macaws seen during Costa Rica vacation Baby sea turtle at Corcovado National Park Kid finds a starfish while snorkeling. Corcovado Trekking Trip

Day 1 Embark|San José, Costa Rica

Welcome to the land of pura vida! On arrival in the capital city of San José, transfer to the hospitality area to join your fellow adventurers. After everyone has arrived, travel to the Playa Herradura on the Pacific Ocean, and board the Safari Voyager.

Day 2 Curú National Wildlife Refuge

  • Ship
  • 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 frigate birds 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 coconut palm-lined beaches of Isla Tortuga offer inviting tranquility. Snorkel, kayak, and paddle board in vibrant, turquoise waters, or sit back and relax on a warm, sandy beach.

Day 3 Manual Antonio National Park

  • Ship
  • 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, Manual Antonio National Park provides endless opportunity for discovery. On a jungle hike, 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, keep your ears tuned for the screeching of howler monkeys.

Day 4 Corcovado National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The remote Osa Peninsula is home to the country’s largest national park, Corcovado. Isolated and wild, adventure lies around every bend. Known for its diverse plant and animal species including all four of Costa Rica’s monkeys, tree frogs, caimans, anteaters, scarlet macaws, coatis, and 16 different species of hummingbird, explore this vast park 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 fellow travelers.

Day 5 Golfo Dulce

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A birder’s paradise, explore a tropical botanical reserve 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 6 Granito de Oro|Coiba National Park|Panama

  • Ship
  • 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.

Day 7 Gulf of Panama Islands|Panama Canal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The diverse islands and islets in the Gulf of Panama are all unique, and on your last day, its captain’s choice as you cruise among them. Hosting hundreds of avian species, you may enjoy superb bird watching on an exciting skiff exploration, or stroll a charming coastal village that boast’s Panama’s oldest church. Later today, prepare to experience one of the top bucket-list destinations—transit from ocean to ocean along the 48-mile Panama 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 8 Disembark|Panama City

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy an early breakfast aboard the Safari Voyager and bid then crew farewell. Disembark in Colón and be transferred to the Panama City airport for your flight home or to your next adventure.

Safari Voyager

Per person starting at
$3,995
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:
-Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel 
-Entry fees to national parks/reserves
-All from-the-boat adventure activities
-All meals aboard the vessel
-Non-alcoholic beverages, wine, beer, and liquor aboard the vessel
-Wellness program
-All port taxes/fees

Not Included:
-Airfare to adn from your home city
-Discretionary gratuities to vessel's crew
-Travel protection
-Optional excursions and land tours

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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