Treasures of Costa Rica & The Panama Canal Adventure Cruise

   
 

Treasures of Costa Rica & The Panama Canal Adventure Cruise

BY ADVENTURESMITH EXPLORATIONS

UPDATED

8 months ago

DURATION

10 Days

SEASON

January - April

RATES

USD 3,590.00 per person

EXPIRES

Apr 15, 2017
Treasures of Costa Rica & The Panama Canal Adventure Cruise
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On the 10-day Costa Rica & Panama Cruise, experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, unraveling the Pacific Ocean coastline of Costa Rica. Cruise to the nature reserves and national parks of Isla Coiba, Osa Peninsula and Manuel Antonio; meet and dance with the Embera people of the Darien National Park and jungle; and explore the celebrated Panama Canal.

Each day discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal-blue waters, a glimpse of ancient history and rich flora and fauna diversity. Your home base is elegant and charming motor yacht Callisto and is surely an enriching way to ply the Panama Canal and Costa Rica. Disembark in Panama City, Panama, where your travels can continue. We love this itinerary for its classic Pacific Coast sites, with the addition of more unique locales like Tortuga Island, Punta Patino and Darien National Park.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

Rates vary by season and cabin starting at $3590 per person. Please see website for full details on rates.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Embark Puntarenas Port, Costa Rica
Playa Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Arrive to Puntarenas Port, Costa Rica. Embarkation between 3:00 and 4:00pm aboard the Callisto. Settle in and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner before an evening arrival in Curu Reserve. Overnight at anchor.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Callisto

MEALS: dinner

Day 2: Curu & Tortuga Island, Costa Rica
Tortuga Island, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

In the morning, join an optional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local rangers and Voyager's onboard naturalist. Late morning rejoin the Voyager for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of this paradise island before joining the crew for a beach BBQ. Later on have more time for enjoying this amazing island. Overnight at anchor.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Callisto

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio National Park, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Make a morning arrival into Quepos, the starting place to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, a highlight of this cruise. This park was created in 1972 and consists of three magnificent white-sand beaches that are backed by a jungle sheltering hundreds of fascinating plant species. Naturalists lead optional excursions into the park for outstanding wildlife viewing. There are more than 109 mammal species and 184 species of birds here. Watch for monkeys, iguanas, agoutis, sloth and the rare turquoise cotinga. Manuel Antonio offers well-maintained trails where you can explore the jungle on your own or join a walk with one of Voyager's naturalists. You may wish to see the small shopping area, relax on the white-sand beach or take a swim. Optional afternoon excursions to Savegre River or the Forest Canopy Tour. Late evening sailing to Puerto Jimenez, Golfo Dulce. Overnight at sea.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Callisto

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Puerto Jimenez, Casa Orquideas Private Reserve & Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
Golfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Reach Puerto Jimenez early in the morning. Optional morning excursion to the Osa Peninsula, one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park with opportunities for a walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. Return to the ship for a late lunch and cross Golfo Dulce towards Casa Orquideas. Arrive Casa Orquideas and take a small craft to enjoy the beautiful flower sanctuary. Optional walking excursion to this private Nature Sanctuary. There will be time to swim at the end of the visit, before sailing into Golfito Bay in Golfo Dulce. Arrive at midnight for immigration procedures and then sail overnight to Coiba Island, Panama. Overnight at sea.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Callisto

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Coiba & Granito De Oro Islands, Panama
Coiba National Park, Veraguas, Panama

Today marks your first day in Panama. Arrive early in the morning to Coiba Island for an optional walking exploration with Ship Naturalist. Coiba, identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest island in Central America, off the Pacific coast of the Panamanian province of Veraguas. After a beach BBQ on Coiba, sail to nearby Granito de Oro Island for swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment. The waters adjacent the island are teeming with marine life. It is surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs in the pacific coasts of the Americas; it is the beginning of the underwater Cordilera mountain chain that also includes Coco's and the Galapagos Islands. This makes for a unique snorkel experience you shouldn't miss. Leave Granito de Oro and sail to Punta Patino - Darrien. Overnight at sea.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Callisto

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Punta Patino, San Miguel Gulf Panama
Punta Patino Nature Reserve, Panama

This morning reach the Punta Patino in the San Miguel Gulf. Punta Patino is a private nature reserve only accessible by boat or plane. The 65,025 acre preserve is home to harpy eagles, three-toed sloths, capybaras, bottlenose dolphins, crocodiles, jaguar, brown pelicans, frigate birds, terns, oystercatchers, sandpipers, kingfishers, white ibis, heron and laughing gulls. Overnight at anchor.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Callisto

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Darien National Park, Embera Indians & Panama City
Darien National Park, Panama

Today there is an optional excursion (additional fee) to Punta Patino in the San Miguel Gulf of the Darien National Park to the Mogue Embera Reserve where you will sail up the Mogue River through a mangrove in dugout canoes to reach the Village of Mogue. Share a lunch and dance with the Embera Indians, one of the seven indigenous groups living in Panama, known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. Evening sailing to Panama City.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Callisto

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama
Gatun Lake, Panama

Early morning arrival in Flamenco Marina in Panama City. Optional Panama City excursion. Prepare for an early afternoon canal crossing around 3:00 to cross the Miraflores and the San Pedro Locks to enter the Gatun Lake for a day cruise around the lake. Evening at anchor in Gatun Lake.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Callisto

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Gatun Lake Exploration & Panama Canal
Panama Canal, Panama

Gatun Lake exploration. Morning excursion to Smithsonian’s Institute facility - Embera Village excursion- Late in the evening we exit the Gatun Lake at the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Callisto

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10: Disembark Panama City, Panama
Panama City, Panama

Exit the Canal at the Miraflores Locks in the early hours of the morning and reach Flamenco Marina in Panama City. Disembarkation between 6:30 and 9:30 am after breakfast.

ACCOMMODATIONS: n/a

MEALS: breakfast

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, local theme evening, and Captain’s Dinner regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day
  • use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
  • multilingual cruise escort
  • naturalist lectures and guiding

NOTES

Itinerary Notes: Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Alternative Itinerary: In addition to the 10-day Costa Rica to Panama itinerary listed above, several departures follow a similar route in reverse. This trip begins in Panama City, Panama and ends in Puntarenas Port, Costa Rica.


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