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Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal

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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 | Isla Negritos, Costa Rica | Embark
Day 2 : Isla Negritos | Quepos | Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
Day 3 : Puerto Jimenez | Golfo Dulce | Golfito, Costa Rica
Day 4 : Caleta Caiman, Restingue Island | Cebaco Island, Panama
Day 5 : Playa Muerta, Darrien, Panama
Day 6 : Pearl Islands | Panama City, Panama
Day 7 : 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

Ship

Variety Voyager

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Butterfly in Costa Rica The Panama Canal Snorkel the clear, tropical waters Friendly Sloth Dock going out into the crystal blue ocean

Day 1 Puerto Caldera | Isla Negritos, Costa Rica | Embark

Embark in Puerto Caldera this afternoon. Settle into your cabin as the ship sails to Isla Negritos, Costa Rica

Day 2 Isla Negritos | 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. Overnight at sea.

Day 3 Puerto Jimenez | Golfo Dulce | Golfito, Costa Rica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Reach Puerto Jimenez early in the morning. Enjoy 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 you cross Golfo Dulce towards Casa Orquideas. After lunch, arrive at Casa Orquideas by tender, a beautiful flowers sanctuary. Enjoy an optional excursion in the grounds and time to swim at the end of the visit. Then sail into Golfito, with an immigration and ship clearance process and overnight sailing to Cebaco Island - Panama. Overnight at sea. 

Day 4 Caleta Caiman, Restingue Island | Cebaco Island, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning arrival in Caleta Caiman/ Restingue Island for an amazing swimming and snorkeling experience in this little paradise island. Around noon travel to nearby Cebaco Island. Have a beach BBQ and time to swim and enjoy the beautiful beach. In the early afternoon sail to Playa Muerto, Darrien, Panama. Overnight at sea.

Day 5 Playa Muerta, Darrien, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join an optional excursion in the Darrien National Park. You are then welcomed by 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. Overnight at anchor.

Day 6 Pearl Islands | Panama City, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early morning sailing to Pearl Islands. Morning swimming, snorkeling, and beach BBQ. Sail to Panama City and in the late afternoon arrive in Flamenco Marina for immigration procedures. Choose an optional excursion to Old Panama- Casco Viejo with dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in port.

Day 7 Panama City, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. 

Day 8 Flamenco Marina, Panama City, Panama | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast.

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Notes

Please Note: Single Supplement is 60% on this journey

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.

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 snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
- English-Speaking Cruise Escort.

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 a charge)
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