2021 - Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama : Panama to Costa Rica
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 and the Panama. We will reach the Corcovado and Manuel Antonio National Parks in Costa Rica. Witness life in the Darien Jungle, swim and snorkel in Coiba, Granito de Oro islands. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, and rich flora and fauna diversity to intrigue you.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 - Saturday
Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama
Embarkation at 15:00 at Flamenco Marina, Panama city. Welcome reception and safety drill. Welcome dinner and overnight in port.
Day 2 - Sunday
Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama
Full day optional excursions in Panama a) Gatun Lake and San Lorenzo + Canal Museum or b) Miraflores locks, Casco Viejo, and Canal Museum. Evening sailing to Playa Muerto. Overnight at sea.
Day 3 - Monday
Playa Muerto/Darien, Panama
Morning optional excursion in the Darien National park. We reach Playa Muerto by tenders (wet landing) and reach an Embera Village where we are 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. We will be invited to share their lunch and dance with them. Later in the afternoon we return to the ship. Afternoon sailing to Coiba and Granito de Oro islands. Overnight at sea.
Day 4 - Tuesday
Granito de Oro/Coiba islands, Panama
Midday arrival in Granito de Oro for swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment. Deck BBQ and sailing to nearby Coiba Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Afternoon walking tour with our Ship Naturalist who will take you for a short walk to discover the local forest and animal life. Free time for swimming and snorkeling on Coiba. In the afternoon, we leave Coiba and sail to Golfito. Overnight at sea.
Day 5 - Wednesday
Golfito, Costa Rica
We reach Golfito early in the morning for immigration procedures and our optional shore excursion in La Gamba Field Station and Piedra Blancas National Park. Late afternoon departure towards Drake Bay. Late evening arrival in Drake Bay and overnight at anchor.
Day 6 - Thursday
Drake Bay/Corcovado, Costa Rica
Optional excursion in Corcovado National Park/Osa Peninsula, a nature preserve and tropical rain-forest that occupies almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. Visitors are almost guaranteed to see some of the most incredible wildlife living in the jungles of the reserve including red-eyed tree frogs, quetzals, tapirs, harpy eagles, white-lipped peccaries, monkeys, and scarlet macaws. Swimmers can have the amazing opportunity to share the warm waters with marlins, dolphins, and pilot whales. Evening arrival in Quepos. Overnight at anchor.
Day 7 - Friday
Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
Optional Morning Excursion to Manuel Antonio Reserve, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch on board, you can take the optional Forest Canopy excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. (Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Tropical evening on board. Late night sailing to Puerto Caldera. Overnight at sea.
Day 8 - Saturday
Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Disembarkation after breakfast at 8-9 am.
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- Variety Cruises
- Offer valid through 9/30/2020
- 8 Days
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|Day 1||Flamenco Marina|
|Day 2||Flamenco Marina|
|Day 3||Playa Muerto|
|Day 4||Granito de Oro|
|Day 6||Drake Bay|
|Day 7||Playa Biesanz|
|Day 8||Puerto Caldera|
- * Cruise Fares
All fares are quoted in US Dollars or Euro and are per person based on double occupancy. US $ cruise fares apply for US and Canadian passport holders and Euro rates apply for all other nationalities.
Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation all meals and on board entertainment as specified in the cruise program selected.
Fares do not Include:
Port charges, fuel surcharge, travel insurance, transfers, optional air/sea or land programs (unless noted), shore excursions, airport facility charges, taxes/fees, nor do they include items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, gratuities, gift shop purchases, medical services, phone calls, etc. All onboard charges are in Euros.
Port Charges, Fuel Surcharge and Airport Taxes
Port charges and fuel surcharge are in addition to the cruise fares. Payment for port charges must be made at the time the final payment is made.