Discover some of the greatest achievements of nature and mankind on this voyage through Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru. Listen to howler monkeys and parrots in Costa Rica’s rainforest canopy, a cacophony of life in a sea of green. Your Costa Rican naturalist will help make sense of the flora, fauna, and sounds, adding to the amazement you already feel in this magical place. Take an optional multi-day shore excursion to photograph the giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and sea lions in the Galapagos. Walk in the footsteps of Pizzaro himself in the plazas and cathedrals of Lima, get to know Embera and Kuna Indians, and discover Latin America’s soul as you stroll the park in Guayaquil amid sun-drowsy iguanas, pass street musicians playing panpipes and ocarinas, and watch the colorful changing of the guard in front of Lima’s Presidential Palace. Top it all off with a daylight transit of the Panama Canal, listening to your Canal Historian as you sip a pisco sour and marvel at the ingenuity it took to conquer two continents and two oceans.