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Panama to Costa Rica - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Panorama
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Discover rarely visited ports of call, hidden coves, crystal blue waters, ancient history, and rich flora and fauna as you travel from Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. Discover why the locals have been called the happiest people in the world. Costa Rica's abundant ecotourism treasures await when you board the Panorama on this adventure. From here you can soar above rainforests, feel the mist from tumbling waterfalls, and swim in clear Caribbean seas.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama | Embark
Day 2 : Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama
Day 3 : Playa Muerto | Darrien National Park, Panama
Day 4 : Granito De Oro| Coiba Island, Panama
Day 5 : Golfito | Casa Orquideas | Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Day 6 : Quepos | Playa Biesanz | Curu Island, Costa Rica
Day 7 : Curu | Tortuga Island, Costa Rica
Day 8 : Tortuga Island, Costa Rica | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center in Gatun
  • Swim & snorkel at the calm and breathtaking Pearl Islands
  • Join an exciting excursion to Casa Orquideas, a beautiful flower sanctuary
  • Explore the Nature Reserves & National Parks of Isla Coiba & Manuel Antonio

Ship

Panorama

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Playa Manuel Antonio Friendly Sloth Hiking in the Costa Rica jungle Red-eyed tree frog on leaf The Panama Canal

Day 1 Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama | Embark

Embark in Panama City this afternoon. Later today join an optional walking tour in old Panama City, Casco Viejo.

Day 2 Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning join an 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.   

Day 3 Playa Muerto | Darrien National Park, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Optional morning 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. Later in the afternoon, return to the ship. Afternoon sailing to Coiba Island – Overnight at sea.

Day 4 Granito De Oro| Coiba Island, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Midday arrival in Granito de Oro 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. Afternoon walking tour with your Ship Naturalist who will take you for a short walk to discover the local forest and animal life. Free time for swimming and beach BBQ on Coiba. In the afternoon, leave Coiba and sail to Golfito. Overnight at sea.

Day 5 Golfito | Casa Orquideas | Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures before continuing our sailing to nearby CASA ORQUIDEAS where we anchor. After lunch, reach Casa Orquideas by tender, a beautiful flowers sanctuary. Optional excursion in the grounds and time to swim at the end of the visit. You'll then sail into Golfito. Reach Puerto Jimenez early in the afternoon. 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. Overnight at sea to Quepos.

Day 6 Quepos | Playa Biesanz | Curu Island, Costa Rica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning arrival in Quepos and transfer to the MANUEL ANTONIO RESERVE, for your optional morning excursion, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch, you can take one of the optional Forest Canopy excursions. This afternoon sail to nearby Playa Biesanz where you can enjoy an afternoon swim. (Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Late afternoon sailing to CURU. Late evening arrival in Curu. Overnight at anchor. 

Day 7 Curu | Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning optional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local Rangers and your ship Naturalist. Late in the morning, rejoin the ship for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. Arrive in Tortuga Island at noon for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of this paradise island before joining in for a Beach BBQ. Tropical Farewell evening with dinner and party. Overnight at anchor.

Day 8 Tortuga Island, Costa Rica | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast.

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Notes

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

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%

Cruise fares are per person and include:
  • Full Board: Buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Housewarming cocktails
  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Ocean transportation
  • English-speaking host
Not included:
  • Port charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers
  • Airport facility charges
  • Taxes/fees
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Crew tips
  • Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, gratuities, gift shop purchases, medical services, phone calls, and Wi Fi charges
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