ADVENTURES IN PANAMA & COSTA RICA

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Adventures In Panama & Costa Rica

From $ 4,199 pp HOLIDAY SALE STARTS JULY 25

date
port
arrive
depart
Dec 23 Sat
6:00 PM
Dec 24 Sun
8:00 AM
3:00 PM
Dec 25 Mon
4:00 AM
6:00 PM
Dec 25 Mon
10:00 PM
11:59 PM
Dec 26 Tue
12:01 AM
6:00 PM
Dec 27 Wed
At Sea
Dec 28 Thu
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
Dec 29 Fri
8:30 AM
6:00 PM
Dec 30 Sat
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
Dec 31 Sun
6:00 AM
9:00 PM
Jan 1 Mon
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Jan 2 Tue
6:00 AM
SAT DEC 23
TO 6:00 PM Colón

day 1 Colón, Panama


Colón, Panama
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. 
SUN DEC 24
8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Bocas del Toro

day 2 Bocas del Toro, Panama


Bocas del Toro, better known as Bocas town was visited by Columbus in 1502 and then built up with colorful and Caribbean-style clapboard houses by the United Fruit Company in the early 20th century.   Situated on the beautiful Bocas del Toro archipelago, the laid-back and friendly community is a great combination of races and ethnicities living harmoniously. West Indians, Latinos and Extraneros (the resident gringos) make this an easy place to feel right at home and embrace the relaxed Caribbean vibe of the town. Not far from town is the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, as well as two national parks, Isla Bastimentos and La Amistad and many banana plantations.
MON DEC 25
4:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Panama Canal

day 3 Panama Canal, Panama


Panama Canal, Panama
At nearly 48 miles long, on your 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. 
MON DEC 25
10:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Balboa / Fuerte Amador

day 3 Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama


Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama
One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side, Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City.  In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Sightseeing highlights include the colonial homes, the Administration Building, the Goethais Memorial, the Prado, and the local handicraft markets of traditional Panamanian crafts.
TUE DEC 26
12:01 AM TO 6:00 PM Balboa / Fuerte Amador

day 4 Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama


Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama
One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side, Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City.  In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Sightseeing highlights include the colonial homes, the Administration Building, the Goethais Memorial, the Prado, and the local handicraft markets of traditional Panamanian crafts.
THU DEC 28
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Isla Parida

day 6 Isla Parida, Panama


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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. There are numerous hardwood trees like teak, mahogany, and eucalyptus, and fruit trees like mango, banana and coconut trees. Here you will be treated to a delicious barbecue hosted by Windstar on a secluded beach that faces the Pacific Ocean.
FRI DEC 29
8:30 AM TO 6:00 PM Golfo Dulce

day 7 Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica


Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), 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.
SAT DEC 30
6:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Quepos

day 8 Quepos, Costa Rica


Quepos, Costa Rica
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. 
SUN DEC 31
6:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Bahia Herradura

day 9 Bahia Herradura, Costa Rica


Bahia Herradura Costa Rica
The coastal area of Bahia Herradura is known worldwide as the fishing capital of Costa Rica. It is a popular tourist destination with close proximity to Jaco Beach, with its excellent surfing conditions. This area offers many other outdoor recreational options along the black-sand beaches lined with palm trees. You will not have to worry about running out of daylight regardless of the time you visit because the sun rises and sets at the same time in Costa Rica all year long.
MON JAN 1
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Playa Flamingo

day 10 Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica


playa flamingo costa rica
Playa Flamingo is considered one of Central America’s most beautiful beaches with it pristine blue water, exotic marine life, and some of the best deep sea fishing to be found. Located in Punta Salinas on the country’s Gold Coast, Playa Flamingo is the only full-service marina between Acapulco and Panama. Other water activities include year-round SCUBA diving, swimming, and snorkeling. The stunning and unspoiled white-sand beaches will remain in your memory for years to come.
TUE JAN 2
6:00 AM TO Puerto Caldera

day 11 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica


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 head to Tortuguero National Park, one of the most remote places in Costa Rica, known for being a primary nesting site of endangered green turtles. 

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