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£4,915 Per person
11 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
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Sailing on the Panorama is the perfect way of exploring Costa Rica and Panama's beautiful coastline from a different perspective. Travelling either north to south or vice-versa you'll be able to explore pristine white sand islands, some of the Americas' best preserved wildlife reserves and visit local communities to see authentic indigenous culture. While both countries have an established tourism industry, a trip by boat will allow you to get away from crowds and experience less visited destinations in addition to the highlights.

Itinerary highlights

  • Spot a variety of wildlife at Manuel Antonio National Park.

  • Swim in clear blue Pacific waters.

  • Hike pristine jungle at Osa Peninsula.

  • Witness the Panama Canal in action.

Audley Travel Specialist Victoria

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Costa Rica. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

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  • San Jose and Central Valley
  • Panama City

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 San Jose and Central Valley

International outbound flight , San Jose and Central Valley

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to San Jose and Central Valley. You'll arrive in San Jose and be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for the night. The afternoon will be at leisure to relax and explore the city by foot.

Day 2 Puntarenas

San Jose and Central Valley , Puntarenas

Today you'll be picked up from your hotel in San Jose and transferred to Puerto Caldera in Puntarenas in time to embark your cruise in the afternoon.

Day 3 Puntarenas


You'll sail past Isla Negritas on your way to Manuel Antonio where you'll enjoy a tour of this famous wildlife reserve with your guide. After the ship continues on to Playa Biesanz where you can swim in the bright blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Day 4 Puntarenas


The next day you'll arrive at Osa Peninsula, which is home to one of the Americas' best nature reserves, Corcovado National Park. You'll spend the day walking through the dense jungle in search of monkeys, macaws and the present but always elusive tapir. In the afternoon you can visit a nearby Orchid sanctuary or swim in the protected bay.

Day 5 Puntarenas


You'll wake up in a new country, swimming and snorkelling in the morning at Restingue Island in Panama before continuing on to Cebaco Island for a beach side BBQ lunch and afternoon to relax.

Day 6 Puntarenas


Today you arrive in Darien, the southernmost point of Panama where you'll visit a local Embera village to learn about their well preserved culture, listen to some live music, view some of their beautiful handicrafts and enjoy a local meal.

Day 7 Puntarenas


The cruise continues on to the Pearl Islands. Most famous as the site of the US TV series, Survivor, these are some of the most beautiful beaches in the Americas. You'll spend the enjoying snorkelling and swimming before a BBQ and the continue on to Panama City.

Day 8 Puntarenas


You'll stretch your legs with a morning visit to the Gatun Locks to witness the Panama Canal in action. Throughout the day you'll also explore old Spanish colonial forts and the Canal museum to learn more about the fascinating history of the construction.

Day 9 Panama City

Panama City

Your cruise ends today and you'll disembark the ship in the morning to be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Panama City more by foot or perhaps relax on your last day of the trip.

Day 10 International return flight

Panama City , International return flight

You'll be transferred to the airport from your hotel in time for your international flight home.

Day 11 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Chris

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