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Cruising through Costa Rica and Panama
11 days from £4,725pp
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.
- San José & 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 José & Central Valley
International outbound flight , San José & Central Valley
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to San José & 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 On-board ship (Puntarenas)
Day 3 On-board ship (Puntarenas)
You'll sail past Isla Negritas on your way to Manuel Antonio where you'll enjoy an optional 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 On-board ship (Puntarenas)
The next day you'll arrive at Osa Peninsula, which is home to one of the Americas' best nature reserves, Corcovado National Park (an optional excursion). You could 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 On-board ship (Puntarenas)
You'll wake up in a new country, swimming and snorkelling in the morning in Granito de Oro, before sailing to nearby Coiba Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. You'll have a beach side BBQ lunch and afternoon to relax. Overnight at sea to Iguana Island, Panama.
Day 6 On-board ship (Puntarenas)
Morning arrival at Iguana Island, a wildlife-rich territory, a bird-watching paradise, and key sanctuary for frigate birds. Snorkel the shallow reefs at the protected Isla Iguana Bay. Free time for swimming and snorkeling. You will see lots of colorful tropical fish, Morey Eels, Rays and even turtles swimming in the warm Pacific waters. The island is a snorkeling and diving paradise as it has the biggest area of well-preserved coral reefs in the Gulf of Panama with 17 different coral species, more than 350 tropical fishes and over 200 species of invertebrates. Evening sailing to Playa Muerto/Darien National Park.
Day 7 On-board ship (Puntarenas)
Today you arrive in Darien, the southernmost point of Panama where you'll have the option to visit the Darien National Park. 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. You'll return to ship for lunch and sail to Panama City Flamenco Marina.
Day 8 On-board ship (Puntarenas)
Today you'll have the option of enjoying a Panama City tour, where you'll discover the old Panama City, Casco Viejo, its architecture, cathedrals and historical buildings. You'll return to the ship for lunch, and the ship will be positioned at the Canal entrance for the Canal transit starting at approximately 17.00 pm. You'll cross the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks before entering the Gatun Lake and cross the Gatun Locks.
Day 9 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
Day 11 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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