Costa Rica & Panama
Crossing the Panama Canal: Panama to Costa Rica
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Location

Panama-Costa Rica

Travel Period

18 January 2020

From (Port)

Colon 2000, Panama

Duration

8 days

Price

From 2331 $ per person



General Info

A Costa Rica & Panama Canal cruise is one full of adventures, excitement and lifetime memories.The jungles with their spectacular plants and wildlife, the unique white sand beaches and the crossing of the legendary Panama Canal, are only some of the myriad treasures this Panama cruise has to offer.

At a Glance

Variety Cruise At a Glance
  • Day 1 | Saturday: Colon 2000 Port - Panama Canal Crossing, Panama
  • Day 2 | Sunday: Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama
  • Day 3 | Monday: Playa Muerto/Darrien, Panama
  • Day 4 | Tuesday: Granito de Oro - Coiba Islands, Panama
  • Day 5 | Wednesday: Golfito - Casa Oquideas - Puerto Jimenez/Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
  • Day 6 | Thursday: Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
  • Day 7 | Friday: Curu - Tortuga island, Costa Rica
  • Day 8 | Saturday: Tortuga island - Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Day by Day

Variety Day
Day 1 | Saturday

Colon 2000 Port - Panama Canal Crossing, Panama

Embarkation 12:00 in Colon 2000.  The ship is positioned at the Canal entrance for the Canal transit starting at 17.00 pm. We cross the Gatun Locks and enter the Gatun Lake. Welcome dinner. Late evening we reach and cross the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks before reaching the Pacific side and Panama city in the early hours.
Variety Day
Day 2 | Sunday

Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama

Early morning arrival in Panama City.  Optional excursion to the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center in Panama and visit the Canal Museum to visit the movements of ships in the locks. Early morning sailing to Playa Muerto/Darrien, Panama.
Variety Day
Day 3 | Monday

Playa Muerto/Darrien, Panama

Optional excursion in the Darrien National park. We reach Playa Muerto by tenders (wet landing) and reach an Emberra Village where we are welcomed by Emberra Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama.  They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. We will be invited to share their lunch and dance with them. Later in the morning we return to the ship. Early afternoon sailing to Granito/Coiba Island. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 4 | Tuesday

Granito de Oro - Coiba Islands, Panama

Midday arrival at Granito de Oro Island for an amazing swimming and snorkeling experience in this little paradise island. Deck BBQ and sailing to nearby Coiba island,a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Our Ship Naturalist will take you for a short walk up hill to discover the local forest and animal life. Early afternoon, sailing to Golfo Dulce - Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 5 | Wednesday

Golfito - Casa Oquideas - Puerto Jimenez/Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

We reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures before continuing our sailing to nearby CASA ORQUIDEAS where we anchor. After lunch, we reach by Casa Orquideas by tender, a beautiful flowers sanctuary. Optional excursion in the grounds and time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail into Golfito. We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the afternoon. Optional OSA PENINSULA excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. Overnight at sea to Quepos.

Variety Day
Day 6 | Thursday

Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica

Morning arrival in Quepos and transfer to the Manuel Antonio Reserve, for your morning optional excursion, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take one of the optional Forest Canopy excursion or sail to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. (Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Late afternoon sailing to Curu. Late evening arrival in Curu. Overnight at anchor.
Variety Day
Day 7 | Friday

Curu - Tortuga, Costa Rica

Morning optional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local Rangers and our ship Naturalist. Late in the morning we rejoin the ship for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. We arrive in Tortuga Island at noon for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of this paradise island before joining in for our Beach BBQ. Tropical Farewell evening with dinner and party. Overnight at anchor.
Variety Day
Day 8 | Saturday

Tortuga - Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Morning sailing to PUERTO CALDERA. Disembarkation 8 to 9:30 am after breakfast.
  • Day 1 | Saturday

    Colon 2000 Port - Panama Canal Crossing, Panama

    Embarkation 12:00 in Colon 2000.  The ship is positioned at the Canal entrance for the Canal transit starting at 17.00 pm. We cross the Gatun Locks and enter the Gatun Lake. Welcome dinner. Late evening we reach and cross the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks before reaching the Pacific side and Panama city in the early hours.
  • Day 2 | Sunday

    Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama

    Early morning arrival in Panama City.  Optional excursion to the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center in Panama and visit the Canal Museum to visit the movements of ships in the locks. Early morning sailing to Playa Muerto/Darrien, Panama.
  • Day 3 | Monday

    Playa Muerto/Darrien, Panama

    Optional excursion in the Darrien National park. We reach Playa Muerto by tenders (wet landing) and reach an Emberra Village where we are welcomed by Emberra Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama.  They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. We will be invited to share their lunch and dance with them. Later in the morning we return to the ship. Early afternoon sailing to Granito/Coiba Island. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 4 | Tuesday

    Granito de Oro - Coiba Islands, Panama

    Midday arrival at Granito de Oro Island for an amazing swimming and snorkeling experience in this little paradise island. Deck BBQ and sailing to nearby Coiba island,a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Our Ship Naturalist will take you for a short walk up hill to discover the local forest and animal life. Early afternoon, sailing to Golfo Dulce - Overnight at sea.
  • Day 5 | Wednesday

    Golfito - Casa Oquideas - Puerto Jimenez/Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

    We reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures before continuing our sailing to nearby CASA ORQUIDEAS where we anchor. After lunch, we reach by Casa Orquideas by tender, a beautiful flowers sanctuary. Optional excursion in the grounds and time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail into Golfito. We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the afternoon. Optional OSA PENINSULA excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. Overnight at sea to Quepos.

  • Day 6 | Thursday

    Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica

    Morning arrival in Quepos and transfer to the Manuel Antonio Reserve, for your morning optional excursion, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take one of the optional Forest Canopy excursion or sail to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. (Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Late afternoon sailing to Curu. Late evening arrival in Curu. Overnight at anchor.
  • Day 7 | Friday

    Curu - Tortuga, Costa Rica

    Morning optional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local Rangers and our ship Naturalist. Late in the morning we rejoin the ship for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. We arrive in Tortuga Island at noon for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of this paradise island before joining in for our Beach BBQ. Tropical Farewell evening with dinner and party. Overnight at anchor.
  • Day 8 | Saturday

    Tortuga - Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

    Morning sailing to PUERTO CALDERA. Disembarkation 8 to 9:30 am after breakfast.

Dates & Prices

What is Included

Cruise fares mentioned are per person in double occupancy and exclude Port Charges.
*Offer Rate: Terms & Conditions apply for  Early Bird Offers & Special Offers. For more information please visit the Special Offers section.

Date Category C Category B Category A Port Charges
18 January 2020 -10% $ 2590 $ 2331 $ 2990 $ 2691 $ 3890 $ 3501 $ 750
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Highlights

Manuel Antonio National Park


As you venture deep into Manuel Antonio National Park in Quepos, our guest Naturalist will help you spot on the treetops for endangered white-faced Capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys three-toed sloths.

Casa Orquideas Flower Sanctuary


A beautiful garden that contains all sorts of tropical plants. Visit the medicinal garden and indulge your senses with the beauty and perfume of the enormous amount of flowers in different colors and shapes.

Crossing the Panama Canal


It’s an engineering marvel, a multi-billion-dollar commercial behemoth. The Panama Canal, which joins the Atlantic to the Pacific, is certainly Panama’s greatest claim to fame. Moving mountains and carving through dense jungle, the creation of the canal in 1914 literally reshaped the natural landscape of this sliver of Central America.

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