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National Parks and Panama Canal (Puerto Caldera - Colón)

8 days with Ponant   Rating: Deluxe

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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.
  • Port and safety charges
  • Open bar
  • Gratuities
  • Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac®inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • UNESCO site: the Darien National Park from Punta Alegre, and its magnificent jungle.
  • Optional additional cost excursions in the national parks of Costa Rica, sanctuaries of unspoiled nature: the Carara National Park from Herradura, the Manuel Antonio National Park from Quepos.
  • Discover the magnificent islets of the San Blas Islands and the picture-postcard beaches of Quepos.
  • Sailing through the Panama Canal, truly a masterpiece of civil engineering.
  • Encounter with the indigenous Emberas tribe in the Darien National Park.
Cruising: Standard cabin onboard Le Champlain 
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Fares may be subject to a fuel adjustment.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.