2019/2020 - Crossing the Panama Canal: Costa Rica to Panama

Grab your camera and embark on a journey through a limitless canvas of color, beauty, sound, and aroma. Venture deep into the countries' national parks, in the search for macaws, sloths, howler monkey and dolphins along with our on board Naturalist. Cross the legendary Panama Canal. Swim through the crystal clear waters off Granito de Oro and Coiba Islands, soar through a rainforest canopy, and dance with Emberra Indians.. Pura Vida!. Did we mention some of the activities from which you can choose from including snorkeling, lectures, guided tours, and zip-lining? A Costa Rica & Panama Canal cruise is one full of adventures, excitement and lifetime memories.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday : Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Embarkation- 15:00 to 16:00. Sailing to Quepos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2 - Sunday : Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
Morning optional excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take the optional Forest Canopy afternoon excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz. Tropical evening with dinner and party. Late evening sailing to Puerto Jimenez, Golfo Dulce. Overnight at sea.

Day 3 - Monday : Puerto Jimenez - Casa Oquideas - Golfito, Costa Rica
We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the morning. Morning 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. We return to the ship for a late lunch while we cross Golfo Dulce towards Casa Orquideas. After lunch, we 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. We then sail into Golfito. We reach Golfito for Immigration procedures and sail overnight south to COIBA & Granito de Oro islands.

Day 4 - Tuesday : Granito de Oro - Coiba, Panama
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 our 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, we leave Coiba and sail to Playa Muerto - Darien. Overnight at sea.

Day 5 - Wednesday : Day at sea - Playa Muerto, Darien National Park, Panama
Day at sea. Relax on the sun deck-loungers, enjoy reading a good book or join a lecture of our on-board Expert Guest Naturalist. Late afternoon arrival at Playa Muerto, Darien.

Day 6 - Thursday : Playa Muerto, Darien National Park, Panama
Morning optional excursion in the Darien National park. We reach Playa Muerto by tenders (wet landing) and reach an Emberra Village where we 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. We will be invited to share their lunch and dance with them. After lunch, we sail to Flamenco Marina, Panama City. Arrival after midnight. Immigration Procedures and overnight in port.

Day 7 - Friday : Flamenco Marina Panama City - Canal Crossing, Panama
Morning Optional excursion to the Miraflores Visitor Center, one of the canal's most famous locks. Return to Panama City and continue your tour discovering the old Panama City, Casco Viejo, its architecture, cathedrals and historical buildings. We return to the ship for lunch, and the ship is positioned at the Canal entrance for the Canal transit starting at 17.00 pm. We reach and cross the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks before we enter the Gatun Lake and cross the Gatun Locks.

Day 8 - Saturday : Colon 2000, Panama
Early morning arrival at Colon 2000. Disembarkation at 8-9 am after breakfast.

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Variety Cruises
Offer valid through 3/31/2020
8 Days
Cruise Ship

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Day 1Puerto Caldera  
Day 2Playa Biesanz  
Day 3Golfito  
Day 4Coiba  
Day 5Playa Muerto  
Day 6Playa Muerto  
Day 7Canal Crossing  
Day 8Port Colon 2000  

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