Costa Rica & Panama

Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama: Puerto Caldera to Panama City
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Location

Costa Rica-Panama

Travel Period

28 December 2019 - 22 February 2020

From (Port)

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Duration

8 days

Price

From 2072 $ per person



General Info

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the Pacific Ocean coast line of Costa Rica and the Panama. We will reach the Manuel Antonio and the Corcovado National Parks, witness life in the Darien Jungle, swim and snorkel in Coiba  and Granito de Oro islands. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, and rich flora and fauna diversity to intrigue you.

At a Glance

Variety Cruise At a Glance
  • Day 1 | Saturday: Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
  • Day 2 | Sunday: Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
  • Day 3 | Monday: Drake Bay/Corcovado - Golfito, Costa Rica
  • Day 4 | Tuesday: Coiba/Granito de Oro, Panama
  • Day 5 | Wednesday: Iguana Island, Panama
  • Day 6 | Thursday: Playa Muerto/Darien, Panama
  • Day 7 | Friday: Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama
  • Day 8 | Saturday: Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama

Day by Day

Variety Day
Day 1 | Saturday

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Embarkation- 15:00 to 16:00. Sailing to Quepos. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 2 | Sunday

Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica

Morning optional excursion to Manual Antonio National Park, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take the optional Forest Canopy afternoon excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz. Tropical evening with dinner and party. Late evening sailing to Puerto Jimenez, Golfo Dulce. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 3 | Monday

Drake Bay/Corcovado, Costa Rica

Optional excursion in Corcovado National Park/Osa Peninsula, a nature preserve and tropical rain-forest that occupies almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. Visitors are almost guaranteed to see some of the most incredible wildlife living in the jungles of the reserve including red-eyed tree frogs, quetzals, tapirs, harpy eagles, white-lipped peccaries, monkeys, and scarlet macaws. Swimmers can have the amazing opportunity to share the warm waters with marlins, dolphins, and pilot whales. Early afternoon sailing to Golfito. Immigration procedures at anchor and sailing to Granito de Oro/Coiba islands, Panama. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 4 | Tuesday

Coiba/Granito de Oro Islands, Panama

Midday arrival in Granito de Oro for swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment. Deck BBQ and sailing to nearby Coiba Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Afternoon walking tour with our Ship Naturalist who will take you for a short walk to discover the local forest and animal life. Free time for swimming and snorkeling on Coiba. In the afternoon, we leave Coiba. Overnight at sea to Iguana Island, Panama.
Variety Day
Day 5 | Wednesday

Iguana Island, Panama

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. On land you will spot crabs and iguanas. 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. Late afternoon sailing to Playa Muerto/Darien, Panama. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 6 | Thursday

Playa Muerto/Darien, Panama

Morning optional excursion in the Darien National park. We are then welcomed by Embera 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 return to ship for lunch and sail to Panama CIty Flamenco Marina. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 7 | Friday

Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama

Early morning arrival and immigration procedures. Full day optional excursions in Panama a) Gatun Lake and San Lorenzo and the Canal Museum or b) Miraflores locks, Casco Viejo, and the Canal Museum. Farewell Dinner and overnight in port.
Variety Day
Day 8 | Saturday

Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama

Disembarkation 8 to 9 am after breakfast.
  • Day 1 | Saturday

    Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

    Embarkation- 15:00 to 16:00. Sailing to Quepos. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 2 | Sunday

    Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica

    Morning optional excursion to Manual Antonio National Park, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take the optional Forest Canopy afternoon excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz. Tropical evening with dinner and party. Late evening sailing to Puerto Jimenez, Golfo Dulce. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 3 | Monday

    Drake Bay/Corcovado, Costa Rica

    Optional excursion in Corcovado National Park/Osa Peninsula, a nature preserve and tropical rain-forest that occupies almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. Visitors are almost guaranteed to see some of the most incredible wildlife living in the jungles of the reserve including red-eyed tree frogs, quetzals, tapirs, harpy eagles, white-lipped peccaries, monkeys, and scarlet macaws. Swimmers can have the amazing opportunity to share the warm waters with marlins, dolphins, and pilot whales. Early afternoon sailing to Golfito. Immigration procedures at anchor and sailing to Granito de Oro/Coiba islands, Panama. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 4 | Tuesday

    Coiba/Granito de Oro Islands, Panama

    Midday arrival in Granito de Oro for swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment. Deck BBQ and sailing to nearby Coiba Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Afternoon walking tour with our Ship Naturalist who will take you for a short walk to discover the local forest and animal life. Free time for swimming and snorkeling on Coiba. In the afternoon, we leave Coiba. Overnight at sea to Iguana Island, Panama.
  • Day 5 | Wednesday

    Iguana Island, Panama

    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. On land you will spot crabs and iguanas. 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. Late afternoon sailing to Playa Muerto/Darien, Panama. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 6 | Thursday

    Playa Muerto/Darien, Panama

    Morning optional excursion in the Darien National park. We are then welcomed by Embera 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 return to ship for lunch and sail to Panama CIty Flamenco Marina. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 7 | Friday

    Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama

    Early morning arrival and immigration procedures. Full day optional excursions in Panama a) Gatun Lake and San Lorenzo and the Canal Museum or b) Miraflores locks, Casco Viejo, and the Canal Museum. Farewell Dinner and overnight in port.
  • Day 8 | Saturday

    Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama

    Disembarkation 8 to 9 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
28 December 2019 -20% $ 2590 $ 2072 $ 2990 $ 2392 $ 3890 $ 3112 $ 450
25 January 2020 -20% $ 2590 $ 2072 $ 2990 $ 2392 $ 3890 $ 3112 $ 450
22 February 2020 -20% $ 2590 $ 2072 $ 2990 $ 2392 $ 3890 $ 3112 $ 450
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Highlights

Darien Jungle & Embera Tribe


You will be welcomed by Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. Be inspired by their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions, share lunch and dance with them..

Manuel Antonio National Park


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

Corcovado National Park


A nature preserve and tropical rain-forest that occupies almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. Unleash your inner explorer, spot some of the most incredible wildlife living in the jungles of the reserve including red-eyed tree frogs, quetzals, tapirs, harpy eagles, white-lipped peccaries, monkeys, and scarlet macaws.

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