TO 6:00 PM
day 1 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Absorb Costa Rica’s magnificent biodiversity by adding a land package to your cruise. Venture to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where 300-year-old trees and orchids form a spectacular backdrop to resplendent quetzals, tapirs, monkeys, sloths, and other rainforest residents. Or to Tortuguero National Park, one of the most remote places in Costa Rica, known for being a primary nesting site of endangered green turtles.
6:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
The former banana-exporting town of Quepos is your basecamp for a day of rainforest adventure. Take a walk along trails that weave up to waterfalls, or ride horseback to a beautiful jungle pool. A float trip through a mangrove swamp populated by monkeys, crocodiles, egrets, and herons is also available. Or you may choose a nature walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, with its lovely beaches, easy trails, and abundant animal life.
6:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
day 3 Bahia Drake, Costa Rica
Bahia Drake, a UNESCO site, offers a wide variety of activities for you. Explore the vast rainforest and expansive mangroves – home to monkeys, crocodiles, and more. Traverse the rainforest’s canopy on a zipline tour or join a naturalist guide on a horseback ride. Snorkel the waters off Cano Island, where sea turtles, dolphins, parrot fish, manta rays and more reside. Join a hiking tour through the peaceful green world of the Osa Biological Corridor listening for red macaws, toucans and other small mammals.
6:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
day 4 Golfo Dulce (Puerto Jimenez), Costa Rica
Picture Jurassic foliage growing down steep hillsides all the way to the waterline, the hoots of monkeys echoing through trees choked by orchids. Golfo Dulce is one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse areas, where both the jungle and the sea brim with life. Explore the canals by kayak in search of javelinas, butterflies, and more bird species than in all of North America.
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
day 5 Isla Parida, Panama
Located within a Nature Preserve of 50 islands, and part of Chiriqui Marine National Park lovely Isla Parida boasts magnificent white-sand beaches, one of which is over 1,300 feet long. The crystal clear waters stay at 82 degrees year round and are filled with marine life. This island is close to some of the best big game fishing of marlin, sailfish, tuna and jacks in the world. There are numerous hardwood trees like teak, mahogany, and eucalyptus, and fruit trees like mango, banana and coconut trees. Wildlife here includes white-faced and howler monkeys, parrots and toucans. Here you will be treated to a delicious barbecue hosted by Windstar on a secluded beach that faces the Pacific Ocean.
6:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
day 7 Panama Canal, Panama
Over the 10-hour transit through the Panama Canal you will enter three sets of locks that raise and lower the vessel 85 feet between the calm Pacific Ocean and the shimmering waters of the Atlantic. Your voyage features a daylight hours transit with numerous observation vantage points for outside viewing and comfortable indoor air-conditioned lounges. Expert onboard commentary enhances your journey as you watch the day to day workings of this bucket list experience.
Explore the inner workings of the Panama Canal, head into the jungle to meet with Embera Indians, or take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy.
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.