National Parks and Panama Canal (Puerto Caldera - Colón)
8 days with Ponant Rating:
Day 1 Puerto Caldera (COSTA RICA)
Embarkation from 17h00 to 18h00. Departure at 22h00.
Day 2 Herradura (COSTA RICA)
Day 3 Quepos (puerto quepos) (COSTA RICA)
Day 4 At sea
Day 5 Punta Alegre, Darien National Park (PANAMA)
Day 6 Crossing the Panama Canal (PANAMA)
Day 7 Holandes Cayes (PANAMA)
Day 8 Colón (PANAMA)
Disembarkation at 07h00.
All This Included
PONANT takes you to discover Costa Rica and Panama with an 8-day expedition cruise. A truly beautiful journey aboard Le Champlain, between nature reserves, encounters with local communities and sailing through the Panama Canal.
Your journey in Central America will start with a visit to two superb Costa Rican national parks: the Carara National Park and the Manuel Antonio National Park. Deep inside the tropical rainforest or under the rainforest canopy, you may be lucky enough to see multicoloured birds, monkeys, crocodiles and iguana.
Le Champlain will then sail on to the magnificent Darien National Park in Panama. This little corner of paradise is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to remarkable plants and wildlife. Sandy beaches, rocky coastlines, mangroves, swamps and tropical rainforests vie with each other for beauty and offer a feast for photographers. This will also be the occasion for meeting the astonishing semi-nomadic Emberas community.
After sailing through the world-famous Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic to the Pacific, you will be able to enjoy the golden sand and translucent water of Holandes Cayes, one of the coral islets of the San Blas islands.
Cruising: Standard cabin onboard Le Champlain
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