Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal (Panama - Costa Rica) Cruise

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Snorkel the clear, tropical waters
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The Panama Canal
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Butterfly in Costa Rica
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Relax in the lounge aboard the Variety Voyager.
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the Pacific Ocean coast line of Costa Rica. Explore the Nature Reserves and National Parks of Isla Coiba, Corcovado and Manuel Antonio, witness life in the San Blas and cross the celebrated Panama Canal - an event for every avid cruise goer. Each day discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich flora and fauna diversity to intrigue you.

Day 1

    Shelter Bay Marina/ Colon, Panama

    Embark your ship this afternoon. Sail to San Blas Islands and overnight at sea.

    Day 2

      San Blas Islands/ Carti & Gran Perro Islands, Panama

      Arrive early this morning in the San Blas Archipelago, a chain of over 365 tropical islands. Only 50 of which are inhabited by the Kuna Indians, who live in communities of bamboo-sided, thatched-roofed houses. Anchor at Carti Island for an optional excursion and visit the largest Kuna Indian settlement. Local children dance for your visit and you may be welcomed into a local home. Later sail to nearby Gran Perro Island (Big Dog Island) where you can enjoy a BBQ. There is plenty of time for swimming or snorkeling - you can even visit nearby Perro island to see its famous ship wreck. Depart late this evening for Portobello. Arrive late and overnight at anchor.

      Day 3

        Portobello, Panama / Canal Crossing

        Join an optional walking tour of Portobello’s fort ruins, Customs House, and Village. Leave Portobello and sail to Colon to prepare for the Canal Crossing. Cross the Gatun Locks late afternoon and enter the Gatun Lake. Then cross San Pedro and Miraflores locks in the early hours and dock at Flamenco Marina.

        Day 4

          Flamenco Marina / Panama City, Panama

          Choose to take a morning excursion in Panama City's Old Town quarter and Canal (Miraflores Locks and Museum). After lunch your ship sails to Coiba Island. Overnight at sea.

          Day 5

            Coiba Island / Granito De Oro Island, Panama

            Arrive this morning in Coiba Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. There is an optional morning walking excursion led by your Ship Naturalist who takes you for a short walk uphill to discover the local forest and animal life. Come back tot he beach for a BBQ on land and then sail to nearby Granito de Oro Island for swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment. The waters here are teeming with marine life. It is surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs of 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 overnight at sea.

            Day 6

              Golfito, Costa Rica / Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

              Reach Golfito early in the morning for immigration procedures before continuing on to nearby Casa Orquideas where the ship anchors. Upon arrival, you can join an optional walking excursion to explore this beautiful and private Nature Sanctuary. Visit the extensive and very well preserved grounds. You have time to swim at the end of the visit. Then sail across the bay to Puerto Jimenez while having a BBQ on deck. Reach Puerto Jimenez early in the afternoon, in time for an optional excursion by 4x4 to the Osa Conservation Center. Return to the ship for dinner. Overnight at sea to Quepos.

              Day 7

                Quepos, Costa Rica

                This morning, arrive in Quepos and transfer to the Manuel Antonio Reserve. Your optional excursion takes you into the Manuel Antonio park which consists of three magnificent white-sand beaches, backed by a jungle that shelters hundreds of fascinating plant species.Manuel Antonio offers well-maintained trails where you can explore the jungle on your own or join a walk with a naturalist to look for outstanding wildlife viewing. You may wish to see the small shopping area, relax on the white-sand beach or take a swim. Choose from two optional afternoon excursions: Raft the Savegre River or take a Forest Canopy Tour. Overnight sailing to Los Suenos / Herradura after our farewell dinner. Overnight at sea.

                Day 8

                  Los Suenos, Costa Rica

                  Arrival in Los Suenos marina this morning. Disembarkation and transfer to airport to continue your journey.
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                  - Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.
                  - Please note that shore excursions are offered at additional costs.

                  Child Discount:
                  Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount.
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                  Central America, Panama, Costa Rica, Panama City, San Blas Islands, Quepos, Portobelo, Isla de Coiba, Colon, Golfito, Panama Canal, Los Suenos (Herradura), Carti, Granito De Oro Island, Puerto Jimenez
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