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Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama: Puerto Caldera to Panama City

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Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery along the Pacific Ocean coastline of Costa Rica. Explore the Nature Reserves and National Parks of Isla Coiba and Manuel Antonio, witness life in the Darrien Jungle, 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-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica | Embark
Day 2 : Quepos | Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
Day 3 : Puerto Jimenez | Casa Orquideas | Golfito, Costa Rica
Day 4 : Granito de Oro | Coiba Island, Panama
Day 5 : At Sea | Playa Muerto | Darien National Park
Day 6 : Playa Muerto | Darien National Park | Isla del Rey | Pearl Islands, Panama
Day 7 : Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama
Day 8 : Flamenco Marina, Panama City, Panama | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the stunning Manuel Antonio Reserve and admire its unique wildlife
  • Discover Casa Orquideas, a beautiful flower sanctuary
  • Swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Caleta Caiman
  • Visit the Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama

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Panorama

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica | Embark

Embark in Puerto Caldera this afternoon. Settle into your cabin as the ship sails to Quepos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2 Quepos | Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning arrive in Quepos and enjoy an optional excursion to Manuel Antonio Reserve, one of the highlights of the cruise.  After lunch, you can take the optional Forest Canopy excursion. In the afternoon sail to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz. Enjoy a tropical evening with dinner and party. Late this evening sail to Puerto Jimenez. Overnight at sea.

Day 3 Puerto Jimenez | Casa Orquideas | Golfito, Costa Rica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Reach Puerto Jimenez early in the morning. There is an optional Osa Peninsula excursion. 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 crossing Golfo Dulce towards Casa Orquideas. After lunch, reach by Casa Orquideas by tender, a beautiful flowers sanctuary. Optional excursion in the grounds and time to swim at the end of the visit. Then sail into Golfito. Reach Golfito for Immigration procedures and sail overnight south to COIBA & Granito de Oro islands.

Day 4 Granito de Oro | Coiba Island, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning arrival at Granito de Oro Island for swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment. The waters are teeming with marine life. Deck BBQ and sailing to nearby Coiba Island a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Walking tour with your Ship Naturalist who will take you for a short walk to discover the local forest and animal life. Time for swimming on Coiba. Late in the afternoon, leave Coiba and sail to Playa Muerto - Darrien. Overnight at sea.

Day 5 At Sea | Playa Muerto | Darien National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A day at sea. Relax on the sun deck-loungers, enjoy reading a good book or join a lecture of our onboard Expert Guest Naturalist. Late afternoon arrival at Playa Muerto, Darien.

Day 6 Playa Muerto | Darien National Park | Isla del Rey | Pearl Islands, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning optional excursion in the Darrien National park. Reach Playa Muerto by tenders (wet landing) and reach an Emberra Village where you are welcomed by Emberra 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. You will be invited to share their lunch and dance with them. After lunch, sail to Isla Del Rey – Pearl Islands. Afternoon snorkeling and beach activities. Late evening departure for Panama City. Overnight at sea.

Day 7 Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning optional excursion to the Gatun Lake and explore Fort San Lorenzo Spanish Historical Forts. Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center in Gatun and enjoy lunch there. Return to Panama City and visit the Canal Museum and watch the movements of ships in the locks. Farewell dinner and overnight in port.

Day 8 Flamenco Marina, Panama City, Panama | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast.

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Lower deck, 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Portholes, A/C, TV, telephone, mini-fridge, safe deposit box, marble en suite bathroom.
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Upper deck or Main deck, 2 lower beds or 1 double bed. Large windows, A/C, TV, telephone, mini-fridge, safe deposit box, marble or corian en suite bathroom.

Notes

- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.

Single supplement - Single occupancy of a Cat. C or Cat. B Cabin is available at 1.6 times the twin occupancy rate. Single occupancy of a Cat. A Cabins is available at 1.75 times the twin occupancy rate.

Child Discount (in Cat. A only): 
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 11-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount. Port taxes are not discounted.

3rd Person Reduction (in Cat. A only): 30%

Please Note:
Single Supplement in Cat A is 75% on this journey. Single Supplement in Cat C & Cat B is 50%.
Third Person Reduction in Category B is 30%.

Cruise fares are per person and include:
  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening , fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment.
  •  English-speaking Cruise Coordinator Naturalist Guide.
Not included:
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above).
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew tips.
  • Passenger personal expenses.
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge).
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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